There is, without a doubt a great deal of truth and consistancy in the saying, "you get what you pay for". I have shot several mossbergs, from the cheap ( $$ ) Wal-mart special to the gunshop 935 Auto, YES they work. Are they stylish? no, Are they easy to disassemble and clean (compared to an 870) no. The 25 rounds I put through my buddies 835 all went out the barrel, but when pumping, several times the shell would not eject all the way and it would close the empty back up in the chamber, was I short stroking it? I dont think so. Again, you pay for what you get, you don't see too many ATA (american trap assoc.) shooters with $200 competition guns, more l like $1000 +. Now any experienced waterfowler will tell you that the most vital component a duck hunter can have is a reliable gun. Most people have found that reliablilty in the higher priced guns. ALL GUNS HAVE PROBLEMS, I can introduce you to a hand-full of people who despise Benelli and all gas-ejection systems. Many of us like to aspire to a greater thing, I wouldn't be joking on a Mossy if I knew it would insult someone due to that gun being all they can afford. I've got a $1,000 shotgun and I kill ducks, but for every shot I take there are probably 10 guys out their with 835's and 500's who kill more than me. So my hat is off to anyone that has a great working Mossy, you are luckier than I am. I spent about $800 on a Smith and Wesson semi-auto 12Ga special edition about 10 years ago and it will not eject 2 3/4 shells unless they are high brass, what a waste of money. There sits my beautiful birds eye maple S&W with my checkbook -$800 while you are probably out busting ducks with a $200 Mossy- again, my hat is off to you.
Not to tick you off, but keeping with my dimenor; Mossberg Sucks. hehehe