Gun Report

Mossberg 835 Ulti-Mag 3.5 In. 12 Gauge

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This is a lot of gun for only $300. Though all three of the products reviewed here earned buy recommendations, this gun offered the most bang for the buck, in our view.

Mossberg 835 Ulti-Mag 3.5 In. 12 Gauge

Gun Details

Model Name
Model Number
Home Defense
Caliber Plus Cartridge
Weight Unloaded
Action Type
Chamber Length
Choke Tubes
Overall Length
Barrel Length
Receiver Material
Rib Width
Stock Material
Length of Pull
Drop at Comb
Drop at Heel
Trigger Pull Weight Bottom
Trigger Pull Weight Top

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The trigger pull was just over 6 pounds.
Ports on the Mossberg pump directed gas up and to the sides, keeping a clear sight picture and controlling muzzle jump.
This camo pattern was well applied. Mossberg's ambidextrous safety was on the wrist. This was a smooth, very functional shotgun.
At 40 yards, the Mossberg put 17 pellets in a turkey target's head and neck area—clearly enough to kill the bird cleanly.

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