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By GreG rodriGuez By Lee J. Hoots
A remarkable six days in Alaska’s Dall sheep country leaves little doubt as to hunting’s ultimate pursuit.

Mossberg’s proven tools for law enforcement, military and home defense.

By NiCk sisLey

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By Joe Byers
Tagging a long-beard in the open plains and rainbow bluffs of Central South Dakota takes calling skill and plenty of legwork.

Two new imports that deliver performance far beyond their price.

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By CLair rees
Passing on a legacy of shooting and hunting is easier, and more essential, than ever.

A behind-the-scenes look at one of the few remaining family-owned companies in the firearms industry

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By diCk MetCaLf
Slug guns aren’t just for whitetails anymore.

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By J. GutHrie
The new TASER Mossberg X12™ shotgun and TASER XREP™ round double the effective range of this fantastic less than lethal compliance tool.

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Mossberg’s 464™ extends the tradition of fasthandling lever guns with a smooth action and fieldworthy accuracy.

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The right plan and the right gun give waterfowlers the edge, and so-called “nuisance geese” are increasing hunting opportunities.

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Tips and advice from three hunting pros on choosing and using the right bullets for our favorite deer.

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By JosepH H. Bartozzi
The shooting sports remain among the safest sporting activities, thanks to shooter awareness and the constant reinforcement of safety rules.

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Your complete guide to All Things Mossberg, complete with firearm profiles, specification charts, and all about the latest chokes, barrels and accessories.

The NYPD went searching for a new patrol shotgun and chose a specialized version of the Mossberg 590A1™.

A Message
y father, Alan, and I greet 2009 with a great deal of excitement, as it will prove to be a year of celebration and innovation for O.F. Mossberg & Sons. is year marks the 90th year since my great-grandfather, Oscar Mossberg, founded the company, and it is a milestone of which my dad and myself—and our families, both at home and our extended family of personnel—are proud. In an industry of ever-changing ownership and consolidation of brands, we remain the oldest family-owned rearms manufacturer in the United States today. And it is in the United States where we continue to manufacture

2009 Gun Annual
Publisher: Chris Agnes Editor: Jerry Lee Associate Editors: Joseph von Benedikt Daryl Carson Production Manger: Jane Phillips Art Directors: Richard Solomon Kevin Houtz Cover Photography: Mustafa Bilal Contributing Photographers: John Hafner Bruno Ratensperger Field Editors: Lee Hoots, Joseph Byers Clair Rees, J. Guthrie, Greg Rodriguez, Nick Sisley, Dick Metcalf, Layne Simpson L.P. Brezny Contributing Editors: A. Iver Mossberg, Jr. Mark Kresser, Lisa Baker, Joseph Bartozzi, Esq. Advertising Coordinators: Media Direct

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all of our Mossberg and Maverick brand rearms. Since 1919, value, innovation and customer service have continued to be our top goals. is year is no different, with the introduction of some exciting new features and models. Most notable is a brand-new trigger system on all of the 4x4™ and ATR ri e models. Called the Lightning Bolt Action™ (or LBA™) trigger system, it is user-adjustable, creep-free and o ers the shooter greater accuracy and control when taking that all-important shot. e LBA stays true to our roots and o ers quality Mossberg workmanship without a hefty price tag. e past nine decades have seen a lot of growth in our company and product lines, but one thing that is unchanged is our e ort to bring you top-notch customer service. When our phones ring or letters and emails arrive, the aim of each person working behind the scenes is to be sure that every customer is a satis ed one. Whether Mossberg was your rst gun or your newest gun, we appreciate your business and hope that we have always come through for you. Enjoy exploring our 2009 Gun Annual. In it you will nd everything from useful articles written by the industry’s top-gun a cionados to our current product line of rearms, extra barrels, chokes and accessories. Hopefully, you come away with some new guns to add to your wish list. On behalf of my father and me, best wishes on a safe and successful season. A. Iver Mossberg, Jr.

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A remarkable six days in Alaska’s Dall sheep country leaves little doubt as to hunting’s ultimate pursuit. By Lee J. Hoots

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Seeing sheep in the Alaska Range is easy; getting to them is not. A good ri e, like Mossberg’s 4x4™, gives con dence at the moment of truth. Available in several variations including walnut and laminate stocks and matte-blue or stainless barrel and action, the 4x4 is a rugged ri e that stands up to the rigors of the far north.

eople are often taken aback when they hear what I do for a living. I suppose in this day and age—when single-parent families are the norm, farms and ranches are split among distant cousins and people are no longer held accountable for their actions—I shouldn’t be surprised. It must seem crazy to people to think that someone can actually make a living from hunting. But I remind them that hunting is the essence of man’s survival, and then I note that the editors of sur ng magazines surf, right? Conversations generally get smoother after that, and invariably they lead to a very di cult question: “What do you like to hunt most?” I don’t always know a quick, easy answer. As a kid, ducks were my thing; in my late teens I loved to chase chukars, then I began bowhunting deer. I’m also quite fond of pheasant hunting in the Dakotas and

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going after sharptails in Montana. Dove hunting is a perennial favorite, too. In the past ve or six years my answer has been deer, mulies or whitetails…maybe even elk. But if you asked me that question today, the answer would be Dall sheep. Hands down. I wasn’t feeling quite so fond of sheep hunting just a week or so ago, however. Halfway up the most rugged and steep ridge I’ve ever climbed in my 40 years, I was beginning to have doubts. It was the rst day of a nineday hunt. I knew it would be tough, but I didn’t expect it to be so immediate. Jaydee Kirby, my 30-something guide—and someone I would grow quite fond of during the coming days—had been on the mountain several days before the chartered Helio dropped me o in the bush. He and a client had taken a sheep in the snow on opening morning, which

allowed Jaydee to return to town for a few days before coming back to camp to hunt with me, the atlander. Even though he carried most all of our spike camp on his back to the bottom of the basin, there was no way I could have kept his pace on that ridge—a ridge that I hoped would lead us to a big ram, and my salvation. Alas, a ful lling sheep hunt shouldn’t be easy. And although a Dall hunt might not be the most expensive North American sheep hunt, it certainly can be among the most di cult; getting around in the Alaska Range, where I was sucking wind while ascending its drainages and ridges, is no stroll in the park. Recent estimates suggest that perhaps more than 60,000 Dall sheep call Alaska’s rugged landscape home. ey occur in several distinct locations: the Alaska Range, Brooks Range, Chugach Mountains, Kenai Mountains, Talkeetna Mountains,
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he’d had a pretty thorough look around and wasn’t too enthusiastic about our prospects for the evening. So not long after I’d made it to the top, it was time to turn around and head back to camp: MREs for sustenance, a small willow-branch re to warm a chilled client and a two-man tent for cover. e following morning, it was quickly apparent that I had pushed myself much too hard the rst day. I struggled even more to climb to the mountain pass from which Jaydee wanted to glass. Finding very few sheep and no rams, we hauled o the mountain shortly after a cloudbank rolled in and began covering the tallest peaks. With the spike camp torn down and full loads on our backs, we walked back down the glacial-carved canyon a mile or more to the fourwheeler, then drove to “sheep camp,” a plywood cabin with a wood-burning stove and propane grill. I needed the sleep and a good hot meal to recover. Jaydee knew it, too. Two days down and no legal rams spotted. at night self-doubt was creeping in on me. It’s only a 60-mile ight from Fairbanks to the landing strip and then a two-hour Rhino ride to get to Eric Umphenour’s Hunt Alaska sheep camp, but it seems a world away and you’ll feel small if doubt starts to take over. I suppose that now’s the time to admit that I was intimidated from the very beginning. “Get in shape,” I was told by friends who had hunted sheep many times before. “It was the most di cult hunt I’ve ever done,” said two others who had hunted with Eric and Jaydee just one year earlier. I hoped to sleep away any insecurities that night, and in the morning I would take a few needless things out of my pack and go at it again. “Today we can take it a little easier if you like,” Jaydee said as we ate a warm breakfast the following day. “Maybe we can get you one of them ‘easy sheep.’” I never truly believed the “easy” part, but a day of glassing ridge tops

Alaska’s Dall sheep thrive throughout the state’s mountains. It is estimated that there are as many as 60,000. Jaydee Kirby hopes to glass up a mature ram from his precarious post. Tanana Hills, White Mountains and the Wrangell Mountains. ese white sheep are spectacular in contrast to their surroundings and appear fragile, even delicate in contrast to the shin-busting mountainsides they thrive on. eir thick white coats glow against a dark shale background, and yet you’d be surprised how di cult they are to spot up in the rocks at times. While ewes rarely weigh in excess of 150 pounds, a mature ram is comparable in body size to a big Rocky Mountain mule deer or Midwestern whitetail and may approach 250 pounds or more. Statuesque, a mature ram’s horns are breathtaking. Unlike the Rocky Mountain or desert bighorn sheep that most U.S. hunters have seen, at least in captivity, with massive horns that curl tight to the ram’s jaw and are often worn or broomed to stumps that curve up
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to about even with the bridge of the ram’s nose, a Dall’s horns are slender. Generally speaking, they are not as tightly curled and they are out widely at the tips in a spectacular display of natural beauty; however, one or both horns can be broomed o short. e large, stubbed horns of an old white sheep make for an outstanding trophy, but ared tips are more common and elegant. Alaska’s Dall sheep hunting regulations are quite rigid. A hunter may only take a ram that exhibits at least one of the following signs of maturity: It must have at least eight obvious growth rings around one horn, at least one horn that has grown into a complete 360-degree circle when viewed from the side or broomed horns on both sides. Any of these indicators satisfy state laws. By the time I’d made it to the top of the ridge and caught up with Jaydee,

Shot angles in sheep country are often steep. The author used a Mossberg 4x4™ ri e in .300 Winchester Magnum. from creek bottoms was ne with me. Eric has miles of country to look at, and much of it holds sheep. Most of it, however, is extremely steep, and if Jaydee and I spotted a good ram, I would have no choice but to climb. I was feeling better, though. Tougher. Focused. We glassed drainage basins and ridgelines and pinnacles from the riverbed that entire day and saw very few sheep. Eric had some other hunters in camp during the two weeks before my hunt, and all of them shot rams, including one of those “easy” ones. Perhaps that was the reason we weren’t seeing much. An afternoon hike up into a wide basin was good for my con dence, and we did see some sheep up near the pass. Just none with horns. It became painfully clear that we were going to have to penetrate the Alaska Range a little deeper if we were going to nd a ram. e hiking became even more di cult during the next two days, but I began to enjoy the experience more. Jaydee and Eric, who had now joined us after seeing his successful client o to Fairbanks, had their pace and I was nding mine. Soon I was keeping within 15 or 20 minutes of them. Catching up to my guides was becoming increasingly easier. at afternoon Eric spotted a very large ram at the head of the drainage we were ascending. e only trouble was that the sheep—three rams together—had apparently spotted us rst and were at least 1,000 yards away and working their way up an impossibly steep slope. “ ere’s no way we can catch up to them, and we just don’t take our clients up into dangerous situations anyway,” Eric said. “ ey’ll be around tomorrow. Let’s get up to the pass and nd some other rams. We may shoot one this afternoon yet.” About 20 minutes later I crested the pass and sat beside Eric and Jaydee, their spotting scopes trained on the steep slope one ridge over. ere, about a mile away, was an ewe and a very nice ram with heavy, fullcurling horns. Down the canyon from these sheep about 1,000 yards or more was another group of ve rams. In this mix was another sheep they believed was full curl, and a second ram was perhaps legal as well. Unfortunately, even though the August sun sets late in the evening in central Alaska, there still would not have been time enough to make a concealed approach on either sheep. We would have to climb up and through the pass at least one more time the following morning. “Tomorrow’s the day,” Jaydee said enthusiastically as we walked o the mountain. “We’ll come back in here
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seven pounds without a scope, my Mossberg® 4x4™ ri e was not what you would rst think of for sheep hunting. But it certainly was up to the task. It’s uniquely skeletonized synthetic stock and .300 Winchester Magnum chambering were perfect for the rugged terrain and the possibility of a long shot. With a Swarovski 2.5-10X ri escope atop it, the ri e was grouping right around an inch for three shots, so I was comfortable shooting out to 300 yards. I wasn’t struggling due to its weight, but I knew shedding it and about four pounds of camera gear would take about 12 pounds o my back and help us all get up into the basin and over the pass more quickly. When we arrived at the top, it took only minutes to nd the rams across the valley up on the other slope. e situation was near perfect for a stalk. e group of ve rams now numbered four but included a shooter, and the solo ram from the day before had picked up some friends. e plan was to climb down our mountain and stay out of sight if possible, then climb up the opposite

One last hike, down and up through the distant pass, then another mile down the other side. Carrying your sheep trophy is your reward for all the hard work that goes into nding it. and shoot one of these rams.” “Maybe we should get a little earlier start,” Eric suggested. With at least three legal rams in the vicinity, and possibly four or ve, I had a good feeling about the coming day. e following morning I asked Eric to carry my ri e and Jaydee to carry my camera. Weighing close to

LIGHTNING STRIKES MOSSBERG IN 2009
form and function, giving the shooter the exibility of adjusting Today’s hunters and shooters are looking to maximize as much the trigger pull without the need of taking his ri e to a gunsmith. accuracy and performance out of their rearms as possible. A twist of a screwdriver enables the trigger to adjust from two to Quality-made barrels, proper stock and barrel t and re ned seven pounds. Mossberg’s design of the LBA’s sear engagement trigger groups are key components to what it takes to produce a offers a truly crisp, creep-free trigger, optimizing accuracy. The precision ri e. Mossberg products are known to be a great value in the marketplace, with many features found in its guns costtrigger blade blocks the sear from releasing the striker unless ing hundreds of dollars less than similar ri es on the market. the blade is fully depressed, even at the lightest adjustment Mossberg has taken that philosophy to setting. Machined (not die-cast) yet another level with the addition of from aircraft-grade aluminum, the LBA is hardcoat anodized to military its new Lightning Bolt Action™ (LBA) speci cations, which helps prevent Trigger System. corrosion and minimizing wear over The engineers at Mossberg were put time. to the task of designing a new trigger The new LBA Trigger System will system to equal the excellent accuracy be in more than 100 of Mossberg’s of the button-ri ed barrels found on extensive line of 4x4™ and 100 the 4x4 and ATR series of ri es. Rising ATR® bolt-action ri es in 2009. to the challenge, the team develWhether shooters are looking for a oped the revolutionary LBA Trigger precision predator ri e or a longSystem—enhancing performance and range big-game ri e, the LBA Trigger accuracy while keeping safety in the System is taking Mossberg’s line of forefront. Mossberg’s new LBA Trigger System takes With its distinctive skeletonized rearms to the next level in accuracy and performance. trigger blade, the LBA offers the best in performance to the next level.
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ridge, which would put us between the two groups of sheep. e ram to the left was larger, so we would try for him rst. But these sheep spotted us before we were across the streambed below them, and they quickly moved o . e other ram, on the other hand, had bedded down below a rock outcropping and was shielded from our approach the entire way. It probably only took us a halfhour to get up above the bedded ram and his three cli mates. Eric carefully slid his way to the top and looked down, then quietly turned toward us with eyes wide. “ ey’re only 70 yards below us,” he said with con dence. “ e biggest one is the one on the right, but we need to make sure.” As I slid up into shooting position and rested my Mossberg 4X4 ri e over my pack, keeping my pro le as low as possible, Eric and Jaydee both set up spotting scopes and crawled to the edge of the outcropping to study the ram. Within a couple of minutes they had both agreed that the ram on the right was a full-curl sheep and gave me the go-ahead. “Lee,” whispered Eric. I turned away from the sheep. “Shoot the one on the right.” “Right now?” I asked, wanting to make certain they were con dent in this ram’s maturity. “Yes, right now,” Eric whispered, trying not to laugh. I could see the humor in my query, too, but I was feeling the high sheep hunters get at the moment of truth. e fact that I was this close to such a magni cent trophy—one I had dreamt about hunting most of my adult life—was overwhelming. e hard work was about to pay o . After chambering a cartridge as quietly as I could, I concentrated on making a perfect shot. I’ve had closer encounters with game I’ve bagged, and I’ve made shots long enough that I didn’t want to tell anyone about them. None of them was as meaningful as the one I was about to take. Boom! e shot was perfect, but before its report could bounce o the

Pack light in sheep country. Everything you need will go on your back. canyon wall a half-mile away and return to my ears, the magni cent ram walked clear of a large boulder and I sent a second Barnes MRX bullet through its chest. Later, some 25 noticeable pounds of sheep cape and horns riding on my back mattered little as I plodded toward sheep camp. Still carrying my ri e and camera and all the sheep meat, Eric and Jaydee kept their pace and I was nding mine. Only two miles to go, up one side and down the other, and the emotional journey that was my rst sheep hunt was over. My pace slow and my breathing heavy, I stopped frequently to take in the unbelievable scenery. Yes, if a Dall’s sweet backstraps and long, sweeping horns are not what drives a hunter to pursue it, then it most certainly is the remoteness of the white ram’s home. For me, at that moment in the fading Alaska light, it was both. I’m not sure any other hunting will measure up. Author’s note: If you are interested in hunting Dall sheep, grizzly bears or moose, Hunt Alaska comes highly recommended. I have several friends who have hunted with the Umphenours, and all have been successful. Contact: 907/456-3885 or www. huntalaskawithus.com.
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The author’s big tom in late afternoon capped off a perfect twobird day. The wily tom ducked the rst shot but couldn’t outrun a quick pump and load of #5s.

Birds of the Badlands
pring gobbler hunting on the Great Plains has the excitement and ambiance of elk or mule deer hunting—at a fraction of the price. Tags are often available over the counter, and you’ll cover the same geography where those famous deer and antelope roam. Best of all, public land, Indian reservations and hospitable ranchers create an abundance of easy access. On the other hand, don’t think you’ll just sit under a tree and work your best box or slate. Western turkeys behave radically di erently than their eastern cousins, and you’ll need to add “spot and stalk” to
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Tagging a long-beard in the open plains and rainbow bluffs of Central South Dakota takes calling skill and plenty of legwork. By Joe Byers

your list of hunting strategies. Merriam and Rio turkeys talk the same language as eastern birds, but a day on the plains requires miles of hiking and stalking and a plethora of setups.

e rst step to a successful day is locating turkeys. On a recent hunt I headed a half-mile north of our rustic cabin camp, sure that I could coax the whereabouts of a roosting tom

Turkey populations in Central South Dakota are excellent; ranches, public lands and Indian reservations provide a wealth of access.

Box calls seem to simulate Merriam’s and Rio vocalizations the best. In addition, the higher volume of these calls helps cut through the wind noise that is nearly constant in the badlands. with my secret weapon—a coyote call. I had the caller to my lips when a real, live song dog cut loose in the distance. e vibrating yodel revealed a roost a quarter-mile to the north, and I hurried in that direction in the predawn darkness. e turkeys were across a small river, and I tried in vain to cross. Fifteen minutes later, still thwarted by deep water, I had little choice but to crank up a caller and make loud yelps. Amazingly, toms gobbled behind me from the area I had just left. By the time I retraced my steps the turkeys were on the ground. A tom gobbled 100 yards ahead of me,

Afternoon hunting may be unfamiliar to those eastern hunters who live in states where the season closes at noon. The best way to begin an afternoon hunt is to locate a ock of feeding birds. and cut them o . Half a mile farther I caught the toms in the open about 75 yards away. Should I sneak closer or let them come to me? Patience seemed to be the best bet, as three long-beards fed directly toward me. My heart pounded as I waited for those red heads and swinging beards to breach the skyline. Suddenly, two Angus calves popped over the rise, exactly where the gobblers should have come. I waited a full 20 minutes, yet the range cattle had spoiled a perfect plan.

and I moved carefully to set up at the edge of a thicket. I couldn’t imagine the bird approaching through such a briary tangle, but I had no choice. I tried yelping and switched to purrs on a slate, which caused immediate gobbles. e bird sounded hot but wouldn’t approach. I switched to ghting purrs and really ipped his switch. It gobbled repeatedly, but again failed to show. Eventually, I heard the tom gobble well ahead and decided to circle ahead. Climbing onto a ridge with a good vantage point I spotted several gobblers working toward a large at. If I hurried, I could duck into a coulee

Boomerang Birds
Food and hydration on the prairie
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are important, as a hunter can easily put in three to ve miles of walking. At midday and early afternoon, Merriam’s and Rios often feed on the open plains where approaching or calling them is extremely di cult. is is a great time to tweak your gear, check your eyelids for cracks (a.k.a.: take a nap), rehydrate and get ready for the afternoon hunt. Ironically, as far as western turkeys range during the day, they habitually return to the same roost tree at night. Although hunters can gamble on a last-minute shot at the roost, the best way to take advantage of this boomerang behavior and tag an afternoon tom is to glass for incoming birds. Once a bird is spotted you can sneak into an intercept position and call the tom into range. Around 4:00 o’clock, good friend Toby Shaw and I went back to the same area I’d started in that morning and looked for likely roost trees. “Let’s make a call and see what happens,” Shaw said softly as he took out a box caller and gave some yelps. Boom, a gobble sounded 100 yards away. e tom was on the other side of the river, 150 yards away and answered every call. We looked hastily for a setup but, nding none, decided to stay put. Toby called from behind a small bush while I sneaked 30 yards ahead, lying prone on a small rise. I saw movement across the river and motioned to my buddy to keep calling. e tom gobbled closer and closer, then grew quiet. He was apparently trying to approach silently, but half a gobble kept slipping out, giving away his location. Brush rustled and sticks cracked like those calves had returned when, suddenly, a bright-red head and neck stuck from the brush and the tall tom moved steadily closer. It began to circle and walked behind a cedar tree, allowing me to raise my Mossberg 835®. When it emerged with its head and neck in the open, I red, dropping the turkey in its tracks. Our hunt was barely 20 minutes old, and we already had a 15-pound prize. Since the afternoon was young, Toby snapped some action photos as I hiked a few of the nearby badland formations. e colorful buttes and blu s make this one of the premier hunting spots in the nation.

With no tree in sight, to prove if it was a “limb-hanger,” the author tested his big gobbler as a “Barrel Hanger.”

METHODS FOR MERRIAM’S
ach successful big-league pitcher has special pitches to fool opponents. Often it’s not the best fastball or curve that succeeds, but the ability to deliver quality pitches in the right combination. Hunting Merriam’s and Rio Grandes is like that, too. Calling skills are important, yet you need more than one pitch. Locating, positioning, spotting and stalking will greatly increase your success. Wild-west turkeys are exciting to hunt, but simply running a slate won’t get the job done. Locating: Typically, you will want to locate roosted birds well before daylight so that you can get in the natural feeding path of hens and toms. Our gobblers were suckers for crow calls and answered them almost every time. Also consider coyote howls and elk squeals. These prompts make the gobbler reveal its location without enticing it closer, giving you time to slip in close for maximum calling affect. Spotting: Binoculars may be as important as your hunting vest in the vast expanses of the West. Not only can you spot turkey a mile or more away, you can determine long-beards from jakes, avoiding arduous stalks that become a waste of time. Most glassing is done in open sunlight so that even compact models work well. Bright, lightweight and easy to handle are the traits you
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want. Stalking: Sneaking up on a gobbler is illegal in Pennsylvania and dangerous in crowded eastern forests. However, on mega-acre ranches with excellent visibility, putting the sneak on turkeys is an accepted practice throughout the West. Waterproof, comfortable boots are a must to handle frost, dew, even snow. Quiet, camouaged clothing is important as you slip up and down ravines, and kneepads are a good precaution against prickly pear cactus. A ri e sling is a must for keeping your hands free to use binoculars, calls and perhaps a GPS. Calling: Box calls are ideal for Merriam’s and Rios. The pitch of the call seems to match that of hens, and the sound travels well in the mountains. Closing the Deal: The Ulti-Mag® is king on the plains, where you need to be mobile, carry a light gun and have maximum range. My 930™ autoloader gave me that quick second shot when I needed it. Chase’s Super Bantam™ was the perfect gun for a youngster. The 835® Tactical Turkey™ is an equally excellent choice with the ability to load cartridges from 2¾ to 3½ inches. Often, that extra 10 yards of range make a difference, and the light weight of these guns greatly aids mobility.

The Mossberg 835® Tactical Turkey™ model delivers the sure-handed feel of a tactical shotgun in a highly effective con guration for turkey hunting. About an hour later, I was holding the turkey when Toby gave a hushed yell, “Gobbler!” Over my shoulder he’d spotted several hens and a trophy long-beard a quarter-mile away. e gobbler was especially alert, yet hadn’t seen us. We waited for the ock to feed out of sight, gathered our gear (and the turkey) and headed for my second tag. We made a wide circle trying to guess the route of the ock. At rst they headed north, but then they came east toward a large blu . If we could get to that vantage point we could intercept or call to them. e going was steep and brushy, and we tried to move quickly and quietly. Finally, I broke out onto the ridge, inching my head above the skyline just as the tom gobbled. He was close, but where to hide? Resorting to our tag-team tactics, I lay in the prairie grass while Toby called, just like before. Instantly, the gobbler’s head appeared in a veil of tawny, sunlit grass. “ ere he is,” I whispered as I raised the shotgun. Trying not to move too quickly, I red just as the tom ducked. Racing 10 steps to the horizon, the gobbler had already covered 40 yards but couldn’t outrun a second load of Federals No. 5s. It was quite an afternoon. A quick check of the tom’s spurs showed he was probably a limb-hanger, yet there wasn’t a stout tree within a half-mile. “Will it hang on the gun barrel?” I asked. “Heck yes!” and a whole new measure of trophy turkeys was born. All in all, it was a spectacular hunt, with enough daylight left to get back to camp well before dark.

Kim Cahalan and her son Chase outsmarted a 19-pound gobbler that sneaked in behind them. Chase used a Mossberg® Super Bantam™ to put down the big bird with a single shot. two toms in one afternoon was sweet for me, but it paled in comparison to the hunt enjoyed by Kim Cahalan and her son Chase. Just 10 years old, this was the lad’s rst turkey hunt, and experienced hunter Ken Byers took mom and son under his wing. Byers soon had turkeys gobbling and approaching as Kim coached her youngster on turkey readiness. Suddenly, turkeys sounded behind their position and began exchanging gobbles like artillery re. e excitement meter went o the charts. “ e birds behind us seemed closer, so I had Chase turn around and rest the Super Bantam™ 20 gauge on my knee, like a bipod,” said Kim, her pulse racing at the drama. “At

Michael Mayor and his daughter, Marley, smile behind the beautiful bird taken by her dad. 20 yards, three long-beards stepped from the weeds and began strutting and gobbling. My heart nearly stopped as I waited for my son to shoot. Boom! e shotgun popped and the turkey opped, a 19-pound trophy tom.” Michael Mayer and his daughter, Marley, also a 10-year-old, proved that badland adventure wasn’t just for guys. Dad bagged a gobbler. and while Marley didn’t get her rst turkey, she got to spend some quality time one-on-one with her dad. ere’s no denying the many rewards that come from hunting with friends and family in the ruggedly beautiful Badlands of the Great Plains.
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Back at camp we found some other hunter success stories. Taking

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The Next Generation
Passing on a legacy of shooting and hunting to youth is easier, and more essential, than ever. By Clair Rees

Chandra Patey shows her son Dillon, 9, how to a hold an 802 Plinkster.

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y most treasured childhood memories were of afternoons spent plinking with my father. When I was four years old, he decided it was time I learned to shoot. I was too small to use Dad’s .22 autoloader by myself, so he’d sit on the ground while I rested the ri e across his shoulder. Dad rst had me shoot at clods of dirt—they were big, easy to hit and disintegrated into satisfying pu s of dust. Once dirt clods were no longer a challenge, I eventually graduated to picking o expended .22 rim re cases lined up on the fence of an abandoned corral. “Never point a gun at anything you don’t want to shoot,” Dad sternly reminded me every time I held the ri e. at lesson was learned early, and I’ve never forgotten it. A few years later I was allowed to roam my grandfather’s ranch, carrying his single-shot .22. I shot my share of rabbits, magpies and chicken-stealing skunks before I was old enough to hunt larger game. Dad died when I was nine years old, and I’ve always been grateful for those times we shared. I’m also grateful for the shooting legacy he left me, a legacy I’ve passed on to my children and grandchildren.

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Dex poses with his trophy, an interactive target that spins when hit, which is far more fun than punching holes in paper. has a stock that’s too long, a smallstatured shooter simply won’t be able to shoot it well and can quickly become discouraged. A youth must be able to hold the ri e in the proper position, then cheek the stock so he or she can align the sights. Missing your mark because an oversize gun makes accurate aim impossible is the kind of experience that can turn away a beginning shooter for good. Fortunately, Mossberg has long made guns designed for young shooters. Perhaps that’s because it began with its own strong family tradition. In 1919, Oscar Mossberg and his sons Harold and Iver founded the company. eir rst product was a .22 derringer with four barrels and a rotating ring pin. ree years later, production began on a new .22 rim re pump. By 1929 the company began making a lever-operated single-shot with a falling-block Peabody action. Two years later, Mossberg intro-

The 802 Plinkster with thumbhole stock and fold-down fore-end makes it easy for young shooters to take steady aim. duced the Model B—a single-shot .22 bolt action specially sized for youths. Along with it came a larger Model C version for adults, allowing both parent and child to enjoy the same gun. A variety of single-shot .22s followed, and in 1949 Mossberg announced the Model 142, a box magazine-fed bolt-action repeater along with a .22 autoloader called the Model 152. e Model 152K was a rakish-looking carbine with a military-style fold-down fore-end. I remember badly wanting one, but being a cash-poor teenager prevented the purchase. ese ri es were highly popular in the 1950s. Today, Mossberg International o ers the largest variety of .22 youth guns available anywhere. ey include the new 801 Half-Pint™—a boltaction single-shot fully proportioned to suit young shooters. It sports a 16-inch barrel, a 12-inch length of pull with a shortened pistol grip and an EZ-Reach forearm. e agreeable
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The Right Fit
Introducing the next generation to shooting sports is easier than some might think. True, the world is a di erent place than it was only a few short decades ago, yet some things never change. Even with today’s electronic distractions, most youths (both boys and many girls) still seem fascinated with hunting and the outdoors. at should give us hope for a future where rearms aren’t shunned as evil and where people still enjoy spending time outdoors shooting and pursuing a variety of game. ere’s also a wide variety of youth-size rearms available to young shooters, proportioned to t small frames and make shooting comfortable and fun. When you teach youngsters to shoot, it’s imperative to start them out with a rearm they can easily manage. If a gun is too heavy or

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Dex gets instruction from his mom on proper shooting stance before mounting the .22-caliber Half-Pint™. four-pound heft means any youngster can hold the ri e in a safe shooting position. An easy-to-operate crossbolt safety is incorporated into the forward part of the trigger guard, and the open sights are adjustable for both windage and elevation. e Half-Pint comes equipped with a removable magazine plug that restricts the shooter to manually loading only a single round. Once the youngster has mastered basic gun handling, a parent can order a 10-round magazine, converting the ri e into a repeater. Also available is the 802 Bantam Plinkster™, a bolt-action repeater with a 10-shot box magazine. It has an 18inch barrel and shortened, black synthetic stock. (A pink-stocked version is also available.) Weight is just a hair over four pounds, and some models are o ered with a factory-mounted four-power scope. For parents who have decided that their young shooter is ready for an autoloader, the 702 Bantam Plinkster™ will ll the bill. e Bantam version of Mossberg’s popular clip16
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Six-year-old Dex takes aim with the Half-Pint™ .22, which is perfectly sized for his tiny frame. fed self-loader has an 18-inch barrel and weighs only 4.1 pounds. e synthetic stock has a 12¼-inch length of pull and is o ered in your choice of black or pink. e black version is also available with a four-power scope installed. Today youth-size guns are available in a wide range of calibers, not just the classic .22 rim re. Mossberg’s 100ATR® Super Bantam is a shortaction bolt ri e with a shortened black synthetic stock and a 20-inch barrel. e stock features a shortened length of pull that can be incrementally adjusted as the shooter grows. e ri e is chambered for the .243 Winchester—a soft-kicking round that’s adequate for hunting deer and pronghorn—as well as the venerable .308. A soft, recoil-reducing pad caps the butt. e youth-size ri e weighs just 6½ pounds. is accurate, wellmade hunting ri e is priced right for beginning shooters. Bird hunters haven’t been forgotten either. e 505 Youth Field is an easy-to-carry 5¼-pound pumpaction shotgun featuring a shortened hardwood stock and a 20-inch barrel. It’s available in either 20 gauge or .410 bore. For a little more versatility, Mossberg’s 500® Super Bantam™ has a 12-inch length of pull and an adjustable-length, synthetic stock. Built on the best-selling 500® pump action, this versatile 20-gauge youth gun is o ered in several variations ideal for upland game, waterfowl and turkey hunting. e Super Bantam™ Slugster® is out tted with a fully ri ed bore for the deer woods, while Field/ Deer Combo versions allow shooters to switch between ri ed-slug and smoothbore shotgun barrels.

In the Field
I recently accompanied a friend, Chandra Patey as she gave her sons, six-year-old Dex and nine-year-old Dillon, a shooting lesson. Dillon had shot .22s before, but this would be Dex’s rst experience ring a gun. Chandra’s daughters—Alex, 13, and Ashlyn, 11—stayed at home. ey were already experienced shooters, thanks to their mother’s training. Chandra’s parents taught her to

Big brother Dillon sets up some samples of aging fruit on the target stand. Not only are such targets biodegradable, they provide a dramatic explosion that lets the shooter instantly know they hit their mark. shoot and hunt at an early age. She has hunted a wide variety of game, is equally accomplished with ri e and shotgun and is now passing along this legacy to her children. Dex’s inaugural shooting session would be with Mossberg International’s 801 Half-Pint .22. It proved to be an ideal choice with a stock sized just right for a six-year-old frame, and he had no trouble holding the fourpound ri e to his shoulder. Dillon also did some shooting with the Half-Pint .22, but the 802 Plinkster™ umbhole Tipdown was more to his taste. It had a black synthetic thumbhole stock with a hinged foreend that can be lowered to form a vertical foregrip. e full-size stock had a 14¼-inch length of pull, and the ri e weighed just a tad over 4½ pounds. e 21-inch barrel featured a contrasting brushed-chrome nish. I knew that youngsters can quickly nd shooting at paper bullseyes boring, so I had brought along a selection of interactive targets. ey included a Duraseal Spinner Target from Champion Traps and Targets, featuring a bright-orange prairie dog silhouette that spins when hit, then automatically returns to its upright position. I also made arrangements with my local supermarket to collect some of the aging produce they throw out each day. Overripe oranges, grapefruit and other citrus fruits satisfyingly explode when struck by a high-speed .22. Another advantage is that there’s no need clean up the remainders afterward—wild critters are happy for the feast you leave behind. While this wasn’t the rst time Dillon had red a .22, his last shooting session had been long enough ago that his technique was a bit rusty. Correcting his stance and giving him a refresher course in sight alignment, Chandra soon had him spinning the orange prairie dog and shattering fruit. She took more time with Dex, who was getting his rst lesson. Chandra patiently showed him how to hold the ri e and line up the sights. By moving him closer to the target, she improved his odds of connecting. After a half-dozen attempts, he nally hit the prairie dog silhouette, bringing a big cheer from his audience. Getting the knack, he then began blowing fruit fragments skyward. Dex observed safety precautions including wearing protective ear and eyewear—a must for any-age shooter. I know many adults who don’t bother wearing hearing protection when ring .22 rim res. is is guaranteed to cause hearing loss later on. Permanent hearing damage begins at a mere 85 decibels (dB) of sound, while a .22 rim re ri e easily generates 126 dB. e time Chandra spends teaching her children to shoot and hunt will build incredible memories. It’s an investment in her family but also in a sport she loves, and it will help ensure that these wonderful traditions remain alive many years from now. Like the legacy I inherited from my father, it is a precious one. We have the tools to do it, but if interest in shooting and hunting isn’t actively encouraged—and encouraged now—succeeding generations face a dark future where these privileges no longer exist.
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The TASER Ride
The new TASER Mossberg X12™ shotgun and TASER XREP™ round double the effective range of this fantastic less than lethal compliance tool. By J. Guthrie

The TASER XREP and Mossberg X12 have double the range of a handheld TASER and give of cers more options.

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nyone who has taken the “TASER ride” and heard the staccato clatter of arcing electricity behind them on their way to the ground can tell you that TASER adds a new dimension to the word “compliance.” In business since 1993, the TASER company has given peace o cers, soldiers and civilians a very potent tool to instantly stop whomever from doing whatever, no matter how determined, almost instantaneously. More than 14,000 agencies issue TASERs worldwide, and there’s a wide variety of options and accessories as a result of product that has improved over the years. e catch has always been the length of wire that delivers the charge to the probes. It is pretty obvious that a 15- or 25-foot cartridge required the user to come within 15 or 25 feet of the target. Distance can be a great ally, allowing more reaction time and options to bring a critical situation to a successful close. For several years, TASER has sought to extend the range, and that day has arrived with the eXtended Range Electronic Projectile (XREP). Fired from a 12-gauge shotshell, the device ts on a quarter but delivers the same ght-stopping, less-thanlethal dose of electricity as the TASER X26 device. Miniaturization of key components and clever engineering allow the XREP to tackle the less savory members of society out to 65 feet, nearly double the range of handheld units. One big problem was getting the prongs far enough apart to cover enough sensory nerves to cause Neuro-Muscular Incapacitation (NMI), the instant seizing of a target’s skeletal muscles. Engineers broke the XREP into two pieces to get the necessary distance between electrodes. e nose cap, tipped with four barbed electrodes, strikes the target and sticks. Fracture pins behind the nose cap break upon impact and the body falls away, unspooling a 14-inch length of wire behind it. e nose cap and chassis remain connected by these wires, two halves of a circuit waiting for a connection. As

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The X12 has a special bolt face that prevents the shotgun from ring or even chambering conventional shotgun shells. Mossberg and TASER call it the Radial Ammunition Key system (patent pending).

The XREP can be fed through the X12’s magazine, allowing an of cer to engage multiple targets or deliver a follow-up round, if necessary. the chassis falls, a plastic sleeve slips o and six Cholla electrodes—named in honor of the long, nasty spines on that most vicious Southwest cactus— deploy. When the Cholla electrodes make contact with something, the circuit is completed and the juice starts to ow. Just in case the Cholla electrodes do not penetrate enough to deliver the shock, the circuit can be completed by touching the tether between nose cap and chassis, a likely reaction given the sharp pain of the

A clear plastic hull holds the XREP chassis. A tab attached to the hull activates the chassis as it starts its way down the barrel. nose cap attaching. NMI causes the hand to clinch, sealing the deal and preventing the subject from tearing the device away. e two di erent paths allow a signi cant distance between probes, giving the electric pulses plenty of room to cause NMI. In a worst-case scenario, if all the other circuitcompleting options fail, the shock is delivered across the nose-cap electrodes. e dose is not enough to cause NMI, but it is certainly enough to be uncomfortable and distracting.
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The X12 is easy to use and has standard re controls. Recoil and report are practically nil.

Practice rounds are easily identi able due to their light-blue coloration. is device is smart. Twenty times a second an onboard microprocessor determines which path is the longest and most e ective way to deliver the shock. e self-contained system is powered by a battery that, while
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quite small, is still able to deliver a 20-second ride. is allows an o cer to close on a subject or retreat out of harm’s way. e XREP is activated the second it leaves the shotshell by virtue of a small pull tab attached inside

the hull; there is no on/o switch. Ray Minor, TASER’s training manager, told me that the preferred minimum deployment distance is 15 feet, though it will work inches out of the barrel. e round shouldn’t break the skin at that range since the four nose-cap electrodes are staples and spread outward instead of penetrating deeper at higher velocities. e projectile leaves the muzzle at 260 fps and develops 30 to 50 ft-lbs of striking energy. e impact is quite a bit less than other less-than-lethal projectiles such as baton rounds or bean bags, but it’s enough to guarantee that the nose-cap probes penetrate any clothing. Since the XREP is intended to be deployed from a shotgun, a conventionally positioned primer system ignites a small propellant charge. ree spring-loaded ns deploy immediately after the unit leaves the barrel and impart a spin on the round for improved accuracy. Minor said groups averaged in the two- to

three-inch range. During trajectory testing, the round dropped 16 inches at its maximum recommended range of 65 feet. Why go to the trouble of making an XREP-only shotgun? Some departments have found out the hard way that it is easy, almost inevitable, that lethal rounds will eventually be confused with not-so-lethal rounds and the department ends up in court. Mossberg and TASER worked together to turn the tried-and-true Mossberg 500® into a platform for launching the XREP. e X12 Dedicated Less Lethal Shotgun starts with a 500 receiver. A six-position stock allows a customized length of pull for smallerstatured o cers or o cers wearing heavy body armor. e stock will collapse down to 9¼ inches and is 13¼ inches long fully extended. Ghost-Ring® rear sights, red-ramped front blade and standard re controls minimize the need for special training since all the controls are in the same place and do the same thing. A fore-end with Picatinny rails makes it a cinch to mount accessory lights, lasers or an X26 for close-range work. Here the similarities end but they are not that easy to see. e X12 has a circular, raised ridge on its bolt face that prevents a buckshot-toting cartridge from having its primer pounded by the ring pin. X12/XREP rounds have a matching pro le on the cartridge base that allows the ring pin to reach the primer. e Radial Ammunition Key™ system is an easy way to prevent lethal crosscontamination of ammunition. Bright-yellow highlights on the stock and fore-end also help distinguish the X12 from its more lethal counterparts. Initial testing revealed that the difference in weight between the XREP chassis and a standard slug caused less-than-ideal accuracy. A fast-twist, 1:18-ri ed barrel o ers an improvement over standard 1:36 twist rates. e nal twist rate could change as the projectile is modi ed before nal production.

Impact velocities are far below other less-than-lethal rounds but enough to stick the nose-cap probes through clothing. After striking a target, the nose cap sticks and the chassis falls away. Contact with the Cholla electrodes or the tether will complete the circuit. Shooting the X12/XREP combination was pretty simple, even fun. e XREP rounds load and chamber just like regular shotgun shells. Recoil is nil, as is the report of the round. During a demonstration at the Blackwater USA training facility, all of the participants were able to get centermass strikes out to the stated maximum e ective range and beyond. Most of the shooters were veterans of previous TASER training, and, taking note of the 20-second cycle time, there were no volunteers to take an XREP ride. A training round has been developed to allow cost-e ective, live- re practice. Both live and dummy XREP rounds have a clear hull, and the practice-round body is a distinctive light blue to avoid confusion. O -the-shelf watch batteries power the XREP and have a shelf life of around ve years. Since batterypowered devices often fail at the most inopportune time, TASER is working on a way to check the status of an XREP round in the eld and will incorporate that feature into future versions. Future rounds will also be sealed against the elements. e XREP, in its current form, will probably cost $100 to $150 per round, and training rounds will be signi cantly cheaper. Pricing for the X12 has yet to be determined. So what do law enforcement agencies and departments stand to gain from the X12 and the XREP? Handheld TASERs like the M26 and X26 have, according to numerous studies by TASER and law enforcement agencies, reduced o cer and suspect injuries and proven to be a reliable and useful compliance tool. e X12/XREP package only extends those capabilities, both in volume and range—multiple strikes on multiple targets are just a shuck away. Both shotgun and cartridge are built around eld-proven systems that do not complicate training schedules. e XREP and X12 are currently being tested in the eld by selected agencies. A nal version should be available by early 2009.
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During Mossberg’s training event at Blackwater USA, shooters put the company’s new 930 SPX™ tactical shotguns through a variety of drills while improving their own shooting skills.

Tactical Shotguns
Mossberg’s proven tools for law enforcement, military and home defense. By Greg Rodriguez
rolled up to the stop sign without a care in the world. Fortunately, I kept my head up and eyes scanning. I noticed him, but I didn’t give the guy riding my bumper a second thought until some dude in an an22
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cient hunk of American iron rolled to a stop right in front of me to block me in. Before anyone could exit either vehicle, I lined up my left headlight on the old Caddy’s front tire and punched it, leaving a trail of broken

glass, twisted metal and empty-handed punks in my wake. Fortunately, the attempted robbery was just a training scenario. No one was injured, although several vehicles were much the worse for wear

at the conclusion of the rst annual Mossberg class at the world-famous Blackwater training facility in North Carolina. Although we got to do fun stu like crashing cars and spinning around the test track in formation with our fellow students, the real purpose of our class was to test the newer additions to Mossberg’s line of ghting shotguns, and we left behind a mountain of paper and steel targets as proof. Many may not realize that Mossberg is the largest provider of shotguns to the U.S. military, but if the number of new tactical models Mossberg recently rolled out is any indication, that is about to change.

The 930 SPX™ and J.I.C.™ (Just-in-Case) Sandstorms are two of Mossberg’s newest tactical shotgun offerings.

Just-In-Case
Mossberg’s pistol-gripped Cruiser® has been a consistent seller since its introduction. It remained largely unchanged until the Katrina disaster, which spurred sales of the handy and a ordable shotguns to citizens clamoring for some protection in the midst of the epic hurricane’s lawless aftermath. Mossberg’s new J.I.C.™ (Just-In-Case) models are aimed squarely at a market that, by and large, consists of rst-time gun owners in search of a handy, reliable tool with which they can defend their home and family in such situations. Because it is meant to be stored for long periods of time by people who are probably not used to maintaining weapons, the J.I.C. is packaged in a waterproof storage container. In keeping with its intended role, it comes with a small survival kit. e kit contains some handy stu , and the storage tube is large enough to augment it with other gear. And because the tube is waterproof, you can rest assured that the whole kit will stay safe and sound until you need it. e J.I.C. has own o store shelves since its introduction last year. Because of its popularity, Mossberg added two new variants to the Just-in-Case line. e J.I.C. Mariner® model features Mossberg’s corrosion-resistant Marinecote nish and comes with a handy multitool in place of the survival kit. It should be perfect for those living in

The SPX has a Picatinny-spec rail. An LPA rear sight is standard, but it is easily removable by those shooters who would prefer to mount a red-dot sight. coastal regions or who like to keep punch. e six-round capacity also a handy defensive tool aboard their gives me more than enough reboat. e J.I.C. Sandstorm® variant, power to deal with any home-defense which I recently added to my persituation. sonal collection, features an attracWhen cats a bump-in-the-night tive and corrosion-resistant desert noise makes the hair on the back of camo nish and matching storage my neck stand on end, I can easily tube. conceal my J.I.C. at my side as I sneak Pistol-gripped shotguns are speout front to investigate. cialized tools, but they do have their e risk of a horri c natural disasplace. As I write this, my Sandstorm ter and the resultant lawless aftersits next to my desk. Although it lacks math may not be a concern in your the buttstock that would make it a area. But with prices starting near well-rounded urban gun, its stubby $400, Mossberg’s Just-in-Case line is stature makes it easy to manipulate a ordable, powerful and concealable indoors, and it packs a devastating enough that it’s hard to justify not
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The front sight of the 930 SPX™ is protected by robust steel ears. Its brilliant ber optic insert is easy to acquire in any light. keeping one around, just in case.

The author believes that Mossberg’s placement of the safety on top of the receiver is the best-positioned of any in the tactical shotgun class. chance. Like all 930 shotguns, the SPX is built on Mossberg’s trim 930 receiver with a top-of-the-receiver safety. It employs the reliable 930 gas-operated action, and its self-regulating system employs dual vents to shed excess gases, which reduces recoil and eliminates stress on the operating components. Because it is selfregulating, the 930 can also digest everything from 2 ¾-inch target loads to heavy defensive loads without a hitch. Like the eld model I tested in Argentina, the SPX has a comfortable black synthetic stock with a 14-inch

The Defensive Semiauto
I got to test the rst prototypes of the Mossberg Model 930™ threeinch-chambered semiauto gas gun in Argentina two years ago. I must admit that, at the time, I was shocked that Mossberg would go out on a limb by testing a prototype semiauto in Argentina. After all, I’d seen the endless swarms of South American doves reduce most popular semiautos to smoking hunks of non-functioning steel at one time or another in my many trips there. Still, the Mossberg folks seemed con dent, so I packed

my bags and a pair of prototype 930 models and headed south. My hunting partner and I ran 3,875 rounds through a pair of 930 semis over the course of that hunt. We cleaned and lubricated them each night, but we didn’t baby them. And that dirty South American ammo couldn’t have worked in the guns’ favor either. Nevertheless, the 930 ran perfectly, without a single failure to feed, re or extract between them. I was sold on the rugged, reliable new Mossberg. So when I was invited to participate in the unveiling of a new tactical version of the 930—the 930 SPX—at Blackwater, I leapt at the

DEFENSIVE FAVORITES
hotguns have long been the most popular choice for home defense. Proponents cite the intimidating appearance of that gaping maw and the frightening sound the action makes when you pump home a fat round as reasons they love shotguns. And they’re darn good reasons. But I think shotguns are also popular because they’re affordable, easy to use and as reliable a gun design as you can get. They are also devastatingly effective. For New Shooters: A gun like the 930 SPX is an awesome home-defense weapon, but less experienced users looking for an affordable, easy-to-use shotgun might consider a Mossberg pump gun. For a modest investment you get a powerful, easy-to-use gun that will go bang every time you pull the trigger.
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For Special Needs: Mossberg’s 500® series guns give users additional features for a slightly higher price. If you’re looking for a pistol-grip entry gun or a corrosion-resistant blaster for your boat, odds are the 500 series has a gun for you. The 590 A1™, for example, is the shotgun of choice of the U.S. military. Its nine-shot capacity, Parkerized nish and ghost-ring sights also make it an excellent selection for home defense. For Smaller Frames: Small-stature shooters can opt for 20-gauge or .410 bore Cruiser models with a pistol grip Mossberg’s HS410 Home Security shotgun delivers six rounds of .410 bore repower and a pistol-grip fore-end. The .410 is plenty lethal at home-defense distances, too.

The attractive Sandstorm variant of Mossberg’s J.I.C.™ (Just-in-Case) tactical shotgun has a rugged corrosionresistant nish. length of pull and a black ventilated recoil pad of reasonably squishy material. Overall, the ergonomics were excellent. e 18-inch SPX di ers from other 930 variants in that it has a sevenround magazine and LPA sights. e magazine is a rugged, extended tube that runs all the way to the muzzle. e LPA rear sight has a nice, wide aperture and is adjustable for windage and elevation. e red, ber optic front sight is easy to pick up in almost any light. Both sights have rugged ears to protect them. e rear is mounted to a Picatinny-spec rail that gives a great deal of exibility for mounting optical sights. Mossberg’s newest 930 is indeed a slick package. It looks every bit the serious tactical shotgun and has all the necessary bits and pieces, too. It also comes to the shoulder easily and feels darn good in the hands. I was eager to put it through Blackwater’s abbreviated shotgun course to see if it ran as good as the other 930 models I’ve tested. Our class began with the basics, with a strong emphasis early in the class on how to best mount and shoot our new blunderbusses to minimize muzzle rise. is was a big deal for

The silver protrusion inside the triggerguard provides tactile and visual veri cation that the 930 SPX™ is cocked. hostage, then engage racks of plates from three positions behind three di erent barricades. It was a fun, fastpaced exercise that put our newly developed skills and our shotguns to the test. e Mossberg 930 SPX passed this grueling Blackwater workout with ying colors. It ran like a top with everything from slugs to light eld loads, even though I didn’t clean it once during the two-day course. It also shot great, thanks to a good trigger and excellent sights. e LPA rear sight and ber optic front sight were easy to acquire and hit with in any light. anks to the e orts of Blackwater’s skilled trainers, I came away from that class with a great appreciation for the capabilities of the ghting shotgun. I’ve always known that the 12 gauge was a devastating closerange weapon, but my Blackwater experience taught me that an accurate shotgun such as Mossberg’s 930 SPX can also be wielded with great precision out to 100 yards. e ghting shotgun is a very capable defensive tool. Mossberg’s latest o erings in the Just-In-Case line and the new 930 SPX are among the best.
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the pure hunters in class, whose bladed positions resulted in slow shot-to-shot recovery times. ey came around to the more squared-up style quickly, however, when shown the di erence in muzzle rise between the two. Next, we red slugs o hand at 100 yards to check our zeros. is also proved the e ectiveness of our new form and gave us all a wake-up call in regard to the range and capabilities of the shotgun. After a few adjustments, we worked our way forward in 25-yard increments, checking our zeros the whole way. At 25 yards we switched to buckshot and worked our way forward to the seven-yard line. Once we got used to manipulating our shotguns and our new, squaredup shooting style, the rest of the class was devoted to engaging multiple targets quickly, which we incorporated into room-clearing exercises and ghting our way out of a mock vehicle ambush. We also learned the “select slug” drill, which came in handy in the nal top-gun competition. e nal exercise began with the shooter seated in a vehicle. At the buzzer, he had to dismount, perform the select slug drill, engage a hostagetaker at 50 yards without hitting the

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Two new imports that deliver performance far beyond their price By Nick Sisley

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its Silver and Onyx Reserve models. Both new guns are made in Turkey, a place many U.S.-based manufacturers and importers are turning to more frequently, and fall under the banner of Mossberg International.

New SA-20™
The semiauto SA-20 weighs six pounds, half-ounce on my digital postal scale, so it’s very light. Sometimes light shotguns of this type are tough to swing smoothly, particularly on crossing targets; however, I had no such problem. Just the opposite, this 20 was silky smooth. If I got behind quick quartering-away birds, this light little escopeta was quick to catch up and overThe curve and checkering on the pistol grip provide a good feel, something the autake them. When I stepped back thor finds missing on many synthetic stocks. to shoot some longer 40-yard shots, I simply tightened up with one of the five screw-in chokes supplied and the 20 semiauto would start smoking birds again. Usually, it’s on the longer shots that a light shotgun loses its appeal, but again, I did not find this to be the case with the SA-20. My test gun was not blessed with a $3,000 piece of walnut, but rather it had a highly practical black composite stock with smooth, appealing lines. Just in front of the comb there is some nice fluting, and the shape of the pistol grip appeals to me as well. In length of pull I measured 14⅛ to the midpoint of the recoil pad, 14¼ to the top of the pad and 14½ to the toe of the pad. Incidentally, the recoil pad is The SA-20™ semiauto’s fore-end has these small slots on both sides to vent gases rubber, it’s vented and the edges used to operate the action. are rounded slightly, especially he stalwarts of the Mossberg in 12-gauge, are well-proven platat the top (to help prevent hanging shotgun line have been around forms. Mossberg’s sister company, up on clothing while mounting). The for years, most of them for deMossberg International, has recently pad is also horizontally ribbed, so it cades. The 500 pump gun, available in introduced two totally new shotstays put once you have it in place on scores of different configurations, has guns. One is a nimble-handling and the shoulder. Recoil-pad width is just been responsible for countless sales, inexpensive semi-auto import, the under one inch. and the 835 pump wrote a new saga other a nicely styled side-by-side. The There’s also a good feel to the for waterfowling and turkey work double gun is a totally new venture checkering on both sides of the pistol with the 3½-inch Magnum 12 gauge. for the company, though in 2004 they grip and fore-end. With some black In semi-autos the 935 and 930, both introduced an over/under line with composite stocks there’s very little

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An absolute honey of a 20 bore, Mossberg International’s new SA-20™ feels great between the hands and swings effortlessly. feel to the checkering. I also really like the gun’s fore-end shape. In 20 gauge it’s quite thin (1.6 inches) and relatively long (12 inches). I think this longer, thinner fore-end adds nicely to the semiauto’s looks. Note also that there are two ports on each side of the fore-end—these help vent gases that aid in ejecting the empty shell and slamming in a new one from the magazine. There’s a contour line on the right side of the receiver, but otherwise the receiver is black and without any gingerbread. The finish is matte black rather than polished blue, making it all the more difficult for a bird’s wary eyes to catch any reflections. The bolt is chromed, as is the opening lever, release button on the right side, carrier underneath and trigger. That trigger broke at 5½ pounds on my Lyman digital trigger-pull gauge. Operation is as simple as pulling the bolt open. In other words, there’s no secondary lever to trip to make the bolt stay back. A number of relatively new semiauto designs require tripping a secondary lever first. The barrel is also black matte finished—26 inches on my test gun, but a 28-inch version is available, too. The bore measures .625. Twentygauge barrels tend to measure .615, so this barrel is overbored, which is a good thing. There’s a ventilated rib atop the barrel measuring .28 inch, both at the breech end and at the muzzle, so it’s not tapered. Five screw-in chokes are included and are coded with notches—skeet (five notches), improved cylinder (four), modified (three), improved modified (two) and full (one notch). The chokes are flush mounted, and a changing tool is provided. This gun has one more unexpected bonus—a set of spacers that you can put between the front of the stock and the rear of the receiver to change the amount of drop in the stock. This is an especially nice touch from Mossberg. For smaller-framed shooters, there is also an SA-20 Bantam model available with 24-inch barrel and 13-inch LOP. We can talk all we want about this gun’s specifications, but it’s in the shooting that this semiauto really shines. Recoil is absorbed by the gasoperated mechanism, and handling can truly be appreciated with firsthand experience. The gun moves effortlessly, affirming its fine dynamics. I test a lot of $5,000-and-up shotguns, and when you spend that much money you expect a lot. But, you’ll pay a pittance in comparison for the SA-20 semiauto. If you try this one I know you will be just as pleased with it as I have been. After shooting mine hundreds of times, function has been 100 percent reliable. You can’t ask more from a shotgun than this little semi delivers. glare when shooting in bright conditions. There’s also a bit of scalloping on the receiver sides, which adds a nice cosmetic touch. Lock-up with this side-by-side is absolutely solid. Two bolts in the bottom of the receiver move forward into recesses milled out of the bottom of the monobloc when the gun is closed. There’s also the lug already mentioned that dovetails into a slot milled out of the bottom of the receiver. Additionally, a bolt from the top of the receiver closes on a lug milled out of the barrel extension (rear). Chambers are three inches, so you can shoot those magnum loads as well as 2¾-inch shells in 12-gauge models. The safety is on the top tang, but it’s not automatic, which is to say it does not go on safe when you open the action. Instead, it works just like a pump or semiauto safety. You have to physically put it on safe upon closing the action on a new shell, a system preferred by many shooters. The barrel selector is the safety itself, and you move it to the right to shoot the left barrel first or to the left to shoot the right barrel first. The mechanical trigger is gold plated. The safety operates freely, so you won’t have any trouble pushing it off in the excitement of a bird flush or when those incoming birds surprise you in your blind. The opening lever also works easily, so you don’t have to be a stevedore to push the lever right. The gun closes with ease as well, and you hear a nice, satisfying click. The lever stays well to the right upon closing, which allows plenty of room for breaking in the gun. The black walnut stock has a nice, soft sheen, which will please traditionalists who shun high gloss. There are also nice lines to this stock. The
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Silver Reserve™ Side-by-Side
The second new shotgun is the Silver Reserve side-by-side, and with it Mossberg International has introduced the gun of long tradition. The barrels, opening lever, triggerguard, fore-end iron, through-bolt the barrels pivot on and monobloc lug that extends down through the bottom of the receiver are all blued. The receiver itself is brightly chromed, which should mean excellent corrosion resistance. There is engraving on the sides and bottom of the receiver as well as the triggerguard, and the “fences” are stippled to eliminate

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Good lines and the best of traditional features make the new side-byside Silver Reserve™ an excellent gun for the uplands. recoil pad is thin rubber, rounded all around and with the slick plastic insert at the top to help eliminate hangups on clothing when mounting. The pad’s texture is soft, but not smooth, so it should stay put in your shoulder pocket after the first shot. Checkering is on both the pistol grip and the fore-end, and the latter is short at just over 6½ inches. Wood-to-metal fit is also good. The barrel bores measure .719 for both right and left. The bluing on the barrels is a deep black, as it is on the triggerguard, opening lever, safety and fore-end iron. Five screw-in chokes are provided; two with four notches on the end of the choke measured .709 (.010 constriction— improved cylinder). The one with three notches measured .702 (.017 constriction—modified). The choke with two notches measured .692 (.027 constriction—improved modified). The choke with one notch measured .684 (.035 constriction—full). The 12 bore weighed just under seven pounds—six pounds, 15½ ounces on my digital postal scale. The little fore-end weighed 7.3 ounces, and the 28-inch barrels weighed three pounds, 1½ ounces. Length of pull was 14 inches to the middle of the recoil pad, 14¼ inches to the top of the pad, 14½ inches to the bottom of the pad. Drop at comb is 1½ inches, drop at heel 2⅜ inches. The fore-end is removed by pushing in on the plunger exposed at the front end. Again, operation is straightforward in that the fore-end comes off and goes back on easily. Shells are extracted, not ejected, and this can be a nice feature. Automatic ejectors add considerable cost to a double gun and have a number of moving parts, any of which can break
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The engraved receiver of the new Silver Reserve™ series side-by-side is also scalloped for enhanced eye appeal.

The side-by-side has a traditional slim and trim fore-end that is only 6½ inches long and weighs just 7.3 ounces. down—usually when it’s least convenient. Extractors are also preferred by many of those who reload their shotshells and don’t want to have to search for empties on the ground. This Silver Reserve side-by-side is affordable for just about every hunter out there. Many users buy an autoloader or a pump gun because the cost of a typical entry-level side-byside is usually more than a thousand dollars. However, the Silver Reserve has a suggested retail price of just $900. In addition to the 12 gauge covered here, models are also available in 20 and 28 gauges, both of which promise to be excellent upland guns.

O.F. Mossberg with sons Harold and Iver at the Greene St. New Haven factory in the early 1920s.

his year, O.F. Mossberg & Sons celebrates its 90th anniversary. Founded in 1919 by Oscar Frederick Mossberg, today it is helmed by his grandson, Alan Mossberg as chairman of the board, and with Alan’s son, Iver, as CEO. As one of the few remaining family-owned companies in the shooting sports industry, the Mossberg family remains deeply engaged in the day-to-day operations. We recently had a chance to sit down recently with Iver at the North Haven, Connecticut plant to discuss Mossberg’s history in gun making, the current status of the company

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and what the future holds. Editors: How have you been involved in the company, leading to your position as CEO? Iver Mossberg: When I was 16 I did everything from dumping garbage cans to the point where I’ve held a job in just about every department on the factory floor, from drilling barrels to machining parts here in North Haven starting in 1976. I worked my way up through the ranks—factory foreman, toolmaker and taking over

quality control. This led to taking over the factory floor and my position becoming more of an operations job. I report directly to my dad (Alan) in my current position as CEO, which means I’m responsible for just about everything that involves the manufacturing of Mossberg firearms. E: What did it feel like to assume the responsibility of the company bearing your family name? IM: It was not handed to me. It was something I felt I had earned, and it was quite a proud moment. It was a burden, but a good burden—I can now do what I want with this comwww.mossberg.com

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E: Your father has been quoted as saying, “Mossberg is a testimony to the power of inspiration.” Can you explain? IM: I think his reference is to new products. The people on the manufacturing floor offer ideas on new products or have a better way to making existing products better. We do utilize their feedback—inspiration from employees—and from his [Alan’s] standpoint it’s the inspiration of a company building new product. We’ve certainly come up with a bunch of them over the years. Numerous workers here in North Haven are hunters and shooters, and that’s a good thing when it comes to feedback on our products. Mossberg firearm was? IM: I remember shooting into a wood pile with a Brownie pistol (.22 Short), and I remember a Palomino .22 rimfire rifle that I shot a lot. Then I was given a Mossberg 12-gauge pump gun when I was around 11 or 12. I remember my dad teaching me to shoot it by hanging clay targets on a bean pole. E: What does it mean to you personally when you grab a shotgun or rifle off the factory-floor gun rack and you see the Mossberg name stamped on the barrel? IM: There are times when it’s just another one of the many hundreds of thousands of Mossberg guns we make, but at other times it hits me that it’s still pretty cool to see our family name on the gun. It’s our obligation to make a very good product, and a lot of responsibility comes along with that—making a safe firearm and making it the best it can be—it’s a proud feeling. When your name is on it, it hits home. E: Any idea how many total guns Mossberg has produced? IM: I know the Model 500 pump shotgun alone is over eight million, but how many firearms total? I really don’t think we know with absolute certainty. E: The book on the history of Mossberg is titled “More Gun for the Money.” Is that the basic premise for how Mossberg operates today? IM: Yes, it is still what we do. We’ve gotten out of the “cheap” part of guns, and we’ve gotten into the “value” part of gunmaking. It is absolutely what we stand for, and it’s something I’m proud of. I don’t want to sound pompous, but we give consumers the best product for the money. I sincerely believe that, and that will always continue even as we in some cases move to a higher-end gun—a fully trickedout 835 or higher-end lever action. Whatever gun we offer will still be the best value for the money. The 4x4 is a good example of that. Sell them to a higher-end market and still get subMOA accuracy at a price point that beats most of the competition. E: Your profit margins could be greater. I’m fascinated by the fact that you hold the line as much as possible on pricing and price increases. That’s somewhat unique to the industry. Can you explain the thought process that goes into those decisions? IM: We have a backlog through the end of the calendar year on orders. Price increases would slow down the

One of the earliest Mossberg’s was the Brownie pistol in .22 Short.

pany. It was a good feeling to know I could make it through the ranks of a family company. E: Is your father pretty much hands off when it comes to operating the company? IM: Very much so, almost to a fault. He’s let me make mistakes, which is part of the learning process, but he’s a remarkable man to work for and with, quite honestly. I love working on new products, as he does, but I would say he still remains very much involved in a positive way. E: Your passions in the shooting sports? IM: Love to hunt and shoot but am more of a hunter. Sporting clays is great, but I would rather hunt a flock a ducks, geese, teal, snow geese over clay targets any day. I like to hunt deer for venison whenever I can. Unfortunately, what is typical for manufacturers when you’re making the product is you don’t get to do as much [hunting] as you’d like, but we do quite a few field tests with our products and I’m directly involved in some of that product field testing. However, I won’t be the first to sign up to shoot 1,000 3½-inch shells in one of our new shotguns! E: Do you recall what your first
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current demand we have for our firearms. But we want to keep it where current customers can afford to buy a Mossberg. A guy out there who is making minimum wage can still afford a Mossberg. It gets back to the value of our firearms. I’m afraid if we lost sight of the value, we would lose sight of who we are to that customer who can still afford us. It’s what made us who we are today, and I’m afraid if we ever strayed in terms of price point that we would lose our identity. Things are tough right now due to fuel prices and inflation. E: Value is still a core principle of your family? IM: Absolutely. Being privately held allows us [our family] to do things that maybe some companies who are publicly held simply can’t do because they have to satisfy their stockholders with certain profit margins. E: An extension of price point is how Mossberg over the years has gone about getting youngsters into the shooting sports. Just think of all the single-shot and pump-action .22s you’ve made over the years. IM: It’s something the Mossberg family is very proud of, and it has continued to be a growing segment of our market. When we sit around the newproduct table, we’re very conscious about what the younger shooter wants. For example, the new insert pads we have, the youth guns, the little Half-Pint Plinkster .22—we’re very aware of the market and are able to give the parents, for example, a shotgun they can buy to introduce their youngsters to shooting. E: It is a way to introduce young shooters to Mossberg. IM: I can’t tell you how many times we have heard from consumers that their first gun was a Mossberg. Normally, when you buy something and you have good luck with it you will continue to buy the same brand, and we’d like to think families will

grow up with Mossberg products. In a sense it’s what keeps our business and industry alive. E: Do you work with any youth shooting programs? IM: We’re involved in the Youth Shooting Sports Association (YSSA). Mossberg has made substantial donations in youth firearms to be used at different camps. It’s something we do quietly, and we’re not looking for credit, but we’re a major contributor to NWTF (National Wild Turkey Federation), for example, the youth programs such as the Jake program and the Green Wing program with Ducks Unlimited. Very quietly and in a humble way, Mossberg is a major contributor to youth and youth sports. E: How did Mossberg get more actively involved in the turkey-gun market and the slug-gun market? IM: On the turkey market, when Federal came up with the 3½-inch 12 gauge in 1988, we partnered with them and offered the first shotgun version, the 835 Ulti-Mag pump. It was designed around a waterfowl load, but here was this organization called the National Wild Turkey Federation. It was like a perfect storm of sorts. After we announced the 3½-inch gun, we were asked to come in and make a presentation to NWTF. We excused ourselves from the room for five minutes and made a decision and said, “We’re in.” To this day we command our fair share of the turkey market, and we remain strong partners with NWTF. And they’ve done such a great job as an organization. I never saw turkeys when I was a kid. They have obviously done a great job of transplanting birds and supporting public awareness and have done a lot to turn turkey hunting into the sport it is today.

E: Mossberg was one of the early manufacturers who focused on the turkey market and partnered with NWTF. IM: A combination of that and the introduction of the 3½-inch shell by Federal really put us first and foremost into the turkey market. E: What about the deer market? IM: We were the first to offer the cantilever base on the shotgun barrel. Mossberg did it first—the rifled barrels, the porting, the camo stocks. The ammo companies helped build interest as well—the sabot slugs and the accuracy of new factory slug loads in concert with the rifled barrel vs. the smoothbore, where you used to be only able to shoot out to 50 yards. Then all of a sudden you could accurately shoot out to 100-plus yards. E: What about offering shotgun barrels as an accessory. How did that come about? IM: It started with the barrel/combo concept. It was always part of his [Alan’s] core use, which was value to the customer. He’s always pushed extra barrels since I was a youngster. He had a barrel promotion at one time that he was offering an extra barrel for like $19, and I’ll never forget how we got mail sacks full of coupons and requests for those barrels. E: The Combo concept, can you explain? IM: Yes, that goes back to the concept of more gun for the money. It’s still a good percent of our sales, as are the aftermarket-barrel sales. The Flyway Series package for the waterfowler and Grand Slam series for turkey hunters are examples of that—full camo, extra choke tube, ported, matching camo sling... E: Mossberg is beginning to diverwww.mossberg.com

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CEO Iver Mossberg and his father Alan, Chairman of the Board, check out the 4x4 ri e. idea...sounds good... let’s tell the engineers to get started.” We like to capitalize on certain opportunities quickly, and we can do that— our ability to be nimble in comparison to other manufacturers, the ability for us to simply say, “Do it” and it get done. That would take two years at some companies. We can do it in two months. E: Can you go into more detail about Mossberg’s commitment and investment in research and development of new products? IM: We’ve committed millions of dollars into R&D and the latest technology (CNC machine, CAD systems, etc.), continue to invest in hardware/ software and remain very much committed and continue to upgrade that department. The bottom line is new products, and we will continue to invest the money. Between R&D and manufacturing, our departments have increased in size and personnel. The model shop, we’ve even gone outside our company to generate more ideas, more cosmetic than mechanical. Because we’re a small company, actual engineers have a certain level of freedom. We don’t always reinvent the wheel, but more often than not we do start with a clean sheet of paper, such as our 464 lever action. With that gun we didn’t want to have any prior constraints. We took what we wanted to start out with with this gun and went from there. Consumers would probably be surprised to learn that some of these guns take a lot of time from start to actual production, so there are significant investments in both time and money. In that regard, there has always been an open checkbook and an

sify more. Is this the key to surviving in today’s market? And what is Mossberg’s approach? IM: Diversification is important. Not all that long ago we were basically known only as a shotgun company. We realized we didn’t want to be just a shotgun company. When sporting shotgun sales are slow, tactical guns could be better. When slug guns are slow, hopefully rifle sales are better. We will continue to diversify more and more, but in the firearms category only. We don’t want to be distracted from our core business of making firearms. E: It appears you’re looking to partner with other shooting sports manufacturers as well. IM: Absolutely. We see what’s happening out there in the marketplace. We’ve developed a partnership with Taser, which is still in the early development stages. But what we can do in concert with Taser in the home-defense/LE market is huge. The opportunity to partner with another ammunition manufacturer, for example, is something that is a high priority for our organization.
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We want to extend our brand. It’s a natural progression and formula for growing our business, for us to reach the next level and at the same time supply consumers with product they want or need. E: Has the Mossberg family taken a step back to review what is happening in the shooting sports industry, i.e., consolidation, plant closings, buyouts, etc.? IM: Competitors are good for business, but these things (consolidation/ acquisition) happen in all industries. We’ve seen it before. It doesn’t make us change our business model, but it makes us dig deeper to give us a better sense of who we are and what we offer consumers and the market. Strategically, we always discuss what’s going on in the industry, but we’re minding our business first and foremost. E: Is there a benefit to remaining a small, family-owned business? IM: There are no layers here at Mossberg. It’s Mark Kresser (vice president/sales and marketing) and me in a room saying, “Hey, here’s an

open requisition to hire. There’s never been one time where we [management] has said, “No more—you’re spending too much, we have too many engineers...” There’s never been one constraint. That’s how important it is to us. E: The Model 500 introduced in the early 1960s, is it the platform that vaulted Mossberg to where the company is today? IM: The actual design is not that different than what it was in the ’60s—the same platform the 835 and 535 were built on, the military guns, the 3443 mil-spec testing. I don’t see the 500 going away, even though it’s almost a 50-year-old design. The line extensions we do are still there, and I see more variations coming and a couple things we’re working on for the next generation. E: Is the 500 hand’s-off in terms of redesigning? IM: It’s so proven. We simply don’t want to mess with the recipe. There’s not a whole lot of reason to, because we can still accomplish the new products we want using that same platform. There’s nothing we would change as to how it works today. It’s kind of like the 1911 pistol—people have added all the bells and whistles, but it’s still the basic platform. Such is the case with the 500. It’s hard not to think about it— what is the longevity of a product?— but look what happens when you mess with a successful product. Sometimes it ends up being a dismal failure and companies go back to the original design or recipe. E: The Mossberg tactical product line—very little coverage used to be given to that side of the business. Under your watch, is it one of your priorities? IM: I think it really started with the Y2K back at the turn of the century— our true first awareness, in 1999, where home defense became a part of our mainstream operation. After Y2K, things changed again, but to

Mark Kresser’s credit home defense remained our focus. I don’t think we were totally aware of what we could do with our guns. Mark, as an outsider who came to our company, offered a fresh, new perspective. Now, through his expertise of the marketplace and where the world is headed, it’s definitely a direction this company will continue to pursue. We’ve always had our 590s and dabbled in that market, but we’ve never had the presence in the market that we’ve built today. Just In Case is a product example. This is a market I want to serve, just like the hunting market. When people talk about protecting their family and you’re the chosen product, that’s huge. The U.S. government could have bought anything— they don’t buy the next best thing. The fact that Mossberg has been chosen for certain government contracts, and on the homefront, that’s a huge responsibility we take very seriously. You are putting your family’s safety in our hands. E: You’ve experienced some success in law enforcement. Is that the driver now in the tactical market? IM: Each one does feed off the other; we do apply military and LE concepts to the tactical guns we manufacture. E: When you take a high-profile LE agency like the New York Police Department and the fact that these guys are counting Mossberg to protect their lives... IM: It’s a heavy obligation, and it’s a proud feeling. It’s a lot of responsibility that comes with that. But knowing we make a great product, we have to have confidence in what we do. It does trickle down to the workforce, which is very much aware of the fact that some of these guns are going to law enforcement and military. So whether the guns are going to the NYPD or Iraq for our troops or a consumer stateside, we make sure it is the best firearm that goes in the box. There’s a great deal of pride in what we do here in North Haven.

E: What can the consumer expect in the future from Mossberg? Maybe new variations of lever guns, centerfire rifles, pump guns? IM: To answer, Yes, yes and yes! Maybe something as entrenched as the 500 is, you can expect to see some new things there. The lever action is now only in plain-vanilla .3030, but you will see almost an endless array of chamberings, octagonal barrels, saddle rings, wood choices. So the answer is Yes; the ideas keep flowing, and we remain committed to R&D. The pipeline is full of ideas. It’s exciting all the way around; it’s continuous innovation throughout. Can’t give you more specifics, but keep watching us, as we are on the fast track in terms of ideas. If you sat here [in the Mossberg conference room] on a recent morning and heard what we talked about in terms of new products, you would be amazed. E: Is the family committed to keeping Mossberg a family-owned business and totally committed to the shooting sports? IM: Our commitment is strong; I don’t ever see us cashing out. It’s enjoyable, fun; it’s a legacy of sorts that we’re very proud of—being able to defy the odds and not sell out like others have. We haven’t been gobbled up by a bigger corporation. I believe we will remain a privately held company for the foreseeable future. Speaking for my father, to be able to hand the business over to another generation of Mossbergs would be our hope. The Mossberg tradition and place in the shooting sports industry are well recognized, established and secure. The family remains engaged and passionate about the company, about the industry and about the sports of hunting and shooting. That can only be good news for the millions of hunters and shooters who have Mossberg firearms in their gun cabinets or who are considering taking a new Mossberg rifle or shotgun to the range or into the field.
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ith the advent of full-ri ed barrels and high-performance sabot slug ammunition, today’s 12-gauge slug guns can deliver advanced-design 385- to 400-grain bullets with the same
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energy at 100 yards as a 180-grain .308 Winchester. And this is with 50 percent more energy at 100 yards than a 300-grain .45-70 and two-inch accuracy as far out as 150 yards. ese slug “ri es” are as e ective at medium-range hunting for heavy/ dangerous animals such as bear, wild boar or bison as for deer. Mossberg has always been a leading player in the modern slug-gun revolution, with a wide variety of available models

Slug guns aren’t just for whitetails anymore. By Dick Metcalf

Any of Mossberg’s 12-gauge ri ed-barrel slug guns are great woods tools for either whitetails or dangerous game.

The 930 cantilever mount keeps the barrel and optics aligned at all times and makes changing barrels a snap. them, I like them. Mossberg’s newest entry in the burgeoning slug-gun market is the 12-gauge 930™ autoloader, available in a variety of con gurations and nishes with recommended retail prices running from only $518 to $628. e gas-operated 930 slug gun features a 24-inch full-ri ed barrel and handles both standard 2¾- and three-inch magnum ammunition. e smooth, contoured design and Mossberg UniLine receiver delivers instinctive eye alignment for instant target acquisition. A self-regulating gas system cushions the recoil. Finish options include a blued receiver with walnut stocks, blued receiver with black synthetic stocks or overall camo with synthetic stocks in either Mossy Oak New Break-Up or Realtree AP nish. e 930 Autoloader has numerous features normally found on more expensive shotguns, yet it still embodies Mossberg’s no-nonsense approach to design. For example, each 930 slug gun comes with a complete set of specially designed spacers for quick adjustment of the horizontal and vertical angle of the stock, providing a custom-feel t to every shooter. Customizing the stock is easy. After making sure the gun is unloaded, its chamber is open, and it is pointed in a safe direction, remove the recoil pad (screws will remain in the pad), and remove the stock nut using a ¾-inch socket wrench. en remove the stock-nut spacer and stock and the existing stock retention plate from its oval recess in the stock. Place your selected stock spacer on the back of the receiver, with the text side facing out. en reinstall the stock with the matching retention plate in the oval recess. Remember to install the retention plate with the text side facing out and right-side up; you should be able to read the markings right-side up when looking into the butt end of the stock. Finally, reinstall the stock nut spacer and stock nut, and replace the recoil pad. You may want to spend some time trying the di erent included spacers; very slight di erences will signi cantly alter the feel of the gun. Another excellent 930 feature is the EZ-Empty magazine button/ bolt-lock release on the right side of the receiver. When the bolt is locked to the rear, it can be released to go forward (and load the next shell in the magazine tube) simply by pressing the button, without any need to depress the shell elevator, as is necessary on certain other makes of shotguns. is is quick and convenient without breaking your shooting position, whether you are right- or left-handed. e same button can be used to quickly and safely unload
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and variations of fully ri ed autoloading and pump slug guns. All feature Mossberg’s unsurpassed reputation for reliability and performance, with advanced features at remarkably economical prices. I use them, I trust

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Mossberg’s 930 slug gun and 464 .30-30 carbine both proved to be effective boar-stoppers for media representative Mark Sidelinger (left) and the author in Pennsylvania’s Allegheny Mountains. shells directly from the magazine tube without having to cycle them through the chamber or dump them from the ejection port while holding back the bolt. To clear a fully loaded 930, the recommended procedure is to rst remove the shells from the magazine tube. With the bolt forward in battery, make sure the manual-safety button is fully rearward in the Safe position, and with the muzzle in a safe direction, turn the gun so the triggerguard is facing upward. Depress the elevator, and while holding it down with your thumb, press the bolt-release
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button. is will release one shell from the magazine tube under spring pressure. Repeat this procedure until the magazine tube is empty. en pull the operating handle fully rearward to eject the shell in the chamber and lock open the action. To my mind this is a vastly superior setup than any gun that requires shells in the magazine to be cleared through the chamber/ejection port. I’m also very fond of the receivertop manual safety Mossberg uses. Mossberg has always felt that having the safety on the back of the receiver enables the hunter to feel the safety

without having to look at it. I personally nd it much more convenient to operate than typical crossbolt safeties that are located in the triggerguard. Plus, it is equally accessible and operates consistently regardless of whether you’re a right-or left-handed shooter. All Mossberg 930 models also feature an automatic cocking indicator (which cannot be manually activated or deactivated) that protrudes from inside the front of the triggerguard when the action is cocked. Unlike other rearm cocking indicators that require the shooter to look at them or

feel for them at a di erent location on the gun, the Mossberg system can be readily felt by the trigger nger with the gun in the ring position at the moment of truth without taking your eye o the target. e Mossberg 930 slug guns also come with a receiver drilled and tapped for convenient installation of an optics mount base. Plus, depending on which version of the 930 slug gun you chose, you can either have a 24-inch barrel equipped with fully adjustable Williams-style ri e sights or one equipped with an integral cantilever Weaver-crosscut optics mount base that extends backward over the receiver. On any exchange-barrel shotgun system it’s always better to have your sight—optic or metallic—attached directly to the barrel instead of the receiver to eliminate displacement of point of impact due to barrel/receiver ex or di erences in alignment that may result when barrels are switched. With a cantilever-mounted optic, you can take the barrel o to use your 930 with any of Mossberg’s (many) available waterfowl, upland or clay-target barrels and still have it on-zero when you return it to the gun. Any way you cut it, the Mossberg 930 has everything a serious slug hunter could ask for. But maybe you’re a pump-gun fan. Here, Mossberg’s Model 535 ATS™ (All Terrain Shotgun) marks a new era for Mossberg pump-action shotguns as well. In uenced by the success of the three-inch-chambered 500® and the 3 ½-inch-chambered 835®, this shotgun brings the best attributes of both models, delivering outstanding versatility. It’s chambered to handle 12-gauge 2¾-, 3- and even 3½-inch magnum loads, for maximum stopping power. e Uni-line receiver design assists in fast target acquisition and features the 500 pioneering Quiet Carry dual-action bars, as well as the standard Mossberg receiver-mounted safety. e 24-inch, full-ri ed Slugster®-version barrels are available either with fully adjustable ri e sights or a cantilevered scope-mount sys-

A unique system for unloading the magazine of the 930 allows shells to be removed without cycling through the chamber rst.

A receiver safety makes the Mossberg 930 simple to use for both left- and righthanded shooters. tem so that barrels can be swapped without disturbing a well-sighted scope. e 535 ATS sleek barrel pro le coupled with a shortened magazine tube provides a comfortable balance and swing. A wide range of nishes is available in satin blue/walnut, black synthetic or Mossy Oak and Realtree camo. ere’s also a complete line of interchangeable eld, turkey and waterfowl barrels in compatible nishes
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accessible prices. During the past three years I’ve used both the Mossberg 930 autoloader and the 535 ATS pump slug guns with great success on whitetails at home in Pike County, Illinois, and last summer I had the opportunity to join Mossberg’s C.E.O. Iver Mossberg, VP of sales and marketing Mark Kresser and their media representative Mark Sidelinger for a boar hunt with the 930 at the Tioga Hunting Preserve in the dense brush of Northern Pennsylvania’s Allegheny Mountains. We were using Hornady’s excellent 300-grain SST sabot slugs, which were averaging just a freckle under two inches for three shots at 100 yards from my gun. We were also equipped with the new Mossberg lever-action 464 ri e to try out Hornady’s 160-grain .30-30 LeverEvolution ammo on these tough-hided animals (for a detailed review of the 464, see Layne Simpon’s article on page 42). e quarry ranged from mediumweight feral hogs to 300-plus-pound Russians. Everything we shot at went right down. My rst hog fell on its nose from a full-penetrating broadside chest shot from the 930 slug gun at about 35 yards. Mark Sidelinger stopped a 250-pound Russian boar that had decided to come right at him dead in its tracks at about 30 feet with a single 930 slug that entered the front chest, went the full length of the body and didn’t stop until it lodged in the rear hip. I also managed to drop an even bigger Russian boar out of the same group with a clean shoulder shot from the 464 lever-action at about 40 yards. e recovered Hornady slugs and bullets all showed complete upset performance with remarkable penetration. e extensive modern Mossberg slug-gun models are accurate, reliable and e ective on a wide range of game. For a slug-gun hunter there’s no better value or performance on the market. I’ve now taken deer, bear and boar with them. Slug guns ain’t just for whitetails anymore.

A cocking indicator, located inside the triggerguard, is easily accessible to hunters while they keep their eye on the target.

This Hornady slug recovered from a boar shows complete upset. with lengths from 22 to 28 inches, interchangeable chokes and a variety of rib, bead and ber optic sight options. Like the 930 autoloader, the 535 ATS o ers features usually found on shotguns costing much more, all built into a lightweight design that’s easy to carry into the eld. Recommended retail prices run from $355 to $525, depending on the version (the Turkey/Deer Combo
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model with 22- and 24-inch barrels, camo nish and ber optic sights at $459 is a spectacular value). Incidentally, Mossberg also o ers a variety of similarly featured slug-barrel versions of its 3½-inch Model 935™ autoloader, the 3½-inch Model 835 Ulti-Mag® pump-action and the classic 500 pump shotgun; all are equally distinguished by a wide range of features and options and at equally

Mossberg’s 464™ extends the tradition of fast-handling lever guns with a smooth action and eld-worthy accuracy. By Layne Simpson

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oaks decorated with Spanish moss on Lakeview Plantation (803/584-0689). I’ve known Hayward for more than 20 years and hunted with him several times in the past, but it had been quite some time since our paths had crossed, so I was looking forward to not only a great deer hunt but a bit of reminiscing as well. Removing the 464 from its factory box was like greeting another old friend from the past. As a youngster, I killed my rst deer with a borrowed Winchester Model 94 in .32 Special, and the very rst store-bought deer ri e I owned was a Marlin Model 336 in .35 Remington. Despite the fact that the woods are full of ri es that shoot atter, hit harder, kick meaner and make more noise, I have never lost my fondness for lever-action hammer guns. So you can believe me when I say I was looking forward to hunting whitetails with the Mossberg 464. ere is much to appreciate about this ri e. For starters, a thin receiver makes the 464 one of the most comfortable ri es to carry with one hand. Weighing less than seven pounds, it is the kind of light, quick-handling deer medicine you can carry all day long and for days on end without stress or strain. With an overall length of 38½ inches, it’s also handy to tote through thick brush or maneuver in a tree stand or ground blind. On top of that, should the rst shot go astray or a nishing shot be required, few ri es are quicker on the follow-up shot than a lever action. All of these elements combine to make the lever-action hammer gun the quintessential eastern deer ri e. It’s been that way for more than a century, and it will likely be that way for as long as deer are out there to be hunted. Other design features of the 464 include a hardwood stock and forearm and a 20-inch, barrel with a ri ing twist rate of 1:10 inches. A tubular magazine attached to the bottom of the barrel holds six .30-30 cartridges and is charged through a gate in the side of the receiver. Cartridge

Sub-two-inch groups at 100 yards with a number of different loads make the 464 a deadly deer gun. he message I received reminded me of a line from the old “Mission Impossible” television show: “Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to hunt whitetail deer with Mossberg’s new 464™ lever-action ri e and le your report by late August.” Shooting a good whitetail is not exactly an easy assignment, but it is not an impossible one if you know where to go and how to hunt. I will have to admit, though, that this particular mission was made a bit more challenging since deer season opens much later than August in most states. One of those states happens to be

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South Carolina, where the season in more than 20 counties, or roughly half the state, is open from August 15th to January 1st. As far as I know, that’s the longest deer season in the nation. It is an interesting time of year to be in the eld; the bucks are still in velvet, and since the rut is weeks away they hang out in bachelor groups. It is not unusual to see a dozen or more bucks feeding in the same eld. So it was South Carolina for me, and the out tter of my choice was Hayward Simmons, who owns Cedar Knoll Hunting Lodge. It’s a comfortable place, nestled among huge live

MOSSBERG 464TH ACCURACY CHART
AMMO TYPE VELOCITY (FPS) GROUP (IN.)

Federal 125-gr. HP Federal 150-gr. FN Remington 150-gr. Core-Lokt SP Hornady 160-gr. SST Federal 170-gr. Partition Remington 170-gr. Core-Lokt SP Remington 170-gr. Core-Lokt HP

2,512 2,284 2,247 2,363 2,209 2,173 2130

2.10 1.51 1.76 1.79 2.27 1.44 2.63

NOTES: Accuracy shown for each load represents an average of three ve-shot groups red at 100 yards. Velocities are averages of 15 rounds.

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feeding from magazine to chamber is the same as for the Winchester Model 94 but di ers from that of the Marlin Model 336. In the Mossberg and Winchester ri es, the carrier lifts a cartridge to chamber level on the forward stroke of the nger lever, while the carrier of the Marlin is activated on the return stroke of the lever. e Mossberg 464 has a breech bolt of cylindrical shape, similar to that of the Marlin, but it is locked into battery by a sliding locking bolt at the rear, same as on the Winchester 94. e roof of the receiver of the Mossberg ri e is quite di erent. Whereas the Model 336 receiver is totally closed at the top and the Model 94 is totally open, the 464 receiver is closed at front and rear and left open in the middle. is makes the 464 receiver a bit lighter than the Model 336 receiver, and its closed rear section makes it a bit more rigid and suitable for scope mounting than the Model 94. Whereas the Model 336 has a xed ejector housed in the left side of its receiver, the ejector of the 464 and the Model 94 Angle Eject are the spring-loaded type located in the bolt. All three ri es are designed to prevent ring in the event that the trigger is accidentally pulled before the lever and breech bolt are fully closed. is is accomplished in the Marlin by a two-piece ring pin. In the Mossberg and Winchester ri es the same cat is skinned by placing a shorter pin called a ring-pin striker in the sliding locking bolt. Only when the locking bolt is elevated to its fully locked position are the striker and ring pin aligned to allow the hammer to transfer its blow to the ring pin through the striker. A second safety feature in the three designs prevents the trigger from being pulled unless the lever is fully closed. On top of all that, when a sliding thumb safety located on the top tang of the Mossberg ri e is engaged, the hammer cannot reach the striker when the trigger is pulled. To me, this is a more convenient arrangement than the side-mounted

Shooting in low-light conditions or at longer distances calls for a scope. The rear sight of the Mossberg 464™ folds down to make the process easier.

A number of safety mechanisms help prevent unintentional ring, including an easily accessed sliding thumb safety. safeties of the Marlin and Winchester ri es. (Here’s a tip: Anytime you need to lower the hammer on a loaded round, engage the safety rst.) Trigger-pull weight on the 464 I hunted with was 5½ pounds. As a rule, the amount of drop-atcomb of stocks on lever-action ri es with tubular magazines is correct for positioning the shooter’s eye in alignment with open sights, and the 464 follows this tradition. is is the way it should be, since open sights are still the best choice for some hunting applications, such as hunting black bear or mountain lion with hounds

The receiver of the 464 blends the best of lever-action design elements, making it both rigid and lightweight.
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whitetail deer can also become a bit bashful about being seen at anytime other than early morning or late afternoon, when ambient light is at its worst, which held true for my hunt in South Carolina. Mounting a scope on the 464 is as simple as removing four dummy screws from the tops of its receiver ring and bridge and installing a mount of your choice. e two-piece base I used was a Weaver and its two sections are identical. When it’s attached, the rear section overhangs the rear of the receiver bridge, while the front section overhangs the front of the receiver ring. Like the Winchester Model 94 Angle Eject, the Mossberg 464 is designed to eject red cases to the side. I found the ejection of cases to be so smooth and trouble free, I think Mossberg should seriously consider giving that feature a clever name. Positive Eject perhaps? Shooting the 464 reminded me of how far we have advanced in the accuracy department since I bagged my rst deer with a lever action many years ago. In those days, four inches at 100 yards was quite acceptable, but every current-production lever gun I have worked with during the past decade has averaged two inches or less with at least one load. My 464 arrived with two threeshot groups red on a 50-yard indoor range, one measuring .583 inch and the other went an even more impressive .351 inch. at’s roughly a .93 minute-of-angle average, and while I was unable to duplicate that level of accuracy I do have what I consider to be a decent alibis: I red ve-shot groups rather than three-shot groups, and I did it outdoors with a bit of wind. In my opinion, any lever-action ri e that will average less than two inches at 100 yards for ve shots is worth sharing a deer hunt with. As you can see in the accuracy results chart, the 464 I hunted with made the accuracy cut with room to spare, and it did so with several loads. at’s 2009 bolt-action accuracy from a ri e

The rear sight is adjustable for elevation and windage and folds to allow low scope mounting; the front is a traditional gold bead.

The top of the receiver is clean and drilled and tapped for scope mounting. Note the heavy side-eject extractor. where shots usually come close and quick. For that type of application, an out-of-the-box 464 is ideal. e front sight has a large, goldcolored bead measuring .100 inch in diameter and held in place by a dovetail machined into the barrel. Fully adjustable for windage and elevation, the rear sight is also dovetailed to the barrel, and a white diamond highlights the notch. e rear sight can also be folded down and out of the way for mounting a scope. e handy little Mossberg has
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ample accuracy capability for shots beyond the range at which most of us are pro cient with open sights. For such instances, the 464 comes with four holes drilled and tapped in its receiver for attaching scope mounts. A good scope transmits light to the eye during low-light conditions when game movement is often at its best, and it is just the ticket for hunting black bear over bait since the big boys often wait until most of the light has drained from a day before coming in. Except during the rut, trophy

Mossberg Model 464
Caliber: .30-30 Winchester Magazine capacity: Six rounds Barrel length: 20 inches Ri ing: Six grooves, 1:10-inch twist rate Overall length: 38½ inches Weight: 6.8 pounds Sights: Fully adjustable rear, brass bead front Stock: Hardwood Wood nish: Synthetic satin Butt treatment: Rubber pad Sling swivels: None Length of pull: 14 inches Metal nish: Blued Safety: Internal plus slide atop tang Accessories: Gun lock, owner’s manual MSRP: $473 with a basic design that goes all the way back to 1894. e hunt for whitetail deer with Hayward Simmons brought back memories of the past in more ways than one. It had been about 17 years since we had hunted together so we had a lot of catching up to do. Hayward and I had changed a bit, he missing a hair or two from his head and me with a couple of inches added to my waistline, but Cedar Knoll Lodge was exactly as I remembered it. I even got to stay in the room I favored in the old days. e hunt also brought back to mind the challenges of hunting deer in South Carolina in August. e rut is still weeks away so mature bucks hang out in bachelor groups and since the weather is usually extremely hot, they do most of their feeding

during late afternoon and on into the night. Morning hunting is generally a bust, leaving about the last two hours of daylight as the prime time to see a good buck. But there are a lot of good deer in that country and if you spend enough afternoons in the woods,

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he 464 is not the rst lever-action deer ri e to y the Mossberg banner. Back in the 1970s there was the Model 472, which looked a lot like the Marlin Model 336. Like the Winchester Model 88 of that era, its trigger moved with the lever when the bolt was cycled. Available with 18-, 20- or 24-inch barrels in .30-30 or .35 Remington, the Model 472 sold for $132.60 when respective prices of the Marlin 336 and Winchester 94 were $116.95 and $115.95. Today the shoe is on the other foot, as the Mossberg 464 is a few dollars less expensive than the Marlin 336.

the odds of spotting one with your name on it are quite good. And that’s exactly what happened on the fth day of my hunt. When I rst spotted the deer they were about 150 yards away and headed toward me. By the time I was ready to shoot the best buck in the bunch had closed the distance to around 75 yards. A single shot from the 464 rang through the woods and suddenly I was 15 years old again. You see, I bagged my rst deer many years ago with a borrowed Winchester Model 94 in .32 Winchester Special. If I have anything to do with it, the one I took more recently with the Mossberg ri e will not be the last I take with a classic lever gun.
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Anyone for a few snow geese? Even with the advent of special hunting seasons, controlling bird numbers continues to be a challenge. (Photo by Tyson Keller)

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The right plan and the right gun give waterfowlers the edge, and so-called “nuisance geese” are increasing hunting opportunities. By L.P Brezny .
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ack in the 1970s when I rst started hunting Canada and snow geese, just spotting a single ock during a hunt was a major accomplishment. While hunting opportunities were plentiful, the birds were few. Some 40 years later the complexion of goose hunting has changed dramatically. Land mass associated with productive hunting areas has been shrinking, but bird numbers have risen to a point almost beyond belief. Geese populations have increased so much that today we have resident (non-migratory) geese living near major cites, and bird numbers in breeding areas to the far north are so high that the geese are destroying their own reproduction areas. e Arctic tundra is dying a slow death because the white birds overgraze the available resource. Hence there’s a new term in hunting and conservation circles—nuisance geese. For the most part, I’m not fond of the term. If you came from my background as an old-school hunter, you know that for years waterfowlers regarded geese as the ultimate prize. We spent weeks on end hunting them, and when not in the eld, we stayed busy concocting better shotshells to harvest these high- ying birds. I got my start in writing about hunting and ballistics when I was in my mid-20s, and it was about that time the gray Canada geese had been rediscovered in my home state at Silver Lake in Rochester, Minnesota. Over the years I’ve learned a lot about these fascinating animals. ey have strong family traits, live for as long as 18 years and mate for life in most cases. Another interesting fact is that if a lead bird lands his ock with some members wounded or missing, the whole gang kicks his tail and a new top bird is chosen. I have witnessed this leadership-role behavior over the years, and to be sure it is something special.

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Growing bird numbers are making it easier for waterfowlers to nd success in the eld. (Photo by Tyson Keller)

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One inevitable result of growing geese populations has been increased hunting opportunities. ese have come through special seasons

and can amount to doubling the traditional waterfowl hunting in a given year. With spring snow goose hunting, gunning time is increased a full month or more in many states along the Mississippi yway, and an early special fall Canada goose season has taken hold in numerous states along the big river yway as well as points west. So, how should hunters approach these extra spring and fall hunting dates? For the most part, the spring hunt is not much di erent from the fall. e key is locating birds on the migration route and then simply getting permission from farmers to access the mud-soaked winter elds where migrating ocks like to feed. Because snow geese tend to follow the snow line closely, the hunting is almost always in wet elds. In the fall, you can nd birds on resting areas and refuge boundaries, but this is far more di cult in the spring. A exible game plan and plenty of artillery will usually make the di erence between failure and success.

Last spring, while hunting with the boys at Avery Outdoors in South Dakota, I marveled while watching Tyson Keller, an Avery goose guide, set up a three-day hunt. It was akin to a military operation in size and scope and included out tting ATVs with quad rear wheels and rubber tracks for mud running, setting out 800 fullbody-motion decoys and arranging a special ying decoy system that made use of automated, battery-powered birds. Added to all this was a custom sound system that used recordings of real geese. It was a deadly trap, and setup began at 2:00 a.m. on the day of the hunt. Is all of this required to hunt snows in the spring? No, but it sure helps. On our hunt, six of us took 123 birds in three outings. Tyson said it had been a mediocre hunt. (I would like to see a good one.) Tyson admits that getting the decoys into the eld is tough, but scouting and working with farmers is really the key. If there’s no land, there’s no hunt, decoys or not. at’s the rub
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Hunting public land near the Wyoming border, Lance Lalonde and Crocket take their rst bird of the South Dakota September early season.

Special late-season hunts for Canadas are being offered to control bird populations in some states. (Photo by Tyson Keller)

Both spring and fall can be productive. Here, the author poses with a few spring-harvested snow geese. that birds are young, and it’s easier for hunters to take less experienced birds that are more apt to y low over decoys.

Big Guns
During the years I lived and hunted Canada geese in Minnesota, I often had opportunities to gun for those non-migrating “city birds.” Several friends had fall-cut alfalfa elds located about two miles from an area shopping mall. Canada geese will always gravitate to short grass, just as they did 150 years ago on the bu alograzed water holes of the Great Plains states. ese nutrition-rich green elds were a magnet for every goose within a ve-mile area. With small pocket ponds littered throughout, there was no shortage of birds, and the area amounted to a personal goose factory. With the vast majority of the dark geese being descendants of the Giant Canada goose, the birds we hunted would top the 14-pound mark more often than not. e term “big bird” was an understatement, and herein lies the need for a special goose gun such as Mossberg’s heavyweight 835®

today in some areas. I have hunted places in Missouri and Texas where there is no public land for miles around the refuge systems that geese use, either in spring or fall. Living in South Dakota, I have been blessed with land set aside for hunting and in many cases have hunted successfully with farmers who understand the needs of goose hunters. e approach to gunning Canada geese is similar, because hunting
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in fall really just means getting the program underway a month ahead of schedule. In many states the nonmigrating “nuisance” goose season starts the rst week of September, and Minnesota regulators have even talked about moving the dates into August. e challenge here is that you end up hunting in shorts under your layout blind, hopefully with copious amounts of bug spray on hand at all times. e advantage, however, is

Ulti Mag® in 3½-inch 12-gauge Magnum. is “long 12” had been developed in my backyard at the Federal Cartridge facility in Anoka, Minnesota, and Mossberg was the partner gun company, designing and building the rst 3½-inch-chambered 12-gauge shotguns ever produced. While many readers may be too young to remember, this new gun and load met a cynical and doubtful press. Many a gunwriter stated atly in print that, “the gun system will never work.” Well, the naysayers were dead wrong. e 3½-inch 12 gauge proved to be just the ticket for spring snow geese ying wild and high on a south wind or big Canadas cutting the far edge of a decoy spread. e lightweight steel shot was highly e ective when increased in size and packed into the “long 12.” e new 3½-inch shell was so potent that within a year of trying it, ve hunter friends of mine sold o their 10-gauge double guns in favor of Mossberg’s 835 Ulti Mag. is was to be an omen of sorts, as within a veyear span the 10 gauge had turned into a relic among many goose hunters. e 3½-inch 12 gauge carried the same energy as the 10 gauge, same payload of shot and patterned nearly as well. It was enough to warrant turning to the 12 gauge that could shoot everything from 3½-inch goose loads all the way down to the old English 2½-inch target rounds. Mossberg transformed the goose gun, making it not only powerful but versatile as well.

Hunting tactics for special seasons are not all that different from those of the traditional hunting year, especially when it comes to having a good dog at your side.

Proven Strategies
If you want to double up on a year of goose hunting, keep several key points in mind. First of all, scouting is paramount. If you aren’t hunting where the geese are, you’re wasting your time. Good guns, loads and decoys won’t help you a bit. Figure at least a full day of scouting, if not more, before most hunts. Use the Internet to help locate the main migration of spring snows across the central yway. In the fall, hunt areas that have held birds (Canadas) all summer or are known to be general

feeding areas. As an example, one of my best early-season fall Canada hunting locations is right in the middle of a public hunting area. e area is a small sand bar on an open river in Wisconsin where I use a handful of oater decoys. With a small powerboat and a good dog, the hunting has been outstanding every September for the last seven years. My strategy here is intercepting passing geese in the morning as they move to feeding areas across the river into Minnesota. In South Dakota I turn the whole thing around and hunt a small marsh area well out on a wide at. I discovered it with a friend on a public lands map. It was not marked, and you would never have known it was open to public hunting. Early-season hunts are generally good because the geese have used the small pond on the land all summer long. ese are nonmigrating birds, and as such, they qualify as nuisance geese and require a good deal of thinning. What you don’t want to do is become static. I know of a hunter who has been coming to South Dakota during the spring snow goose migration for ve years with no luck at all. He uses a single farmer’s elds that

may or may not hold birds. In his case it is usually the latter. You have to be mobile and ready to move in and out of an area quickly if required. A eld can be hot one day and ice-cold the next. e ock you hunted the day before can be sitting two miles away in another cut corn eld or wheat stubble patch. Second, use good decoys, and use enough of them. With Canada geese you can get by with fewer, especially when hunting water, but snows are a di erent story. Here you need quality blocks, and a whole lot of them. Not interested in getting into the full-size spreads? en you can concentrate your hunting e orts on fence lines and bushwhack birds on the up-wind side, although this is really a hit-andmiss strategy. e third and nal element to consider is the aforementioned repower. e advantages of the 3½-inch 12 gauge can’t be stressed enough. Most professional goose hunters tend to prefer the 3½-inch to anything else, primarily because the larger shot size and higher shot count are critical to success on big, high- ying birds. Mossberg’s line of 3½-inch chambered waterfowl guns t the task in every way.
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Whitetail out tter Hayward Simmons, whose hunters have taken several thousand deer since the 1980s, closely agrees with the experience of the author.

Bullets and Bullet Placement for Whitetails
By Layne Simpson
ayward Simmons has owned and operated Cedar Knoll Hunting Lodge near Allendale, South Carolina, since the mid-1980s and is one of the best, most successful whitetail guides and out tters I have had the pleasure of hunting with. I rst hunted with him around 1988 and have long been impressed not only by his knowledge of deer
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The Fusion bullet from Federal represents a good compromise in design—soft enough for a lung shot but tough enough to hold together and penetrate on a shot to the shoulder.

management and deer hunting but also by his great interest in ri es and cartridges. Hayward has now scaled back his operation considerably, but there was a time when it was not uncommon for his hunters to take upward of 500 deer in a season. What makes all of that t into this story is the detailed data he has accumulated on hundreds of kills. As an example, during one season in particular his hunters took 493 deer with 603 shots red, for an average of 1.22 cartridges per deer. Other interesting data includes how far away each deer was when it was shot, what cartridge and bullet were used, where the bullet was placed, how far the animal traveled after being shot and everything else one would desire to know about cartridge and bullet e ectiveness. As for bullet placement, Hayward’s data reveals that the average distance traveled by a deer after being shot through the lungs is 50.4 yards. Some drop more quickly and others run farther, but that’s the average. e cartridges used were in all the various

calibers from .243 to .30 and ranged in power from the .243 Winchester to the various .300 Magnums. Deer shot through the lungs with what he describes as “hard” bullets traveled, on average, 57 percent farther before dropping than when the same placement was used with soft bullets. Some of the more commonly used soft bullets were the Sierra GameKing, Swift Scirocco and Nosler Ballistic Tip, while bullets classi ed as “hard” included those of extremecontrolled-expansion design such as the Barnes X, Winchester Fail Safe and Swift A-Frame. Most e ective caliber/bulletweight combinations are 90 and 95 grains in .243, 100 grains in .257, 140 in 7mm and 150 in .30 caliber. Even lighter bullets worked very nicely in the smaller cartridges, with 125-grain in the .308 Winchester and 130-grain in the 7mm-08 being a couple of examples. Lung shots are OK in open country where a blood trail is easy to nd and follow, but most of my whitetail hunting through the years has taken place

in thickly wooded and cottonmouthinfested swampy areas of the southeast where a deer can be extremely di cult to nd. For this reason I have long preferred to drop them in their tracks with a shot through the shoulders, and Hayward Simmons backs up my preference. According to his data, the average distance traveled by deer shot through the shoulders by his hunters is only 2.6 yards. For that type of shot, some hunters tend to move up to a heavier bullet, but I prefer to stay with a lighter bullet, in order to keep velocity high, but switch to one of tougher construction. An example would be to use a Nosler 130-grain Partition in the .270 Winchester for a shoulder shot rather than the Nosler Ballistic Tip of the same weight, which is best suited for a lung shot. For those who would rather stick with the same bullet for both lung and shoulder shots, designs such as the Swift Scirocco, Nosler AccuBond and the Fusion from Federal in their lighter weights are not bad choices.

Rattling Whitetails
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hen I rattle in a deer for a client, his reaction is usually a mix of excited babbling and disbelief. ey’ve seen it on TV and read it about it in magazines, but few hunters have the requisite faith in the technique and their own abilities to be successful. Rattling and calling work because deer are, by nature, vocal creatures. Don’t believe me? Spend a little time around whitetail breeding operations and you’ll see that deer have a pretty extensive vocabulary. Learn how to speak it and you’ll take more

braggin’-size bucks. You can call deer anywhere, any time. Deer are curious creatures, and a decent fawn or contact bleat will often bring nearby deer for a closer look. But I do the majority of my calling in concert with rattling during the rut, where an estrus bleat and sharp grunt are my calls of choice. ere is no right way to rattle. I have never seen two deer ghts that sounded exactly the same, so there is no reason rattling won’t work for you if you are rattling at the right time in the right place.

e best time to start rattling is when you see an increase in rutting behavior, such as bucks checking does, or an increase in active scrapes. If I notice either of those behaviors, I know it’s time to try tickling the antlers. While the deer may not respond with the same reckless abandon that is seen during the heat of the rut, you will usually get enough takers to make rattling the pre-rut an e ective tactic. During the heat of the rut, I rattle every day. I’ve found that as the rut heats up, bucks respond more aggressively than during the pre-rut.
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With a little faith and know-how, rattling for whitetails can be a potent addition to your bag of tricks. e downside is that those aggressive bucks will often be sporting broken head gear. Still, rattling the rut is the best way I know to bring in mature bucks. As the rut winds down, rattling can still be e ective. Amorous bucks will still be looking for does coming into a second estrous, but the aggressive breeders are pretty weak, tired and
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beat up by the time the rut winds down. If you call too aggressively, they may hang up. So rattle, but tone it down. e closer your buck-to-doe ratio is to 1:1, the better rattling works. After all, if each buck has six or eight does, why would he risk ghting for another? Finally, pay attention to your

setup. Responding bucks will always try to circle downwind, so use natural barriers to keep them from getting downwind or force them to cross open areas before they get downwind. If it all works out, a sharp grunt or an estrus bleat will stop that buck within easy range.

Whitetail Tips:
By Dick Metcalf
he best of today’s fully ri ed slug guns with sabot slugs can deliver the same level of accuracy and bullet performance as many ordinary production-grade center re ri es, out to at least 150 yards. Sabots are spun by the ri ing. e faster they spin, the more stable the enclosed bullet ies. e key to sabot slug performance is smooth separation of the sabot from the projectile. Sabot petals begin to open instantly as they clear the muzzle, and the bullet is typically set free by the time the sabot/bullet unit is just 12 inches away. If there is the slightest instability, o set or irregularity in the moment of sabot separation, the released bullet will not y true and successive projectiles will trace varied trajectories. e faster you drive a sabot projectile, the more muzzle-blast turbulence you create that surrounds the sabot and bullet in the initial milliseconds of separation. Plus, the harder your propellant charge kicks the sabot at the initial moment of ignition, the more distorted (and consequently unbalanced) the sabot may become. erefore, standardvelocity sabot slug loads are generally more accurate than magnum-velocity loads. e tolerance matchup of barrelto-sabot ammunition is critical due to the fact that polymer sabot sleeves are not as tightly spec’d as actual bullets.

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The rewards of a tight-shooting, highly accurate full-ri ed slug barrel. We all know that guns may shoot better with one load over another. is situation is particularly acute with sabot slug loads, where very small di erences in the tightness of the grip of the ri ing on the polymer sabot a ect the rotational velocity imparted to the bullet within. is bullet velocity determines in- ight stability and, thus, resultant accuracy. is means that one fully ri ed barrel for a slug gun may grip a sabot tightly enough to keep its bullet spinning stable for a killing-grade group all the way to a 200-yard target, while the very next barrel o the line, which may be just a bit more toward the open side of the manufacturing tolerance range, may only impart enough rotational velocity to stabilize for killzone accuracy as far as 125 yards. e only way to know the real maximum e ective accuracy range of any speci c sabot/slug-barrel matchup is to shoot it at di erent distances and apply it accordingly. Try as many di erent sabot slug loads as you can. When you nd a good one, buy as much of the same lot as you can; the next lot of the same load will shoot di erently. And remember: Any full-ri ed sabot slug system will shoot much better, much farther, than any traditional smoothbore slug system.
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make a change. After a long search and arduous testing process that lasted 2½ years, the department chose the Mossberg 590A1 . But the NYPD’s chosen one is no ordinary shotgun. Over the coming months, the agency’s 36,000 o cers will be issued a weapon as distinctive as a New York City accent. e Moss-

berg 590 is a stalwart of law enforcement agencies worldwide and the U.S. military. e team at Mossberg worked closely with NYPD o cials to shape this old warhorse into the perfect cruiser shotgun. “ e NYPD went to all the major shotgun manufacturers and gave us all an opportunity to provide rearms

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The NYPD’s shotgun is designed from the ground up as a serious combat tool, providing of cers with tremendous increase in combat power. Cruisers will be equipped with a specialized Model 590A1.

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for testing and evaluation,” said Mark Kresser, VP of Sales and Marketing at Mossberg. “Most of the other competitors fell out because of reliability issues while others were hesitant to customize an existing model. Our willingness to work with them in regard to a specialized product is what sold the gun. We were going to make

The NYPD went searching for a new patrol shotgun and chose a specialized version of the Mossberg 590A1™. By J. Guthrie
exactly the gun they wanted.” e Ithaca Model 37 is a great shotgun; robust and reliable, it has very few faults. But the last 20 years did point out some improvements that needed to be made in the next issue weapon. e bead sight was lacking in low-light and dissimilar to other issue weapons. e department

also wanted to increase magazine capacity and have additional rounds on the gun. Another big challenge was tting the new shotgun into the NYPD’s new cruiser. e department recently switched most cars from Ford Crown Victorias to Dodge Chargers and the electronics array and radio equipment between the front seats did not leave a lot of room for a big shotgun. “Mossberg put together six di erent con gurations, including all the features we thought the NYPD might want,” Kresser said. “ at included di erent stocks, barrel lengths and sights inside those six con gurations. ey tested all of them.” Testing was the easy part, at least for the department. e guns were dumped straight into training rotations at the rearms training and testing facility in the Bronx. Over 400 o cers train there every day, ve days a week, to get certi ed or recerti ed. e test guns amassed thousands and thousands of rounds in just a few months. Training ofcers were also able to quickly sort out which features worked and which ones didn’t for the remarkably diverse department. Since the weapon would essentially be issued to a cruiser and not an individual, the gun would have to work for any o cer—big, tall or small. Concurrent to the cruiser shotgun program, NYPD’s Emergency Services Unit—the department’s SWAT team—tested several di erent breeching guns. ey decided on a Tactical Cruiser with a pistol grip and stand-o tube. “ ose guys were really rough on the test guns,” Kresser said. “ ey literally pounded the barrels through cinder blocks to make sure the stand-o tube wouldn’t come o .” It took a little longer to settle on a standard-issue shotgun, but the department came up with a package of features ideally suited to the mission of keeping the city’s streets safe. e gun starts with a standard 590A1 receiver that is machined from an aluminum forging. e receiver is drilled and tapped to give the department

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The new shotgun’s receiver top safety is ambidextrous and very positive. A red tab gives a visual indicator of the safety’s condition. the options to mount a Picatinny rail, accessories or optics in the future. A standard, mil-spec trigger group and re controls are protected by an aluminum trigger guard. Additionally, the top-of-receiver safety button is an aluminum part on the NYPD guns. All the parts have a matte-black, Parkerized nish. “ e 14-inch, cylinder-bore barrel has the same heavy wall thickness found on many of the U.S. Army issue weapons,” Kresser said. “ e short barrel length was an interesting development, but since you get the same performance and space was
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Two different magazines in the SpeedFeed stock allow of cers to carry and instantly deploy a wide variety of shotgun rounds. such a big issue, it made a lot of sense to go short.” e NYPD had used the Sarchie rack system for years and the new

The low-pro le, Novak-style rear sight is soldered directly onto the barrel. The three-dot sighting system is similar to that of the department’s issue Glock, which simpli es training. 14-inch barrels were too short for the racks. e department wanted to retro t the racks to their new cruisers, so a rack retro t was part of the

THE NYPD CIVILIAN VERSION
The new NYPD shotgun has a lot of proven features that make it a great weapon for cops on the beat. Mossberg created a civilian version of the NYPD gun for those looking to defend hearth and home. It takes advantage of the extensive testing and evaluation completed by the department’s rearms training unit. Now available, the gun is a carbon copy of the NYPD issue weapon with the exception of the 14-inch barrel. While not quite as handy inside the con nes of a car or bedroom, the 18½-inch barrel does add one round of capacity to the magazine tube. The NYPD civilian shotgun is available as a stocked or special-order item at Mossberg dealers nationwide.

The rugged receivers of the 590A1 are machined from an aluminum forging at Mossberg’s North Haven, Connecticut plant. contract. “We sent our engineers down to solve the problem,” Kresser said. “We built a bolt-on kit that allowed them to use their old racks. e biggest requirement was that they didn’t rattle. Anyone who has driven over pot holes and construction on the streets of New York can understand what a challenge this was.” Increased onboard ammo capacity came in the form of the proven SpeedFeed stock. Four extra rounds, in addition to the ve in the magazine tube, are available from two separate magazines found on each side of the stock. e extra rounds slip into a trough in the stock and are held rmly in place by the shotshell crimp area and two molded tabs over the trough. e system is quick to load, quicker to unload and holds the round in such a way that it is easily identi ed should the o cer want to carry several slug or less-than-lethal rounds and make quick ammunition changes. “Both front and rear sights are xed and soldered directly onto the barrel,” Kresser said. “ e department wanted the sights regulated for 25 yards so it worked best for us to put the sights directly on the barrel.” e three-dot, low-pro le sights are a Mossberg design but intentionally are very similar to the Novak-style sights that are on the department’s Glock pistols. Firearms trainers have found that similar sights make training easier and increase an o cer’s ability to put rounds on target, especially in low light. Other features include front and rear sling swivels and an easy-toclean magazine tube. Once the magazine cap is removed, the follower and magazine spring slide right out allowing an o cer to swab out any dirt or debris. Since the barrel is so much shorter than the previously issued Ithaca’s barrel, a fore-end strap was added to prevent o cers from placing their hand in front of the barrel. Mossberg started delivering the NYPD shotgun in February 2008 and the weapon has received rave reviews from o cers. It will take about a year to train all of the department’s o cers and armorers on the new weapon. Given the NYPD’s history of looking hard to nd the perfect tool and then sticking with it, the NYPD Mossberg will probably be found in cruisers for some time to come.
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Range e Safety y
There are over 7 million skeet, trap and sporting clays shooters in the USA. There are over 20 million handgun and rifle target shooters. The shooting sports remain among the very safest sporting activities, with shooting accidents at all-time lows. This remarkable statistic does not happen by accident — no pun intended. This achievement is the result of shooter awareness, and the constant reinforcement of safety rules.
firearms handling practices, can one develop good solid safety habits. Below you will find some select firearm safety practices that are basically universal to all range and shooting situations, and, if strictly practiced, will go a long way towards keeping you and those around you safe at the range. While this is by no means a complete or exhaustive list, they outline some of the more important concepts to consider. Rifle, pistol and shotgun target shooting is best enjoyed when all of the participants on the range are respectful of their fellow shooters, utilize proper range etiquette and above-all, practice safe firearms handling. While all shooters must always be diligent and watchful for unsafe situations, when everyone is handling their firearms safely, the time spent on the range is much more relaxing and enjoyable. Safe handling practices should not be reserved only for when the firearm is actually loaded – rather, it must always be practiced so that safe handling “muscle memory” takes over. If you are unsure about specific rules for any given club, it is best to ask the club’s range safety officer. That way, any rules that are particular to a given club (such as caliber size limits, firing line boundaries, cease fire commands, shot size restrictions, etc.) can be fully explained. Only by learning safe firearm handling practices and being constantly aware of your and other participant’s

An avid hunter, recreational and competition shooter, author Joe Bartozzi, shown at left, is also an NRA Certified Range Safety Officer. Here, he discusses firearms handling safety with a colleague at the shooting range.

Keep the action open and the muzzle pointed in a safe direction. This “rule” illustrates not only the importance of rendering the firearm incapable of firing and serving as a visual indicator to all other shooters that the firearm cannot fire, but also stresses the extremely important aspect of controlling the direction of the muzzle. Be aware, however, that the safe direction instruction is not always self-evident. A safe direction is defined as a direction

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where there can be no human injury and at worst, some minor property damage. The “safe direction” will change depending upon where you are and what is around you. On the range, a safe direction is ALMOST always straight downrange, BUT be aware that target changes, the loading of trap machines, etc. will invariably require people to head downrange. At those times, the safest direction is probably on a gun rack with the action open and the muzzle pointing straight up.

and trap fields are generally important to limit the distance to the shot fall zone), etc. This not only helps to increase safety at the range, but also helps the range maintain its status as a “good neighbor” as regards shot or bullets leaving the club property and noise limits, for example.

Load only when appropriate. On the skeet, sporting clays and trap fields, for example, one should load ONLY when properly positioned in the shooting station and ONLY when it’s your turn to fire. When target shooting or practicing at the range, NEVER load prior to stepping up to the firing line. Closing the action, especially on live ammunition, at any other time should not be tolerated. Be aware that certain shooting sports such as American Trap (Singles and Handicap) allow only one round to be loaded when you’re preparing to call for your target. Never touch a firearm if someone is forward of the firing line. This applies when someone is loading the trap house, or going downrange to change pistol or rifle targets. There should be NO set of circumstances where firearms are being handled with shooters (or any other persons) downrange. Know your club’s rules. The rules may consist of cease fire commands, magazine capacity, hours of operation, the type of ammunition that is acceptable (e.g. shot size on the skeet

Never handle someone else’s firearm without their permission. This is important because various firearms have similar, but different, user controls. As an example, some shotguns utilize “release triggers” which, although they should be clearly marked, work in a completely opposite manner from traditional triggers. It is important to become thoroughly familiar with all of the handling and user control features of any firearm BEFORE loading it with live ammunition. Be informed. Stay informed. Mossberg® Owner’s Manuals provide not only familiarization, use, and maintenance instructions for your firearm, but also a thorough set of important safety warnings. Please make sure that BEFORE you handle any firearm you take the time to read and thoroughly understand all of the safety warnings contained in its Owner’s Manual. If you are unsure about the rules at your particular club, or an establishment that you are planning to visit, the on-site Range Safety Officer can provide you with important instructions. �

Safety and safe firearm’ s handling is everyone’s responsibility!
Mossberg proudly supports programs that encourage safety, education, and the promotion of the shooting sports through its association with numerous organizations.

Though many safety rules are universal in nature, every shooting venue is likely to have unique requirements and guidelines for shooters using their facility. Never assume — check with the Range Safety Officer for details before approaching the line!

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Mossberg® Rifles & Shotguns
464™ Lever-Action Rifles ............................ 63 4x4™ Bolt-Action Rfiles .............................. 64 100ATR® Bolt-Action Rifles ............................. 66 935 Magnum™ Autoloading Shotguns ............... 68 930™ Autoloading Shotguns .......................... 70 835® Ulti-Mag® Pump-Action Shotguns ........... 72 535 ATS™ Pump-Action Shotguns .................. 74 500® Pump-Action Shotguns ....................... 76 Bantam™ Series Shotguns ............................. 78

Maverick® Shotguns
Maverick® 88™ Pump-Action Shotguns .............. 79

Mossberg International™ Rifles & Shotguns
Reserve Series™ Over-and-Under Shotguns ........ 80 Reserve Series™ Side-by-Side Shotguns ............ 81 SA-20™ Autoloading Shotguns ....................... 81 702 Plinkster® Semi-Automatic Rifles ............. 82 802 Plinkster™ Bolt-Action Rifles ..................... 83 817™ Bolt-Action Rifles ................................. 84 801™ Half-Pint Bolt-Action Rifle .................... 84

Mossberg® Special Purpose Firearms
590A1™ Pump-Action Shotguns ..................... 85 500® & 590® Pump-Action Shotguns ................ 86 930™ Autoloading Shotguns .......................... 87 100ATR® Night Train™ Rifle .......................... 87 590A1™(Class III Restricted) Shotguns ............ 88

Specification Charts ................................ 89 Chokes/Barrels/Accessories .................. 100 Signature Collection Gear & Apparel ........ 103

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New Pistol Grip Stock– Features diamond pattern cut checkering on pistol grip and forearm for a stylish look and an easy grip in the field. Far right: Intricate cut checkering surrounds the pistol grip stock’s forearm, edge-to-edge.

464™ Centerfire Lever-Action Rifle .30-30 Win., 20" Barrel, Blued Finish, Checkered Pistol Grip Wood Stock, Item #41020

464™ Centerfire Lever-Action Rifle .30-30 Win., 20" Barrel, Blued Finish, Straight Grip Wood Stock, Item #41010

464™ Rimfire Lever-Action Rifle .22LR, 18" Barrel, Blued Finish, Straight Grip Wood Stock, Item #43000

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4X4 Bolt-Action Rifles

104 BOLT-ACTION RIFLE CONFIGURATIONS — SEE PAGE 89 FOR PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

4x4™ Rifle — Skeletonized Stock/Synthetic 24" Barrel, Marinecote™ Finish, Skeletonized Black Synthetic Stock, LBA™ Trigger, Available in 6 Calibers from .25-06 Rem. to .338 Win. Mag.

4x4™ Rifle — Skeletonized Stock/Synthetic Laminate 24" Barrel, Matte Blue Finish, Skeletonized Laminate Finished Synthetic Stock, LBA™ Trigger, Available in 6 Calibers from .25-06 Rem. to .338 Win. Mag.

4x4™ Rifle — Classic Stock/Walnut 24" Barrel, Matte Blue Finish, Classic Walnut Stock, LBA™ Trigger, Available in 6 Calibers from .25-06 Rem. to .338 Win. Mag.

4x4™ Rifle — Classic Stock/Laminate 24" Barrel, Matte Blue Finish, Classic Laminate Stock, LBA™ Trigger, Available in 6 Calibers from .25-06 Rem. to .338 Win. Mag.

4x4™ Rifle — Classic Stock/Synthetic 24" Barrel, Marinecote™ Finish, Classic Black Synthetic Stock, LBA™ Trigger, Available in 6 Calibers from .25-06 Rem. to .338 Win. Mag.

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4x4™ Rifle — Sculpted Stock/Walnut/Rifle Sights 22" Barrel, Matte Blue Finish, Sculpted Walnut Stock, LBA™ Trigger, Adjustable Rifle Sights, Available in 3 Calibers from .30-06 Sprg. to .338 Win. Mag.

4x4™ Rifle — Sculpted Stock/Laminate 24" Barrel, Matte Blue Finish, Sculpted Laminate Stock, LBA™ Trigger, Available in 6 Calibers from .25-06 Rem. to .338 Win. Mag.

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4x4™ Scoped Combo — Sculpted Stock/Laminate 24" Barrel, Marinecote™ Finish, Sculpted Laminate Stock, LBA™ Trigger, 3-9x40mm Variable Scope, Available in 3 Calibers from .270 Win. to .300 Win. Mag.

4x4™ Scoped Combo — Sculpted Stock/Walnut 24" Barrel, Matte Blue Finish, Sculpted Walnut Stock, LBA™ Trigger, 3-9x40mm Variable Scope, Available in 3 Calibers from .270 Win. to .300 Win. Mag.

4x4™ Scoped Combo — Classic Stock/Synthetic 24" Barrel, Matte Blue Finish, Classic Black Synthetic Stock, LBA™ Trigger, 3-9x40mm Variable Scope, Available in 3 Calibers from .270 Win. to .300 Win. Mag.

4x4™ Rifle — Classic Stock/Walnut 24" Barrel, Matte Blue Finish, Classic Walnut Stock, LBA™ Trigger, Available in 6 Calibers from .25-06 Rem. to .338 Win. Mag.

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4x4™ Rifle — Sculpted Stock/Laminate 24" Barrel, Matte Blue Finish, Skeletonized Black Synthetic Stock, LBA™ Trigger, Available in 6 Calibers from .25-06 Rem. to .338 Win. Mag.

4x4™ Scoped Combo — Skeletonized Stock/Syn. Laminate 24" Barrel, Matte Blue Finish, Skeletonized Laminate Finished Synthetic Stock, LBA™ Trigger, 3-9x40mm Variable Scope, Available in 3 Calibers from .270 Win. to .300 Win. Mag.

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100ATR Bolt-Action Rifles
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42 BOLT-ACTION RIFLE CONFIGURATIONS — SEE PAGE 90 FOR PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

100ATR® Long-Action .30-06 Sprg., 22" Barrel, Matte Blue Finish, LBA™ Trigger, Mossy Oak® New Break-Up® Camo Stock, Item #26215

100ATR® Long-Action .270 Win., 22" Barrel, Matte Blue Finish, LBA Trigger™ Dura-Wood™ Walnut Finished Synthetic Stock, Item #26110

100ATR® Long-Action .30-06 Sprg., 22" Barrel, Matte Blue Finish, LBA Trigger™ Realtree® AP® Camo Stock, Item #26675

100ATR® Short-Action .243 Win., 22" Barrel, Matte Blue Finish, LBA™ Trigger, Mossy Oak® Brush® Camo Stock, Item #26680

100ATR® Short-Action .308 Win., 22" Barrel, Adjustable Rifle Sights, Matte Blue Finish LBA™ Trigger, Black Synthetic Stock, Item #26252

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100ATR® Short-Action .243 Win., 22" Barrel, Matte Blue Finish, LBA™ Trigger, Walnut Stock, Item #26020

100ATR® Bantam™ Short-Action .308 Win., 20" Barrel, Matte Blue Finish, LBA™ Trigger, Walnut Stock, Item #26242

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100ATR® Super Bantam™ Short-Action .308 Win., 20" Barrel, Matte Blue Finish, LBA™ Trigger, Adjustable Black Synthetic Stock (inset, below), Item #26245

100ATR® Short-Action Scoped Combo .243 Win., 22" Barrel, Matte Blue Finish, LBA™ Trigger, Black Synthetic Stock, 3-9x40mm Variable Scope, Item #26212

100ATR® Short-Action Scoped Combo .308 Win., 22" Barrel, Matte Blue Finish, LBA™ Trigger, Walnut Stock, 3-9x40mm Variable Scope, Item #26232

100ATR® Super Bantam™ Short-Action Scoped Combo .243 Win., 20" Barrel, Matte Blue Finish, LBA™ Trigger, Adjustable Black Synthetic Stock (shown extended, left), 3-9x40mm Variable Scope, Item #26260

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Trigger System– Most 100ATR bolt-action models now come standard with our new adjustable, creep-free Lightning Bolt Action™ Trigger system I Quality Queues– The free-floating, button-rifled barrel, recessed muzzle crown, two-piece factory installed scope bases, and smooth, solid action all combine for a super-reliable bolt-action at a tremendous price
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100ATR® Long-Action Scoped Combo .30-06 Sprg., 22" Barrel, Matte Blue Finish, LBA™ Trigger, Black Synthetic Stock, 3-9x40mm Variable Scope, Item #26350

Top-Load Magazine– the integral top-load magazine offers 4+1 capacity while providing reliable feeding and simple loading and unloading Scoped Combos– Factory-mounted scoped combos are available, featuring a 3-9x40mm variable centerfire rifle scope Bantam & Super Bantam Models– offer special features including a shortened length of pull and pistol grip, shorter barrel, and a soft, supple recoilreducing butt pad. Super Bantam models feature an innovative adjustable stock for the growing shooter Scope Bases– Weaver-style, two-piece scope bases are factory installed on all non-rifle sight models for quick and easy optics installation Marinecote™ Models– Mossberg’s proprietary all-weather Marinecote™ finish provides the ultimate protection in extreme weather, especially near tough marine environments Wide Selection– choose from the standard Black Synthetic, unique Dura-Wood™ Walnut finish, functional Hi-Def Camo, or the traditional Walnut stock to suit your hunting style Every 100ATR® comes factory assembled and includes a free gun lock and 2-year limited warranty.

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935 Magnum Autoloader

17 AUTOLOADING SHOTGUN CONFIGURATIONS — SEE PAGE 91 FOR PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

935 Magnum™ Turkey 12 Gauge, Realtree® Hardwoods® HD Green, 24" Overbored Barrel, Item #82026

935 Magnum™ Turkey 12 Gauge, Mossy Oak® Obsession®, 24" Overbored Barrel, Item #82032

935 Magnum™ Turkey — Pistol Grip 12 Gauge, Mossy Oak® Obsession®, 22" Overbored Barrel, X-Factor Ported Tube, Item #82540

935 Magnum™ Turkey 12 Gauge, Mossy Oak® New Break-Up®, 24" Overbored Barrel, Item #82036

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Hardcore Versatility– Developed for use with 12 gauge 3" and 31/2" factory loaded shotshells... from high-brass small game loads to the most punishing non-toxic and lead 31/2" magnum rounds Gas System– Dual gas-vent system vents excess gases to aid in recoil reduction and eliminate stress on operating components Drilled & Tapped– All 935™ models feature a drilled and tapped receiver, factory-ready for scope base and optics installation Fiber Optic Sights– Fiber optic front bead sight standard on all waterfowl models; fully adjustable front and rear fiber optic sights standard on all turkey models Choke Tubes– Interchangeable Accu-Mag™ choke tube set and wrench (Improved Cylinder, Modified, Full) are included with all waterfowl models Uni-Line Stock and Receiver– Soft, angled edge of receiver marries with the stock perfectly, providing instinctive eye/rib alignment Turkey Chokes– Premium ported X-Factor™ or extended Ulti-Full™ chokes on turkey models Quick-Empty Magazine Button– Easy-to-operate quick-empty magazine button releases contents of the magazine for quick, convenient unloading Every 935™ comes factory assembled and includes a free gun lock and 2-year limited warranty.

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935 Magnum™ Waterfowl 12 Gauge, Black Synthetic Stock, 28" Overbored Barrel, Sling, Item #81000

935 Magnum™ Waterfowl 12 Gauge, Mossy Oak® New Break-Up®, 28" Overbored Barrel, Sling, Item #81035

935 Magnum™ Waterfowl 12 Gauge, Advantage® Max-4®, 26" Overbored Barrel, Item #82037

935 Magnum™ Waterfowl 12 Gauge, Mossy Oak® Duck Blind®, 28" Overbored Barrel, Sling, Item #81020

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935 Magnum™ Slugster® 12 Gauge, Realtree® AP®, 24" Fully-Rifled Slugster® Barrel, Rifle Sights, Item #81031

935 Magnum™ Turkey/Deer Combo 12 Gauge, Mossy Oak® New Break-Up®, 24" Fully-Rifled Slugster® Barrel and 24" Overbored Turkey Barrel, Item #82210

935 Magnum™ Waterfowl/Turkey Combo 12 Gauge, Mossy Oak® New Break-Up®, 28" and 24" Overbored Barrels, Item #81224

SEE PAGES 89 – 99 FOR COMPLETE PRODUCT LISTINGS AND SPECIFICATIONS.

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930 Autoloader

17 AUTOLOADER CONFIGURATIONS — SEE PAGE 91 & 92 FOR PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

930™ Field 12 Gauge, American Black Walnut Stock, 28" Ported Barrel, Item #85110

930™ Turkey 12 Gauge, Realtree® Hardwoods® HD Green, 24" Ported Barrel, Item #85220

930™ Turkey — Pistol Grip 12 Gauge, Mossy Oak® Obsession®, Full-Length Stock with Pistol Grip, 24" Ported Barrel, Item #85270

930™ Turkey — Pistol Grip 12 Gauge, Black Synthetic Full-Length Stock with Pistol Grip, 24" Ported Barrel, Item #85265

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930™ Waterfowl 12 Gauge, Mossy Oak® Duck Blind®, 28" Ported Barrel, Item #85210

930™ Slugster® 12 Gauge, Black Synthetic Monte Carlo Stock, Integral Scope Base, 24" Ported/Fully-Rifled Slugster® Barrel, Item #85232

930™ Slugster® 12 Gauge, Mossy Oak® New Break-Up® Monte Carlo Stock, Integral Scope Base, 24" Ported/Fully-Rifled Slugster® Barrel, Item #85310

930™ Slugster® 12 Gauge, Realtree® AP® Monte Carlo Stock, Integral Scope Base, 24" Ported/Fully-Rifled Slugster® Barrel, Item #85311

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930™ Slugster® 12 Gauge, American Black Walnut Stock, 24" Ported/Fully-Rifled Slugster® Barrel, Adjustable Rifle Sights, Item #85114

930™ Field/Deer Combo 12 Gauge, American Black Walnut Stock, 26" Ported Field and 24" Ported/Fully-Rifled Slugster® Barrels, Item #85125

930™ Deer/Waterfowl Combo 12 Gauge, Black Synthetic Stock, 24" Ported/Fully-Rifled Slugster® and 28" Ported Waterfowl Barrels, Item #85238

SEE PAGES 89 – 99 FOR COMPLETE PRODUCT LISTINGS AND SPECIFICATIONS.

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23 PUMP-ACTION SHOTGUN CONFIGURATIONS — SEE PAGE 92 FOR PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

835® Ulti-Mag® Grand Slam Series™ 12 Gauge, Mossy Oak® New Break-Up®, 20" Overbored Barrel, X-Factor™ Ported Tube, Padded Sling, Item #62337

835® Ulti-Mag® Turkey 12 Gauge, Realtree® Hardwoods® HD Green, 24" Ported/Overbored Barrel, Item #62237

835® Ulti-Mag® Thumbhole/Synthetic 12 Gauge, Mossy Oak® New Break-Up®, 20" Overbored Barrel, X-Factor™ Ported Tube, Item #63130

835® Ulti-Mag® Turkey 12 Gauge, Mossy Oak® Obsession®, 24" Ported/Overbored Barrel, Item #63515

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835® Ulti-Mag® Waterfowl 12 Gauge, Wood Stock, 28" Ported/Overbored Barrel, Item #61120

835® Ulti-Mag® Flyway Series™ 12 Gauge, Advantage® Max-4™, 28" Overbored Barrel, X-Factor™ Ported Tube, Padded Sling, Item #62149

835® Ulti-Mag® Waterfowl 12 Gauge, Mossy Oak® Duck Blind®, 28" Ported/Overbored Barrel, Item #63520

835® Ulti-Mag® Waterfowl 12 Gauge, Advantage® Max-4™, 28" Ported/Overbored Barrel, Item #62144

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835® Ulti-Mag® Slugster® 12 Gauge, Realtree® AP®, 24" Ported/Fully-Rifled Slugster® Barrel, Rifle Sights, Item #63510

835® Ulti-Mag® Turkey/Deer Combo/Dual-Comb® Stock 12 Gauge, Mossy Oak® New Break-Up®, 24" Ported/Overbored Turkey Barrel and 24" Ported/Fully-Rifled Slugster® Barrel, Item #62414

835® Ulti-Mag® Turkey/Waterfowl Combo 12 Gauge, Mossy Oak® New Break-Up®, 24" and 28" Ported/Overbored Barrels, Item #62338

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535 ATS Pump-Action

17 PUMP-ACTION SHOTGUN CONFIGURATIONS — SEE PAGE 93 FOR PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

535 ATS™ Turkey 12 Gauge, Realtree® Hardwoods® HD Green, 22" Barrel, Item #45215

535 ATS™ Turkey 12 Gauge, Mossy Oak® Obsession®, 22" Barrel, Item #45450

535 ATS™ Field 12 Gauge, Wood Stock, 28" Barrel, Item #45000

535 ATS™ Thumbhole/Synthetic 12 Gauge, Black Synthetic Stock, 20" Barrel, X-Factor™ Ported Tube, Item #45100

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535 ATS™ Waterfowl 12 Gauge, Advantage® Max-4™, 28" Barrel, Item #45225

535 ATS™ Waterfowl 12 Gauge, Mossy Oak® Duck Blind®, 28" Barrel, Item #45600

535 ATS™ Turkey/Waterfowl Combo 12 Gauge, Mossy Oak® New Break-Up®, 22" Turkey and 28" Waterfowl Barrels, Item #45315

535 ATS™ Slugster® 12 Gauge, Realtree® AP®, 24" Fully-Rifled Slugster® Barrel, Integral Scope Base, Dual Comb® Stock, Item #45440

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535 ATS™ Slugster® 12 Gauge, Black Synthetic Stock, 24" Fully-Rifled Slugster® Barrel, Adjustable Rifle Sights, Item #45124

535 ATS™ Field/Deer Combo 12 Gauge, Wood Stock, 28" Field and 24" Fully-Rifled Slugster® Barrels, Item #45310

535 ATS™ Turkey/Deer Combo 12 Gauge, Mossy Oak® New Break-Up®, 22" Turkey and 24" Fully-Rifled Slugster® Barrels, Item #45210

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500 Pump-Action
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36 PUMP-ACTION CONFIGURATIONS — SEE PAGE 93 & 94 FOR PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

500® Pump-Action Field 20 Gauge, Hardwood Stock, 26" Barrel, Item #50136

500® Pump-Action Field .410 Bore, Hardwood Stock, 24" Barrel, Item #50104

500® Pump-Action Turkey 12 Gauge, Mossy Oak® Obsession®, 24" Ported Barrel, Item #55115

500® Pump-Action Thumbhole/Synthetic 12 Gauge, Realtree® Hardwoods HD Green®, 20" Barrel, X-Factor™ Ported Tube, Item #57720

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500® Pump-Action Grand Slam Series™ 12 Gauge, Realtree® Hardwoods® HD Green, 20" Barrel, X-Factor™ Ported Tube, Padded Sling, Item #52263

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500® Pump-Action Flyway Series™ 12 Gauge, Advantage® Max-4™, 28" Barrel, X-Factor™ Ported Tube, Padded Sling, Item #51266

500® Pump-Action Slugster® 12 Gauge, Wood Stock, 24" Ported/Fully-Rifled Slugster® Barrel, Item #54244

500® Pump-Action Slugster® 12 Gauge, Realtree® AP®, 24" Ported/Fully-Rifled Slugster® Barrel Integral Scope Base, Dual Comb® Stock, Item #55100

500® Pump-Action Slugster® 20 Gauge, 24" Ported/Fully-Rifled Slugster® Barrel, Integral Scope Base, Hardwood Dual Comb® Stock, Item #54232

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Integral Scope Base Configurations– Six 500® models are available with Mossberg’s integral, barrel-mounted cantilever scope mount. With this system, the barrel and scope become one integral unit that can be removed and remounted without re-zeroing the scope. Integral scope base models are available in both 12 and 20 gauge. They are also offered as an accessory barrel/scope combination, paired with a laser-bore sighted 3-9x40mm variable scope — removing the guesswork from setting up a scoped shotgun.

500® Pump-Action Muzzleloader .50 Caliber, Hardwood Stock, 24" Fully-Rifled Barrel, Item #54155

500® Pump-Action Field/Deer Combo 20 Gauge, Mossy Oak® New Break-Up®, 26" Ported Field and 24" Ported/Fully-Rifled Slugster® Barrels, Item #54186

500® Pump-Action Muzzleloader/Deer Combo .50 Caliber/24" /Fully-Rifled Muzzleloader Barrel and 12 Gauge/24" Ported/Fully-Rifled Slugster® Barrel, Black Synthetic Stock, Item #54150

SEE PAGES 89 – 99 FOR COMPLETE PRODUCT LISTINGS AND SPECIFICATIONS.

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500 Bantam & 505 Youth
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16 PUMP-ACTION CONFIGURATIONS — SEE PAGE 94 & 95 FOR PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

505 Youth™ Field .410 Bore, 20" Barrel, Hardwood Stock, Item #57120

500® Super Bantam™ Field 20 Gauge, 22" Barrel, Adjustable Synthetic Stock, Item #54210

500® Super Bantam™ Turkey 20 Gauge, 22" Barrel, Mossy Oak® Obsession,® Adjustable Synthetic Stock, Item #54252

500® Super Bantam™ Slugster® 20 Gauge, 24" Ported/Fully-Rifled Slugster® Barrel, Realtree® AP,® Integral Scope Base, Adjustable Synthetic Stock, Item #54254

Bantam™ Series Shotguns
Versatile– Offered in a full line of .410 bore, 20 and 12 gauge models I Special Features– All 500® Bantam™ and 505 Youth™ 12 and 20 gauge models include special features found only on these models, including EZ-Reach™ forearm, shortened pistol grip, reduced LOP and shorter barrels for improved balance I Drilled & Tapped– All 12 and 20 gauge 500® Bantam™ and 505 Youth™ models feature a drilled and tapped receiver, factory-ready for scope base and optics installation I Quality Queues– A combination of dual extractors, twin action bars, positive steel-to-steel lock-up, and an anti-jam elevator combine for reliable, smooth operation I Ported Barrels– Select 12 and 20 gauge barrels are factory ported for reduced muzzle jump and felt recoil I Fiber Optic Sights– Fully adjustable front and rear fiber optic sights standard on the 500® Bantam™ turkey model – perfect for use in low light conditions I Choke Tubes– Interchangeable Accu-Choke™ tube set and wrench and X-Full choke tubes included on select models I Turkey Features– X-Full extended choke and fully adjustable front and rear fiber optic sights offered on select turkey models I Every 500® Bantam™ and 505 Youth™ includes a free gun lock and 10-year limited warranty.
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500® Super Bantam™ Field 20 Gauge, 22" Barrel, Pink Marble, Adjustable Synthetic Stock, Item #54147

500® Super Bantam™ Field/Deer Combo 20 Gauge, 22" Field and 24" Ported/Fully-Rifled Slugster® Barrels, ® Mossy Oak® New Break-Up, Adjustable Synthetic Stock, Item #54141

500® Bantam™ Field/Deer Combo 20 Gauge, 22" Field and 24" Ported/Fully-Rifled Slugster® Barrels, Hardwood Stock, Item #54188

DON’T RELY ON YOUR FIREARM’S “SAFETY.”

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Maverick Pump-Actions
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6 PUMP-ACTION CONFIGURATIONS — SEE PAGE 95 FOR PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

Maverick® 88™ Security – 6 Shot 12 Gauge, 18.5" Barrel, Blued Finish, Black Synthetic Stock, Cylinder Bore, Item #31023

Maverick® 88™ Security – 8 Shot 12 Gauge, 20" Barrel, Blued Finish, Black Synthetic Stock, Cylinder Bore, Item #31046

Maverick® 88™ Slug 12 Gauge, 24" Barrel, Cylinder Bore, Blued Finish, Black Synthetic Stock, Item #31017

Maverick® 88™ All-Purpose 12 Gauge, 28" Barrel, Blued Finish, Modified Choke Tube Black Synthetic Stock, Item #31010

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Versatility– Maverick shotguns are developed for use with 12 and 20 Gauge 2 3/4" and 3" factoryloaded ammunition Quality Queues– a combination of dual extractors, twin action bars, positive steel-to-steel lock-up, and an anti-jam elevator combine for reliable, smooth operation Trouble-Free Maintenance– easy to maintain design requires only the removal of one pin to field strip, with no special tools required Durable Finishes– All models feature a blued metal finish and durable black synthetic stock and forearm Interchangeable Barrels– Maverick barrels are fully interchangeable and are compatible with Mossberg® 500® pump-action models Maverick Accu-Choke Tubes– are interchangeable with Mossberg 500® (12 and 20 gauge), 535 ATS™ and 930™ Accu-Choke models Every Maverick® 88™ includes a free gun lock and 1-year limited warranty.

Maverick® 88™ All-Purpose 20 Gauge, 26" Barrel, Blued Finish, Modified Choke Tube Black Synthetic Stock, Item #32200

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Reserve Series Over/ Unders

9 OVER-AND-UNDER CONFIGURATIONS — SEE PAGE 96 FOR PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

Silver Reserve™ Field .410 Bore, 26" Barrels, Black Walnut Stock, Game Scene Engraving, Item #75416

Silver Reserve™ Bantam™ Field 20 Gauge, 26" Barrels, Black Walnut Stock, 131/4" LOP, Game Scene Engraving, Item #75433

Silver Reserve™ Field 12 Gauge, 28" Barrels, Black Walnut Stock, Game Scene Engraving, Item #75410

Reserve Series™ Over/Unders
Bantam Model– 20 ga. Silver Reserve Bantam model features a shortened walnut buttstock and recoil reducing buttpad I Field Models– offered in 12, 20, 28 gauge and .410 bore models, featuring rich scroll work and gold engraved game scenes I Sporting Models– Silver Reserve™ and Onyx Reserve™ Sporting models feature rich scroll work, a special extra-wide 10mm rib, ported barrels, and a 1/4" longer LOP for enhanced fit on the range I Turkish Walnut– Elegant yet functional, every model features a cut checkered Turkish black walnut stock and forearm, cut with classic lines for optimum handling performance I Dual Locking Lugs– robust lugs provide strong, secure lock-up of barrels to the receiver for maximum reliability and longevity I Selective Trigger– single selective trigger features a crisp trigger pull and is protected via a spacious trigger guard with sweeping edges for use with gloved fingers I Choke Tubes– Interchangeable Sport Set includes wrench and five choke tubes: Improved Cylinder (2), Modified, Improved Modified and Full. I Safety and Barrel Selector– Each model Reserve™ is equipped with an ambidextrous thumb-operated safety and integrated barrel selector, located on the top tang for convenient, easy-to-see operation I Chrome-Plated Chambers and Bores– a feature on all models, maximize corrosion resistance, and at the same time minimize shot/wad friction while traveling the length of the bore I Every Reserve Series™ Over-and-Under includes a free gun lock and 1-year limited warranty.
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Silver Reserve™ Field—20/28 Combo 20 and 28 Gauge, 26" Barrels, Black Walnut Stock, Game Scene Engraving, Item #75254

Silver Reserve™ Field—12/20 Combo 12 and 20 Gauge, 28" and 26" Barrels, Black Walnut Stock, Game Scene Engraving, Item #75253

Silver Reserve™ Sporting 12 Gauge, 28" Ported Barrels, Extra-wide 10mm Rib, Black Walnut Stock, Scroll Engraving, Item #75418

Onyx Reserve™ Sporting 12 Gauge, 28" Ported Barrels, Extra-wide 10mm Rib, Black Walnut Stock, Scroll Engraving, Item #75431

ALWAYS USE THE PROPER AMMUNITION FOR YOUR FIREARM.

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Reserve Series SxS/SA-20

11 SHOTGUN CONFIGURATIONS — SEE PAGE 95 & 96 FOR PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

Onyx Reserve™ Side-by-Side Field 28 Gauge, 26" Barrels, Black Walnut Stock, Scroll Engraving, Item #77007

Silver Reserve™ Side-by-Side Field 12 Gauge, 28" Barrels, Black Walnut Stock, Scroll Engraving, Item #77084

Onyx Reserve™ Side-by-Side Field 20 Gauge, 26" Barrels, Black Walnut Stock, Scroll Engraving, Item #77028

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Silver Reserve™ Side-by-Side Field 12 Gauge, 26" Barrels, Black Walnut Stock, Scroll Engraving, Item #77081

Choke Tubes– Interchangeable Sport Set includes wrench and five choke tubes: Improved Cylinder (2), Modified, Improved Modified and Full. I Safety and Barrel Selector– Each model is equipped with an ambidextrous thumb-operated safety and integrated barrel selector, located on the top tang for convenient, easy-to-see operation I Chrome-Plated Chambers and Bores– a feature on all models, maximize corrosion resistance, and at the same time minimize shot/wad friction while traveling the length of the bore I Every Reserve Series™ Side-by-Side includes a free gun lock and 1-year limited warranty.
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Onyx Reserve™ Side-by-Side Field 12 Gauge, 26" Barrels, Black Walnut Stock, Scroll Engraving, Item #77083

SA-20™ Autoloader 20 Gauge, 28" Barrel, Black Synthetic Stock, Item #75771

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SA-20™ Gas System– vents excess gases to aid in recoil reduction and to help eliminate stress on operating components

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Choke Tubes– Interchangeable Sport Set includes wrench and five choke tubes: Cylinder, Improved Cylinder, Modified, Improved Modified and Full.
Model– SA-20 Bantam features a shortened 13" LOP and 24" barrel, perfect for younger shooters or smaller stature adults

SA-20™ Bantam™ Autoloader 20 Gauge, 24" Barrel, Black Synthetic Stock, 13" LOP, Item #75770

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Every SA-20™ Autoloader includes a free gun lock and 1-year limited warranty.

SEE PAGES 89 – 99 FOR COMPLETE PRODUCT LISTINGS AND SPECIFICATIONS.

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702 Plinkster Semi-Automatics
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15 SEMI-AUTOMATIC RIFLE CONFIGURATIONS — SEE PAGE 96 FOR PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

702 Plinkster® Bantam™ — Scoped Combo .22LR, 18" Barrel, Black Synthetic Stock, Adjustable Rifle Sights, 4X Scope, Item #37035

702 Plinkster® Bantam™ Semi-Automatic .22LR, 18" Barrel, Black Synthetic Stock, Adjustable Rifle Sights, Item #37000

702 Plinkster® Semi-Automatic — Wood .22LR, 18" Barrel, Wood Stock Adjustable Rifle Sights, Item #37150

702 Plinkster® Thumbhole Tipdown — Brushed Chrome .22LR, 21" Barrel, Black Synthetic Thumbhole/Tipdown Stock, Adjustable Rifle Sights, Item #37090

702 Plinkster® Semi-Automatics
Scoped Combos– 702 Plinkster® models are offered in factory-mounted 4X scoped combo sets I Bantam Models– 702 Plinkster® Bantam™ models feature a shortened 12 1/4" LOP and 18" barrel – perfect for younger shooters or smaller stature adults I Accuracy– 18" & 21" barrels are free-floating for superior accuracy in changing weather conditions I Stock Finishes– A variety of hardwood, Dura-Wood,™ standard black, hi-definition camo, and other specialty finish synthetic stocks to choose from I Dovetailed Receiver– Receiver grooved to accept 3/8" scope mounts for quick and easy optics installation I Easy Operation– conveniently located cross bolt safety and magazine release button I Performance– aluminum alloy receiver and trigger guard for improved balance and handling I Detachable Magazine– a 10-round capacity detachable metal magazine included with each rifle I Sights– All 702 Plinkster® models feature a fold-down rear sight, allowing for mounting of 32 mm or smaller objective diameter scope I Every 702 Plinkster® includes a free gun lock and 1-year limited warranty.
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702 Plinkster® Semi-Automatic .22LR, 18" Barrel, Pink Synthetic Stock, Adjustable Rifle Sights, Item #37039

702 Plinkster® Semi-Automatic — Camo .22LR, 18" Barrel, Mossy Oak® New Break-Up® Finish Synthetic Stock, Adjustable Rifle Sights, Item #37012

702 Plinkster® Semi-Automatic — Dura-Wood ™ .22LR, 18" Barrel, Dura-Wood™ Tiger Maple Finish Synthetic Stock, Adjustable Rifle Sights, Item #37041

NEVER LEAVE A LOADED FIREARM UNATTENDED.

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802Plinkster Bolt-Actions

16 BOLT-ACTION RIFLE CONFIGURATIONS — SEE PAGE 97 FOR PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

802 Bantam™ Plinkster™ — Scoped Combo .22LR, 18" Barrel, Black Synthetic Stock, 4X Scope, Item #37114

802 Varmint Plinkster™ Bolt-Action — Wood .22LR, 21" Bull Barrel, Wood Stock, Adjustable Rifle Sights, Item #38086

802 Plinkster™ Bolt-Action .22LR, 18" Barrel, Pink Marble Finish, Synthetic Stock, Adjustable Rifle Sights, Item #37038

802 Varmint Plinkster™ Bolt-Action — Wood/Brushed Chrome .22LR, 21" Bull Barrel, Wood Stock, Adjustable Rifle Sights, Item #38099

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Scoped Combos– 802 Plinkster™ bolt-action models are offered in factory-mounted 4X scoped combo sets Bantam Models– 802 Plinkster™ Bantam™ models feature a shortened 12 1/4" LOP and 18" barrel – perfect for young shooters or smaller stature adults Accuracy– 18" & 21" barrels are free-floating for superior accuracy in changing weather conditions Stock Finishes– 802 Plinkster™ models are available in a variety of rugged, all-weather Synthetic (in Black, Pink, or Pink Marble finishes) and traditional Wood stocks Barrel Finishes– Models are available in both blue and brushed chrome finishes Scope Ready– All 802 Plinkster™ models feature a grooved receiver, compatible with 3/8" scope mounts for quick and easy optics installation Easy Operation– conveniently located cross bolt safety and magazine release button Detachable Magazine– a 10-round capacity magazine is included with each rifle Every 802 Plinkster™ includes a free gun lock and 1-year limited warranty.

802 Plinkster™ Thumbhole Tipdown .22LR, 18" Barrel, Black Synthetic Thumbhole/Tipdown Stock, Adjustable Rifle Sights, Item #37091

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802 Varmint Plinkster™ Bolt-Action — Brushed Chrome .22LR, 21" Bull Barrel, Black Synthetic Stock, Adjustable Rifle Sights, Item #37096

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817 & 801Half-Pint Bolt-Actions
™ ™

11 BOLT-ACTION RIFLE CONFIGURATIONS — SEE PAGE 97 FOR PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

817™ Bolt-Action — Brushed Chrome .17 HMR, 21" Barrel, Black Synthetic Stock, Item #37052

817™ Varmint Bolt-Action — Wood .17 HMR, 21" Bull Barrel, Wood Stock, Item #38173

817™ Varmint Bolt-Action — Wood/Brushed Chrome .17 HMR, 21" Bull Barrel, Wood Stock, Item #38174

817™ Thumbhole Tipdown — Brushed Chrome .17 HMR, 21" Barrel, Black Synthetic Thumbhole/Tipdown Stock, Item #37094

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Accuracy– 21" barrels are free-floating for superior accuracy in changing weather conditions Stocks– choice of rugged, all-weather synthetic or traditional wood stocks Barrel Finishes– models are available in both blue and brushed chrome finishes Scope Ready– equipped with factory mounted, Weaver-style scope bases for quick ring and optics attachment Easy Operation– conveniently located cross-bolt safety and magazine release button Detachable Magazine– 5-round capacity magazine is included with each rifle.

817™ Thumbhole Tipdown .17 HMR, 21" Barrel, Black Synthetic Thumbhole/Tipdown Stock, Item #37093

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817™ Varmint Bolt-Action .17 HMR, 21" Bull Barrel, Black Synthetic Stock, Item #37097

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801 Half-Pint™ Bolt-Action — Wood .22LR, 16" Barrel, Youth Proportioned Wood Stock Adjustable Rifle Sights, Item #37005

801 Half-Pint Bolt-Action

A removable magazine plug restricts the capacity of the 801 Half-Pint, rendering the rifle a “single shot” until the coach or guardian approves of its removal. Standard 802 model 10-Round magazine may be purchased separately.

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Bantam Proportions– 801 Half-Pint ™ features include EZ-Reach™ forearm, shortened pistol grip, reduced 12" LOP, 16" barrel and single-shot magazine plug Easy Operation– conveniently located cross-bolt safety and magazine release button Every 817 and 801 Half-Pint rifle includes a free gun lock and 1-year limited warranty.

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590A1 Special Purpose

13 SHOTGUN CONFIGURATIONS — SEE PAGE 98 FOR PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

590A1™ – 6 Shot 12 Gauge, 18.5" Parkerized Heavy-Walled Barrel, Bead Sight, Speedfeed® Black Synthetic Stock, Item #51410

590A1™ – 6 Shot 12 Gauge, 18.5" Parkerized Heavy-Walled Barrel, Ghost Ring Sight, Black Synthetic Stock, Item #51517

590A1™ SPX – 9 Shot 12 Gauge, 20" Parkerized, Heavy-Walled Ported Barrel, Picatinny Rail, LPA Ghost Ring Rear Sight (inset), M16-Style Front Sight, Black Synthetic Stock, Ontario M9 Bayonet and Scabbard, Item #50771

590A1™ Adjustable – 6 Shot 12 Gauge, 18.5" Parkerized Heavy-Walled Barrel, 3-Dot Sight (inset), 6-Position Adjustable Aluminum Stock, Item #53690

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Superior Durability– All 590A1 models come standard with 12 gauge heavy-walled barrels with Parkerized finish, metal trigger guards and metal safety buttons Sighting Options– A full range are available for quick target acquisition: Front Bead, Ghost Ring, and 3-Dot configurations Stock Options– Synthetic, Speedfeed and Adjustable Aluminum stocks are available Drilled & Tapped Receivers– All 590A1 models feature a drilled and tapped receiver, factory-ready for Picatinny rail, scope base or optics installation Accessory Options– Include heat shields, Picatinny rails and orange buttstocks and forearms Every 590A1 Special Purpose Shotgun includes a free gun lock and limited warranty.

590A1™ – 6 Shot 12 Gauge, 18.5" Parkerized Heavy-Walled Barrel, 3-Dot Sight (inset), Speedfeed® Black Synthetic Stock, Item #52682

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590A1™ Mariner® – 6 Shot 12 Gauge, 18.5" Barrel, Marinecote™ Finish, Bead Sight, Black Synthetic Stock, Item #51273

SEE PAGES 89 – 99 FOR COMPLETE PRODUCT LISTINGS AND SPECIFICATIONS.

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500 & 590 Special Purpose
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26 SHOTGUN CONFIGURATIONS — SEE PAGES 98 & 99 FOR PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

500® Cruiser® – 6 Shot 12 Gauge, 18.5" Tactical Barrel, Pistol Grip, White Dot Front Sight, Item #54125

500® Tactical – 6 Shot 12 Gauge, 18.5" Barrel, Marinecote™ Finish, Bead Sight, Adjustable Tactical Black Synthetic Stock, Item #50278

500® Road Blocker™ – 6 Shot 12 Gauge, 18.5" Barrel with Heat Shield, Pistol Grip, Bead Sight, Muzzle Brake (inset, top left), Item #50591

500® SPX – 6 Shot 12 Gauge, 18.5" Ported Barrel, Picatinny Rail, LPA Ghost Ring® Rear Sight (inset), M16-Style Front Sight, Adjustable Tactical Black Synthetic Stock, Item #51523

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Drilled & Tapped Receivers– All 12 and 20 gauge 500 & 590 Special Purpose models feature a drilled and tapped receiver, factory-ready for Picatinny rail, scope base or optics installation Stock Options– Pistol Grip, Synthetic, Speedfeed and Adjustable Tactical stocks are available Interchangeable Barrels– Fully interchangeable barrels offer a wide range of special purpose configurations Durable Finishes– Select from a full range of traditional blue, non-glare matte blue, or corrosion resistant Marinecote™ finished models Capacity Options– Choose from 6, 8, and 9-shot capacity models to meet your security requirements Sighting Systems– Front bead, white dot front, or Ghost Ring® sights available for quick target acquisition Accessory Options– Include heat shields, Picatinny rails and orange buttstocks and forearms Every 500 & 590 Special Purpose shotgun includes a free gun lock and limited warranty.

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500® Rolling Thunder™ – 6 Shot 12 Gauge, 18.5" Barrel with Heat Shield and Barrel Stabilizer, Bead Sight, Pistol Grip, Item #55605

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500® J.I.C.™ Mariner® 12 Gauge, 18.5" Barrel with Marinecote Finish, Pistol Grip, Bead Sight Intl. Orange Tube/Carrying Strap, Multi-Tool/Knife, Item #52340

BE SURE OF YOUR TARGET AND WHAT IS BEYOND IT.

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930 & 100ATR Special Purpose
™ ®

6 SHOTGUN AND 1 RIFLE CONFIGURATIONS — SEE PAGE 99 FOR PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

930™ Tactical – 5 Shot 12 Gauge, 18.5" Tactical Barrel, Black Synthetic Stock, White Dot Front Sight, Item #85330

930™ Road Blocker™ – 5 Shot 12 Gauge, 18.5" Barrel with Muzzle Brake (see inset, facing page), Black Synthetic Stock, Item #85335

930™ SPX Pistol Grip – 8 Shot 12 Gauge, 18.5" Barrel, Picatinny Rail, Magazine Extension, LPA Ghost Ring Rear Sight (inset), M16-Style Front Sight, Pistol Grip Full-Length Black Synthetic Stock, Item #85370

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Drilled & Tapped Receivers– All 930 Special Purpose models feature a drilled and tapped receiver, factory-ready for Picatinny rail, scope base or optics installation Interchangeable Barrels– fully interchangeable barrels offer a wide range of special purpose configurations Capacity Options– Choose from 5 or 8-shot capacity models to meet your security requirements Sighting Systems– Front bead, white dot front, or Ghost Ring® sights available for quick target acquisition Every 930 Special Purpose Shotgun includes a free gun lock and limited warranty.

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100ATR® Night Train™ Short-Action Scoped Combo – 5 Shot .308 Win., 22" Barrel, LBA™ Trigger System (inset), Matte Blue finish, Synthetic Stock, Bi-Pod, Picatinny Rail, 4-16x50mm Variable Scope with Sun Shade and Flip-Open Lens Protectors (inset), Item #26200

Creep-Free Trigger– the 100ATR has been upgraded for 2009 to feature our new Lightning Bolt Action™ (LBA™) Trigger System (see page 64 for more details) Tack Driving Accuracy– a free-floating, button rifled barrel provides exceptional “out-of-the-box” accuracy Top-Load Magazine– the integral top-load magazine offers 4+1 capacity while providing reliable feeding and simple loading and unloading Every 100ATR® comes factory assembled and includes a free gun lock and 2-year limited warranty.

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590A1 -Class III Restricted

7 SHOTGUN CONFIGURATIONS — SEE PAGE 99 FOR PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

590A1™ – 6 Shot (Class III Regulations Apply) 12 Gauge, 14" Parkerized Heavy-Walled Barrel, Pistol Grip, Bead Sight, Item #51683

590A1™ – 6 Shot (Class III Regulations Apply) 12 Gauge, 14" Parkerized Heavy-Walled Barrel, Black Synthetic Stock, Bead Sight, Item #51681

590A1™ Adjustable – 6 Shot (Class III Regulations Apply) 12 Gauge, 14" Parkerized Heavy-Walled Barrel, 3-Dot Sight (inset), 6-Position Adjustable Stock, Item #52681

590A1™ – 6 Shot (Class III Regulations Apply) 12 Gauge, 14" Parkerized Heavy-Walled Barrel, 3-Dot Sight (inset), Speedfeed® Black Synthetic Stock, Item #53688

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Superior Durability– All 590A1 Class III models come standard with 12 gauge 14-inch heavy-walled barrels with Parkerized finish, metal trigger guards and metal safety buttons Sighting Options– A full range are available for quick target acquisition: Front Bead, Ghost Ring, Tritium Ghost Ring, and 3-Dot configurations Stock Options– Pistol Grip, Synthetic, Speedfeed and Adjustable Aluminum-reinforced stocks are available Drilled & Tapped Receivers– All 590A1 models feature a drilled and tapped receiver, factory-ready for Picatinny rail, scope base or optics installation Accessory Options– Include heat shields, Picatinny rails and orange buttstocks and forearms Every 590A1– Class III Restricted Shotgun includes a free gun lock and limited warranty.

590A1™ – 6 Shot (Class III Regulations Apply) 12 Gauge, 14" Parkerized Heavy-Walled Barrel, Bead Sight, Speedfeed® Black Synthetic Stock, Item #51686

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With an eye to innovation, Mossberg is partnering with companies like TASER International to develop exclusive products like the X12 shotgun, a less-lethal-only variant of the Mossberg 500.® The X12 was designed to fire the fully self-contained XREP (eXtended Range Electronic Projectile) shell, while its specially-designed bolt head prevents the accidental chambering or firing of standard ammunition (patent pending).

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Specifications
464 LEVER-ACTION RIFLES
TYPE ITEM NUMBER CALIBER TOTAL CAP BARREL SCOPE BASES/SIGHTS TWIST OVERALL LENGTH LOP BARREL FINISH STOCK/FINISH APPROX. WEIGHT

464 LEVER-ACTION RIFLE
STRAIGHT GRIP – RIMFIRE STRAIGHT GRIP – CENTERFIRE
NEW PISTOL GRIP – CENTERFIRE

43000 41010 41020

.22LR .30-30 WIN. .30-30 WIN.

14 7 7

18" 20" 20"

DOVETAIL RECEIVER DRILLED & TAPPED RECEIVER DRILLED & TAPPED RECEIVER

1 TURN IN 16" 1 TURN IN 10" 1 TURN IN 10"

353/4" 381/2" 381/2"

133/4" 137/8" 13 7/8"

BLUED BLUED BLUED

STRAIGHT GRIP/WOOD STRAIGHT GRIP/WOOD PISTOL GRIP/WOOD

5.6 LBS 6.7 LBS 6.7 LBS

IMPORTANT NOTES TOTAL CAP: CAPACITY–INCLUDES ONE IN CHAMBER. LOP: LENGTH OF PULL. ALL MODELS INCLUDE A FREE GUN LOCK.

4X4 BOLT-ACTION CENTERFIRE RIFLES – FEATURING THE NEW LIGHTNING BOLT ACTION
.25-06 REM. ITEM NUMBER (BY CALIBER) .270 .30-06 7MM REM. .300 WIN. WIN. SPRG. MAG. MAG. .338 WIN. MAG. TOTAL CAP BARREL SCOPE BASES OR SIGHTS TWIST* OVERALL LENGTH LOP

“LBA ” TRIGGER
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BARREL FINISH

4X4 BOLT-ACTION CENTERFIRE RIFLE – CLASSIC STOCK (ADJUSTABLE “LBA™” TRIGGER, BOX MAGAZINE)
NEW NEW NEW NEW NEW

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5 (STD) 4 (MAG) 5 (STD) 4 (MAG) 5 (STD) 4 (MAG) 5 (STD) 4 (MAG) 5 (STD) 4 (MAG)

24" 24" 24" 24" 24"

WEAVER-STYLE BASES WEAVER-STYLE BASES WEAVER-STYLE BASES WEAVER-STYLE BASES WEAVER-STYLE BASES

1 TURN IN 10"* 1 TURN IN 10"* 1 TURN IN 10"* 1 TURN IN 10"* 1 TURN IN 10"*

42" 42" 42" 42" 42"

131/4" 131/4" 131/4" 131/4" 131/4"

MATTE BLUE MATTE BLUE MARINECOTE MATTE BLUE MARINECOTE

WALNUT CLASSIC STYLE LAMINATE CLASSIC STYLE LAMINATE CLASSIC STYLE SYNTHETIC (BLACK) CLASSIC STYLE SYNTHETIC (BLACK) CLASSIC STYLE

7.3 LBS 7.6 LBS 7.6 LBS 6.8 LBS 6.8 LBS

4X4 BOLT-ACTION CENTERFIRE RIFLE – CLASSIC STOCK – SCOPED COMBOS (3-9X40MM VARIABLE SCOPE, ADJUSTABLE “LBA™” TRIGGER, BOX MAGAZINE)
NEW NEW NEW NEW NEW

— — — — —

26591 26579 26582 26576 26585

26592 26580 26583 26577 26586

— — — — —

26593 26581 26584 26578 26587

— — — — —

5 (STD) 4 (MAG) 5 (STD) 4 (MAG) 5 (STD) 4 (MAG) 5 (STD) 4 (MAG) 5 (STD) 4 (MAG)

24" 24" 24" 24" 24"

WEAVER-STYLE BASES WEAVER-STYLE BASES WEAVER-STYLE BASES WEAVER-STYLE BASES WEAVER-STYLE BASES

1 TURN IN 10" 1 TURN IN 10" 1 TURN IN 10" 1 TURN IN 10" 1 TURN IN 10"

42" 42" 42" 42" 42"

131/4" 131/4" 131/4" 131/4" 131/4"

MATTE BLUE MATTE BLUE MARINECOTE MATTE BLUE MARINECOTE

WALNUT CLASSIC STYLE LAMINATE CLASSIC STYLE LAMINATE CLASSIC STYLE SYNTHETIC (BLACK) CLASSIC STYLE SYNTHETIC (BLACK) CLASSIC STYLE

8.2 LBS 8.5 LBS 8.5 LBS 7.7 LBS 7.7 LBS

4X4 BOLT-ACTION CENTERFIRE RIFLE – SCULPTED STOCK (ADJUSTABLE “LBA ” TRIGGER, BOX MAGAZINE)
26480 — 26431 26467 26470 — 26432 26468 26450 26460 26449 26476 26440 — 26444 26471 26420 26430 26447 26473 26400 26410 26451 26477 5 (STD) 4 (MAG) 5 (STD) 4 (MAG) 5 (STD) 4 (MAG) 5 (STD) 4 (MAG) 24" 22" 24" 24" WEAVER-STYLE BASES ADJUSTABLE RIFLE SIGHTS WEAVER-STYLE BASES WEAVER-STYLE BASES 1 TURN IN 10"* 1 TURN IN 10"* 1 TURN IN 10"* 1 TURN IN 10"* 42" 40" 42" 42" 131/4" 131/4" 131/4" 131/4" MATTE BLUE MATTE BLUE MATTE BLUE MARINECOTE

WALNUT SCULPTED STYLE WALNUT SCULPTED STYLE LAMINATE SCULPTED STYLE LAMINATE SCULPTED STYLE

7.1 LBS 7.1 LBS 6.9 LBS 6.9 LBS

4X4 BOLT-ACTION CENTERFIRE RIFLE – SCULPTED STOCK – SCOPED COMBOS (3-9X40MM VARIABLE SCOPE, ADJUSTABLE “LBA ” TRIGGER, BOX MAGAZINE)
— — — 26412 26453 26479 26419 26461 26487 — — — 26417 26458 26484 — — — 5 (STD) 4 (MAG) 5 (STD) 4 (MAG) 5 (STD) 4 (MAG) 24" 24" 24" WEAVER-STYLE BASES WEAVER-STYLE BASES WEAVER-STYLE BASES 1 TURN IN 10" 1 TURN IN 10" 1 TURN IN 10" 42" 42" 42" 131/4" 131/4" 131/4" MATTE BLUE MATTE BLUE MARINECOTE WALNUT SCULPTED STYLE LAMINATE SCULPTED STYLE LAMINATE SCULPTED STYLE 8.0 LBS 7.8 LBS 7.8 LBS

4X4 BOLT-ACTION CENTERFIRE RIFLE – SKELETONIZED STOCK (ADJUSTABLE “LBA™” TRIGGER, BOX MAGAZINE)
26485 26600 26501 26475 26605 26502 26455 26620 26507 26445 26635 26508 26425 26640 26504 26405 26655 26511 5 (STD) 4 (MAG) 5 (STD) 4 (MAG) 5 (STD) 4 (MAG) 24" 24" 24" WEAVER-STYLE BASES WEAVER-STYLE BASES WEAVER-STYLE BASES 1 TURN IN 10"* 1 TURN IN 10"* 1 TURN IN 10"* 42" 42" 42" 131/4" 131/4" 131/4" MATTE BLUE MARINECOTE MATTE BLUE SYNTHETIC (BLACK) SKELETONIZED STYLE SYNTHETIC (BLACK) SKELETONIZED STYLE SYN. (LAMINATE FINISH) SKELETONIZED STYLE

6.7 LBS 6.7 LBS 6.7 LBS

4X4 BOLT-ACTION CENTERFIRE RIFLE – SKELETONIZED STOCK – SCOPED COMBOS (3-9X40MM VARIABLE SCOPE, ADJUSTABLE “LBA ” TRIGGER, BOX MAGAZINE)
— — 26521 26610 26615 26522 26625 26630 26527 — — 26528 — — — 26645 26650 26524 5 (STD) 4 (MAG) 5 (STD) 4 (MAG) 5 (STD) 4 (MAG) 24" 24" 24" WEAVER-STYLE BASES WEAVER-STYLE BASES WEAVER-STYLE BASES 1 TURN IN 10" 1 TURN IN 10" 1 TURN IN 10" 42" 42" 42" 131/4" 131/4" 131/4" MATTE BLUE MARINECOTE MATTE BLUE SYNTHETIC (BLACK) SKELETONIZED STYLE SYNTHETIC (BLACK) SKELETONIZED STYLE SYN. (LAMINATE FINISH) SKELETONIZED STYLE 7.6 LBS 7.6 LBS 7.8 LBS

IMPORTANT NOTES TOTAL CAP: CAPACITY–INCLUDES ONE IN CHAMBER. TOTAL CAPACITY IS 5 FOR STANDARD CALIBERS, 4 FOR MAGNUM CALIBERS. TWIST*: 7MM REM. MAG. MODELS HAVE A TWIST
OF 1 TURN IN 91/2" SYN.: SYNTHETIC STOCK. LAMINATE: LAMINATE STOCK. LOP: LENGTH OF PULL. ALL MODELS INCLUDE A FREE GUN LOCK. .

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100ATR BOLT-ACTION CENTERFIRE RIFLES – FEATURING THE NEW LIGHTNING BOLT ACTION
TYPE ITEM NUMBER CALIBER TOTAL CAP BARREL SCOPE BASES/SIGHTS TWIST OVERALL LENGTH LOP BARREL FINISH STOCK
®

“LBA ” TRIGGER
APPROX. WEIGHT

100ATR ALL-TERRAIN RIFLE — SHORT-ACTION (ADJUSTABLE “LBA™” TRIGGER, TOP LOAD MAGAZINE)
ALL-PURPOSE ALL-PURPOSE ALL-PURPOSE ALL-PURPOSE ALL-PURPOSE ALL-PURPOSE ALL-PURPOSE ALL-PURPOSE ALL-PURPOSE ALL-PURPOSE 26020 26010 26220 26230 26660 26665 26680 26685 26254 26252
.243 WIN. .308 WIN. .243 WIN. .308 WIN. .243 WIN. .308 WIN. .243 WIN. .308 WIN. .243 WIN. .308 WIN.

5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

22" 22" 22" 22" 22" 22" 22" 22" 22" 22"

WEAVER-STYLE BASES WEAVER-STYLE BASES WEAVER-STYLE BASES WEAVER-STYLE BASES WEAVER-STYLE BASES WEAVER-STYLE BASES WEAVER-STYLE BASES WEAVER-STYLE BASES ADJ. RIFLE ADJ. RIFLE

1 TURN IN 10" 1 TURN IN 10" 1 TURN IN 10" 1 TURN IN 10" 1 TURN IN 10" 1 TURN IN 10" 1 TURN IN 10" 1 TURN IN 10" 1 TURN IN 10" 1 TURN IN 10"

42" 42" 42" 42" 42" 42" 42" 42" 42" 42"

131/4" 131/4" 131/4" 131/4" 131/4" 131/4" 131/4" 131/4" 131/4" 131/4"

MATTE BLUE MATTE BLUE MATTE BLUE MATTE BLUE MATTE BLUE MATTE BLUE MATTE BLUE MATTE BLUE MATTE BLUE MATTE BLUE

WALNUT WALNUT SYNTHETIC (BLACK) SYNTHETIC (BLACK) SYNTHETIC (REALTREE AP) SYNTHETIC (REALTREE AP) SYNTHETIC (MOSSY OAK BRUSH) SYNTHETIC (MOSSY OAK BRUSH) SYNTHETIC (BLACK) SYNTHETIC (BLACK)

7 LBS 7 LBS 6.7 LBS 6.7 LBS 6.7 LBS 6.7 LBS 6.7 LBS 6.7 LBS 6.6 LBS 6.6 LBS

100ATR ALL-TERRAIN RIFLE — LONG-ACTION (ADJUSTABLE “LBA™” TRIGGER, TOP LOAD MAGAZINE)
ALL-PURPOSE ALL-PURPOSE ALL-PURPOSE ALL-PURPOSE ALL-PURPOSE ALL-PURPOSE ALL-PURPOSE ALL-PURPOSE ALL-PURPOSE ALL-PURPOSE ALL-PURPOSE ALL-PURPOSE ALL-PURPOSE ALL-PURPOSE ALL-PURPOSE ALL-PURPOSE 26030 26040 26670 26675 26690 26695 26210 26215 26110 26115 26320 26310 26120 26130 26156 26153 .270 WIN. .30-06 SPRG. .270 WIN. .30-06 SPRG. .270 WIN. .30-06 SPRG. .270 WIN. .30-06 SPRG. .270 WIN. .30-06 SPRG. .270 WIN. .30-06 SPRG. .270 WIN. .30-06 SPRG. .270 WIN. .30-06 SPRG. 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 22" 22" 22" 22" 22" 22" 22" 22" 22" 22" 22" 22" 22" 22" 22" 22" WEAVER-STYLE BASES WEAVER-STYLE BASES WEAVER-STYLE BASES WEAVER-STYLE BASES WEAVER-STYLE BASES WEAVER-STYLE BASES WEAVER-STYLE BASES WEAVER-STYLE BASES WEAVER-STYLE BASES WEAVER-STYLE BASES WEAVER-STYLE BASES WEAVER-STYLE BASES WEAVER-STYLE BASES WEAVER-STYLE BASES ADJ. RIFLE ADJ. RIFLE 1 TURN IN 10" 1 TURN IN 10" 1 TURN IN 10" 1 TURN IN 10" 1 TURN IN 10" 1 TURN IN 10" 1 TURN IN 10" 1 TURN IN 10" 1 TURN IN 10" 1 TURN IN 10" 1 TURN IN 10" 1 TURN IN 10" 1 TURN IN 10" 1 TURN IN 10" 1 TURN IN 10" 1 TURN IN 10" 423/4" 423/4" 423/4" 423/4" 423/4" 423/4" 423/4" 423/4" 423/4" 423/4" 423/4" 423/4" 423/4" 423/4" 423/4" 423/4" 131/2" 131/2" 131/2" 131/2" 131/2" 131/2" 131/2" 131/2" 131/2" 131/2" 131/2" 131/2" 131/2" 131/2" 131/2" 131/2" MATTE BLUE MATTE BLUE MATTE BLUE MATTE BLUE MATTE BLUE MATTE BLUE MATTE BLUE MATTE BLUE MATTE BLUE MATTE BLUE MARINECOTE MARINECOTE MARINECOTE MARINECOTE MATTE BLUE MATTE BLUE SYNTHETIC (BLACK) SYNTHETIC (BLACK) SYNTHETIC (REALTREE AP) SYNTHETIC (REALTREE AP) SYNTHETIC (MOSSY OAK BRUSH) SYNTHETIC (MOSSY OAK BRUSH) SYNTHETIC (MO NEW BREAK-UP) SYNTHETIC (MO NEW BREAK-UP) SYNTHETIC (DURA-WOOD FINISH) SYNTHETIC (DURA-WOOD FINISH) SYNTHETIC (BLACK) SYNTHETIC (BLACK) SYNTHETIC (DURA-WOOD FINISH) SYNTHETIC (DURA-WOOD FINISH) SYNTHETIC (BLACK) SYNTHETIC (BLACK) 7 LBS 7 LBS 7 LBS 7 LBS 7 LBS 7 LBS 7 LBS 7 LBS 7 LBS 7 LBS 7 LBS 7 LBS 7 LBS 7 LBS 7 LBS 7 LBS

100ATR ALL-TERRAIN RIFLE — SHORT-ACTION SCOPED COMBOS (3-9x40mm VARIABLE SCOPE, ADJUSTABLE “LBA™” TRIGGER, TOP LOAD MAGAZINE)
ALL-PURPOSE ALL-PURPOSE ALL-PURPOSE ALL-PURPOSE 26211 26232 26212 26231
.243 WIN. .308 WIN. .243 WIN. .308 WIN.

5 5 5 5

22" 22" 22" 22"

WEAVER-STYLE BASES WEAVER-STYLE BASES WEAVER-STYLE BASES WEAVER-STYLE BASES

1 TURN IN 10" 1 TURN IN 10" 1 TURN IN 10" 1 TURN IN 10"

42" 42" 42" 42"

131/4" 131/4" 131/4" 131/4"

MATTE BLUE MATTE BLUE MATTE BLUE MATTE BLUE

WALNUT WALNUT SYNTHETIC (BLACK) SYNTHETIC (BLACK)

73/4 LBS 73/4 LBS 73/4 LBS 73/4 LBS

100ATR ALL-TERRAIN RIFLE — LONG-ACTION SCOPED COMBOS (3-9x40mm VARIABLE SCOPE, ADJUSTABLE “LBA™” TRIGGER, TOP LOAD MAGAZINE)
ALL-PURPOSE ALL-PURPOSE ALL-PURPOSE ALL-PURPOSE ALL-PURPOSE ALL-PURPOSE 26330 26350 26340 26360 26160 26150 .270 WIN. .30-06 SPRG. .270 WIN. .30-06 SPRG. .270 WIN. .30-06 SPRG. 5 5 5 5 5 5 22" 22" 22" 22" 22" 22" WEAVER-STYLE BASES WEAVER-STYLE BASES WEAVER-STYLE BASES WEAVER-STYLE BASES WEAVER-STYLE BASES WEAVER-STYLE BASES 1 TURN IN 10" 1 TURN IN 10" 1 TURN IN 10" 1 TURN IN 10" 1 TURN IN 10" 1 TURN IN 10" 423/4" 423/4" 423/4" 423/4" 423/4" 423/4" 131/2" 131/2" 131/2" 131/2" 131/2" 131/2" MATTE BLUE MATTE BLUE MARINECOTE MARINECOTE MARINECOTE MARINECOTE SYNTHETIC (BLACK) SYNTHETIC (BLACK) SYNTHETIC (DURA-WOOD FINISH) SYNTHETIC (DURA-WOOD FINISH) SYNTHETIC (BLACK) SYNTHETIC (BLACK) 73/4 LBS 73/4 LBS 73/4 LBS 73/4 LBS 73/4 LBS 73/4 LBS

IMPORTANT NOTES TOTAL CAP: CAPACITY–INCLUDES ONE IN CHAMBER. LOP: LENGTH OF PULL. MO: MOSSY OAK BRAND CAMO. MOSSY OAK AND BREAK-UP ARE REGISTERED TRADEMARKS OF HAAS OUTDOORS, INC. REALTREE AND AP ARE REGISTERED TRADEMARKS OF SPARTAN REALTREE PRODUCTS, INC. ALL MODELS INCLUDE A FREE GUN LOCK.

100ATR BANTAM BOLT-ACTION RIFLES – FEATURING THE NEW LIGHTNING BOLT ACTION
TYPE ITEM NUMBER CALIBER TOTAL CAP BARREL SCOPE BASES/SIGHTS TWIST OVERALL LENGTH LOP BARREL FINISH

®

“LBA ” TRIGGER
APPROX. WEIGHT

STOCK

100ATR BANTAM — SHORT-ACTION (ADJUSTABLE “LBA™” TRIGGER, TOP LOAD MAGAZINE, 12” LOP)
ALL-PURPOSE ALL-PURPOSE 26241 26242
.243 WIN. .308 WIN.

5 5

20" 20"

WEAVER-STYLE BASES WEAVER-STYLE BASES

1 TURN IN 10" 1 TURN IN 10"

42" 42"

12" 12"

MATTE BLUE MATTE BLUE

WALNUT WALNUT

61/2 LBS 61/2 LBS

IMPORTANT NOTES TOTAL CAP: CAPACITY–INCLUDES ONE IN CHAMBER. LOP: LENGTH OF PULL. ALL MODELS INCLUDE A FREE GUN LOCK.

100ATR SUPER BANTAM BOLT-ACTION RIFLES – FEATURING THE NEW LIGHTNING BOLT ACTION
TYPE ITEM NUMBER CALIBER TOTAL CAP BARREL SCOPE BASES/SIGHTS TWIST OVERALL LENGTH LOP BARREL FINISH STOCK/FINISH

®

“LBA ” TRIGGER
APPROX. WEIGHT

100ATR SUPER BANTAM — SHORT-ACTION (ADJ. “LBA™” TRIGGER, TOP LOAD MAGAZINE, ADJ. LOP)
ALL-PURPOSE ALL-PURPOSE 26240 26245
.243 WIN. .308 WIN.

5 5

20" 20"

WEAVER-STYLE BASES WEAVER-STYLE BASES

1 TURN IN 10" 1 TURN IN 10"

42"* 42"*

12—13" 12—13"

MATTE BLUE MATTE BLUE

SYNTHETIC (BLACK) SYNTHETIC (BLACK)

7 LBS 7 LBS

100ATR SUPER BANTAM — SHORT-ACTION SCOPED COMBO (3-9x40mm VARIABLE SCOPE, ADJ. “LBA™” TRIGGER, TOP LOAD MAGAZINE, ADJ. LOP)
ALL-PURPOSE ALL-PURPOSE 26260 26265
.243 WIN. .308 WIN.

5 5

20" 20"

WEAVER-STYLE BASES WEAVER-STYLE BASES

1 TURN IN 10" 1 TURN IN 10"

42"* 42"*

12—13" 12—13"

MATTE BLUE MATTE BLUE

SYNTHETIC (BLACK) SYNTHETIC (BLACK)

73/4 LBS 73/4 LBS

IMPORTANT NOTES TOTAL CAP: CAPACITY–INCLUDES ONE IN CHAMBER. LOP: LENGTH OF PULL. INCLUDE A FREE GUN LOCK.

*:

OVERALL LENGTH IS MEASURED WHEN STOCK IS SET AT MINIMUM LENGTH OF PULL. ALL MODELS

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Specifications
935 MAGNUM 31/2" AUTOLOADING SHOTGUNS

TYPE

ITEM NUMBER

GA.

CHAMBER

3" CAP.

BARREL

SIGHTS

CHOKES

OVERALL LENGTH

LOP

FINISH

STOCK

APPROX. WEIGHT

935 MAGNUM — TURKEY (OVERBORED BARREL)
TURKEY TURKEY TURKEY 82026 82032 82036 12 12 12 31/2" 31/2" 31/2" 5 5 5 24" VR OB 24" VR OB 24" VR OB ADJ. FO ADJ. FO ADJ. FO ULTI-FULL TUBE ULTI-FULL TUBE ULTI-FULL TUBE 45" 45" 45" 141/2" 141/2" 141/2" RT HARDWOODS HD-GREEN SYNTHETIC MO OBSESSION SYNTHETIC MO NEW BREAK-UP SYNTHETIC 71/2 LBS 71/2 LBS 71/2 LBS

935 MAGNUM — PISTOL GRIP – TURKEY (FULL-LENGTH STOCK WITH PISTOL GRIP, X-FACTOR PORTED TUBE, OVERBORED BARREL)
NEW TURKEY

82540

12

31/2"

5

22" VR OB

ADJ. FO

X-FACTOR PORTED TUBE

411/2" 13"

MO OBSESSION

PISTOL GRIP/SYNTHETIC

71/2 LBS

935 MAGNUM — GRAND SLAM SERIES – TURKEY (X-FACTOR PORTED TUBE, SLING, OVERBORED BARREL)
TURKEY TURKEY 81038 81039 12 12 31/2" 31/2" 5 5 22" VR OB 22" VR OB ADJ. FO ADJ. FO X-FACTOR PORTED TUBE X-FACTOR PORTED TUBE 43" 43" 141/2" 141/2" MO NEW BREAK-UP RT HARDWOODS HD GREEN SYNTHETIC SYNTHETIC 71/2 LBS 71/2 LBS

935 MAGNUM — WATERFOWL (OVERBORED BARREL, SLING)
WATERFOWL WATERFOWL WATERFOWL WATERFOWL WATERFOWL WATERFOWL WATERFOWL 81000 81001 81020 81022 81035 82035 82037 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 31/2" 31/2" 31/2" 31/2" 31/2" 31/2" 31/2" 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 28" VR OB 26" VR OB 28" VR OB 26" VR OB 28" VR OB 28" VR OB 26" VR OB FO FRONT FO FRONT FO FRONT FO FRONT FO FRONT FO FRONT FO FRONT ACCU-MAG SET ACCU-MAG SET ACCU-MAG SET ACCU-MAG SET ACCU-MAG SET ACCU-MAG SET ACCU-MAG SET 49" 47" 49" 47" 49" 49" 47" 141/2" 141/2" 141/2" 141/2" 141/2" 141/2" 141/2" MATTE BLACK MATTE BLACK MO DUCK BLIND MO DUCK BLIND MO NEW BREAK-UP ADVANTAGE MAX-4 ADVANTAGE MAX-4 SYNTHETIC (BLACK) SYNTHETIC (BLACK) SYNTHETIC SYNTHETIC SYNTHETIC SYNTHETIC SYNTHETIC 73/4 LBS 73/4 LBS 73/4 LBS 73/4 LBS 73/4 LBS 73/4 LBS 73/4 LBS

935 MAGNUM — FLYWAY SERIES – WATERFOWL (X-FACTOR PORTED TUBES, CAMO SLING, OVERBORED BARREL)
WATERFOWL 82034 12 31/2" 5 28" VR OB FO FRONT X-FACTOR PORTED TUBES 49" 141/2" ADVANTAGE MAX-4 SYNTHETIC 73/4 LBS

935 MAGNUM — SLUGSTER
DEER 81030 12 31/2" 5 24" ISB FULLY-RIFLED BORE 45" 141/2" REALTREE AP SYNTHETIC (MONTE CARLO) 71/2 LBS

935 MAGNUM — COMBOS (TWO BARREL SETS )
TURKEY/DEER COMBO TURKEY/WATERFOWL COMBO 82210 81224 12 12 12 12 31/2" 31/2" 31/2" 31/2" 5 5 5 5 24" VR OB 24" 24" VR OB 28" VR OB ADJ. FO ADJ. RIFLE ADJ. FO FO FRONT ULTI-FULL TUBE FULLY-RIFLED BORE ULTI-FULL TUBE ACCU-MAG SET 45" 45" 45" 49" 141/2" ––– 141/2" ––– MO NEW BREAK-UP MO NEW BREAK-UP MO NEW BREAK-UP MO NEW BREAK-UP SYNTHETIC SYNTHETIC 71/2 LBS 71/2 LBS 71/2 LBS 73/4 LBS

IMPORTANT NOTES ALL 935 MAGNUM MODELS COME FACTORY ASSEMBLED. CAP: CAPACITY–INCLUDES ONE IN CHAMBER. ONE LESS FOR 31/2" SHELLS. (PENDING AMMUNITION TOLERANCE VARIATIONS, TOTAL CAPACITY MAY BE REDUCED BY ONE ADDITIONAL ROUND). ACCU-MAG SET: INCLUDES FULL, MODIFIED AND IMPROVED CYLINDER CHOKE TUBES. X-FACTOR PORTED TUBES (FLYWAY SERIES): MODELS COME WITH PORTED IMPROVED CYLINDER & MODIFIED TUBES. OB: OVERBORED BARREL. VR: VENT RIB. ISB: INTEGRAL SCOPE BASE. FO FRONT: FIBER OPTIC FRONT BEAD SIGHT. ADJ FO: FRONT & REAR FIBER OPTIC SIGHTS ADJUST FOR WINDAGE & ELEVATION. LOP: LENGTH OF PULL. MO: MOSSY OAK BRAND CAMO. MOSSY OAK, BREAK-UP, OBSESSION AND DUCK BLIND ARE REGISTERED TRADEMARKS OF HAAS OUTDOORS, INC. RT: REALTREE BRAND CAMO. REALTREE, ADVANTAGE, MAX-4, HARDWOODS AND AP ARE REGISTERED TRADEMARKS OF SPARTAN REALTREE PRODUCTS, INC. ALL MODELS INCLUDE A FREE GUN LOCK.

930 23/4–3" AUTOLOADING SHOTGUNS

TYPE

ITEM NUMBER

GA. CHAMBER

3" CAP.

BARREL

SIGHTS

CHOKES

OVERALL LENGTH

LOP

FINISH

STOCK

APPROX. WEIGHT

930 — ALL-PURPOSE FIELD
ALL-PURPOSE ALL-PURPOSE 85110 85120 12 12 3" 3" 5 5 28" VR PTD 26" VR PTD BEAD BEAD ACCU-SET ACCU-SET 481/2" 461/2" 14" 14" BLUE BLUE WALNUT WALNUT 73/4 LBS 73/4 LBS

930 — TURKEY
TURKEY TURKEY TURKEY 85235 85220 85312 12 12 12 3" 3" 3" 5 5 5 24" VR PTD 24" VR PTD 24" VR PTD FO FRONT ADJ. FO ADJ. FO XX-FULL XX-FULL XX-FULL 441/2" 441/2" 441/2" 14" 14" 14" MATTE BLUE RT HARDWOODS HD GREEN MO OBSESSION SYNTHETIC (BLACK) SYNTHETIC SYNTHETIC 71/2 LBS 71/2 LBS 71/2 LBS

930 — PISTOL GRIP – TURKEY (FULL-LENGTH STOCK WITH PISTOL GRIP)
NEW TURKEY NEW TURKEY

85265 85270

12 12

3" 3"

5 5

24" VR PTD 24" VR PTD

ADJ. FO ADJ. FO

XX-FULL XX-FULL

431/2" 431/2"

13" 13"

MATTE BLUE MO OBSESSION

PISTOL GRIP/SYNTHETIC (BLACK) 71/2 LBS PISTOL GRIP/SYNTHETIC 71/2 LBS

930 — WATERFOWL
WATERFOWL WATERFOWL WATERFOWL WATERFOWL 85128 85115 85210 85228 12 12 12 12 3" 3" 3" 3" 5 5 5 5 28" VR PTD 28" VR PTD 28" VR PTD 28" VR PTD FO FRONT FO FRONT FO FRONT FO FRONT ACCU-SET ACCU-SET ACCU-SET ACCU-SET 481/2" 481/2" 481/2" 481/2" 14" 14" 14" 14" MATTE BLUE MATTE BLUE MO DUCK BLIND ADVANTAGE MAX-4 SYNTHETIC (BLACK) WALNUT SYNTHETIC SYNTHETIC 73/4 LBS 73/4 LBS 73/4 LBS 73/4 LBS

IMPORTANT NOTES ALL 930 MODELS COME FACTORY ASSEMBLED. CAP: CAPACITY–INCLUDES ONE IN CHAMBER. ACCU-SET: INCLUDES FULL, MODIFIED AND IMPROVED CYLINDER CHOKE TUBES. PTD: PORTED BARREL. VR: VENT RIB. ISB: INTEGRAL SCOPE BASE. FO FRONT: FIBER OPTIC FRONT BEAD SIGHT. ADJ FO: FRONT & REAR FIBER OPTIC SIGHTS ADJUST FOR WINDAGE & ELEVATION. LOP: LENGTH OF PULL. MO: MOSSY OAK BRAND CAMO. MOSSY OAK, BREAK-UP, DUCK BLIND AND OBSESSION ARE REGISTERED TRADEMARKS OF HAAS OUTDOORS, INC. RT: REALTREE BRAND CAMO. REALTREE, ADVANTAGE, MAX-4, AP AND HARDWOODS ARE REGISTERED TRADEMARKS OF SPARTAN REALTREE PRODUCTS, INC. ALL MODELS INCLUDE A FREE GUN LOCK.

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930 23/4–3" AUTOLOADING SHOTGUNS

TYPE

ITEM NUMBER

GA. CHAMBER

3" CAP.

BARREL

SIGHTS

CHOKES

OVERALL LENGTH

LOP

FINISH

STOCK

APPROX. WEIGHT

930 — SLUGSTER
DEER DEER DEER DEER 85232 85114 85311 85310 12 12 12 12 3" 3" 3" 3" 5 5 5 5 24" PTD 24" PTD 24" PTD 24" PTD ISB ADJ. RIFLE ISB ISB FULLY-RIFLED BORE FULLY-RIFLED BORE FULLY-RIFLED BORE FULLY-RIFLED BORE 441/2" 441/2" 441/2" 441/2" 14" 14" 14" 14" MATTE BLUE MATTE BLUE REALTREE AP MO NEW BREAK-UP SYNTHETIC MONTE CARLO WALNUT SYNTHETIC MONTE CARLO SYNTHETIC MONTE CARLO 71/2 LBS 71/2 LBS 71/2 LBS 71/2 LBS

930 — COMBOS (TWO BARREL SETS)
DEER/FIELD COMBO DEER/WATERFOWL COMBO 85125 85238 12 12 12 12 3" 3" 3" 3" 5 5 5 5 24" PTD 26" VR PTD 24" PTD 28" VR PTD ADJ. RIFLE FO FRONT ADJ. RIFLE FO FRONT FULLY-RIFLED BORE ACCU-SET FULLY-RIFLED BORE ACCU-SET 441/2" 461/2" 441/2" 481/2" 14" ––– 14" ––– BLUE BLUE MATTE MATTE WALNUT SYNTHETIC (BLACK) 71/2 LBS 73/4 LBS 71/2 LBS 73/4 LBS

IMPORTANT NOTES ALL 930 MODELS COME FACTORY ASSEMBLED. CAP: CAPACITY–INCLUDES ONE IN CHAMBER. ACCU-SET: INCLUDES FULL, MODIFIED AND IMPROVED CYLINDER CHOKE TUBES. PTD: PORTED
BARREL. VR: VENT RIB. ISB: INTEGRAL SCOPE BASE. FO FRONT: FIBER OPTIC FRONT BEAD SIGHT. ADJ FO: FRONT & REAR FIBER OPTIC SIGHTS ADJUST FOR WINDAGE & ELEVATION. LOP: LENGTH OF PULL. MO: MOSSY OAK BRAND CAMO. MOSSY OAK AND BREAK-UP ARE REGISTERED TRADEMARKS OF HAAS OUTDOORS, INC. RT: REALTREE BRAND CAMO. REALTREE AND AP ARE REGISTERED TRADEMARKS OF SPARTAN REALTREE PRODUCTS, INC. ALL MODELS INCLUDE A FREE GUN LOCK.

835 ULTI-MAG 23/4–31/2" PUMP-ACTION SHOTGUNS
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TYPE

ITEM NUMBER

GA.

CHAMBER

23/4" CAP.

BARREL

SIGHTS

CHOKES

OVERALL LENGTH

LOP

FINISH

STOCK

APPROX. WEIGHT

835 ULTI-MAG — TURKEY (OVERBORED BARREL)
TURKEY TURKEY TURKEY TURKEY 68231 63515 62237 62235 12 12 12 12 31/2" 31/2" 31/2" 31/2" 6 6 6 6 24" VR PTD 24" VR PTD 24" VR PTD 24" VR PTD ADJ. FO ADJ. FO ADJ. FO ADJ. FO ULTI-FULL TUBE ULTI-FULL TUBE ULTI-FULL TUBE ULTI-FULL TUBE 443/4" 443/4" 443/4" 443/4" 141/2" 141/2" 141/2" 141/2" WOODLANDS MO OBSESSION RT HARDWOODS HD GREEN MO NEW BREAK-UP SYNTHETIC SYNTHETIC SYNTHETIC SYNTHETIC 71/2 LBS 71/2 LBS 71/2 LBS 71/2 LBS

835 ULTI-MAG — GRAND SLAM SERIES – TURKEY (X-FACTOR PORTED TUBE, SLING, OVERBORED BARREL)
TURKEY TURKEY 62336 62337 12 12 31/2" 31/2" 6 6 20" VR 20" VR ADJ. FO ADJ. FO X-FACTOR PTD TUBE X-FACTOR PTD TUBE 403/4" 403/4" 141/2" 141/2" RT HARDWOODS HD GREEN MO NEW BREAK-UP SYNTHETIC SYNTHETIC 71/4 LBS 71/4 LBS

835 ULTI-MAG — SYNTHETIC THUMBHOLE TURKEY SERIES (THUMBHOLE STOCK, X-FACTOR PORTED TUBE, OVERBORED BARREL)
TURKEY TURKEY TURKEY 63125 63130 63135 12 12 12 31/2" 31/2" 31/2" 6 6 6 20" VR 20" VR 20" VR ADJ. FO ADJ. FO ADJ. FO X-FACTOR PTD TUBE X-FACTOR PTD TUBE X-FACTOR PTD TUBE 403/4" 403/4" 403/4" 14" 14" 14" MATTE BLUE MO NEW BREAK-UP RT HARDWOODS HD GREEN SYNTHETIC (BLACK) SYNTHETIC SYNTHETIC 71/4 LBS 71/4 LBS 71/4 LBS

835 ULTI-MAG — TACTICAL TURKEY SERIES (ADJUSTABLE STOCK, X-FACTOR PORTED TUBE, SLING, OVERBORED BARREL)
TURKEY TURKEY 63100 63105 12 12 31/2" 31/2" 6 6 20" VR 20" VR ADJ. FO ADJ. FO X-FACTOR PTD TUBE X-FACTOR PTD TUBE 381/2"* 381/2"* 103/4"-145/8" RT HARDWOODS HD GREEN 103/4"-145/8" MO NEW BREAK-UP ADJ. SYNTHETIC ADJ. SYNTHETIC 71/4 LBS 71/4 LBS

835 ULTI-MAG — WATERFOWL (OVERBORED BARREL)
WATERFOWL WATERFOWL WATERFOWL WATERFOWL WATERFOWL WATERFOWL WATERFOWL WATERFOWL 61120 66720 63520 63525 62144 61144 62145 61145 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 31/2" 31/2" 31/2" 31/2" 31/2" 31/2" 31/2" 31/2" 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 28" VR PTD 28" VR PTD 28" VR PTD 26" VR PTD 28" VR PTD 26" VR PTD 28" VR PTD 26" VR PTD DUAL BEAD DUAL BEAD FO FRONT FO FRONT FO FRONT FO FRONT FO FRONT FO FRONT MODIFIED TUBE MODIFIED TUBE ACCU-MAG SET ACCU-MAG SET ACCU-MAG SET ACCU-MAG SET ACCU-MAG SET ACCU-MAG SET 483/4" 483/4" 483/4" 463/4" 483/4" 463/4" 483/4" 463/4" 141/2" 141/2" 141/2" 141/2" 141/2" 141/2" 141/2" 141/2" BLUE MATTE BLUE MO DUCK BLIND MO DUCK BLIND ADVANTAGE MAX-4 ADVANTAGE MAX-4 MO NEW BREAK-UP MO NEW BREAK-UP WOOD SYNTHETIC (BLACK) SYNTHETIC SYNTHETIC SYNTHETIC SYNTHETIC SYNTHETIC SYNTHETIC 73/4 LBS 73/4 LBS 73/4 LBS 71/4 LBS 73/4 LBS 71/4 LBS 73/4 LBS 71/4 LBS

835 ULTI-MAG — FLYWAY SERIES – WATERFOWL (X-FACTOR PORTED TUBE, CAMO SLING, OVERBORED BARREL)
WATERFOWL 62149 12 31/2" 6 28" VR FO FRONT X-FACTOR PTD TUBES 483/4" 141/2" ADVANTAGE MAX-4 SYNTHETIC 73/4 LBS

835 ULTI-MAG — SLUGSTER
DEER 63510 12 31/2" 6 24" PTD RIFLE FULLY-RIFLED BORE 44" 13 7/8" REALTREE AP SYNTHETIC 73/4 LBS

835 ULTI-MAG — COMBOS (TWO BARREL SETS)
TURKEY/DEER 62414 COMBO TURKEY/ 62338 WATERFOWL COMBO 12 12 12 12 31/2" 31/2" 31/2" 31/2" 6 6 24" VR PTD 24" PTD 24" VR PTD 28" VR PTD ADJ. FO ISB ADJ. FO FO FRONT ULTI-FULL TUBE FULLY-RIFLED BORE ULTI-FULL TUBE ACCU-MAG SET 443/4" 44" 443/4" 483/4" 13 7/8" ––– 141/2" ––– MO NEW BREAK-UP MO NEW BREAK-UP MO NEW BREAK-UP MO NEW BREAK-UP WOOD (DUAL COMB) 71/2 LBS 71/2 LBS SYNTHETIC 71/2 LBS 73/4 LBS

IMPORTANT NOTES CAP: CAPACITY–INCLUDES ONE IN CHAMBER. ONE LESS FOR 3" & 31/2" SHELLS. (PENDING AMMUNITION TOLERANCE VARIATIONS, TOTAL CAPACITY MAY BE REDUCED BY ONE ADDITIONAL ROUND). ACCU-MAG SET: INCLUDES FULL, MODIFIED AND IMPROVED CYLINDER CHOKE TUBES. X-FACTOR PORTED TUBE (FLYWAY SERIES): MODELS COME WITH PORTED IMPROVED CYLINDER & MODIFIED TUBES. PTD: PORTED BARREL. VR: VENT RIB. ISB: INTEGRAL SCOPE BASE. FO FRONT: FIBER OPTIC FRONT BEAD SIGHT. ADJ FO: FIBER OPTIC SIGHTS ADJUST FOR WINDAGE & ELEVATION. LOP: LENGTH OF PULL. WHEN STOCK IS SET AT ITS MINIMUM LENGTH OF PULL. WOOD: MOSSY OAK, SHADOW *: OVERALL LENGTH IS MEASUREDDUCK BLIND ARE REGISTERED TRADEMARKS OF HAAS OUTDOORS, SATIN FINISHED WOOD STOCK AND FOREARM. MO: MOSSY OAK BRAND CAMO.AND AP ARE REGISTERED GRASS, BREAK-UP, OBSESSION AND INC. RT: REALTREE BRAND CAMO. REALTREE, ADVANTAGE, MAX-4, HARDWOODS TRADEMARKS OF SPARTAN REALTREE PRODUCTS, INC. ALL MODELS INCLUDE A FREE GUN LOCK.

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535ATS (ALL-TERRAIN SHOTGUN) 23/4–31/2" PUMP-ACTION SHOTGUNS

TYPE

ITEM NUMBER

GA.

CHAMBER

23/4" CAP.

BARREL

SIGHTS

CHOKES

OVERALL LENGTH

LOP

FINISH

STOCK

APPROX. WEIGHT

535 ATS — ALL-PURPOSE FIELD
ALL-PURPOSE 45000 12 31/2" 6 28"VR BEAD ACCU-SET 481/4" 14" BLUE WOOD 63/4 LBS

535 ATS — TURKEY
TURKEY TURKEY TURKEY 45450 45220 45215 12 12 12 31/2" 31/2" 31/2" 6 6 6 22"VR 22"VR 22"VR ADJ. FO ADJ. FO ADJ. FO XX-FULL XX-FULL XX-FULL 421/4" 421/4" 421/4" 14" 14" 14" MO OBSESSION MO NEW BREAK-UP RT HRDWDS HD GREEN SYNTHETIC SYNTHETIC SYNTHETIC 61/2 LBS 61/2 LBS 61/2 LBS

535 ATS — SYNTHETIC THUMBHOLE TURKEY SERIES (X-FACTOR PORTED TUBE)
TURKEY TURKEY TURKEY 45100 45110 45115 12 12 12 31/2" 31/2" 31/2" 6 6 6 20"VR 20"VR 20"VR ADJ. FO ADJ. FO ADJ. FO X-FACTOR PTD TUBE X-FACTOR PTD TUBE X-FACTOR PTD TUBE 401/2" 401/2" 401/2" 14" 14" 14" MATTE BLUE SYNTHETIC (BLACK) MO NEW BREAK-UP SYNTHETIC RT HARDWOODS HD GREEN SYNTHETIC 7 LBS 7 LBS 7 LBS

535 ATS — TACTICAL TURKEY SERIES (ADJUSTABLE STOCK, X-FACTOR PORTED TUBE, SLING)
TURKEY TURKEY 45221 45226 12 12 31/2" 31/2" 6 6 20"VR 20"VR ADJ. FO ADJ. FO X-FACTOR PTD TUBE X-FACTOR PTD TUBE 371/4"* 371/4"* 103/4"-145/8"* 103/4"-145/8"* MO NEW BREAK-UP ADJ. SYNTHETIC RT HARDWOODS HD GREEN ADJ. SYNTHETIC 7 LBS 7 LBS

535 ATS — WATERFOWL
WATERFOWL WATERFOWL WATERFOWL 45120 45600 45225 12 12 12 31/2" 31/2" 31/2" 6 6 6 28"VR 28"VR 28"VR FO FRONT FO FRONT FO FRONT ACCU-SET ACCU-SET ACCU-SET 481/4" 481/4" 481/4" 14" 14" 14" MATTE BLUE MO DUCK BLIND ADVANTAGE MAX-4 SYNTHETIC (BLACK) SYNTHETIC SYNTHETIC 63/4 LBS 63/4 LBS 63/4 LBS

535 ATS — SLUGSTER
DEER DEER 45124 45440 12 12 31/2" 31/2" 6 6 24" 24" ADJ. RIFLE ISB FULLY-RIFLED BORE FULLY-RIFLED BORE 441/4" 441/4" 14" 14" MATTE BLUE REALTREE AP SYNTHETIC (BLACK) WOOD (DUAL COMB) 7 LBS 7 LBS

535 ATS — COMBOS (TWO BARREL SETS)
FIELD/DEER 45310 COMBO TURKEY/DEER 45210 COMBO TURKEY/ 45315 WATERFOWL COMBO 12 12 12 12 12 12 31/2" 31/2" 31/2" 31/2" 31/2" 31/2" 6 6 6 28"VR 24" 22"VR 24" 22"VR 28"VR BEAD ADJ. RIFLE ADJ. FO ADJ. RIFLE ADJ. FO FO FRONT ACCU-SET FULLY-RIFLED BORE XX-FULL FULLY-RIFLED BORE XX-FULL ACCU-SET 481/4" 441/4" 421/4" 441/4" 421/4" 481/4" 14" ––– 14" ––– 14" ––– BLUE BLUE MO NEW BREAK-UP MO NEW BREAK-UP MO NEW BREAK-UP MO NEW BREAK-UP WOOD SYNTHETIC SYNTHETIC 63/4 LBS 7 LBS 61/2 LBS 7 LBS 61/2 LBS 63/4 LBS

IMPORTANT NOTES CAP: CAPACITY–INCLUDES ONE IN CHAMBER. ONE LESS FOR 3"& 31/2" SHELLS. (PENDING AMMUNITION TOLERANCE VARIATIONS, TOTAL CAPACITY MAY BE REDUCED BY ONE ADDITIONAL ROUND). ACCU-SET: INCLUDES FULL, MODIFIED AND IMPROVED CYLINDER CHOKE TUBES. VR: VENT RIB. FO FRONT: FIBER OPTIC FRONT BEAD SIGHT. ADJ FO: FRONT & REAR FIBER OPTIC SIGHTS ADJUST FOR WINDAGE & ELEVATION. LOP: LENGTH OF PULL. *: OVERALL LENGTH IS MEASURED WHEN STOCK IS SET AT ITS MINIMUM LENGTH OF PULL. WOOD: SATIN FINISHED WOOD STOCK AND FOREARM. MO: MOSSY OAK BRAND CAMO. MOSSY OAK, BREAK-UP, OBSESSION AND DUCK BLIND ARE REGISTERED TRADEMARKS OF HAAS OUTDOORS, INC. RT: REALTREE BRAND CAMO. REALTREE, ADVANTAGE, MAX-4, AP AND HARDWOODS ARE REGISTERED TRADEMARKS OF SPARTAN REALTREE PRODUCTS, INC. ALL MODELS INCLUDE A FREE GUN LOCK.

500 PUMP-ACTION SHOTGUNS
TYPE ITEM NUMBER GA. CHAMBER 23/4" CAP. BARREL SIGHTS CHOKES OVERALL LENGTH LOP FINISH STOCK APPROX. WEIGHT

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500 — ALL PURPOSE FIELD
ALL PURPOSE ALL PURPOSE ALL PURPOSE ALL PURPOSE ALL PURPOSE ALL PURPOSE 50120 56420 52215 50136 56436 50104 12 12 12 20 20 .410 3" 3" 3" 3" 3" 3" 6 6 6 6 6 6 28" VR PTD 28" VR PTD 26" VR PTD 26" VR 26" VR 24" VR TWIN BEAD TWIN BEAD TWIN BEAD TWIN BEAD TWIN BEAD TWIN BEAD ACCU-SET ACCU-SET ACCU-SET ACCU-SET ACCU-SET FULL-FIXED 471/2" 481/2" 461/4" 451/2" 451/4" 433/4" 13 7/8" 141/2" 141/2" 13 7/8" 14" 14" BLUE MATTE BLUE MO NEW BREAK-UP BLUE MATTE BLUE BLUE WOOD SYNTHETIC (BLACK) SYNTHETIC WOOD SYNTHETIC (BLACK) WOOD 71/2 LBS 71/2 LBS 71/4 LBS 7 LBS 7 LBS 61/4 LBS

500 — TURKEY
TURKEY TURKEY TURKEY 52270 55115 54241 12 12 20 3" 3" 3" 6 6 6 24" VR PTD 24" VR PTD 24" VR PTD ADJ. FO ADJ. FO ADJ. FO XX-FULL XX-FULL XX-FULL 441/4" 441/4" 441/4" 141/2" 141/2" 141/2" MO NEW BREAK-UP MO OBSESSION MO NEW BREAK-UP SYNTHETIC SYNTHETIC SYNTHETIC 71/4 LBS 71/4 LBS 71/4 LBS

500 — SYNTHETIC THUMBHOLE TURKEY SERIES (X-FACTOR PORTED TUBE)
TURKEY TURKEY TURKEY 57700 57710 57720 12 12 12 3" 3" 3" 6 6 6 20" VR 20" VR 20" VR ADJ. FO ADJ. FO ADJ. FO X-FACTOR PTD TUBE X-FACTOR PTD TUBE X-FACTOR PTD TUBE 401/4" 401/4" 401/4" 141/2" 141/2" 141/2" MATTE BLUE SYNTHETIC (BLACK) MO NEW BREAK-UP SYNTHETIC RT HARDWOODS HD GREEN SYNTHETIC 7 LBS 7 LBS 7 LBS

500 — GRAND SLAM SERIES – TURKEY (X-FACTOR PORTED TUBE, SLING)
TURKEY TURKEY TURKEY TURKEY 52263 52262 54239 54238 12 12 20 20 3" 3" 3" 3" 6 6 6 6 20" VR 20" VR 22" VR 22" VR ADJ. FO ADJ. FO ADJ. FO ADJ. FO X-FACTOR PTD TUBE X-FACTOR PTD TUBE X-FACTOR PTD TUBE X-FACTOR PTD TUBE 401/4" 401/4" 391/4" 391/4" 141/2" 141/2" 14" 14" RT HARDWOODS HD GREEN MO NEW BREAK-UP RT HARDWOODS HD GREEN MO NEW BREAK-UP SYNTHETIC SYNTHETIC SYNTHETIC SYNTHETIC 7 LBS 7 LBS 63/4 LBS 63/4 LBS

IMPORTANT NOTES CAP: CAPACITY–INCLUDES ONE IN CHAMBER. ONE LESS FOR 3" SHELLS. (PENDING AMMUNITION TOLERANCE VARIATIONS, TOTAL CAPACITY MAY BE REDUCED BY ONE ADDITIONAL ROUND). ACCU-SET: INCLUDES FULL, MODIFIED AND IMPROVED CYLINDER CHOKE TUBES. VR: VENT RIB. PTD: PORTED ADJ FO: FIBER OPTIC SIGHTS ADJUST FOR WINDAGE & ELEVATION. LOP: LENGTH OF PULL. WOOD: SATIN FINISHED WOOD STOCK AND FOREARM. MO: MOSSY OAK BRAND CAMO. MOSSY OAK, OBSESSION AND BREAK-UP ARE REGISTERED TRADEMARKS OF HAAS OUTDOORS, INC. RT: REALTREE BRAND CAMO. REALTREE AND HARDWOODS ARE REGISTERED TRADEMARKS OF SPARTAN REALTREE PRODUCTS, INC. ALL MODELS INCLUDE A FREE GUN LOCK.

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500 PUMP-ACTION SHOTGUNS
TYPE ITEM NUMBER 23/4" GA. CHAMBER CAP. BARREL SIGHTS CHOKES OVERALL LENGTH LOP FINISH STOCK APPROX. WEIGHT
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500 — TACTICAL TURKEY SERIES (ADJUSTABLE STOCK, X-FACTOR PORTED TUBE, SLING)
TURKEY TURKEY 53264 53263 12 12 3" 3" 6 6 20" VR 20" VR ADJ. FO ADJ. FO X-FACTOR PTD TUBE X-FACTOR PTD TUBE 361/2"* 361/2"* 103/4"-145/8"* 103/4"-145/8"* MO NEW BREAK-UP ADJ. SYNTHETIC RT HARDWOODS HD GREEN ADJ. SYNTHETIC 71/4 LBS 71/4 LBS

500 — WATERFOWL
WATERFOWL WATERFOWL 55120 52266 12 12 3" 3" 6 6 28" VR PTD 28" VR PTD FO FRONT FO FRONT ACCU-SET ACCU-SET 481/4" 481/4" 141/2" 141/2" MO DUCK BLIND ADVANTAGE MAX-4 SYNTHETIC SYNTHETIC 71/2 LBS 71/2 LBS

500 — FLYWAY SERIES – WATERFOWL (X-FACTOR PORTED TUBE, CAMO SLING)
WATERFOWL 51266 12 3" 6 28" VR FO FRONT X-FACTOR PORTED TUBES 481/4" 141/2" ADVANTAGE MAX-4 SYNTHETIC 71/2 LBS

500 — SLUGSTER
DEER DEER DEER DEER DEER DEER DEER 54232 54244 55100 52265 54310 54233 54137 12 12 12 12 20 20 20 3" 3" 3" 3" 3" 3" 3" 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 24" PTD 24" PTD 24" PTD 24" PTD 24" PTD 24" PTD 24" PTD ISB RIFLE ISB ISB ISB ISB RIFLE FULLY-RIFLED BORE FULLY-RIFLED BORE FULLY-RIFLED BORE FULLY-RIFLED BORE FULLY-RIFLED BORE FULLY-RIFLED BORE FULLY-RIFLED BORE 431/2" 431/2" 431/2" 431/2" 431/2" 431/2" 431/2" 13 7/8" 13 7/8" 13 7/8" 13 7/8" 13 7/8" 13 7/8" 13 7/8" BLUE BLUE REALTREE AP MO NEW BREAK-UP REALTREE AP BLUE MO NEW BREAK-UP WOOD (DUAL COMB) WOOD WOOD (DUAL COMB) WOOD (DUAL COMB) WOOD (DUAL COMB) WOOD (DUAL COMB) SYNTHETIC 71/4 LBS 71/4 LBS 71/4 LBS 71/4 LBS 63/4 LBS 63/4 LBS 71/4 LBS

500 — MUZZLELOADER (.50 CALIBER, #209 PRIMER)
MUZZLELOADER 54155 12 3" 6 24" ADJ. RIFLE FULLY-RIFLED BORE 431/2" 13 7/8" BLUE WOOD 71/4 LBS

500 — COMBOS (TWO BARREL SETS)
MUZZLELOADER/ DEER COMBO FIELD/DEER COMBO FIELD/DEER COMBO FIELD/SECURITY COMBO FIELD/DEER COMBO FIELD/DEER COMBO FIELD/DEER COMBO 54150 54243 54264 54169 52264 54282 54186 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 20 20 20 20 3" 3" 3" 3" 3" 3" 3" 3" 3" 3" 3" 3" 3" 3" 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 24" 24" PTD 28" VR PTD 24" PTD 28" VR PTD 24" PTD 28" VR PTD 181/2" 28" VR PTD 24" PTD 26" VR PTD 24" PTD 26" VR PTD 24" PTD ADJ. RIFLE ADJ. RIFLE DUAL BEAD ISB DUAL BEAD ADJ. RIFLE DUAL BEAD BEAD DUAL BEAD ADJ. RIFLE DUAL BEAD ADJ. RIFLE DUAL BEAD ADJ. RIFLE FULLY-RIFLED BORE FULLY-RIFLED BORE ACCU-SET FULLY-RIFLED BORE ACCU-SET FULLY-RIFLED BORE ACCU-SET CYLINDER BORE ACCU-SET FULLY-RIFLED BORE ACCU-SET FULLY-RIFLED BORE ACCU-SET FULLY-RIFLED BORE 431/2" 471/2" 471/2" 471/2" 471/2" 451/2" 451/2" 137/8" ––– 137/8" ––– 13 7/8" ––– 13 7/8" ––– 13 7/8" ––– 13 7/8" ––– 13 7/8" ––– BLUE BLUE BLUE BLUE BLUE BLUE BLUE BLUE MO NEW BREAK-UP MO NEW BREAK-UP BLUE BLUE MO NEW BREAK-UP MO NEW BREAK-UP SYNTHETIC (BLACK) WOOD (DUAL COMB) WOOD WOOD WITH PISTOL GRIP KIT SYNTHETIC WOOD SYNTHETIC 71/2 LBS 71/2 LBS 71/2 LBS 71/2 LBS 71/2 LBS 7 LBS 7 LBS

IMPORTANT NOTES CAP: CAPACITY–INCLUDES ONE IN CHAMBER. ONE LESS FOR 3" SHELLS. (PENDING AMMUNITION TOLERANCE VARIATIONS, TOTAL CAPACITY MAY BE REDUCED BY ONE ADDITIONAL ROUND). ACCU-SET: INCLUDES FULL, MODIFIED AND IMPROVED CYLINDER CHOKE TUBES. X-FACTOR PORTED TUBE (FLYWAY SERIES): MODELS COME WITH PORTED IMPROVED CYLINDER & MODIFIED TUBES. VR: VENT RIB. PTD: PORTED BARREL. ISB: INTEGRAL SCOPE BASE. FO FRONT: FIBER OPTIC FRONT BEAD SIGHT. ADJ FO: FIBER OPTIC SIGHTS ADJUST FOR WINDAGE & ELEVATION. LOP: LENGTH OF PULL. *: OVERALL LENGTH IS MEASURED WHEN STOCK IS SET AT ITS MINIMUM LENGTH OF PULL. WOOD: SATIN FINISHED WOOD STOCK AND FOREARM. MO: MOSSY OAK BRAND CAMO. MOSSY OAK, OBSESSION, BREAK-UP AND DUCK BLIND ARE REGISTERED TRADEMARKS OF HAAS OUTDOORS, INC. RT: REALTREE BRAND CAMO. REALTREE, ADVANTAGE, MAX-4, AP AND HARDWOODS ARE REGISTERED TRADEMARKS OF SPARTAN REALTREE PRODUCTS, INC. ALL MODELS INCLUDE A FREE GUN LOCK.

500 BANTAM PUMP-ACTION SHOTGUNS
TYPE ITEM NUMBER GA. CHAMBER 23/4" CAP. BARREL SIGHTS CHOKES OVERALL LENGTH LOP FINISH STOCK APPROX. WEIGHT

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500 BANTAM (13” LOP)
ALL PURPOSE ALL PURPOSE ALL PURPOSE 52132 54132 50112 12 20 .410 3" 3" 3" 6 6 5 (21/ 2") 24"VR 22"VR 24"VR DUAL BEAD DUAL BEAD DUAL BEAD ACCU-SET ACCU-SET FIXED-FULL 425/8" 403/4" 423/4" 13" 13" 13" BLUE BLUE BLUE WOOD WOOD SYNTHETIC (BLACK) 71/4 LBS 61/2 LBS 6 LBS

500 BANTAM — COMBO (TWO BARREL SET, 13” LOP)
FIELD/DEER COMBO 54188 20 20 3" 3" 6 6 22"VR 24" DUAL BEAD ADJ. RIFLE ACCU-SET FULLY-RIFLED BORE 403/4" –––– 13" BLUE BLUE WOOD 61/4 LBS

IMPORTANT NOTES CAP: CAPACITY–INCLUDES ONE IN CHAMBER. ONE LESS FOR 3" SHELLS. (PENDING AMMUNITION TOLERANCE VARIATIONS, TOTAL CAPACITY MAY BE REDUCED BY ONE ADDITIONAL ROUND).
ACCU-SET: INCLUDES FULL, MODIFIED AND IMPROVED CYLINDER CHOKE TUBES. VR: VENT RIB. LOP: LENGTH OF PULL. WOOD: SATIN FINISHED WOOD STOCK AND FOREARM. ALL MODELS INCLUDE A FREE GUN LOCK.

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500 SUPER BANTAM PUMP-ACTION SHOTGUNS (ADJUSTABLE SYNTHETIC STOCK)
TYPE ITEM NUMBER GA. 23/4" CHAMBER CAP. BARREL SIGHTS CHOKES OVERALL LENGTH LOP FINISH STOCK APPROX. WEIGHT
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500 SUPER BANTAM — ALL PURPOSE FIELD (12” TO 13” ADJUSTABLE LOP)
ALL PURPOSE ALL PURPOSE 54210 54147 20 20 3" 3" 6 6 22"VR 22"VR DUAL BEAD DUAL BEAD ACCU-SET ACCU-SET 393/4"* 393/4"* 12—13" 12—13" BLUE PINK MARBLE ADJ. SYNTHETIC ADJ. SYNTHETIC 51/4 LBS 51/4 LBS

500 SUPER BANTAM — TURKEY (12” TO 13” ADJUSTABLE LOP)
TURKEY TURKEY 54140 54252 20 20 3" 3" 6 6 22"VR 22"VR ADJ. FO ADJ. FO X-FULL X-FULL 393/4"* 393/4"* 12—13" 12—13" RT HARDWOODS HD GREEN ADJ. SYNTHETIC MO OBSESSION ADJ. SYNTHETIC 51/4 LBS 51/4 LBS

500 SUPER BANTAM — SLUGSTER (12” TO 13” ADJUSTABLE LOP)
SLUG SLUG SLUG 58253 54256 54254 20 20 20 3" 3" 3" 6 6 6 24"PTD 24"PTD 24"PTD ADJ. RIFLE ISB ISB FULLY-RIFLED BORE FULLY-RIFLED BORE FULLY-RIFLED BORE 413/4"* 413/4"* 413/4"* 12—13" 12—13" 12—13" BLUE BLUE REALTREE AP ADJ. SYNTHETIC ADJ. SYNTHETIC ADJ. SYNTHETIC 51/4 LBS 51/4 LBS 51/4 LBS

500 SUPER BANTAM — COMBO (TWO BARREL SET, 12” TO 13” ADJUSTABLE LOP)
FIELD/DEER COMBO FIELD/DEER COMBO FIELD/DEER COMBO 54250 54247 54141 20 20 20 20 20 20 3" 3" 3" 3" 3" 3" 6 6 6 6 6 6 22"VR 24"PTD 22"VR 24"PTD 22"VR 24"PTD DUAL BEAD ADJ. RIFLE DUAL BEAD ADJ. RIFLE DUAL BEAD ADJ. RIFLE ACCU-SET FULLY-RIFLED BORE ACCU-SET FULLY-RIFLED BORE ACCU-SET FULLY-RIFLED BORE 393/4"* 413/4"* 393/4"* 413/4"* 393/4"* 413/4"* 12—13" 12—13" 12—13" BLUE BLUE REALTREE AP REALTREE AP MO NEW BREAK-UP MO NEW BREAK-UP ADJ. SYNTHETIC ADJ. SYNTHETIC ADJ. SYNTHETIC 51/4 LBS 51/4 LBS 51/4 LBS

IMPORTANT NOTES CAP: CAPACITY–INCLUDES ONE IN CHAMBER. ONE LESS FOR 3" SHELLS. (PENDING AMMUNITION TOLERANCE VARIATIONS, TOTAL CAPACITY MAY BE REDUCED BY ONE ADDITIONAL ROUND).
ACCU-SET: INCLUDES FULL, MODIFIED AND IMPROVED CYLINDER CHOKE TUBES. VR: VENT RIB. PTD: PORTED BARREL. ADJ FO: FIBER OPTIC SIGHTS ADJUST FOR WINDAGE & ELEVATION. LOP: LENGTH OF PULL. *: OVERALL LENGTH IS MEASURED WHEN STOCK IS SET AT ITS MINIMUM LENGTH OF PULL. ADJ. SYNTHETIC: ADJUSTABLE FOR LENGTH OF PULL BETWEEN 12 AND 13 INCHES. MO: MOSSY OAK CAMO PATTERN. MOSSY OAK, BREAK-UP AND OBSESSION ARE REGISTERED TRADEMARKS OF HAAS OUTDOORS, INC. RT: REALTREE CAMO PATTERN. REALTREE, HARDWOODS AND AP ARE REGISTERED TRADEMARKS OF SPARTAN REALTREE PRODUCTS, INC. ALL MODELS INCLUDE A FREE GUN LOCK.

505 YOUTH PUMP-ACTION SHOTGUNS
TYPE ITEM NUMBER GA. CHAMBER CAP. BARREL SIGHTS CHOKES OVERALL LENGTH LOP FINISH STOCK APPROX. WEIGHT

505 YOUTH — ALL PURPOSE FIELD (12” LOP)
ALL PURPOSE ALL PURPOSE 57110 57120 20 .410 3" 3" 5 (23/4") 5 (21/ 2") 20"VR 20"VR DUAL BEAD DUAL BEAD ACCU-SET FIXED MODIFIED 371/2" 371/2" 12" 12" BLUE BLUE WOOD WOOD 51/4 LBS 51/4 LBS

IMPORTANT NOTES CAP: CAPACITY–INCLUDES ONE IN CHAMBER. ONE LESS FOR 3" SHELLS. ACCU-SET: INCLUDES FULL, MODIFIED AND IMPROVED CYLINDER CHOKE TUBES. VR: VENT RIB. LOP: LENGTH OF PULL. WOOD: SATIN FINISHED WOOD STOCK AND FOREARM. ALL MODELS INCLUDE A FREE GUN LOCK.

MAVERICK PUMP-ACTION SHOTGUNS
TYPE ITEM NUMBER GA. CHAMBER 2 3/4" CAP. BARREL SIGHTS CHOKES OVERALL LENGTH LOP FINISH STOCK APPROX. WEIGHT

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MAVERICK 88 — ALL-PURPOSE
ALL-PURPOSE ALL-PURPOSE 32200 31010 20 12 3" 3" 6 6 26" 28" BEAD BEAD MODIFIED TUBE MODIFIED TUBE 451/4" 471/2" 14" 141/2" BLUE BLUE SYNTHETIC (BLACK) SYNTHETIC (BLACK) 7 LBS 7 LBS

MAVERICK 88 — SLUG
SLUG SLUGSTER 31017 31044 12 12 3" 3" 6 6 24" 24" ADJ. RIFLE ADJ. RIFLE CYLINDER BORE FULLY-RIFLED BORE 431/2" 431/2" 141/2" 141/2" BLUE BLUE SYNTHETIC (BLACK) SYNTHETIC (BLACK) 7 LBS 7 LBS

MAVERICK 88 — SPECIAL PURPOSE
6-SHOT 8-SHOT 31023 31046 12 12 3" 3" 6 8 181/2" 20" BEAD BEAD CYLINDER BORE CYLINDER BORE 391/2" 41" 141/2" 141/2" BLUE BLUE SYNTHETIC (BLACK) SYNTHETIC (BLACK) 7 LBS 7 LBS

IMPORTANT NOTES CAP: CAPACITY–INCLUDES ONE IN CHAMBER. ONE LESS FOR 3" SHELLS. (PENDING AMMUNITION TOLERANCE VARIATIONS, TOTAL CAPACITY MAY BE REDUCED BY ONE ADDITIONAL ROUND. LOP: LENGTH OF PULL. ALL MODELS INCLUDE A FREE GUN LOCK.

MOSSBERG INTERNATIONAL SA-20 23/4 –3" AUTOLOADING SHOTGUNS
™ ™

TYPE

ITEM NUMBER

GA.

3" CHAMBER CAP.

BARREL

SIGHTS

CHOKES

OVERALL LENGTH

LOP

FINISH

STOCK

APPROX. WEIGHT

SA-20 — ALL-PURPOSE FIELD
ALL-PURPOSE ALL-PURPOSE 75771 75772 20 20 3" 3" 5 5 28" VR 26" VR FRONT BEAD FRONT BEAD SPORT-SET (5 TOTAL) SPORT-SET (5 TOTAL) 481/2" 461/2" 14" 14" MATTE BLUE MATTE BLUE SYNTHETIC (BLACK) SYNTHETIC (BLACK) 6.0 LBS 5.8 LBS

SA-20 BANTAM — ALL-PURPOSE FIELD (13” LOP)
ALL-PURPOSE 75770 20 3" 5 24" VR FRONT BEAD SPORT-SET (5 TOTAL) 431/2" 13" MATTE BLUE SYNTHETIC (BLACK) 5.6 LBS

IMPORTANT NOTES CAP: CAPACITY–INCLUDES ONE IN CHAMBER. CHOKES/SPORT SET: INCLUDES FULL, IMPROVED MODIFIED, MODIFIED, IMPROVED CYLINDER AND CYLINDER CHOKE TUBES. VR: VENT RIB. LOP: LENGTH OF PULL. ALL MODELS INCLUDE A FREE GUN LOCK.

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MOSSBERG INTERNATIONAL RESERVE SERIES OVER-AND-UNDER SHOTGUNS
TYPE ITEM NUMBER GA. CHAMBER BARREL SIGHTS CHOKES OVERALL LENGTH LOP FINISH STOCK APPROX. WEIGHT
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SILVER RESERVE FIELD — OVER-AND-UNDER (CHROME PLATED BORES, DUAL LOCKING LUGS)
FIELD FIELD FIELD FIELD 75410 75411 75413 75416 12 20 28 .410 3" 3" 3" 3" 28"VR 26"VR 26"VR 26"VR FRONT BEAD FRONT BEAD FRONT BEAD FRONT BEAD SPORT SET (5 TOTAL) SPORT SET (5 TOTAL) SPORT SET (5 TOTAL) FIXED MOD., FIXED FULL 46" 44" 44" 44" 141/4" 141/4" 141/4" 141/4" BLUED BBLS, SILVER REC., GOLD GAME SCENES BLUED BBLS, SILVER REC., GOLD GAME SCENES BLUED BBLS, SILVER REC., GOLD GAME SCENES BLUED BBLS, SILVER REC., GOLD GAME SCENES SATIN/SELECT BLACK WALNUT SATIN/SELECT BLACK WALNUT SATIN/SELECT BLACK WALNUT SATIN/SELECT BLACK WALNUT 7.7 LBS 6.9 LBS 6.3 LBS 6.0 LBS

SILVER RESERVE BANTAM FIELD — OVER-AND-UNDER (131/4 LOP, CHROME PLATED BORES, DUAL LOCKING LUGS)
BANTAM FIELD 75433 20 3" 26"VR FRONT BEAD SPORT SET (5 TOTAL) 43" 131/4" BLUED BBLS, SILVER REC., GOLD GAME SCENES SATIN/SELECT BLACK WALNUT 6.9 LBS

SILVER RESERVE FIELD COMBO — OVER-AND-UNDER (2 BARREL/FOREND SET, CHROME PLATED BORES, DUAL LOCKING LUGS)
12/20 GA. FIELD COMBO 20/28 GA. FIELD COMBO 75253 75254 12 20 20 28 3" 3" 3" 3" 28"VR 26"VR 26"VR 26"VR FRONT BEAD FRONT BEAD FRONT BEAD FRONT BEAD TWO SPORT SETS (10 TOTAL) TWO SPORT SETS (10 TOTAL) 46" 44" 44" 44" 141/4" 141/4" 141/4" 141/4" BLUED BARRELS, SILVER RECEIVER WITH GOLD GAME SCENES BLUED BARRELS, SILVER RECEIVER WITH GOLD GAME SCENES SATIN FINISH SELECT BLACK WALNUT SATIN FINISH SELECT BLACK WALNUT 7.7 LBS 6.9 LBS 6.9 LBS 6.3 LBS

SILVER RESERVE SPORTING — OVER-AND-UNDER (PORTED BARRELS, EXTRA-WIDE 10MM RIB, CHROME PLATED BORES, DUAL LOCKING LUGS)
SPORTING 75418 12 3" 28"VR DUAL BEAD SPORT SET (5 TOTAL) 461/2" 143/4" BLUED BBLS, SILVER REC., SCROLL ENGRAVING SATIN/SELECT BLACK WALNUT 7.7 LBS

ONYX RESERVE SPORTING — OVER-AND-UNDER (PORTED BARRELS, EXTRA-WIDE 10MM RIB, CHROME PLATED BORES, DUAL LOCKING LUGS)
SPORTING 75431 12 3" 28"VR DUAL BEAD SPORT SET (5 TOTAL) 461/2" 143/4" BLUED BBLS, SILVER REC., SCROLL ENGRAVING SATIN/SELECT BLACK WALNUT 7.7 LBS

IMPORTANT NOTES CHOKES/SPORT SET: INCLUDES IMPROVED CYLINDER (2), MODIFIED, IMPROVED MODIFIED & FULL CHOKES FOR EACH GAUGE/BARREL SET. VR: VENT RIB. LOP: LENGTH OF PULL. ALL
MODELS INCLUDE A FREE GUN LOCK.

MOSSBERG INTERNATIONAL RESERVE SERIES SIDE-BY-SIDE SHOTGUNS
TYPE ITEM NUMBER GA. CHAMBER BARREL SIGHTS CHOKES OVERALL LENGTH LOP FINISH STOCK APPROX. WEIGHT

SILVER RESERVE SIDE-BY-SIDE SHOTGUNS (CHROME PLATED BORES, DUAL LOCKING LUGS)
FIELD FIELD FIELD FIELD 77084 77081 77019 77006 12 12 20 28 3" 3" 3" 3" 28" 26" 26" 26" FRONT BEAD FRONT BEAD FRONT BEAD FRONT BEAD SPORT SET (5 TOTAL) SPORT SET (5 TOTAL) SPORT SET (5 TOTAL) SPORT SET (5 TOTAL) 45" 43" 43" 43" 141/4" 141/4" 141/4" 141/4" BLUED BBLS, SILVER REC., SCROLL ENGRAVING BLUED BBLS, SILVER REC., SCROLL ENGRAVING BLUED BBLS, SILVER REC., SCROLL ENGRAVING BLUED BBLS, SILVER REC., SCROLL ENGRAVING SATIN/SELECT BLACK WALNUT SATIN/SELECT BLACK WALNUT SATIN/SELECT BLACK WALNUT SATIN/SELECT BLACK WALNUT 7.2 LBS 7.1 LBS 6.5 LBS 6.4 LBS

ONYX RESERVE SIDE-BY-SIDE SHOTGUNS (CHROME PLATED BORES, DUAL LOCKING LUGS)
FIELD FIELD FIELD FIELD 77085 77083 77028 77007 12 12 20 28 3" 3" 3" 3" 28" 26" 26" 26" FRONT BEAD FRONT BEAD FRONT BEAD FRONT BEAD SPORT SET (5 TOTAL) SPORT SET (5 TOTAL) SPORT SET (5 TOTAL) SPORT SET (5 TOTAL) 45" 43" 43" 43" 141/4" 141/4" 141/4" 141/4" BLUED BBLS, SILVER REC., SCROLL ENGRAVING BLUED BBLS, SILVER REC., SCROLL ENGRAVING BLUED BBLS, SILVER REC., SCROLL ENGRAVING BLUED BBLS, SILVER REC., SCROLL ENGRAVING SATIN/SELECT BLACK WALNUT SATIN/SELECT BLACK WALNUT SATIN/SELECT BLACK WALNUT SATIN/SELECT BLACK WALNUT 7.2 LBS 7.1 LBS 6.5 LBS 6.4 LBS

IMPORTANT NOTES CHOKES/SPORT SET: INCLUDES IMPROVED CYLINDER (2), MODIFIED, IMPROVED MODIFIED & FULL CHOKES. LOP: LENGTH OF PULL. ALL MODELS INCLUDE A FREE GUN LOCK.

MOSSBERG INTERNATIONAL 702 PLINKSTER AUTOLOADING RIMFIRE RIFLES
DESCRIPTION ITEM NUMBER CALIBER TOTAL CAP BARREL TWIST SIGHTS OVERALL LENGTH LOP BARREL FINISH STOCK APPROX. WEIGHT

®

702 PLINKSTER AUTOLOADING .22 LR RIFLE (10 ROUND MAGAZINE)
BLACK SYNTHETIC BLACK SYNTHETIC/CHROME WOOD STOCK WOOD STOCK/CHROME PINK SYNTHETIC PINK MARBLE FINISH TIGER MAPLE DURA-WOOD CARBON FIBER CAMO 37001 37021 37150 37152 37039 37088 37041 37042 37012 .22 LR .22 LR .22 LR .22 LR .22 LR .22 LR .22 LR .22 LR .22 LR 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 18" 21" 18" 21" 18" 18" 18" 18" 18" 1 TURN IN 16" 1 TURN IN 16" 1 TURN IN 16" 1 TURN IN 16" 1 TURN IN 16" 1 TURN IN 16" 1 TURN IN 16" 1 TURN IN 16" 1 TURN IN 16" ADJ. RIFLE ADJ. RIFLE ADJ. RIFLE ADJ. RIFLE ADJ. RIFLE ADJ. RIFLE ADJ. RIFLE ADJ. RIFLE ADJ. RIFLE 37" 40" 37" 40" 37" 37" 37" 37" 37" 141/4" 141/4" 141/4" 141/4" 141/4" 141/4" 141/4" 141/4" 141/4" BLUE BRUSHED CHROME BLUE BRUSHED CHROME BLUE BLUE BLUE BLUE BLUE SYNTHETIC (BLACK) SYNTHETIC (BLACK) WOOD WOOD SYNTHETIC (PINK) SYNTHETIC (PINK MARBLE FINISH) DURA-WOOD (TIGER MAPLE FINISH) SYNTHETIC (CARBON FIBER FINISH) SYNTHETIC (MO NEW BREAK-UP) 4.1 LBS 4.5 LBS 4.4 LBS 4.8 LBS 4.1 LBS 4.1 LBS 4.1 LBS 4.1 LBS 4.1 LBS

702 PLINKSTER THUMBHOLE TIPDOWN AUTOLOADING .22 LR RIFLE (10 ROUND MAGAZINE, THUMBHOLE STOCK WITH TIPDOWN FOREND)
BLACK SYNTHETIC BLACK SYNTHETIC/CHROME 37089 37090 .22 LR .22 LR 11 11 18" 21" 1 TURN IN 16" 1 TURN IN 16" ADJ. RIFLE ADJ. RIFLE 37" 40" 141/4" 141/4" BLUE BRUSHED CHROME SYNTHETIC (BLACK) SYNTHETIC (BLACK) 4.2 LBS 4.6 LBS

702 BANTAM PLINKSTER AUTOLOADING .22 LR RIFLE (10 ROUND MAGAZINE)
BANTAM/BLACK SYNTHETIC BANTAM/PINK SYNTHETIC 37000 37010 .22 LR .22 LR 11 11 18" 18" 1 TURN IN 16" 1 TURN IN 16" ADJ. RIFLE ADJ. RIFLE 35" 35" 121/4" 121/4" BLUE BLUE SYNTHETIC (BLACK) SYNTHETIC (PINK) 4.1 LBS 4.1 LBS

702 PLINKSTER & 702 BANTAM PLINKSTER — SCOPED COMBO (4X SCOPE, 10 ROUND MAGAZINE)
BLACK SYNTHETIC/SCOPE COMBO BANTAM BLK. SYN./SCOPE COMBO 37044 37035 .22 LR .22 LR 11 11 18" 18" 1 TURN IN 16" 1 TURN IN 16" ADJ. RIFLE/SCOPE 37" ADJ. RIFLE/SCOPE 35" 141/4" 121/4" BLUE BLUE SYNTHETIC (BLACK) SYNTHETIC (BLACK) 4.6 LBS 4.1 LBS

IMPORTANT NOTES TOTAL CAP: CAPACITY–INCLUDES ONE IN CHAMBER. BBL: BARREL. WOOD: WOOD STOCK. CHROME: BRUSHED CHROME. ADJUSTABLE SIGHTS: SIGHTS ADJUST FOR WINDAGE & ELEVATION.
LOP: LENGTH OF PULL. MO: MOSSY OAK CAMO PATTERN. MOSSY OAK AND BREAK-UP ARE REGISTERED TRADEMARKS OF HAAS OUTDOORS, INC. ALL MODELS INCLUDE A FREE GUN LOCK.

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MOSSBERG INTERNATIONAL 802 PLINKSTER BOLT-ACTION RIMFIRE RIFLES
DESCRIPTION ITEM NUMBER CALIBER TOTAL CAP BARREL TWIST SIGHTS OVERALL LENGTH LOP BARREL FINISH STOCK APPROX. WEIGHT
™ ™

802 PLINKSTER BOLT-ACTION .22 LR RIFLE (10 ROUND MAGAZINE)
BLACK SYNTHETIC BLACK SYNTHETIC/CHROME WOOD STOCK WOOD STOCK/CHROME PINK SYNTHETIC PINK MARBLE FINISH 37030 37060 38100 38101 37040 37038 .22 LR .22 LR .22 LR .22 LR .22 LR .22 LR 11 11 11 11 11 11 18" 21" 18" 21" 18" 18" 1 TURN IN 16" 1 TURN IN 16" 1 TURN IN 16" 1 TURN IN 16" 1 TURN IN 16" 1 TURN IN 16" ADJ. RIFLE ADJ. RIFLE ADJ. RIFLE ADJ. RIFLE ADJ. RIFLE ADJ. RIFLE 37" 40" 37" 40" 37" 37" 141/4" 141/4" 141/4" 141/4" 141/4" 141/4" BLUE BRUSHED CHROME BLUE BRUSHED CHROME BLUE BLUE SYNTHETIC (BLACK) SYNTHETIC (BLACK) WOOD WOOD SYNTHETIC (PINK) SYNTHETIC (PINK MARBLE FINISH) 4.1 LBS 4.5 LBS 4.4 LBS 4.8 LBS 4.1 LBS 4.1 LBS

802 PLINKSTER THUMBHOLE TIPDOWN BOLT-ACTION .22 LR RIFLE (10 ROUND MAGAZINE, THUMBHOLE STOCK WITH TIPDOWN FOREND)
BLACK SYNTHETIC BLACK SYNTHETIC/CHROME 37091 37092 .22 LR .22 LR 11 11 18" 21" 1 TURN IN 16" 1 TURN IN 16" ADJ. RIFLE ADJ. RIFLE 37" 40" 141/4" 141/4" BLUE BRUSHED CHROME SYNTHETIC (BLACK) SYNTHETIC (BLACK) 4.2 LBS 4.6 LBS

802 VARMINT PLINKSTER BOLT-ACTION .22 LR RIFLE (10 ROUND MAGAZINE, 21” BULL BARREL)
BLACK SYNTHETIC BLACK SYNTHETIC/CHROME WOOD STOCK WOOD STOCK/CHROME 37095 37096 38086 38099 .22 LR .22 LR .22 LR .22 LR 11 11 11 11 21" 21" 21" 21" 1 TURN IN 16" 1 TURN IN 16" 1 TURN IN 16" 1 TURN IN 16" ADJ. RIFLE ADJ. RIFLE ADJ. RIFLE ADJ. RIFLE 40" 40" 40" 40" 141/4" 141/4" 141/4" 141/4" BLUE BRUSHED CHROME BLUE BRUSHED CHROME SYNTHETIC (BLACK) SYNTHETIC (BLACK) WOOD WOOD 4.9 LBS 4.9 LBS 5.2 LBS 5.2 LBS

802 BANTAM PLINKSTER BOLT-ACTION .22 LR RIFLE (10 ROUND MAGAZINE)
BLACK SYNTHETIC PINK SYNTHETIC 37047 37140 .22 LR .22 LR 11 11 18" 18" 1 TURN IN 16" 1 TURN IN 16" ADJ. RIFLE ADJ. RIFLE 35" 35" 121/4" 121/4" BLUE BLUE SYNTHETIC (BLACK) SYNTHETIC (PINK) 4.1 LBS 4.1 LBS

802 PLINKSTER & 802 BANTAM PLINKSTER — SCOPED COMBO (4X SCOPE, 10 ROUND MAGAZINE)
BLACK SYNTHETIC/SCOPE COMBO BANTAM BLK. SYN./SCOPE COMBO 37045 37114 .22 LR .22 LR 11 11 18" 18" 1 TURN IN 16" 1 TURN IN 16" ADJ. RIFLE/SCOPE ADJ. RIFLE/SCOPE 37" 35" 141/4" 121/4" BLUE BLUE SYNTHETIC (BLACK) SYNTHETIC (BLACK) 4.6 LBS 4.2 LBS

IMPORTANT NOTES TOTAL CAP: CAPACITY–INCLUDES ONE IN CHAMBER. WOOD: WOOD STOCK. CHROME: BRUSHED CHROME. ADJUSTABLE SIGHTS: SIGHTS ADJUST FOR WINDAGE & ELEVATION. LOP: LENGTH OF PULL. ALL MODELS INCLUDE A FREE GUN LOCK.

MOSSBERG INTERNATIONAL 801 HALF-PINT PLINKSTER BOLT-ACTION RIMFIRE RIFLES
DESCRIPTION ITEM NUMBER CALIBER TOTAL CAP BARREL TWIST SIGHTS OVERALL LENGTH LOP BARREL FINISH STOCK APPROX. WEIGHT

801 HALF-PINT PLINKSTER BOLT-ACTION .22 LR RIFLE (SINGLE SHOT, YOUTH-SIZED WOOD STOCK)
WOOD STOCK 37005 .22LR 1* 16" 1 TURN IN 16" ADJ. RIFLE 331/2" 121/4" BLUE WOOD 4.0 LBS

IMPORTANT NOTES TOTAL CAP: CAPACITY–SINGLE SHOT CAPABILITY ONLY WHILE USING SUPPLIED MAGAZINE PLUG. *CAPACITY IS 10 ROUNDS WITH STANDARD 802 MAGAZINE (SOLD SEPARATELY). LOP: LENGTH
OF PULL. WOOD: WOOD STOCK. ALL MODELS INCLUDE A FREE GUN LOCK.

MOSSBERG INTERNATIONAL 817 BOLT-ACTION RIMFIRE RIFLES
DESCRIPTION ITEM NUMBER CALIBER TOTAL CAP BARREL TWIST SCOPE BASES OVERALL LENGTH LOP BARREL FINISH STOCK APPROX. WEIGHT

817 BOLT-ACTION .17 HMR RIFLE (WEAVER-STYLE SCOPE BASES, 5 ROUND MAGAZINE)
BLACK SYNTHETIC BLACK SYNTHETIC/CHROME WOOD STOCK WOOD STOCK/CHROME 37050 37052 38171 38172 .17 HMR .17 HMR .17 HMR .17 HMR 6 6 6 6 21" 21" 21" 21" 1 TURN IN 9" 1 TURN IN 9" 1 TURN IN 9" 1 TURN IN 9" WEAVER-STYLE WEAVER-STYLE WEAVER-STYLE WEAVER-STYLE 40" 40" 40" 40" 141/4" 141/4" 141/4" 141/4" BLUE BRUSHED CHROME BLUE BRUSHED CHROME SYNTHETIC (BLACK) SYNTHETIC (BLACK) WOOD WOOD 4.5 LBS 4.5 LBS 4.8 LBS 4.8 LBS

817 THUMBHOLE TIPDOWN BOLT-ACTION .17 HMR RIFLE (WEAVER-STYLE SCOPE BASES, 5 ROUND MAGAZINE, THUMBHOLE STOCK WITH TIPDOWN FOREND)
BLACK SYNTHETIC BLACK SYNTHETIC/CHROME 37093 37094 .17 HMR .17 HMR 6 6 21" 21" 1 TURN IN 9" 1 TURN IN 9" WEAVER-STYLE WEAVER-STYLE 40" 40" 141/4" 141/4" BLUE BRUSHED CHROME SYNTHETIC (BLACK) SYNTHETIC (BLACK) 4.5 LBS 4.5 LBS

817 VARMINT BOLT-ACTION .17 HMR RIFLE (WEAVER-STYLE SCOPE BASES, 5 ROUND MAGAZINE, 21” BULL BARREL)
BLACK SYNTHETIC BLACK SYNTHETIC/CHROME WOOD STOCK WOOD STOCK/CHROME 37097 37098 38173 38174 .17 HMR .17 HMR .17 HMR .17 HMR 6 6 6 6 21" 21" 21" 21" 1 TURN IN 9" 1 TURN IN 9" 1 TURN IN 9" 1 TURN IN 9" WEAVER-STYLE WEAVER-STYLE WEAVER-STYLE WEAVER-STYLE 40" 40" 40" 40" 141/4" 141/4" 141/4" 141/4" BLUE BRUSHED CHROME BLUE BRUSHED CHROME SYNTHETIC (BLACK) SYNTHETIC (BLACK) WOOD WOOD 4.9 LBS 4.9 LBS 5.2 LBS 5.2 LBS

IMPORTANT NOTES TOTAL CAP: CAPACITY–INCLUDES ONE IN CHAMBER. CHROME: BRUSHED CHROME. LOP: LENGTH OF PULL. SYNTHETIC: SYNTHETIC STOCK. ALL MODELS INCLUDE A FREE GUN LOCK.

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590A1 SPECIAL PURPOSE PUMP-ACTION SHOTGUNS
TYPE ITEM NUMBER GA. CHAMB. DESCRIPTION/FEATURES 2 3/4" CAP. BARREL SIGHTS CHOKES OVERALL LENGTH LOP FINISH STOCK APPROX. WEIGHT

590A1 ADJUSTABLE — 6 SHOT (6-POSITION ADJUSTABLE ALUMINUM STOCK, 3-DOT SIGHT)
NEW 6 SHOT

53690

12

3"

HVY WALL BBL, MTL TRIG GRD & SAFETY BUTTON 6

181/2"

3-DOT

CYL. BORE 361/8"

101/2"-141/4"* PARKERIZED

6-POS. ADJ. ALUMINUM (BLACK) 71/2 LBS

590A1 — 6 SHOT
NEW 6 SHOT NEW 6 SHOT NEW 6 SHOT NEW 6 SHOT NEW 6 SHOT

52682 51410 51411 51517 51518

12 12 12 12 12

3" 3" 3" 3" 3"

HVY WALL BBL, MTL TRIG GRD & SAFETY BUTTON HVY WALL BBL, MTL TRIG GRD & SAFETY BUTTON HVY WALL BBL, MTL TRIG GRD & SAFETY BUTTON HVY WALL BBL, MTL TRIG GRD & SAFETY BUTTON HVY WALL BBL, MTL TRIG GRD & SAFETY BUTTON

6 6 6 6 6

181/2" 181/2" 181/2" 181/2" 181/2"

3-DOT BEAD BEAD GHOST RING® GHOST RING®

CYL. BORE CYL. BORE CYL. BORE CYL. BORE CYL. BORE

391/2" 391/2" 391/2" 391/2" 391/2"

13 7/8" 13 7/8" 13 7/8" 13 7/8" 13 7/8"

PARKERIZED PARKERIZED PARKERIZED PARKERIZED PARKERIZED

SYNTHETIC (BLACK), SPEEDFEED SYNTHETIC (BLACK), SPEEDFEED SYNTHETIC (BLACK) SYNTHETIC (BLACK) SYNTHETIC (BLACK), SPEEDFEED

71/4 LBS 71/4 LBS 71/4 LBS 71/4 LBS 71/4 LBS

590A1 COMPACT — 6 SHOT (13 INCH LENGTH OF PULL)
NEW 6 SHOT

51520

12

3"

HVY WALL BBL, MTL TRIG GRD & SAFETY BUTTON 6

181/2"

GHOST RING®

CYL. BORE 385/8"

13"

PARKERIZED

WOOD w/SYN. FOREND (BLACK) 71/4 LBS

590A1 MARINER — 6 SHOT
NEW 6 SHOT

51273

12

3"

HVY WALL BBL, MTL TRIG GRD & SAFETY BUTTON 6

181/2"

BEAD

CYL. BORE 391/2"

13 7/8"

MARINECOTE SYNTHETIC (BLACK)

63/4 LBS

590A1 ADJUSTABLE — 9 SHOT (6-POSITION ADJUSTABLE ALUMINUM STOCK)
NEW 9 SHOT

51670

12

3"

HVY WALL BBL, MTL TRIG GRD & SAFETY BUTTON 9

20"

GHOST RING®

CYL. BORE

41"

101/2"-141/4"* PARKERIZED

6-POS. ADJ. ALUMINUM (BLACK) 71/2 LBS

590A1 SPX — 9 SHOT (M9 BAYONET & SCABBARD, PICATINNY RAIL, LPA GHOST RING REAR SIGHT & WINGED FIBER OPTIC FRONT SIGHT)
NEW 9 SHOT

50771

12

3"

HVY WALL BBL, MTL TRIG GRD & SAFETY BUTTON 9

20"

GHOST RING®

CYL. BORE

41"

13 7/8"

PARKERIZED

SYNTHETIC (BLACK)

71/4 LBS**

590A1 — 9 SHOT
NEW 9 SHOT NEW 9 SHOT NEW 9 SHOT

51660 51663 51668

12 12 12

3" 3" 3"

HVY WALL BBL, MTL TRIG GRD & SAFETY BUTTON 9 HVY WALL BBL, MTL TRIG GRD & SAFETY BUTTON 9 HVY WALL BBL, MTL TRIG GRD & SAFETY BUTTON 9

20" 20" 20"

BEAD GHOST RING® GHOST RING®

CYL. BORE CYL. BORE CYL. BORE

41" 41" 41"

13 7/8" 13 7/8" 13 7/8"

PARKERIZED PARKERIZED PARKERIZED

SYNTHETIC (BLACK) 71/4 LBS SYNTHETIC (BLACK) 71/4 LBS SYNTHETIC (BLACK), SPEEDFEED 71/4 LBS

IMPORTANT NOTES CAP: CAPACITY–INCLUDES ONE IN CHAMBER. 500 & 590 MODELS: ONE LESS FOR 3" SHELLS. (PENDING AMMUNITION TOLERANCE VARIATIONS, TOTAL CAPACITY MAY BE REDUCED BY ONE ADDITIONAL ROUND. CYL. BORE: CYLINDER BORE. SPEEDFEED: STOCK HOLDS 4 EXTRA ROUNDS. LOP: LENGTH OF PULL. *: OVERALL LENGTH IS MEASURED WHEN STOCK IS SET AT ITS MINIMUM LENGTH OF PULL. **APPROX. WEIGHT: (FOR 590A1 SPX MODELS) WEIGHT EXCLUDES BAYONET. ALL MODELS INCLUDE A FREE GUN LOCK.

500 SPECIAL PURPOSE PUMP-ACTION SHOTGUNS
TYPE ITEM NUMBER GA. CHAMBER DESCRIPTION/FEATURES 2 3/4" CAP. BARREL SIGHTS CHOKES OVERALL LENGTH LOP FINISH STOCK APPROX. WEIGHT

®

500 SPX — 6 SHOT (ADJUSTABLE STOCK, PICATINNY RAIL, LPA GHOST RING REAR SIGHT & WINGED FIBER OPTIC FRONT SIGHT)
NEW 6 SHOT

51523

12

3"

ADJUSTABLE TACTICAL STOCK

6

181/2" GHOST RING CYL. BORE

363/8"

103/4"-145/8"* MATTE

ADJ. SYNTHETIC (BLACK)

63/4 LBS

500 ROLLING THUNDER — 6 SHOT (BARREL STABILIZER, PICATINNY RAIL)
6 SHOT 55605 12 3" PISTOL GRIP ONLY, BARREL STABILIZER 6 23" BEAD CYL. BORE 331/2" ––––– MATTE SYNTHETIC (BLACK) 63/4 LBS

500 ROAD BLOCKER — 6 SHOT (MUZZLE BRAKE, HEAT SHIELD)
NEW 6 SHOT

50591

12

3"

PISTOL GRIP ONLY, HEAT SHIELD

6

181/2" BEAD

CYL. BORE

31"

–––––

MATTE

SYNTHETIC (BLACK)

6 LBS

500 PERSUADER/CRUISER — 6 SHOT (STAND-OFF BARREL)
6 SHOT CRUISER 6 SHOT 54125 50145 12 20 3" 3" PISTOL GRIP ONLY, STAND-OFF BARREL STAND-OFF BARREL 6 6 181/2" BEAD 181/2" BEAD CYL. BORE CYL. BORE 31" 41" ––––– 141/2" MATTE MATTE SYNTHETIC (BLACK) SYNTHETIC (BLACK) 53/4 LBS 51/2 LBS

500 PERSUADER/CRUISER — 6 SHOT
6 SHOT 6 SHOT CRUISER 6 SHOT CRUISER 6 SHOT 6 SHOT CRUISER 50411 50440 50450 50452 50455 12 12 20 20 .410 3" 3" 3" 3" 3" INCLUDES PISTOL GRIP KIT HEAT SHIELD, PISTOL GRIP ONLY PISTOL GRIP ONLY INCLUDES PISTOL GRIP KIT PISTOL GRIP ONLY 6 6 6 6 6 181/2" 181/2" 181/2" 181/2" 181/2" BEAD BEAD BEAD BEAD BEAD CYL. BORE CYL. BORE CYL. BORE CYL. BORE CYL. BORE 391/2" 283/4" 28" 381/2" 291/2" 141/2" ––––– ––––– 14" ––––– BLUE BLUE BLUE BLUE BLUE SYNTHETIC (BLACK) SYNTHETIC (BLACK) SYNTHETIC (BLACK) SYNTHETIC (BLACK) SYNTHETIC (BLACK) 63/4 LBS 53/4 LBS 51/2 LBS 61/2 LBS 51/2 LBS

500 TACTICAL — 6 SHOT
6 SHOT 6 SHOT 50420 50278 12 12 3" 3" ADJUSTABLE TACTICAL STOCK ADJUSTABLE TACTICAL STOCK 6 6 181/2" BEAD 181/2" BEAD CYL. BORE CYL. BORE 363/8" 363/8" 103/4"-145/8"* MATTE ADJ. SYNTHETIC (BLACK) 103/4"-145/8"* MARINECOTE ADJ. SYNTHETIC (BLACK) 63/4 LBS 63/4 LBS

500 PERSUADER/CRUISER — 8 SHOT
8 SHOT 8 SHOT 8 SHOT CRUISER 50577 50579 50580 12 12 12 3" 3" 3" BEAD SIGHT INCLUDES PISTOL GRIP KIT HEAT SHIELD, PISTOL GRIP ONLY 8 8 8 20" 20" 20" BEAD BEAD BEAD CYL. BORE CYL. BORE CYL. BORE 41" 41" 30 1/4" 141/2" 141/2" ––––– BLUE BLUE BLUE SYNTHETIC (BLACK) SYNTHETIC (BLACK) SYNTHETIC (BLACK) 7 LBS 7 LBS 6 LBS

500 HS410 HOME SECURITY— 9 SHOT
6 SHOT 50359 .410 3" SPREADER CHOKE 9 181/2" BEAD SPREADER 371/4" 13 7/8" BLUE SYNTHETIC (BLACK) 51/2 LBS

500 J.I.C. (JUST IN CASE) SHOTGUNS — 6 SHOT (WATERPROOF TUBE WITH CARRY STRAP)
500 J.I.C. CRUISER 51340 500 J.I.C. MARINER 52340 500 J.I.C. SANDSTORM 53340 12 12 12 3" 3" 3" OD GREEN TUBE, SURVIVAL KIT-IN-A-CAN 6 INTL. ORANGE TUBE, MULTI-TOOL/KNIFE 6 DESERT CAMO TUBE/CARRY STRAP 6 181/2" BEAD 181/2" BEAD 181/2" BEAD CYL. BORE CYL. BORE CYL. BORE 283/4" 283/4" 283/4" ––––– ––––– ––––– MATTE SYNTHETIC (BLACK) MARINECOTE SYNTHETIC (BLACK) DESERT CAMO SYNTHETIC 51/2 LBS** 51/2 LBS** 51/2 LBS**

500 MARINER — 6 SHOT
6 SHOT 50273 12 3" INCLUDES PISTOL GRIP KIT 6 181/2" BEAD CYL. BORE 391/2" 13 7/8" MARINECOTE SYNTHETIC (BLACK) 63/4 LBS

IMPORTANT NOTES CAP: CAPACITY–INCLUDES ONE IN CHAMBER. 500 & 590 MODELS: ONE LESS FOR 3" SHELLS. (PENDING AMMUNITION TOLERANCE VARIATIONS, TOTAL CAPACITY MAY BE REDUCED BY ONE ADDITIONAL ROUND. CYL. BORE: CYLINDER BORE. SYN: SYNTHETIC STOCK & FOREARM. SPEEDFEED: STOCK HOLDS 4 EXTRA ROUNDS. LOP: LENGTH OF PULL. *: OVERALL LENGTH IS MEASURED WHEN STOCK IS SET AT ITS MINIMUM LENGTH OF PULL. **APPROX. WEIGHT: (FOR J.I.C. MODELS) WEIGHT EXCLUDES TUBE & ACCESSORIES. ALL MODELS INCLUDE A FREE GUN LOCK.

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590 SPECIAL PURPOSE PUMP-ACTION SHOTGUNS
TYPE ITEM NUMBER GA. CHAMBER DESCRIPTION/FEATURES 2 3/4" CAP. BARREL SIGHTS CHOKES OVERALL LENGTH LOP FINISH STOCK APPROX. WEIGHT
®

590 SPECIAL PURPOSE — 9 SHOT
9 SHOT 9 SHOT 9 SHOT 9 SHOT 9 SHOT 50645 50660 50665 50663 50668 12 12 12 12 12 3" 3" 3" 3" 3" HEAT SHIELD HEAT SHIELD HEAT SHIELD GHOST RING® SIGHTS GHOST RING® SIGHTS 9 9 9 9 9 20" 20" 20" 20" 20" BEAD BEAD BEAD GHOST RING® GHOST RING® CYL. BORE CYL. BORE CYL. BORE CYL. BORE CYL. BORE 41" 41" 41" 41" 41" 141/2" 141/2" 14" 141/2" 14" BLUE MATTE BLUE MATTE BLUE MATTE BLUE MATTE BLUE SYNTHETIC (BLACK) SYNTHETIC (BLACK) SYNTHETIC (BLACK), SPEEDFEED SYNTHETIC (BLACK) SYNTHETIC (BLACK), SPEEDFEED 71/4 LBS 71/4 LBS 71/4 LBS 71/4 LBS 71/4 LBS

590 MARINER — 9 SHOT
9 SHOT 50299 12 3" INCLUDES PISTOL GRIP KIT 9 20" BEAD CYL. BORE 41" 13" MARINECOTE SYNTHETIC (BLACK) 7 LBS

IMPORTANT NOTES CAP: CAPACITY–INCLUDES ONE IN CHAMBER. 500 & 590 MODELS: ONE LESS FOR 3" SHELLS. (PENDING AMMUNITION TOLERANCE VARIATIONS, TOTAL CAPACITY MAY BE REDUCED BY ONE
ADDITIONAL ROUND. CYL. BORE: CYLINDER BORE. SPEEDFEED: STOCK HOLDS 4 EXTRA ROUNDS. LOP: LENGTH OF PULL. ALL MODELS INCLUDE A FREE GUN LOCK.

930 SPECIAL PURPOSE AUTOLOADING SHOTGUNS
TYPE ITEM NUMBER GA. CHAMBER 3" CAP. BARREL SIGHTS CHOKES OVERALL LENGTH LOP FINISH STOCK APPROX. WEIGHT

930 TACTICAL — 5 SHOT (STAND-OFF BARREL)
5 SHOT 85330 12 3" 5 181/2" BEAD CYLINDER BORE 39" 14" MATTE SYNTHETIC (BLACK) 71/2 LBS

930 ROAD BLOCKER — 5 SHOT (MUZZLE BRAKE)
NEW 5 SHOT

85335

12

3"

5

181/2"

BEAD

CYLINDER BORE

39"

14"

MATTE

SYNTHETIC (BLACK)

73/4 LBS

930 SPX— 8 SHOT (EXT. MAGAZINE TUBE, PICATINNY RAIL, LPA GHOST RING REAR SIGHT & WINGED FIBER OPTIC FRONT SIGHT)
8 SHOT 85360 12 3" 8 181/2" GHOST RING® CYLINDER BORE 401/2" 14" MATTE SYNTHETIC (BLACK) 73/4 LBS

930 SPX — PISTOL GRIP — 8 SHOT (FULL LENGTH STOCK W/PISTOL GRIP, EXT. MAGAZINE TUBE, PICATINNY RAIL, LPA GHOST RING REAR SIGHT & WINGED FIBER OPTIC FRONT SIGHT)
NEW 8 SHOT

85370

12

3"

8

181/2"

GHOST RING®

CYLINDER BORE

391/2"

13"

MATTE

PISTOL GRIP/SYNTHETIC (BLACK)

73/4 LBS

930 — HOME SECURITY — 5 SHOT
5 SHOT 85320 12 3" 5 181/2" BEAD CYLINDER BORE 39" 14" BLUE SYNTHETIC (BLACK) 71/2 LBS

930 — COMBO — 5 SHOT (TWO BARREL SET)
FIELD/SECURITY COMBO 85325 12 12 3" 3" 5 5 28" VR PTD 181/2" BEAD BEAD ACCU-SET CYLINDER BORE 481/2" 39" 14" ––– BLUE BLUE SYNTHETIC (BLACK) 71/2 LBS 73/4 LBS

IMPORTANT NOTES ALL 930 MODELS COME FACTORY ASSEMBLED. CAP: CAPACITY–INCLUDES ONE IN CHAMBER. ACCU-SET: INCLUDES FULL, MODIFIED AND IMPROVED CYLINDER CHOKE TUBES. VR: VENT RIB. PTD: PORTED BARREL. LOP: LENGTH OF PULL. ALL MODELS INCLUDE A FREE GUN LOCK.

100ATR NIGHT TRAIN SPECIAL PURPOSE BOLT-ACTION CENTERFIRE RIFLE
TYPE ITEM NUMBER CALIBER TOTAL CAP BARREL SCOPE BASES/SCOPE TWIST OVERALL LENGTH LOP BARREL FINISH STOCK/FINISH APPROX. WEIGHT

®

100ATR NIGHT TRAIN (SHORT-ACTION, LBA™ TRIGGER SYSTEM, TOP LOAD MAGAZINE, PICATINNY RAIL, 4-16x50MM VARIABLE SCOPE, BI-POD)
ALL-PURPOSE 26200
.308 WIN.

5

22"

PICATINNY RAIL, 4-16x50MM SCOPE

1 TURN IN 10"

42"

131/4"

MATTE BLUE

SYNTHETIC (BLACK)

81/2 LBS

IMPORTANT NOTES TOTAL CAP: CAPACITY–INCLUDES ONE IN CHAMBER. LOP: LENGTH OF PULL. ALL MODELS INCLUDE A FREE GUN LOCK.

590A1 CLASS III (BATF RESTRICTED) LE/MILITARY PUMP-ACTION SHOTGUNS

TYPE

ITEM NUMBER GA. CHAMB. DESCRIPTION/FEATURES

23/4" CAP. BARREL

SIGHTS

CHOKES

OVERALL LENGTH LOP

FINISH

STOCK

APPROX. WEIGHT

590A1 ADJUSTABLE — 6 SHOT (6-POSITION ALUMINUM ADJUSTABLE STOCK)
NEW 6 SHOT

52681

12

3"

HVY WALL BBL, MTL TRIG GRD & SAFETY BUTTON 6

14"

3-DOT

CYL. BORE 325/8" 101/2"-141/4"* PARKERIZED 6-POS. ADJ. ALUMINUM (BLACK) 7 LBS

590A1 — 6 SHOT
NEW 6 SHOT

6 SHOT 6 SHOT CRUISER 6 SHOT 6 SHOT 6 SHOT

53688 51681 51683 51686 51689 52689

12 12 12 12 12 12

3" 3" 3" 3" 3" 3"

HVY WALL BBL, MTL TRIG GRD & SAFETY BUTTON HVY WALL BBL, MTL TRIG GRD & SAFETY BUTTON HVY WALL BBL, MTL TRIG GRD & SAFETY BUTTON HVY WALL BBL, MTL TRIG GRD & SAFETY BUTTON HVY WALL BBL, MTL TRIG GRD & SAFETY BUTTON HVY WALL BBL, MTL TRIG GRD & SAFETY BUTTON

6 6 6 6 6 6

14" 14" 14" 14" 14" 14"

3-DOT BEAD BEAD BEAD GHOST RING® TRITIUM GR

CYL. BORE CYL. BORE CYL. BORE CYL. BORE CYL. BORE CYL. BORE

35" 35" 261/2" 35" 35" 35"

13 7/8" 13 7/8" — 13 7/8" 13 7/8" 13 7/8"

PARKERIZED PARKERIZED PARKERIZED PARKERIZED PARKERIZED PARKERIZED

SYNTHETIC (BLACK), SPEEDFEED SYNTHETIC (BLACK) PISTOL GRIP SYNTHETIC (BLACK) SYNTHETIC (BLACK), SPEEDFEED SYNTHETIC (BLACK), SPEEDFEED SYNTHETIC (BLACK), SPEEDFEED

63/4 LBS 63/4 LBS 53/4 LBS 63/4 LBS 63/4 LBS 63/4 LBS

IMPORTANT NOTES CAP: CAPACITY–INCLUDES ONE IN CHAMBER. ONE LESS FOR 3" SHELLS. (PENDING AMMUNITION TOLERANCE VARIATIONS, TOTAL CAPACITY MAY BE REDUCED BY ONE ADDITIONAL ROUND. BBL: BARREL. CYL. BORE: CYLINDER BORE. SPEEDFEED: STOCK HOLDS 4 EXTRA ROUNDS. TRITIUM GR: TRITIUM GHOST RING SIGHTS. LOP: LENGTH OF PULL. *: OVERALL LENGTH IS MEASURED WHEN STOCK IS SET AT ITS MINIMUM LENGTH OF PULL. ALL MODELS INCLUDE A FREE GUN LOCK.

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ACCESSORY BARREL SPECIFICATIONS
TYPE ITEM NUMBER DESCRIPTION/FEATURES CALIBER BARREL OR GA. LENGTH CHOKE FINISH

BARREL & SCOPE COMBO SETS (INTEGRAL SCOPE BASE, MOUNTED 3-9X32 SCOPE)
SLUG/SCOPE COMBO SLUG/SCOPE COMBO SLUG/SCOPE COMBO SLUG/SCOPE COMBO SLUG/SCOPE COMBO 92156 92010 95355 90835 92356 500 BARREL, PORTED, INTEGRAL SCOPE BASE, SCOPE 500 BARREL, PORTED, INTEGRAL SCOPE BASE, SCOPE 535 ATS BARREL, INTEGRAL SCOPE BASE, SCOPE 835 BARREL, PORTED, INTEGRAL SCOPE BASE, SCOPE REMINGTON 870 BARREL, PORTED, ISB, SCOPE 12 GA. 20 GA. 12 GA. 12 GA. 12 GA. 24" 24" 24" 24" 24" FULLY-RIFLED BORE FULLY-RIFLED BORE FULLY-RIFLED BORE FULLY-RIFLED BORE FULLY-RIFLED BORE BLUE BLUE BLUE BLUE MATTE BLUE

500 BARRELS
ALL PURPOSE ALL PURPOSE SECURITY SECURITY SLUG SLUG SLUG SLUG SLUG SLUG MUZZLELOADER ALL PURPOSE SLUG SLUG SLUG ALL PURPOSE 90130 90135 90140 90015 92056 92256 92049 98049 90249 90055 95302 90136 90063 92062 90060 92241 VENT RIB, PORTED, BEAD SIGHT VENT RIB, BEAD SIGHT VENT RIB, BEAD SIGHT PLAIN, BEAD SIGHT INTEGRAL SCOPE BASE, PORTED INTEGRAL SCOPE BASE, PORTED ADJUSTABLE RIFLE SIGHTS, PORTED FIBER OPTIC RIFLE SIGHTS, PORTED ADJUSTABLE RIFLE SIGHTS, PORTED ADJUSTABLE RIFLE SIGHTS, PORTED MUZZLELOADER CONV. BBL/RIFLE SIGHTS (PHOTO, PG 101) VENT RIB, BEAD SIGHT INTEGRAL SCOPE BASE, PORTED (PHOTO, PG 101) ADJUSTABLE RIFLE SIGHTS, PORTED ADJUSTABLE RIFLE SIGHTS VENT RIB, PORTED, BEAD SIGHT 12 GA. 12 GA. 12 GA. 12 GA. 12 GA. 12 GA. 12 GA. 12 GA. 12 GA. 12 GA. .50 CAL. 20 GA. 20 GA. 20 GA. 20 GA. 12 GA. 28" 24" 20" 181/2" 24" 24" 24" 24" 24" 24" 24" 26" 24" 24" 24" 28" ACCU-SET ACCU-SET ACCU-SET CYLINDER BORE FULLY-RIFLED BORE FULLY-RIFLED BORE FULLY-RIFLED BORE FULLY-RIFLED BORE FULLY-RIFLED BORE CYLINDER BORE .50 CAL. RIFLED BORE ACCU-SET FULLY-RIFLED BORE FULLY-RIFLED BORE CYLINDER BORE ACCU-SET BLUE BLUE BLUE BLUE BLUE MATTE BLUE BLUE BLUE WOODLANDS BLUE BLUE BLUE BLUE BLUE BLUE WOODLANDS

535 BARRELS
WATERFOWL SLUG SLUG TURKEY 91300 91310 91315 91320 VENT RIB, FRONT BEAD FO SIGHT (PHOTO, PG 101) ADJUSTABLE RIFLE SIGHTS INTEGRAL SCOPE BASE (PHOTO, PG 101) ADJUSTABLE FIBER OPTIC SIGHTS 12 GA. 12 GA. 12 GA. 12 GA. 28" 24" 24" 22" ACCU-SET FULLY-RIFLED BORE FULLY-RIFLED BORE XX-FULL TURKEY MO NEW BREAK-UP MO NEW BREAK-UP MO NEW BREAK-UP MO NEW BREAK-UP

835 ULTI-MAG BARRELS (PORTED BARRELS)
SLUG SLUG SLUG SLUG SLUG SLUG ALL PURPOSE ALL PURPOSE SLUG SLUG 90820 90720 92802 98802 92803 90800 90831 92831 92830 96830 INTEGRAL SCOPE BASE, PORTED (PHOTO, PG 101) INTEGRAL SCOPE BASE, PORTED ADJUSTABLE RIFLE SIGHTS, PORTED (PHOTO, PG 101) ADJUSTABLE FIBER OPTIC RIFLE SIGHTS, PORTED ADJUSTABLE RIFLE SIGHTS, PORTED ADJUSTABLE RIFLE SIGHTS, PORTED VENT RIB, PORTED, BEAD SIGHT VENT RIB, PORTED, BEAD SIGHT INTEGRAL SCOPE BASE, PORTED INTEGRAL SCOPE BASE, PORTED 12 GA. 12 GA. 12 GA. 12 GA. 12 GA. 12 GA. 12 GA. 12 GA. 12 GA. 12 GA. 24" 24" 24" 24" 24" 24" 28" 28" 24" 24" FULLY-RIFLED BORE FULLY-RIFLED BORE FULLY-RIFLED BORE FULLY-RIFLED BORE FULLY-RIFLED BORE CYLINDER BORE ACCU-MAG SET ACCU-MAG SET FULLY-RIFLED BORE FULLY-RIFLED BORE BLUE WOODLANDS BLUE BLUE WOODLANDS BLUE MATTE BLUE WOODLANDS MATTE BLUE RT HARDWOODS

935 MAGNUM BARRELS
SLUG SLUG WATERFOWL SLUG SLUG TURKEY 90910 90920 90932 90936 90938 90931 RIFLE SIGHTS (PHOTO, PG 100) INTEGRAL SCOPE BASE VENT RIB, FRONT BEAD FO SIGHT (PHOTO, PG 101) ADJUSTABLE RIFLE SIGHTS INTEGRAL SCOPE BASE ADJUSTABLE FIBER OPTIC SIGHTS (PHOTO, PG 1011) 12 GA. 12 GA. 12 GA. 12 GA. 12 GA. 12 GA. 24" 24" 28" 24" 24" 24" FULLY-RIFLED BORE FULLY-RIFLED BORE ACCU-MAG SET FULLY-RIFLED BORE FULLY-RIFLED BORE ULTI-FULL TURKEY MATTE BLUE MATTE BLUE MO NEW BREAK-UP MO NEW BREAK-UP MO NEW BREAK-UP MO NEW BREAK-UP

930 BARRELS (PORTED BARRELS)
ALL PURPOSE ALL PURPOSE ALL PURPOSE ALL PURPOSE TURKEY TURKEY TURKEY SLUG SLUG SLUG SLUG SLUG SLUG SECURITY 93021 93022 93023 93024 93025 93026 93027 93028 93029 93010 93030 93031 93032 93020 VENT RIB, FRONT BEAD FIBER OPTIC SIGHT, PORTED VENT RIB, FRONT BEAD FIBER OPTIC SIGHT, PORTED VENT RIB, FRONT BEAD FO SIGHT, PORTED (PHOTO, PG 101) VENT RIB, FRONT BEAD FIBER OPTIC SIGHT, PORTED VENT RIB, ADJUSTABLE FIBER OPTIC SIGHTS, PORTED VENT RIB, ADJUSTABLE FIBER OPTIC SIGHTS, PORTED VENT RIB, ADJUSTABLE FO SIGHTS, PORTED (PHOTO, PG 101) ADJUSTABLE RIFLE SIGHTS, PORTED INTEGRAL SCOPE BASE, PORTED (PHOTO, PG 101) ADJUSTABLE RIFLE SIGHTS, PORTED INTEGRAL SCOPE BASE, PORTED ADJUSTABLE RIFLE SIGHTS, PORTED INTEGRAL SCOPE BASE, PORTED ADJUSTABLE RIFLE SIGHTS, PORTED (PHOTO, PG 101) 12 GA. 12 GA. 12 GA. 12 GA. 12 GA. 12 GA. 12 GA. 12 GA. 12 GA. 12 GA. 12 GA. 12 GA. 12 GA. 12 GA. 28" 28" 28" 28" 24" 24" 24" 24" 24" 24" 24" 24" 24" 181/2" ACCU-SET ACCU-SET ACCU-SET ACCU-SET ULTI-FULL TURKEY ULTI-FULL TURKEY ULTI-FULL TURKEY FULLY-RIFLED BORE FULLY-RIFLED BORE FULLY-RIFLED BORE FULLY-RIFLED BORE FULLY-RIFLED BORE FULLY-RIFLED BORE CYLINDER BORE MATTE BLUE BLUE MO NEW BREAK-UP REALTREE AP MATTE BLUE MO NEW BREAK-UP REALTREE AP BLUE BLUE MATTE BLUE MATTE BLUE MO NEW BREAK-UP MO NEW BREAK-UP MATTE BLUE

REMINGTON 870 BARRELS
SLUG SLUG SLUG SECURITY SECURITY SECURITY SECURITY SECURITY SLUG
NEW NEW

91356 91048 90048 93456 92335 93356 90335 91335 91330

INTEGRAL SCOPE BASE ADJUSTABLE RIFLE SIGHTS ADJUSTABLE RIFLE SIGHTS ROLLING THUNDER BBL, STABILIZER, BEAD (PHOTO, PG 101) ROAD BLOCKER BBL, MUZZLE BREAK, BEAD (PHOTO, PG 101) STANDOFF, BEAD SIGHT (PHOTO, PG 101) PLAIN, BEAD SIGHT PLAIN, BEAD SIGHT ADJUSTABLE RIFLE SIGHTS

12 GA. 12 GA. 12 GA. 12 GA. 12 GA. 12 GA. 12 GA. 12 GA. 12 GA.

24" 24" 24" 181/2" 181/2" 181/2" 181/2" 181/2" 24"

FULLY-RIFLED BORE FULLY-RIFLED BORE FULLY-RIFLED BORE CYLINDER BORE CYLINDER BORE CYLINDER BORE CYLINDER BORE CYLINDER BORE CYLINDER BORE

MATTE BLUE MATTE BLUE BLUE MATTE BLUE MATTE BLUE MATTE BLUE BLUE MATTE BLUE MATTE BLUE

IMPORTANT NOTES ISB: INTEGRAL SCOPE BASE FO: FIBER OPTIC BEAD: FRONT BEAD SIGHT SCOPE: MOUNTED 3-9X32MM SCOPE ACCU-MAG SET: INCLUDES IMPROVED CYLINDER, MODIFIED AND FULL CHOKE TUBES ACCU-SET: INCLUDES IMPROVED CYLINDER, MODIFIED AND FULL CHOKE TUBES. MO: MOSSY OAK BRAND CAMO. MOSSY OAK AND BREAK-UP ARE REGISTERED TRADEMARKS OF HAAS OUTDOORS, INC. RT: REALTREE BRAND CAMO. REALTREE, HARDWOODS AND AP ARE REGISTERED TRADEMARKS OF SPARTAN REALTREE PRODUCTS, INC.

Accessory Barrels are available for a variety of Mossberg 500, 535, and 835 Ulti-Mag pump-actions; 935 Magnum and 930 autoloaders; as well as replacement barrels for Remington 870 Slug and Security shotguns.

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Extend your hunting season with a Mossberg accessory barrel. Offered in a variety of the most popular Slug, Turkey, All-Purpose and Security configurations (chart, Page 100). Choose different barrel lengths, finishes and sighting options — including two new models for 870 owners — Rolling Thunder™ and Road Blocker™ (below left and right respectively). Looking to take the guesswork out of fitting optics for your shotgun? Mossberg’s high-value Accessory Barrel/Scope Combos are available for five pump-action models.

Item #93023

Item #91300

Item #93027

Item #91315

Item #93029

Item #90820

Item #93020

Item #92802

Item #90910

Item #90063

Item #90932

Item #95302

Item #90931

Item #93356

(Detail, shown at left)

Item #92335

(Detail, shown at left)

Item #93456

MOSSBERG ACCESSORIES
A full range of replacement parts and accessories are available to improve your hunting and shooting experience. Look for our attractive, coordinated packaging lines at your favorite retailer.

STOCKS, FOREARMS & ACCESSORIES
ITEM NO. DESCRIPTION/FEATURES GAUGE/ CALIBER FOR THE FOLLOWING MODELS

STOCKS & FOREARMS
95025 95010 95005 95000 95030 95051 BANTAM SYNTHETIC BUTTSTOCK– BLACK (13” LOP) SYNTHETIC PISTOL GRIP SYNTHETIC PISTOL GRIP SYNTHETIC PISTOL GRIP SYNTHETIC FIELD BUTTSTOCK– BLACK (14” LOP) SYNTHETIC FOREARM– BLACK .410 BORE .410 BORE 20 GA. 12 GA. 12 GA. 12 GA. 500 500 500, 505 835, 535, 500, 590 835, 535, 500, 590 835, 535, 500, 590

ACCESSORIES
95065 95066 95068 95092 95300 95507 95530 95695 BARREL HEAT SHIELD– BLUE BARREL HEAT SHIELD– PARKERIZED BARREL HEAT SHIELD– MARINECOTE LOC-BOX FIREARM SECURITY SYSTEM GHOST RING SIGHT KIT CABLELOCK– SINGLE UNIT CABLELOCK– 5 PACK (KEYED ALIKE) REPLACEMENT MAGAZINE 12 GA. 12 GA. 12 GA. ALL GAUGES 12 GA. ALL GAUGES ALL GAUGES 12 GA. 500, 590 500, 590 500, 590 *SEE NOTE BELOW 500, 590, 930 935, 930, 835, 535, 500, 505, 590, 695, 100 935, 930, 835, 535, 500, 505, 590, 695, 100 695

PICATINNY RAILS/SCOPE BASES
95208 95206 95207 95200 95201 95202 95203 95204 SCOPE BASE, MATTE FINISH SCOPE BASE, BLUED FINISH PICATINNY RAIL, BLUED FINISH PICATINNY RAIL, MATTE FINISH PICATINNY RAIL, MARINECOTE FINISH SCOPE BASE, MOSSY OAK NEW BREAK UP SCOPE BASE, MOSSY OAK OBSESSION SCOPE BASE, REALTREE HARDWOODS HD GREEN ALL GAUGES ALL GAUGES ALL GAUGES ALL GAUGES ALL GAUGES ALL GAUGES ALL GAUGES ALL GAUGES DRILLED & TAPPED MODELS DRILLED & TAPPED MODELS DRILLED & TAPPED MODELS DRILLED & TAPPED MODELS DRILLED & TAPPED MODELS DRILLED & TAPPED MODELS DRILLED & TAPPED MODELS DRILLED & TAPPED MODELS

RIFLE MAGAZINES
95033 95034 95702 95803 95887 4x4 STANDARD LONG-ACTION 4-ROUND MAGAZINE 4x4 MAGNUM LONG-ACTION 3-ROUND MAGAZINE 702 PLINKSTER SEMI-AUTO 10-ROUND MAGAZINE 802 PLINKSTER BOLT-ACTION 10-ROUND MAGAZINE 817 BOLT-ACTION 5-ROUND MAGAZINE STANDARD* MAGNUM* .22LR .22LR .17 HMR 4X4 4X4 702 PLINKSTER 802 PLINKSTER 817

IMPORTANT NOTES LOC-BOX: USE WITH MOSSBERG 935, 930, 835, 535, 500, 505, 590, 590DA, HS 410, 5500, 9200 AND MAVERICK 88 AND 91 MODELS. COMPATIBLE WITH RIGHT-HANDED REMINGTON MODELS 870, 1100 & 11-87 AND WINCHESTER MODEL 1300. OTHER MODELS MAY ALSO APPLY. STANDARD: COMPATIBLE WITH .25-06 REM., .270 WIN., and .30-06 SPRG. CALIBERS FOR 4X4 RIFLES. MAGNUM: COMPATIBLE WITH 7MM REM. MAG., .300 WIN. MAG., and .338 WIN. MAG. CALIBERS FOR 4X4 RIFLES. DRILLED & TAPPED MODELS: FITS ALL RECEIVERS THAT ARE FACTORY DRILLED & TAPPED. MOSSY OAK, BREAK-UP AND OBSESSION ARE REGISTERED TRADEMARKS OF HAAS OUTDOORS, INC. REALTREE, AND HARDWOODS ARE REGISTERED TRADEMARKS OF SPARTAN REALTREE PRODUCTS, INC.

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CHOKE TUBE SPECIFICATIONS (500, 505, 535, 930, 835 & 935 MODELS)
ITEM NUMBER DESCRIPTION/FEATURES

GAUGE

FOR USE WITH MODELS

ITEM NUMBER

DESCRIPTION/FEATURES

FOR USE GAUGE WITH MODELS

ITEM NUMBER

DESCRIPTION/FEATURES

FOR USE GAUGE WITH MODELS

ACCU-CHOKE TUBES
(FOR LEAD, STEEL & OTHER NON-TOXIC SHOT)

ACCU-MAG CHOKE TUBES
835® & 935™ MODELS (FOR LEAD, STEEL & OTHER NON-TOXIC SHOT)

X-FACTOR PORTED CHOKE TUBES
500, 505, 535, 835, 930 & 935 MODELS X-FACTOR PORTED WATERFOWL CHOKE TUBES

95235 95200 95195 95190 95267 95225 95220 95215 95230

SKEET IMPROVED CYLINDER MODIFIED FULL XX-FULL TURKEY (LEAD ONLY) IMPROVED CYLINDER MODIFIED FULL X-FULL TURKEY (LEAD ONLY)

12 GA. 12 GA. 12 GA. 12 GA. 12 GA. 20 GA. 20 GA. 20 GA. 20 GA.

500,535, 930 500,535, 930 500,535, 930 500,535, 930 500,535, 930 500,505 500,505 500,505 500,505

95256 95252 95253 95254 95255 95257

SKEET IMPROVED CYLINDER MODIFIED FULL X-FULL ULTI-FULL TKY TUBE (LEAD ONLY)

12 GA. 12 GA. 12 GA. 12 GA. 12 GA. 12 GA.

835, 935 835, 935 835, 935 835, 935 835, 935 835, 935

95290 95280 95270 95258 95268 95231

IMPROVED CYLINDER MODIFIED FULL ULTI-FULL TURKEY TUBE (LEAD ONLY) XX-FULL TURKEY TUBE (LEAD ONLY) X-FULL TURKEY TUBE (LEAD ONLY)

12 GA. 12 GA. 12 GA.

835, 935 835, 935 835, 935

X-FACTOR PORTED TURKEY CHOKE TUBES

12 GA. 835, 935 12 GA. 500, 535, 930 20 GA. 500, 505

CHOKE TUBE WRENCH
95205 CHOKE TUBE WRENCH ALL FOR USE WITH 500, 505, 535, 835, 930, 935 MODELS
IMPORTANT NOTES ACCU-CHOKE: CHOKE TUBES MAY BE USED ON THE FOLLOWING INTERCHANGEABLE CHOKE MODELS: MOSSBERG, SMITH & WESSON, SAVAGE, U.S. REPEATING ARMS AND MAVERICK. ACCU-MAG: ACCU-MAG CHOKE TUBES ARE FOR USE WITH 935, 835 & SSi-ONE MODELS ONLY.

X-FACTOR PORTED CHOKE TUBES
Combining precision-engineered choke constrictions with two rows of specially angled ports, the X-FACTOR choke tubes provide the dedicated waterfowl and turkey hunter an added edge in the field.

ACCU-CHOKE & ACCU-MAG CHOKE TUBES
For consistent pattern performance with a variety of loads, look for Accu-Choke and Accu-Mag choke tubes #95257 in a variety of gauges and constrictions for hunting and recreational shooting.
#95267 #95253 #95231 #95268 #95258 #95270

#95225

#95195

OFFICIAL MOSSBERG LICENSED PRODUCTS
For nearly a century, the Mossberg brand has been synonymous with providing shooters with safe, reliable firearms — at a price few others can match. Now, the Mossberg tradition of “more gun for the money” has been expanded to include high-quality, outdoor products. Under license from Mossberg, you’ll find a number of hunting, shooting and outdoor products — scrutinized by us, and endorsed with the Mossberg brand. Check for them at your local retailer or visit our website for a current list of licensed products.

CUTLERY & FLASHLIGHTS
Based on designs by Meyerco, you’ll find quality cutlery for hunting and personal use along with a selection of tactical-style flashlights. For more information on retail locations, call 214.467.8949

FIREARMS CLEANING SWABS
Offered by Solon Manufacturing Company, these disposable foam-covered swabs are the perfect way to keep your firearm looking its best, and ready for action. For more information on retail locations or to order direct, call 800.341.6640

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MOSSBERG® GEAR DUFFELS & SOFT CASES
Whether spending a day at the range or in the field, here’s the perfect way to stow all of your Mossberg gear. All bags feature stylish embroidered logo. Both duffels feature multiple zippered compartments and handy shoulder strap for easy carry. Tactical Gear Duffel ...................... Item #99190 Gear Duffel ...................................... Item #99010 Rifle Soft Case ................................ Item #99003 Shotgun Soft Case ........................ Item #99002 Mossberg International Over/Under Soft Case ..................... Item #91002

MOSSBERG® HITCH COVER
Brushed chrome finish is accented with raised gloss black logo. Fits Class II & III hitches........... Item #99008

MOSSBERG® LICENSE PLATE FRAME
Hit the road in style. Bright polished finish, embossed gloss black lettering for Mossberg logo and ’Cuz Hunting slogan. Fits most standard frames............. Item #99004
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MOSSBERG® PATCH & DECALS
Display your Mossberg pride with your choice of an embroidered patch or clear-backed adhesive decals. Patch — “Mossberg/Special Purpose” 3x3”size, Blue, Black and Silver embroidery ........................ Item #99170 Decals — “Mossberg/Special Purpose” 4.75”wide oval, foil-finish Blue and Black ............................ Item #99171 “Mossberg” 7” wide, Bronze color .............. Item #99192 “Mossberg” 7” wide, Silver color ................. Item #99191

MOSSBERG® LOC-BOX™
Unique, two-piece, wall mounted shotgun locking device is perfect for your home or workplace. Installs in minutes. Helps prevent unwanted access to firearms by children or unauthorized persons. Secures the shotgun, inhibits operation of the action. Key-operated. Fits a variety of Mossberg® models and many other major shotgun brands. Item #95092 (Single Unit) Item #95530 (5 Pack/Keyed Alike)

MOSSBERG® BEVERAGE HOLDERS
Keep your choice of beverages hot or cold in a variety of holders: Insulated Neoprene Sleeve Black with two-sided tan imprint ..... Item #99001 Sports Water Bottle holds 32oz., Silver logo on Smoke ................ Item #99172 Coffee Mug Stainless steel inside/out with logo on both sides ..... Item #99008

“My First Gun Was A Mossberg...”
Whether your old Mossberg® firearm is a collectible or a shooter, we welcome you to contact us concerning parts and history. We offer a one-stop shop that will help you preserve that old gem, and get it back on the range or in the field. We know how important it is to you — because it was your first gun!
I Formed in 1988 I 4 quarterly issues of NMCA News I 1500+ Members Worldwide I Souvenir member kit I Free ads in newsletter (for members only) I $12 Annual Dues for USA/Canada I $25 International Dues

I 304 pages, 500 photos or illustrations I Chronicles the first 75 years of America’s

oldest family-owned firearms company
I Soft-cover book + souvenir member kit I Every copy autographed by authors

Victor and Cheryl Havlin

$35 SPECIAL OFFER! Annual Dues and OFM book!

www.mossbergcollectors.org

636-937-6401
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MOSSBERG® APPAREL
Perfect for a day at the range or hanging around the hunting camp, and a great way to show off your passion for hunting or shooting. Ladies “Mossberg/Special Purpose” Cap-Sleeve T-Shirt White/Blue on Black. Sizes: S–XL. Item Number: #99188 Ladies “Mossberg/Catch & Release” Cap-Sleeve T-Shirt Dark Pink on Pink. Sizes: S–XL. Item Number: #99189 Mossberg Fleece Long-Sleeve Jacket Full zipper front, pockets. Juniper Green. Sizes: M–XXL. Item Number: #99182 “Wild Turkey” Short-Sleeve T-Shirt Multi-color imprint. Sizes: M–XXL. Item Numbers: #99199 (Avocado Green), #99185 (Black) “Monster Buck” Short-Sleeve T-Shirt Black on Texas Orange. Sizes: M–XXL. Item Number: #99186 “Mallard Flight” Short-Sleeve T-Shirt Slate Grey on Oceana Teal or White. Sizes: M–XXL. Item Numbers: #99200 (Oceana Teal), #99201 (White) “Mossberg Compass” Short-Sleeve T-Shirt Brown/Grey imprint on Black. Sizes: M–XXL. Item Number: #99183 “Mossberg Tactical” Short-Sleeve T-Shirt Multi-color imprint. Sizes: M–XXL. Item Numbers: #99202 (Black), #99187 (White) “Special Purpose” Long-Sleeve T-Shirt White/Blue on Black. M–XXL. Item Number: #99027 “Catch & Release” Short-Sleeve T-Shirt (bottom, on model) White/Military Green. M–XXL. Item Number: #99184
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A variety of styles and colors. Adjustable back. Top Row (from left): “Camo/Mossberg Patch” Realtree AP Camo ... #99173; “Camo/Deer Skull” AP Camo and Tan ... #99174; “Mallard Flight” on Slate Grey ... #99180; “Turkey Tracks” White/Green on Brown ... #99179; Bottom Row (from left): “Mossberg Tactical” on Black ... #99181; “Team Mossberg” on Black ... #99121; “Mossberg Signature” on Blue ... #99198; “Mossberg Logotype” Brown on Black/Brown ... #99177; “Mossberg/Deer Skull” on Dark Red ... #99178; “Catch & Release” (on model, far right) White/Military Green ... #99176.

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