The Mossberg 835 Ulti-Mag Waterfowl shotgun is incredibly versatile with the capability of shooting 2 3/4″, 3″ and 3.5″ Magnum shells without any additional tools. The over-bored barrel provides a reduction in recoil, increased accuracy, and a better pattern for shooting Duck and Geese out of the air. This model is set with a full choke to keep the pellets in a more uniform pattern for longer ranges so you can reach fast-flying birds in the air. The front fiber optic provides a sustained green glow for your eyes to easily lock onto when a bed pops up out of the grass. The vented rib on the upper receiver reduces felt recoil by expelling excess gas out and prevents over-heating by allowing air into the receiver. You can buy this shotgun for as low as $450.00 in some stores. I have never held a better shotgun for this price and had the backing of a 10-year warranty by one of the most recognized names in the gun industry.
What Ammo Should I Use With 835 Ulti-Mag Waterfowl Shotgun?
I chose the Federal Steel shotshell because of the efficiency and dependability it offers. The primers in these shells are specifically designed to consistently work in less than ideal environments, such as rain, snow, or extreme humidity (South Carolina, Georgia, Florida). I love to use steel over lead because it has proven to be less detrimental to the environment, especially with birds of prey, such as Eagles and Hawks. If an Eagle eats a bird that has been injured with lead, it could be poisoned and die, but steel doesn’t have the same effect and is easier to expel. With an extremely high muzzle velocity of 1,550 fps, this Federal ammo is great for hunting fast-flying prey, such as ducks.
Which Ammo Should I Use For Turkey Hunting?
I’ve only been hunting Turkey for about 2 seasons and I have absolutely fallen in love with communicating with the birds. It’s the hardest animal I’ve hunted so far (deer, elk, turkey, Grouse, and duck), but it’s worth it when you get your 1st turkey. Winchester makes a great shell for specifically hunting turkeys called, “Longbeard XR” and it is incredibly accurate and dependable. I’ve even exposed this shell to the potential downpour that is the Spring rains in Southern Virginia and the shell still fired perfectly. It’s built with the Grex buffering (polycarbonate granules) to ensure uniformity inside the shell and prevent deformation as the pellets exit the barrel.
Mossberg 835 ULTI-MAG -RECOIL REDUCTION SYSTEM
The Mossberg 835 Ulti-Mag has been equipped with the incredible recoil reduction system from Mathews Harmonic Damper technology. Many hunters know Mathews Harmonic Dampers for their incredible contributions to bow hunting. However, they’ve collaborated with Mossberg to create a recoil reduction system built into the stock to reduce felt-recoil by 20%. They accomplish this by installing their newly engineered thermoplastic recoil pad onto their patented synthetic stock for the ultimate experience in control and comfort. The addition of the Dual-Comb stock allows the shooter to customize their stock in either a low or high profile setting, depending on the individual.
Which Magnum Ammo is Best For Hunting Deer?
The Winchester Double X Buck Shot is specifically designed to shoot deer at 40 yards with incredible precision and uniformity. With 15 pellets per shell and a muzzle velocity of 1,450 fps, this shell will surely bring down a deer. The challenge for hunting with Buck Shot is not finding the power to bring the deer down, but the right pellet formation to not destroy all the meat. The Double X 3.5″ Buck Shot will leave you impressed with the copper-plated pellets to ensure each pellet can handle the force and heat of 1,450 fps.
Which Shell Holder Should I Use For My 835 Ulti-Mag?
The style of shell holder you use will depend on your personal preference, so I included the 2 most popular styles. The Mossy Oak Hunting shell holder straps tightly and securely to the stock of your shotgun and gives you an additional 5 shells for rapid reloads. Personally, I find this style to be distracting because I always feel like it gets in the way when I press my shotgun to my shoulder when I’m about to fire. I think I’m the only person that has complained about this issue, so take this with a grain of salt. Mossy Oak consistently provides great gear and this is no exception with the bonus of it being only $18.00 on Amazon.
Ace Case Mossberg Bandolier
I look at the Ace Case bandolier as a situational option to carry based on your specific purpose. For example, if you’re shooting a lot of rounds at the range and don’t want to wear a turkey Vest or other restricting gear, this is a great option. It holds 25 shells (20 GA, 12 GA) and doubles as a sling to wrap around your shoulder when not in use. If you’re a bird hunter, this is a great option because you can carry less weight on your body to free up your mobility and make less noise. I don’t ever see a situation where having 25 shells is a bad thing, but it can get heavy after a few miles hiking in the mountains.
- 5+1 capacity
- Synthetic stock with a 6-position adjustable design
- Vent-rib barrel
- Adjustable fiber-optic sight
- X-Factor ported turkey tube choke
- Camo pattern
- Handedness: Right
- Barrel length (in.): 20
- Action: Pump
- Gauge/bore: 12
- Cylinder capacity: 5+1
- Type: Pump-action
- Product weight: 7 pounds
- Product Length (in.): 37
- Stock: Synthetic
- Mossberg 835 Ulti-Mag Tactical Turkey Shotgun
- We recommend the use of protective eyewear whenever using or near the use of this item.