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Discussion in 'Mossberg 835 Ulti-Mag Pump Action' started by mic214, Jan 31, 2017.

  1. mic214

    mic214 .410

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    I picked up a nice used Turkey barrel for my 835. It is a 24" vent rib ported barrel with the factory camo job and it came with a Mossberg "ULTI-FULL" turkey choke. I also picked up a Mossberg "X-FULL" choke, as well as a Tru-Glo "Gobble Stopper X-Treme" ported choke. I am going to play with the different chokes to see which one patterns the best. I plan on using this set up for both turkeys and close range coyotes.
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  2. Rossignol

    Rossignol The Original Sheriff Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator Sponsor

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    The truglo choke should give you the best pattern if you're looking to get to 40 yards or so. You may even be able to try some 4 buck in it or check out the Winchester VarmintX which is a BB load. Or whatever you have.
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    I took the camo barrel down to a buddy of mine who is a gunsmith. I used his sandblasting cabinet to strip off the camo finish and then he taught me how to hot blue the barrel. I think it came out looking pretty good!

    Here is the "Before" pic:

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    and here is the "After" pic:

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  4. Rossignol

    Rossignol The Original Sheriff Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator Sponsor

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    Oh wow, it sure did turn out nice!
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  5. John A.

    John A. I'm "THAT" guy Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    That's the same pitiful camo that my 500 came with back around 1999/2000 timeframe.

    You did real good on the hot blue.

    Looks a LOT better now.
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  6. Elbert Garrett

    Elbert Garrett .30-06 Supporter

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    Nicely done!
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  7. mic214

    mic214 .410

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    Thanks!

    It was my first experience at hot bluing. Now with this barrel, my 18" riot gun barrel and my 20" slug barrel, I am pretty much ready for anything:)
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  8. John A.

    John A. I'm "THAT" guy Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    I've never hot blued or parkerized either for that matter. I never had the tanks and stuff for it.

    I've used cold blue about a thousand times, but that's about all.

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    You can't tell by looking at it that it was your first time doing it. It looks factory.

    It really looks good !!
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  9. mic214

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    Thanks!

    I have used cold blue a couple of times, mostly on small wear spots on revolver barrels and semi auto slides. My buddy is a retired gunsmith, so he still has his shop and lots of equipment and he doesn't mind showing me the ropes. He is a great teacher. Under his instruction I have threaded several barrels for suppressors and flash hiders and I have also serrated a bunch of revolver and rifle front sights.
  10. John A.

    John A. I'm "THAT" guy Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    That is awesome.

    I wish I had someone to show me the ropes like that.

    Let him know you appreciate it. Real world wisdom is hard to get these days. And rare.

    I've had a few people show me things, but unfortunately, a lot of what I have learned was self taught.

    And Lord knows, I've made more than my share of mistakes.

    I'm of the train of thought:

    Give a man a fish and he'll eat for a day. Show a man how to fish and he'll never go hungry.

    I applaud you both.
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    Thanks!

    Your are so right, real world wisdom is absolutely priceless. As my buddy will not take payment for time teaching me, I always make sure to bring something to him as a "Thankyou", whether it be wine, ammo, gun parts, holsters or something similar.
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    I finally got the rear sling swivel installed on my 835. I also upgraded the front sling mount with one from Magpul:

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