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Old 03-19-2011, 05:27 PM
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Default Remington 870 vs Mossberg 835

Need help y'all. I want a new pump 12 gauge for squirrel,rabbit,deer(with slug bbl)and some duck & geese hunting. But I'm stuck between a 870 Express Magnum or a 835. Both fit me well but I'm not sure what to get. I have a Stoeger 2000 as my "official" turkey shotgun but id like a pump but I'm stuck between those 2. Thanks.
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Old 03-19-2011, 06:25 PM
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I'm a tried-and-true Mossberg fan, but I'll let you know that you can't shoot slugs out of your regular 835 barrel. It's got an over-bored barrel. If you plan on buying a bird/slug combo, the 835 gets my vote for sure. But if you aren't wanting to purchase a slug barrel for deer, then the 870 may be the way for you to go since you can shoot rifled slugs out of it as-is.

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Old 03-19-2011, 06:25 PM
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Flip a coin; and then buy the 870. LOL


Both good entry level pump guns.


One more try; get the 870..............!
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Old 03-19-2011, 06:31 PM
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Either one I'm gonna buy a rifled slug barrel for deer huntin.
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Old 03-19-2011, 07:54 PM
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If it were me and my money it would be the 870.
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Old 03-19-2011, 09:22 PM
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I have experience with both, and they are both good guns. I still have an 870 Super Mag. You can't go wrong with either, but if I had to pick one it would be the 870.
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Old 03-20-2011, 04:11 AM
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870 no questions.
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Old 03-20-2011, 05:16 AM
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Hey, me an my Mossys are outnumbered but I answered first! Doesn't that count for anything???

Pick whichever feels the best in your hands.

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Old 03-20-2011, 05:46 AM
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I have the 835 combo.It's very accurate with the slug barrel and patterns great with the 24" turkey tube.I have all but the skeet choke and can use the 24" tube for everything and anything in NY.My father has an 870 but only the smooth bore slug barrel.I don't think you can go wrong with either as far as quality goes but overall I like the 835 a little better.
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Old 03-20-2011, 05:48 AM
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870's a good all around gun... and is probably the best pump on the market. 835 is bad on geese, I don't think it shoots lighter loads as well, so I don't take it small game hunting.
My 870 will kill anything that moves, my 835 is restricted to ducks, geese, and turkeys.
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