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 Post subject: Mossberg 500 vs 535
PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 10:45 am 
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Looking at either in wood. The 535 is lighter and can chamber 3.5" and is $75 more. Is it the better choice? Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Mossberg 500 vs 535
PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 12:28 pm 
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What are you planning to do with it? Hunt birds, ducks or geese? Shoot slugs? HD? ????


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 Post subject: Re: Mossberg 500 vs 535
PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:04 am 
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Good question. It would be for all all-around, primarily pheasant, grouse, and less ducks and geese. Some trap. That weight difference caught my attention. Thanks for your input!


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 Post subject: Re: Mossberg 500 vs 535
PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:12 pm 
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My advice? If you want 3.5" capability, get an 835. If you don't really need it, get the 500.

The 535 is basically a 500 that shoots 3.5" as you probably know. The 835 was built around the 3.5" shell and will hold up to heavier use.

I like and have owned both 500's and 835's. Just my 2 cents.


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 Post subject: Re: Mossberg 500 vs 535
PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:18 pm 
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I think the Mossberg 500 would be a better choice for your hunting and shooting clays.If you want to shoot 3 1/2" 12ga shells I would go with the Mossberg 835 7 3/4lbs.


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 Post subject: Re: Mossberg 500 vs 535
PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:34 pm 
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Thanks for your replies everyone. I was able to compare both side by side and feel like the 500 will be a good choice as it doesn't feel any heavier and balances good for me. Plus I found a 500 Classic with oiled walnut on sale: bonus! Bird hunting season approaches! Take care and Good Luck!


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 Post subject: Re: Mossberg 500 vs 535
PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 3:27 pm 
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Enjoy shooting your new shotgun.


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 Post subject: Re: Mossberg 500 vs 535
PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:17 am 
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I decided on the 500 Classic at Cabelas still on sale until the 23rd at $299. Upon reviewing it, it is not the same Classic as on the 2012 Mossberg website pdf catalog. It does not have the jeweled bolt, red recoil-pad, or gold trigger, and perhaps has less of a walnut grade stock.
Cabelas said they did not know of the website model?! Has anyone seen the Mossberg catalog website model, and if so at what price?
Many thanks, I like wood and steel!


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 Post subject: Re: Mossberg 500 vs 535
PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:58 pm 
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Bud's has the Classic in the catalog for $341.


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 Post subject: Re: Mossberg 500 vs 535
PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 1:47 am 
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The gun in the 2012 catalog is Mossberg 500® Classic Pump-Action, Gold Trigger, 12 Gauge, High-Gloss/Finely Checkered Walnut Stock, High Polished 28" Ported Barrel, Classic-Style Red Recoil Pad with Pachmayr Spacer, Jeweled Bolt, Item #50126. As mentioned by Orion6, Bud's GunShop has #50126 for $341, which is the lowest price that I found for this model actually in-stock.

Mossberg has offered Crown Grade guns with gold triggers since at least the early 1980's. Now the gold trigger can be found on the Mossberg 500 Persuader 8-shot #51588, so I do not know the current company policy for gold triggers. They may go to Big 5 stores.

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 Post subject: Re: Mossberg 500 vs 535
PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:25 pm 
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won a 535 turkey gun like it,use it as a slug gun w/rifled choke and lightfeilds. 75 yd gun .


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 Post subject: Re: Mossberg 500 vs 535
PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:21 pm 
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wow 3.5 shot? maybe get a 10ga,...or improve your aim! lol


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 Post subject: Re: Mossberg 500 vs 535
PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 7:29 am 
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I have owned 500s, 535s and 835s. As far as 500 vs. 535 the main thing I noticed was the rear of the receiver of the 535 has a completely different shape than the 500. You will prefer one over the other. They both function perfectly, of course, and no one is forcing you to load 3 1/2" shells. . . .


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 Post subject: Re: Mossberg 500 vs 535
PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 6:33 pm 
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Got my 500 for $250 at walmart


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 Post subject: Re: Mossberg 500 vs 535
PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2012 3:25 am 
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I have owned 500s, 535s and 835s. As far as 500 vs. 535 the main thing I noticed was the rear of the receiver of the 535 has a completely different shape than the 500...

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I have wondered about this since you wrote it. I just checked with some websites about Mossberg 535 replacement stocks, and then I checked and found the above table on p. 49 of the Mossberg 2012 Catalog. They agree that Mossberg 835_535_500_590_590A1 stocks are interchangable. If convenient, could you please provide a side-by-side photographic comparison to show the difference between the rear of a 500 receiver and a 535 receiver, sir? Thank you.

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 Post subject: Re: Mossberg 500 vs 535
PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2012 9:20 am 
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It's not where the stock fits that is different. It is the slope of the receiver.


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 Post subject: Re: Mossberg 500 vs 535
PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 7:16 pm 
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bearminimum wrote:
Looking at either in wood. The 535 is lighter and can chamber 3.5" and is $75 more. Is it the better choice? Thanks!

I bought a 535 a few weeks ago and it was only $20 more than a 500.


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