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12 guage Mossberg pump Ulti-mag tactical Turkey 2 3/4 3" and 3 1/2 chamber'
20" barrel vent rib
Mossy oak New break up camouflage Finnish.
W/three sets if of poly choke tubes

NIN Box for $510 out the door.
Should i or should i not,
Pros and cons Please
Thank you
Terry
 

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I bought an 835 camo turkey with fo sights and 24" vr for $300 I think it was, a few months ago. I bought it to put a rifled slug barrel on, no chokes. So I paid $210 under msrp.
Mossberg's msrp on the gun you're talking about is $636 and I don't know what the chokes cost.

Tactical turkey is a nice looking shotgun, especially if you like the collapsible ar15 type stock.

I wonder what that stock would do to your shoulder, especially with a 3.5" shell?
 

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12 guage Mossberg pump Ulti-mag tactical Turkey 2 3/4 3" and 3 1/2 chamber'
20" barrel vent rib
Mossy oak New break up camouflage Finnish.
W/three sets if of poly choke tubes

NIN Box for $510 out the door.
Should i or should i not,
Pros and cons Please
Thank you
Terry[/quote

I almost bought it, But at the last min. i found out that Mossberg does not recommend SLUGS through the 12 ga overbore 835 shotgun. so i went with the 535.
 

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12 guage Mossberg pump Ulti-mag tactical Turkey 2 3/4 3" and 3 1/2 chamber'
20" barrel vent rib
Mossy oak New break up camouflage Finnish.
W/three sets if of poly choke tubes

NIN Box for $510 out the door.
Should i or should i not,
Pros and cons Please
Thank you
Terry[/quote

I almost bought it, But at the last min. i found out that Mossberg does not recommend SLUGS through the 12 ga overbore 835 shotgun. so i went with the 535.
They recommend slugs if you get the slug barrel. I've had my 835 for a while now, with 2 barrels. It's from before all the tactical turkey stuff, so it's just an 835 (realtree extra brown I think) with a slug barrel and a shot barrel. Even with the 535 I'd recommend getting a rifled cantilevered slug barrel so you can shoot sabot rounds. They're tons better than foster slugs.
 

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12 guage Mossberg pump Ulti-mag tactical Turkey 2 3/4 3" and 3 1/2 chamber'
20" barrel vent rib
Mossy oak New break up camouflage Finnish.
W/three sets if of poly choke tubes

NIN Box for $510 out the door.
Should i or should i not,
Pros and cons Please
Thank you
Terry[/quote

I almost bought it, But at the last min. i found out that Mossberg does not recommend SLUGS through the 12 ga overbore 835 shotgun. so i went with the 535.
Says right on the 835 barrel, Not for use with slugs. I'ts a overbored barrel, fosters would "rattle" down the bore.
 

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What i will be using it for the rifled barrel system would not work for me, That is why i want a smooth bore.

I live in a large bear location. so the short barrel for slugs, is the thing to carry with a few slugs but i can drop in a few bird shot for game birds or bunnies . Not the best of the two worlds but it works for me. I got a 535 ATS Turkey w/ 20" vent rib 3.5 chamber
 

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What i will be using it for the rifled barrel system would not work for me, That is why i want a smooth bore.

I live in a large bear location. so the short barrel for slugs, is the thing to carry with a few slugs but i can drop in a few bird shot for game birds or bunnies . Not the best of the two worlds but it works for me. I got a 535 ATS Turkey w/ 20" vent rib 3.5 chamber
OH I get it. Yeah, we don't worry much about bears here, but I guess it's easier to carry one shotgun at a time while hunting birds, but be able to throw a slug in there if a bear finds you.

Bears probably don't give you much time to change barrels, like changing from hunting geese with birdshot barrel to hunting deer with the slug barrel here in Indiana.
 

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im considering purchasing a new 535 tactical turkey and putting a 24" rifled slug barrel ,that i own, on it for deer hunting . it sounds like some people on this thread may have already done this .can anyone give advice on how i should expect this gun to preform for this duty ?
 

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Owned one, hated it, bought an 870. Then got an 1100 just yesterday. The 835 tactical turkey has a few flaws, IMO. The fiber optic sights are fragile. the rivet holding on the rear sight came loose after a few 3" turkey loads. The stock is cheap sh*t. The grip is too thin to be comfortable, it's made of flimsy plastic, and the butt "pad", which I would hardly call a pad, does all but cushion a heavy load. And to add to it, it doesn't shoot slugs. I didn't think it would bother me, but having to spend another $200-250 just for a barrel that shoots slugs made me realize that for $500 I could have an 870 tactical express that has extremely sturdy sights, 6+1 capacity, shoots up to 3" shells and slugs, and has a much tighter action (rattles a lot less than a mossy. Which can scare aware animals in a silent forest).
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The stock is cheap sh*t. The grip is too thin to be comfortable, it's made of flimsy plastic, and the butt "pad", which I would hardly call a pad, does all but cushion a heavy load.
Thats because Mossberg uses the el-cheapo ATI Shotforce stock and pistol grip. Don't believe me?

ATI Shotforce stock photo


Mossberg stock photo


Mossberg Turkey stock photo


All look familiar? I'm a bit disappointed with Mossberg's decision on this rather than developing their own pistol grip stock.

Might I recommend the Mossberg 935?


You might scoff at an autoloader, but sometimes when you miss, the turkey/deer might freeze for a moment not knowing what happened, and you have a chance for a second follow-up shot, that shot would be wasted with the noise of a pump action.
 
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