I actually just recently sold an 835 ultimag It was a decent looking build, had two barrels with it for rifled and smooth bore. They don't seem to hold near the value the 870 does over the years, though I don't buy guns to sell so that isn't so much a bother to me. Talking about the "looser" point, yea the action is a little sloppier on the Mossberg but not enough to sway me away from having one. I also have an 870 Express Magnum with two barrels and it's a good looking build as well. Both of them were hunting versions, no tactical stuff. Either one will serve it's purpose well. Of course, if you want to shoot something big I have a double barrel 10 gauge for sale!
A good plan executed today is better than a perfect plan executed at some indefinite point in the future.
- General George Patton Jr