Gun Report

Mossberg 835 Ulti-Mag 12-Gauge 3.5-in. Magnum

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This Mossberg 835 Ultra-Mag did not perform well in our judgment, despite similar units doing fine in other tests. In this gun, the triggerwas poor and the ejection system was unreliable. Also, the patterns were badly off center.

Mossberg 835 Ulti-Mag 12-Gauge 3.5-in. Magnum

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Home Defense
Hunting
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Our test rounds included high velocity copper-plated steel loads (left), buffered tungsten-iron shot (center), and buffered bismuth pellets (right). The 3.5-inch rounds in the Mossberg rattled our teeth.
The Mossberg 835 was outfitted in Mossy Oak camo. One of the few advantages it had over the Ithaca was its hand-filling forearm slide.

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