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Mag Fed is here

Discussion in 'Mossberg 590 Shockwave' started by Djcala, Jun 26, 2018.

  1. Djcala

    Djcala .30-06 Supporter

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    Screenshot_2018-06-26-15-25-24-1-1-1.png i dont have a dog in this fight but i know alot who love these sort of thing.
    Im an old grouch i insist my shotguns have buttstocks
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  2. nitesite

    nitesite Sheepdog Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    Dj~

    I think you know what I'm thinking...... :)
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  3. nitesite

    nitesite Sheepdog Moderator "Philanthropist"

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  4. Tom396

    Tom396 .30-06

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    That'll work. ;) Take care. Tom Worthington
  5. pepi

    pepi .410

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    Sorry but I'll pass
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  6. Elbert Garrett

    Elbert Garrett 20g Supporter

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    Alrighty then, lets turn a compact weapon into a unwieldy boat anchor. :) It says it weighs 6.55 lbs, my SW weighs in at 5.25 lbs...then add 5 plus 1 and if you are sporting a shell caddy, well then there`s that...
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  7. Ernst

    Ernst .410

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    A Shockwave on steroids! Guess for those that favor looks over utility it's "cool".

    For us that carry one daily it presents a number of issues. We carry shockwaves in a scabbard on our tractors and jeep. This model certainly won't fit in any scabbard I've seen. Plus when working in the woods we typically maintain a ready for threat engagement utilizing an African style carry. Don't know how you could do this with a mag inserted.

    Also worry about changing the balance of the weapon. Given the shockwave's short length the balance with a tube magazine loaded is reasonable. The balance point on a standard shockwave is just in front of the loading port which facilitates both easy hand carry and fast threat engagement. Utilizing a loaded detachable magazine coupled with an empty tube certainly would change the balance rearward. Most people already tend to shoot high with a shockwave so wonder if this new configuration will exaggerate the point of impact.

    Finally, how do you carry extra shells in the field? Where do you put an extra magazine? Doubt it will fit in your pants pocket. We use Esstac shot cards which Velcro to both the weapon and the scabbard or can be easily carried in a pocket.

    For this old guy I will pass. However, really look forward to hearing from someone on how they like this new model. Guess for those who only go to the firing range it may be alright but certainly question it's utility in the field.

    Regards
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  8. Ernst

    Ernst .410

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    Just one additional (potential) issue with a mag fed shockwave.

    Typically we keep our shockwaves loaded and ready for an indefinite length of time. Wonder what would be the impact on keeping paper or plastic shotshells loaded under tension in a magazine for an extended period of time? Wonder if the shells would tend to deform over time and if so, certainly think that would cause cycling issues .

    Pistol magazines loaded with brass or steel cased shells can remain in a ready condition for years. Not sure about paper or plastic cased shotshells.

    What do you think?

    Regards
  9. Chuck Deuce

    Chuck Deuce .22LR

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    I love the forward thinking but when can we get a hardwood with heat shield variant?

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