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Discussion in 'Mossberg 935 Magnum Autoloader' started by MikeD, Apr 18, 2020.

  1. MikeD

    MikeD I'm Your Huckleberry Staff Member Global Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    I was accused of not posting pics of my new Turkey gun so here goes:

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    It was a birthday present (via gift cards to the LGS) last Dec from my wife.

    I thought I had posted a pic somewhere but better late then never.

    Its a dream to shoot compared to my 835. I will not kick out low brass in its factory configuration which was expected but I know what to do to correct that if I need to. This will probaby stay a dedicated turkey gun unless I get back into waterfowl hunting.
  2. cmcdonald

    cmcdonald Forum Moderator Staff Member Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Wow! Really nice Mike! I like all the dark green in the camo.

    Btw...you weren't just accused...you were tried and convicted. :lol: You just avoided the firing squad...it was close. :ripper:
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  3. ripjack13

    ripjack13 Resident Sawdust Maker Staff Member Administrator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Nice Mike! That looks awesome!
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  4. Alvis Lewis

    Alvis Lewis Copper BB

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    Love that obsession pattern.
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  5. meanstreak

    meanstreak .30-06 Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Welcome to the forum Alvis.
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  6. Alvis Lewis

    Alvis Lewis Copper BB

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    Thank you. I’m going to enjoy this. I have been Team Mossberg for a while now. The only thing I will turkey hunt with.
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  7. genesis273

    genesis273 Copper BB

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    The 935 Magnum Turkey is my first and only privately owned auto loading shotgun. I really enjoy it. I topped mine with a Nikon Spur (from their P-Tactical series), Claw sling and put a Carlson's Long Beard XR choke in it. I went with the Mossy Oak Bottomland camo.

    Sent from my SM-G960U1 using Tapatalk
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  8. Bobster

    Bobster .30-06 Supporter

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    I'm not a turkey hunter so explain the "process" and why a specialized gun is desired. Is it akin to making dozens of head shots at one time in case a single head shot misses?
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  9. MikeD

    MikeD I'm Your Huckleberry Staff Member Global Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    Any shotgun will work.

    I wanted a semi auto that would shoot 3.5" shells. I got tired if the 835 beating me up.

    Turkeys under 10 yards are hard to hit so sometimes a quick followup is necessary.

    I've killed many birds with a plain pump gun but this one definitely kills them deader, I'm pretty sure its a camo dip.

    I never tought I would have to justify a gun purchase. :lol:
  10. MikeD

    MikeD I'm Your Huckleberry Staff Member Global Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    The " process" is to head shoot them with as dense a pattern as possible. You want to hit the spine/brain without putting pellets into the breast.

    Typically 15-40 yards is my comfort zone. To close you can miss easily with the extra full choke. Too far and you start to get pellets in the meat.

    One if the birds I shot this year had a pellet in the leg, where I separated the drumstick from the lower leg, but none in the breast. Must have been a flier, the shot was only 35 yards.
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  11. John A.

    John A. Unconstitutional laws are not laws. Staff Member Administrator Global Moderator

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    I've used long barrels before, but these days, I like as short as I can legally get by with. Provided it has a good tight choke in it.
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  12. MikeD

    MikeD I'm Your Huckleberry Staff Member Global Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    I like long barrels out of a blind/pop up and short when run-&-gunning. Getting the barrel out of the window is a lot easier on the ears.

    I did cut the 24" barrel on my 930 down to 18.5 and retapped it for choke tubes. I never did get a chance to hunt with it
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  13. genesis273

    genesis273 Copper BB

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    I first started hunting turkeys with an old Mossberg 20 ga pump with whatever choke it came with. Upgraded to the Tactical Turkey then graduated to the 935 Magnum Turkey.

    Sent from my SM-G960U1 using Tapatalk
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  14. John A.

    John A. Unconstitutional laws are not laws. Staff Member Administrator Global Moderator

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    I don't turkey hunt from a blind. We usually set up behind a fallen tree and just prop the gun up on the deadfall as a rest. But, I do see your point about not wanting the muzzle noise in a small building. That would be brutal.
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  15. MikeD

    MikeD I'm Your Huckleberry Staff Member Global Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    Pop-ups are awesome. Unlike deer, turkeys dont care. You can set up in the middle of a field and they will walk right past it.

    Yes even the noise in a pop-up is brutal. Learned that the hard way.
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  16. Jmm14534

    Jmm14534 20g Supporter Premier Member

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    Nice looking Mossy. I’d hate to be the turkey! Good hunting.
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  17. John A.

    John A. Unconstitutional laws are not laws. Staff Member Administrator Global Moderator

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    Yeah, if you are still enough, I've had turkeys walk within 10 feet from me just sitting behind an old deadfall. It's the best "blind" ever.
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