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464 Brush Gun Purchase

Discussion in 'Mossberg 464 Lever Action' started by Buckeye Bill, Dec 17, 2019.

  1. Buckeye Bill

    Buckeye Bill .22LR

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    New to the forum.

    Never paid much attention to Mossberg rifles but came across a 464 Brush Gun in a local shop and I was impressed.

    I held off and did not buy until I did some research. That is how I discovered the Mossberg Owners.com.

    I spent a few hours reading the posts and trying to talk myself out of purchasing the 464BG.

    I returned and purchased it.

    I have taken it to the range twice and I am in the process of breaking it in. Only a few minor feeding issues but the rifle appears to be improving with use.

    Made some sight adjustments and I am generally happy with performance.

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    Considering mounting a scope. Been looking and learning from the post of optics. Good information.

    Bill
  2. John A.

    John A. Unconstitutional laws are not laws. Staff Member Administrator Global Moderator

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    Welcome to the forum. We're glad you joined and it looks like you certainly have a shooter. I really like the stainless lever actions.
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  3. Buckeye Bill

    Buckeye Bill .22LR

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    Thanks for the welcome. I was not in the market for a lever gun the day I first saw the 464 sitting in a local shop. It was the flat silver appearance and the laminate stock that got my attention. I thought, "A Mossberg lever gun?" It just looked so good and I do enjoy a lever rifle. I read a bunch of material on the forum and almost decided against it. I am happy that I made the purchase. Each day I take it out of the safe and operate the action about 30 times to continue to break in the action. Hope to shoot it again this weekend.
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  4. John A.

    John A. Unconstitutional laws are not laws. Staff Member Administrator Global Moderator

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    Awesome.

    I would like to shoot some this weekend too. I have some powder that is supposed to be delivered today. But will probably take some time to work up a load that I like.
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  5. Buckeye Bill

    Buckeye Bill .22LR

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    I am collecting components so I can start loading 30-30. I have a bunch of brass that is all tumbled and ready.
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  6. John A.

    John A. Unconstitutional laws are not laws. Staff Member Administrator Global Moderator

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    I had a few 30-30 cases that I've picked up over the years. If I can still find them in the back of the shelf, I'll give you what I have.
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  7. lonestarjeff

    lonestarjeff .410 Supporter

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    I really like the length of it, what is the barrel length? Haven't seen the brush gun before. It reminds me of Marlin's guide gun.

    Nice find!

    Jeff
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  8. Yacol J

    Yacol J .270 WIN

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    Hi Bill. I own a 464 Spx with a red dot. You have many scope mounting options on a 464 because of its side ejection. I believe that my rails were under $20 bucks. This is an older option. I've had this guns since 2014. I added the scope right away. There are 2 mini rails screwed into the reciever. I also wanted to keep my rear sights as the xs rail system requires removal. You can however mount a scout scope with the xs rail system. The xs rail system looked better in my opinion. Screenshot_20200212-233627_Gallery.jpg
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  9. Buckeye Bill

    Buckeye Bill .22LR

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    Jeff,

    It is a 16.25 in barrel. It was the short look of this rifle that really appealed to me. I had a Marlin in the past but foolishly sold it. This Mossberg was priced right at a small local shop and I like the dull finish a lot. Mine has not had any real problems. I have spent a lot of time running the action to break it in. I have fired it about 150 times with both factory and reloaded ammo. I just like it. I plan to take it to TX this summer for a hog hunt. Seems ideal with the short barrel and fast second shots. My scope looks and functions great. These "Brush Guns" are still out there but I do not see them in the catalogs any longer.
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  10. Buckeye Bill

    Buckeye Bill .22LR

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    Yacol J,

    That is a great looking set up. I got a good deal on the Leupold Freedom scope so I headed down that path. I think a red dot could be ideal as well. I plan to use this platform for Hogs with shots under 50 yards. That is right in red dot range.
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  11. 1ABNDT

    1ABNDT .410

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    Where did you get the rail? Ty.
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  12. CaddmannQ

    CaddmannQ 12g Supporter

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    I’ve never seen a rail for this gun, but you can buy the two piece set up; and I believe it uses two front rail segments from a Winchester.

    I’m not certain as I didn’t do that. I bought some different rails from a Ruger and from a Thompson and I re-drilled them to fit. I cut a little relief in the Picatinny rail with a grinder to help the cartridges clear from the ejection slot.

    I don’t use a Picatinny now. I bought a special scope mount from an encore and modified it to mount a Leupold 3 to 6 x 9.

    I can’t post photos right now, but if you look at my old posts on the 464 lever gun you will see all of this in my history with modding & adjusting it.

    Break it in gently because if you are ham-handed you can scar the inside of the receiver, which won’t do it any good.
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  13. 1ABNDT

    1ABNDT .410

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    I am looking to get a bridge machined up out of a existing Picatinny rail mount from a Mossberg Rifle, I have gone through the other posts to get some ideas just thought there might be some newer solutions as they're a few years old.

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  14. Yacol J

    Yacol J .270 WIN

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    Oooooh. It's been years. Amazon, or gunbroker.com....maybe.
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  15. 1ABNDT

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    Appreciated
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