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835 as a home defense shotgun

Discussion in 'Mossberg 835 Ulti-Mag Pump Action' started by Rossignol, Aug 31, 2015.

  1. mic214

    mic214 .410

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    I am on my second 835 that I modded into an HD shotgun. The first one got traded off for a nice S&W revolver a while back. So when I found another real nice 835 for $200.00, I snapped it up. This one came with wood stocks. I have a set of the synthetic stocks for it, but I am liking the wood for now. I threw on my 18" riot gun barrel (Cylinder bore) and the mag extension I had made up for my first 835. Now all I got to add is a rear sling swivel and I will be in business.....

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  2. Rossignol

    Rossignol The Original Sheriff Staff Member Global Moderator Sponsor Moderator

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    Yeah, that's pretty sweet lookin!
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  3. mic214

    mic214 .410

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    No, my 18" barrel is made for the 835 and is factory chambered for 3-1/2"……
  4. mic214

    mic214 .410

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    No, they only come with a fixed cylinder bore choke. These barrels are not listed on Mossberg's website, you have to call them to order one.
  5. Rossignol

    Rossignol The Original Sheriff Staff Member Global Moderator Sponsor Moderator

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    If you're looking for a shorter barrel with chokes, mine is a 20" and came with one ported tube. I believe those can be ordered from Mossberg too.
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  6. K_Weber

    K_Weber Copper BB

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    just got 18.5 barrel for a gun just like pic above...
    got the gun just after they came out so long ago...
    ? is where is that mag extesion from?
  7. mic214

    mic214 .410

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    The mag extension on my 835 came from a member on another board (max100) who was making them for a while. He ran into some issues with production and delivery, so he closed up shop. I believe that Choate makes a mag extension for the 835.
  8. Captain

    Captain Copper BB

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    I inherited an 835... it's my first shotgun. I really don't have any plans to hunt any kind of bird, so I decided to convert it to a defensive/tactical setup. The first thing I learned was that the Accu-mag barrel couldn't shoot slugs. It wasn't really a deal killer for me, but It was something I wanted to have the option to shoot - so I called up Mossberg and they told me they make a "Defender" barrel for the 835. 18.5", bead sight, fixed cylinder bore and chambered for 3.5". I added a +2 extension from S&J hardware and took the half-blued, half-mossy-oak frankengun out to test.

    The gun shoots great with Federal #1 buck with the flite control and Federal's complimentary slugs, which meet with DocGKR's approval and would cover any of my needs. So it does all that I would want it to with a quality ammo I can source fairly easily.

    I don't especially care for Mossy Oak or any hunting camouflage and had an odd looking gun, so I bought a couple of cans of rattle for it and painted it a two-tone grey. I added some industrial strength velcro to the receiver and stock to attach some shell cards, which required trimming back the forend so it doesn't overlap the receiver. I have an old red dot lying around I plan to put on it at some point because my eyes aren't good enough for a bead sight anymore. Down the road I plan to put the Magpul furniture on it, which of course requires an action tube, and then I'll finish off with a white light and a decent tactical style sling.

    The pic is right after the paint job and before anything else was added.

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  9. old mossy

    old mossy Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    Welcome. Good lookin' Mossy.
  10. Elbert Garrett

    Elbert Garrett 20g Supporter

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    Hello and welcome Captain!
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    That is a good looking lead slinger for sure!
  11. Rossignol

    Rossignol The Original Sheriff Staff Member Global Moderator Sponsor Moderator

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    I like that a lot!

    What color grey did you use on the metal?
  12. mic214

    mic214 .410

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    Capt.,

    That turned out great!
  13. Captain

    Captain Copper BB

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    It’s a Duplicolor Engine Enamel I picked up at the local Home Depot/Lowes.


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