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 Post subject: re: Mossberg 930.....reviews?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2009 2:43 pm 
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I need some advice, I'm looking into buying a new 12g auto, I'm looking into three guns right now a charles daly 12g a Rem 11-87 and a Moss 930. I'm going to be using it in the cold so I need to know which holds up best in the cold, and which is the better gun all around.




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 Post subject: re: Mossberg 930.....reviews?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2009 3:38 pm 
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OK Paul, this is gonna be long, but here goes. I bought a new synthetic Charles Daly about 10 years ago. On the 13th shot one of the action bars broke. I took it back to the dealer and he replaced it with a new one. That one would release every shell out of the mag tube when the bolt went all the way back, either by hand or by firing. You couldn't run fast enough to give me a CD.

The main reason I didn't get the 1100/11-87 is I never picked one up that I liked the feel of. Personnel preference.

I've had my 930 synthetic combo since July 2008. I've shot trap, dove, grouse and rabbit hunted with it. It has never once failed in 95 degree heat or 19 degrees and snowing. It fits me better than any out of the box gun I have ever owned and comes with shims in case it doesn't. Plus it does all this cheaper than the Remington and smoother than the Daly. People call the Mossy "cheap", but I say their are "inexpensive" and I recommend you look at one real hard.

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 Post subject: re: Mossberg 930.....reviews?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 5:24 pm 
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As the gentleman before me stated, it would pay to look at the 930 real hard. They are an excellent value, and are also just a real good gun for the money. I would not be afraid to put it up against any gas operated semi out there. It's simplicity and the quality in it's design make it a good choice for anyone needing or wanting to shoot a semi.

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 Post subject: re: Mossberg 930.....reviews?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 3:04 am 
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Well I finally got it home although I've yet to shoot it. So far I think it's a great shotgun and I predict it's going to see a lot of use. I really wish they made one in 20 gauge. Pretty sad to see the only 20 gauge auto mossberg makes, made outside the u.s... :x


Big Paul, I own a CD youth model in 20 gauge. It's a good gun for $225 used, but I did have some trouble getting it to cycle light loads. Wound up polishing the chamber with steel wool and it now cycles everything I've come across. For a field gun, it's fine. But for a defensive gun, the 930 has the edge. Better saftey, better loading/unloading capability. Drilled and tapped for more versatilty. Affordable and American made.

1187 is a great gun (I've owned "1") but it uses o-rings that wear out. The 930 doesn't. Not a deal breaker in my book, but definately a well received feature. Again the mossberg loads/unloads easier and has a better safety, unless you re using an AR style grip? (In that case I like the remington's safety better.) And again the mossberg is a more affordable, U.S. made gun.

Now why is mossberg farming out their 20 gauge to turkey? :roll: :? :x

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 Post subject: Re: Mossberg 930.....reviews?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 2:49 pm 
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I have a 930, that I use for trap. I am making some changes, adding a center bead and an adjustable comb to get it more in line with trap. Other than that, I like the gun, very little recoil, seems reliable to this point.


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 Post subject: Re: Mossberg 930.....reviews?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 9:45 pm 
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I have a 930, that I use for trap. I am making some changes, adding a center bead and an adjustable comb to get it more in line with trap. Other than that, I like the gun, very little recoil, seems reliable to this point.


Mossberg makes and sells a "Monte Carlo" stock that also might work at giving you a little less DAH & DAC....
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 Post subject: Re: Mossberg 930.....reviews?
PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2009 9:51 am 
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So the Mossberg 930 is still gas operated not spring or inertia driven like the old Browning A-5's or Benelli's?

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 Post subject: Re: Mossberg 930.....reviews?
PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2009 6:07 pm 
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No it is not and it doesn't kick as hard.

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 Post subject: Re: Mossberg 930.....reviews?
PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2009 11:14 pm 
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I bought my 930 2 weeks ago brand new, I took it out for the first time shooting clays today, after about 150 rounds, I started having problems with the shells not ejecting, and loaded rounds jamming under the chamber. anyone got an explanation for this? and how do I prevent it from happening again?


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 Post subject: Re: Mossberg 930.....reviews?
PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2009 2:10 pm 
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[quote="MN_HILLBILLY"]I bought my 930 2 weeks ago brand new, I took it out for the first time shooting clays today, after about 150 rounds, I started having problems with the shells not ejecting, and loaded rounds jamming under the chamber. anyone got an explanation for this? and how do I prevent it from happening again?[/quote]

Similar here. I got mine brand new about one month ago. I have to clean my 930 every 100 rounds, otherwise, it will develop ejection problem. In the manual, Mossberg does recommend clean the gun every 200 rounds. So I guess it's time for you to clean your gun.

PS. I remember Smitty mentioned somewhere that he cleans his 930 every 500 or 1000 rounds. I really want to switch my 930 with him.


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 Post subject: Re: Mossberg 930.....reviews?
PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2009 2:17 pm 
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thanks, I was hoping thats all I had to do


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 Post subject: Re: Mossberg 930.....reviews?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 8:08 pm 
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Hey guys, new 930 owner here as well. I picked up a NIB 26" model from Sports Authority on Saturday. I brought it home and gave it a good cleaning, removed the trigger group and all. I then took it out on Sunday to bust some clays. I had a couple of light firing pin strikes causing a couple FTFs. I also had a number of failure to ejects and stovepipes. I was using Remington Gun Club Light Target loads 1 1/8oz, #8 shot, 2 3/4 dram eq. Admittedly all of the FTE and stovepipes as I recall were during a "rapid fire" succession where the second shot wouldn't eject.

I suppose this was probably due to the second shot being taken at a time when the stock wasn't tight against my shoulder and was losing some power against the recoil spring. Anyone else have this happen, or think that makes sense? I love the gun and I'm not bashing it, just letting it be known that I'm having some slight issues and what may or may not be the cause. The FTE and stovepipes I can live with since it is probably more a case of user error instead of a bad gun. The light firing pin strikes is a little disappointing though.

BTW, has anyone been able to shoot this thing from the hip and have it cycle the action to load a new round? It wouldn't do it period with these light target loads. Maybe it would with some heavier loads.

EDIT: Until I get back to a range or open space where I can run some 00 or other heavy shot through it I'm going to store it with the bolt open to try and help the recoil spring to break in a little.


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 Post subject: Re: Mossberg 930.....reviews?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 9:45 pm 
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I havent had the problem with the firing pin, but I have shot from the hip multiple times and it worked just fine. I was using 2 3/4" 1 1/8 ounce 6 shot pheasant loads, worked fine until I had my little problem.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 10:45 pm 
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930 SPX 400 rounds no problems..... I'm liking it.... :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Mossberg 930.....reviews?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2009 10:10 am 
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madmike283 wrote:
Hey guys, new 930 owner here as well. I picked up a NIB 26" model from Sports Authority on Saturday. I brought it home and gave it a good cleaning, removed the trigger group and all. I then took it out on Sunday to bust some clays. I had a couple of light firing pin strikes causing a couple FTFs. I also had a number of failure to ejects and stovepipes. I was using Remington Gun Club Light Target loads 1 1/8oz, #8 shot, 2 3/4 dram eq. Admittedly all of the FTE and stovepipes as I recall were during a "rapid fire" succession where the second shot wouldn't eject.

I suppose this was probably due to the second shot being taken at a time when the stock wasn't tight against my shoulder and was losing some power against the recoil spring. Anyone else have this happen, or think that makes sense? I love the gun and I'm not bashing it, just letting it be known that I'm having some slight issues and what may or may not be the cause. The FTE and stovepipes I can live with since it is probably more a case of user error instead of a bad gun. The light firing pin strikes is a little disappointing though.

BTW, has anyone been able to shoot this thing from the hip and have it cycle the action to load a new round? It wouldn't do it period with these light target loads. Maybe it would with some heavier loads.

EDIT: Until I get back to a range or open space where I can run some 00 or other heavy shot through it I'm going to store it with the bolt open to try and help the recoil spring to break in a little.

I have yet to experience either phenomena with my 930 while shooting trap or skeet. I have, however, had a couple of FTEs with my 9200. I've been shooting 1 1/8oz Gun Club (7 1/2 shot). About 1500 rounds since the first of the year (about 1K with the 9200 and 500 with the 930).

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 Post subject: Re: Mossberg 930.....reviews?
PostPosted: Sun Oct 04, 2009 10:57 pm 
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Dick's Sporting Goods is/was having a sale on Remington "Game and Target" 12GA 7/8oz, 1390 fps for $3.98 for a 20 round "value pack". I bought 100... I figured I'd give them a try, if they wouldn't work in the 930 they'd work in the Pedersen...

My middle son & I went to the skeet field today for some prctice and to see if the Pedersen would behave. Long story short, the Mossberg 930 ate all of the 7/8 oz loads I fed into her....no problems at all.

BTW, I can still go 400+ rounds between cleanings, if I'm away and don't want to clean it, but when I'm home I will at least clean the gas system and slide after every outing....

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 Post subject: Re: Mossberg 930.....reviews?
PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 5:11 pm 
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930 spx owner here and I have to say I am more than happy with the $660 I paid at dicks sporting goods. I also will say that I was firing 3inch slugs and thought the kick was very managable. I even had a girlfriend of mine firing it and she was not thinking it was that bad either. I totally recommend this gun to anyone who is looking to upgrade there performance over a pump and not spend serious money.


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 Post subject: Re: Mossberg 930.....reviews?
PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 2:30 pm 
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I would like to know what lube the shooters with problems are using. I use Militec-1 and my 930 just runs and runs and runs.

My thought is that a synthetic lube like Militech-1 will not gum up the gas system like a conventional oil will. Conventional oil may get too hot and sludge up or even turn to carbon thereby impeding the functioning of the gas system. Just a thought.

Anyway, my 930 HD runs fine with reduced recoil 00 buck and slugs.


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 Post subject: Re: Mossberg 930.....reviews?
PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 6:29 pm 
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Does anybody's 930 muzzle look very slightly enlarged? Not really a bulge, moreso "stretched" in order to fit in a choke tube without thinning the barrel wall?

I know I haven't done anything to bulge it (eg. slugs / steel with a full choke, shoot with an obstructed barrel). I thought I read somewhere that many shotgun companies enlarge the muzzle in order to allow room for a choke tube while maintaining barrel thickness.

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 Post subject: Re: Mossberg 930.....reviews?
PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 8:29 pm 
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jpicks, you are right. I never noticed that. I just measured the muzzle of my 930. Right in front of the port holes it measures from .860 to .895 to the end. Interesting.



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