Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Tucson, AZ
Motorcycle: 2000 GSX-R 600
Mossberg 500 owners?
A little less than a month ago I picked up a new Mossberg 500 Persuader/Cruiser PGO and ever since I fired it the first day, I've been having a problem with it. Around the third or fourth round, it becomes extremely hard to eject the spent shell, to the point that I have to switch to my right hand to pump it. From what I have researched online, people have been saying that the extractors and the springs are the problem and I would need to replace them. The problem I have with that is the gun is less than a month old and has only had 300 rounds or so through it, there is no way they would need to be replaced. On a Remington 870 forum that was in the search, they said that the problem was the aluminum on the spent shell that heats up and expands in the chamber, which sounds more like the problem. I shoot the Winchester Universal stuff from walmart, haven't tried anything else yet because I wanted to get some input from people here first.
I have called Mossberg and they want me to ship the gun to them so they can fix it, but they wouldn't tell me what the problem could possibly be, and shipping to them is not an option right now.
Sorry for the long post and thank you to anyone that can help or give me some ideas.