Duck Hunting and the Mossberg 835

Posted By on January 1, 2017

By: Ricky Marston (16)

20160519_193009 On September 10, 2015, I received a Mossberg 835 pump 12 -Gauge shotgun and had the opportunity to try it out at the range and in the field. Right when DSCF4012 - Copy I opened the box, I knew it was a great and a well-made gun from Mossberg. It came with the stock and action, 28-inch barrel, four choke tubes including modified, improved cylinder, full, and extra full. Also the action is built for 12 Gauge 2 ¾, 3 and 3.5-inch shells.

I thought, from looking at other guns, the 3.5 inch shells would kick like a mule but not with the great recoil reducing technology from Mossberg. I shot paper at first just to get used to the sights and feel of the gun and then I put it through everything I could think of. I didn’t even clean the gun for 100 rounds of 3-inch waterfowl loads, and many more. It even worked and functioned great when it fell out of the boat in to the frigid waters of the Snake river. It ran 201601091427smoothly even with water in all of the parts of the gun and a layer of ice! That is quite a test to its ruggedness.

I shot all sorts of different shot sizes and brand of shells from 9 shot to lead and steel, also brands like Black Cloud, Federal, Fiochi, Winchester, Kent, and Estate. Also, the front bead on the end of the 28-inch barrel was a red fiber optic and it picked up light in the lowest light conditions.

 V__4DF0I have hunted many animals with this great shotgun including ducks, geese, pheasant, quail, dove and many more. It is a great shotgun for beginners that want to hunt waterfowl and other animals. Its total length from barrel-tip to buttstock is 50-inches. With its great camo pattern, it blends in really well in to most things in the fields like timber, grass lands, prairies, and marsh lands,

If you are looking for an excellent field gun at a reasonable price and need one that will operate almost anywhere, this is the one to get.

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