Mossberg Model 835 "Ulti-Mag"

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by JiroZero713, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. JiroZero713

    JiroZero713 Active Member

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    Hey guys I recently came into possession of one of these babies and I'm loving it so far....having shot it but eh...either way....what do you guys suggest to shoot through this thing? It came with a chote and what not....and it's most likely an older model of this

    http://www.mossberg.com/images/Mossberg_Guns/930/New/62235.jpg

    But it's fiber optic sights are not Adjustable.

    I'm going to use this shotgun for hunting in the future most likely and as my self defense weapon. Should I leave the chote on there when it's in self defense mode? Or take it off for a better killing spread? Or should I but an entirely new chote all together?

    I'll most likely use Bird Shot in SD mode as to not get to much penetration and hopefully not hurt a family member.


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    And I got this shotgun for free and It's my only pump action shotgun....my other is a single shot Sawed off that I'm just going to get rid off to my brother for his little "In Case of Zombies Break Glass" project.
     
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  2. skullcrusher

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    Jiro, that is a gun made for turkey. Also, it is a choke tube, not chote tube. It is chambered for any 2-3/4, 3 and 3-1/2" load. I would leave the choke in and use nothing but 3" shells. Get turkey loads--#4 or #5 in Heavy Shot. Good defense gun, but better turkey killer. If the gun is clean, I will give you $75.00 for it if you need the frog skins. :D
     

  3. JiroZero713

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    Hrm can't you use buck shot in it at all? Like if I got a different choke?
     
  4. skullcrusher

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    You can run buckshot. Check the choke. Most chokes are 'lead only' unless specified. There are plenty of chokes available for that gun, factory and after market. You have one very good shotgun there...you sure you don't wanna let it go for some cash? :D
     
  5. JiroZero713

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    How much will you offer? Or were you being serious about the 75 bucks? lol

    I just cleaned this sucker up and it looks great so far.

    And I think I read on the site that the choke it comes with is lead only and not recommended with steel shot with the choke on....otherwise it's fine shooting Buckshot...just not slugs. I might get the Slug barrel for it....I'm liking the 24 inch...it's the perfect size for me....just long enough for hunting if I can ever go...and short enough to be used in the home if an intruder comes in. And I can't complain with free shotgun.
     
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  6. skullcrusher

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    Well, I would not offer much more than $75. NIB, they can be had for less than $200. Nice turkey gun. :)

    Also, do not shoot it without a choke tube in it, you will ruin the threads.
     
  7. JiroZero713

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    Hrm then I should buy a new choke for buckshot...not sure which one I should get though....I'll probably get factory.
     
  8. skullcrusher

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    Wally World should have the Mossy Accu-choke. When in, it should sit nearly flush with the end of the barrel. Also, whatever you do get, make sure it is for Mossberg 835. Any ones not made for that gun will not work. Cabela's and Gander Mountain should have a selection.
     
  9. robbo60

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    NIB for $200.00 ??? I don't think so. I'd like to know where so I can get another one. I use mine with a modified choke using steel #2 on ducks and steel BB for canadien geese. Then for coyotes I use a ulti-full choke with lead buckshot. I usually use 3 1/2 inch shells. Great shotgun. Period.
     
  10. JiroZero713

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    Down in alabama in Mark's Outdoors they have 2 more on sale for 200 dollars.
     
  11. TxG

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    Most people will use a Cylinder or Improved Cylinder choke for buckshot when in HD/SD mode. Basically less contriction for HD/SD where you want a little more spread in close quarters, more contriction for hunting where you want tighter patterns further out.

    Shotgun Chokes
     
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    One other thing: Do not use slugs in an 835 as it has a backbored barrel. This can allow the slug to 'cant' as it moves down the bore and potentially split the barrel. Mossberg prints a warning on the side of the barrel about this, but it can be difficult to see on camo.
     
  13. robbo60

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    $200.00 NIB is a GREAT price for a 835. They're way more than that up here.
     
  14. TxG

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    I don't know where my 1st post went, but I made the point that most people use Cylinder (Cyl) or Improved Cylinder (IC) chokes for SD/HD where a more open shot spread due to tighter quarters is desirable. For hunting, of course, you'll generally want a tighter choke, depending on what you are hunting.

    Choosing The Right Choke For Your Shotgun
     
  15. JiroZero713

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    Someone told me I'm fine shooting lead shot buck shot through the Turkey choke but probably only O shot...since OO or OOO might bounce around and make the Shotgun explode with that choke.

    But I'll probably just get a IC choke since it'll make it spread more. See I'm not going to use O shot for self defense though...I'd just like to know the shotgun could handle it so I can see how it shoots at the range...also a guy said the turkey shot because of the tight pattern would feel like a slug to a badguy no matter the shot...since it's such a tight pattern. Make sense.
     
  16. skullcrusher

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    Heavi-Shot from Federal Premium #5. Tight up to 'bout 30 yds. Most encounters will be closer than that. If you get the 3-1/2" shells, the follow up shot may be off as they can kick pretty good. 3" shells will do fine.

    Remmy Nitro Turkey loads as well. Either of those will make a bg very unhappy and messy. :D
     
  17. Bigcat_hunter

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    Don't shoot any buck shot through a turkey choke unless you like the look of the old shotguns that Elmer Fudd hunted with that had a bell shaped barrel and enjoy picking barrel shrapnel out of your face. Buckshot can clog in an over choked barrel and cause some feces t hit the fan.
     
  18. cpttango30

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    Listen to what Big Cat says NO BUCK SHOT IN EXTRA FULL TURKEY CHOKE....


    Not to bust your balls or anything but didn't you learn proper trigger and gun safety once already? So why are you there posing with a firearm pointed at the wall with your trigger on the finger? Think man think.........
     
  19. JiroZero713

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    I don't have my finger on the trigger. It's the lighting.