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 Post subject: Re: Remington 870 vs Mossberg 835 ?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2004 2:54 am 
Can anyone tell me how to put that darn mossberg back together? I was taking apart my friends mosssberg 835 and these two bars came falling out, now I can't get the thing together, he'll be pissed. I have a remington 870 and I thing its the greatest thing since sliced bread, and I hate the mossberg, it feels cheap to me. If you could e-mail me at janderson4010@yahoo.com, I would appreciate the advice on that mossberg.




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 Post subject: Re: Remington 870 vs Mossberg 835 ?
PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2004 6:31 pm 
My first gun was an 870 and its still my first choice. I Use my 870 for squirell,rabbit, pheasant, turkey,deer, oh about anyhting you can think of even coyotes, but i have never had a problem lasted me many year and shoot good as new!


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 Post subject: Re: Remington 870 vs Mossberg 835 ?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2004 11:55 am 
the old 870 wing master is the gun


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 Post subject: Re: Remington 870 vs Mossberg 835 ?
PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2005 1:04 am 
I have been duck hunting and dove hunting for 26 years. I have hunted with hunters who have owned every kind of shotgun made. There are some amazing new guns on the market from all makers that make my old 870 look like a piece of junk. However, my 870 has been underwater, in the mud, in the bottom of the boat, in the ice, used as a paddle and as a battering ram. It shoots every time. I actually see most hunters have problems with their guns when it gets below freezing. I have laughed at many a hunter with $1,000 + dollar frozen guns, after the ducks had fallen into the decoys and I had a couple in the water and the dog was on the way, and to end the story, AN EMPTY 870 WITH A SMOKING BARREL.


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 Post subject: Re: Remington 870 vs Mossberg 835 ?
PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2005 11:18 am 
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I'd say 870 for only 2 reasons.First the 835 is like swinging a 2x4 and the 870 is like a yard stick,870 swings much better.And weight the 870 is lighter im pretty sure,And you can not shoot slugs out of a 835.

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 Post subject: Re: Remington 870 vs Mossberg 835 ?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2005 12:34 am 
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Unless you are hunting strictly turkeys....get the 870.

The 835 IMO is the best turkey gun on the market. If I had to buy new....thats what I would get.

But for waterfowl, etc....get an older 870. The older ones just seem to be more reliable and hold up better. Nothing wrong with the news ones....I guess they just don't make 'em like they used to.

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 Post subject: Re: Remington 870 vs Mossberg 835 ?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 9:44 pm 
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[quote="Anonymous"]I've had my mossberg 835 for a few years now and i haven't had any of the problems yall mention. I hunt everything from dove to quail to turkey and occasionally geese and I haven't had a problem. It still works like the day I bought it. I've also put it through hell and it still shoots the same. I have shot the 870 on occasion and it is a good gun but I still prefer my 835.[/quote]

I agree.. I have been a police officer 21 years. Firearm Instructor for 9 years. Love the 870 no doubt, but I use a 835 Ulti-mag for turkey hunting and have never had it jamming... like I find with police officers with the 870.. they dont know how to eject shell most of the time.. both are excellent shotguns ! I have both :)


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 Post subject: Re: Remington 870 vs Mossberg 835 ?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 10:47 pm 
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imho, the only pump better than a wingmaster is the model 12.

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 Post subject: Re: Remington 870 vs Mossberg 835 ?
PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2006 1:08 pm 
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Can't compare an 870 against a 835 because I've never owned one, but I can tell you, my 835 has been a reliable gun so far, of course I only use it turkey hunting.For everything else I like my mod.37, its light, reliable, and I usually hit what I'm pointing it at. However, I did see a 870 wingmaster in 16 ga. that I really wanted to buy, but it weren't cheap, almost 500.00 bucks.


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 Post subject: re: Remington 870 vs Mossberg 835 ?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2006 1:33 pm 
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I own a Mossberg 835, which I bought used. I'll admit it's not perfect- and as was stated the fore arm gets a little loose. However I love this gun. I have fired several shotguns (although not a Reminton 870.) I have used mine for dove hunting, which it proved to be great for. I have also fired some 3 inch mag buckshot rounds through it, and it had very little recoil, even for those rounds. I haven't yet used any 3.5 inch turkey loads, but I'm glad it has the capability. In short, I love this gun and i've found it to be extremely reliable and it's never jammed on me. Cleaning it is the easiest thing in the world, and it's just a great gun overall.


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 Post subject: re: Remington 870 vs Mossberg 835 ?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2006 3:44 pm 
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the 835 is a nice gun to use,very little recoil,just a job to get to get the chokes for them over here i had one but now looking to get the 600 mossberg.


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 Post subject: re: Remington 870 vs Mossberg 835 ?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2006 8:40 pm 
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870 has a proven workhorse action.


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 Post subject: re: Remington 870 vs Mossberg 835 ?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 8:58 am 
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I own and regularly use both the 870 Express and the Mossberg 835. My 835 has a shorter (24") barrel and a camo pattern. I use it for turkey and some waterfowl. It is better as a turkey gun, but it is heavy.

The 870 Express is a bit lighter and is also used for turkey and waterfowl, but the longer barrel makes it better suited for waterfowl than the 835.

The 835 is chambered for 3.5 inch and the 870 Express for 3 inch. It does not matter to me as I see no use in the 3.5 inch shells. If I had to choose one, I'd probably pick the Remington.

That said, I think what you are asking is a comparison between the 835 and the Remington 870 Wingmaster. They are not in the same ball park. In fact, as an upland gun, the 835 isn't in the same league as the Wingmaster.

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 Post subject: Re: Remington 870 vs Mossberg 835 ?
PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 10:26 pm 
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well i know that the remington is good for dove and quail and other small upland game, but when it comes to versatility in the swamp the 835 has it goin on. ive had my dads in the swamp all my life and he got it 10 years before i was born and it will put them down better than any gun ive shot (including the 870). its also got more upgrades if needed. but not to lean on the mossberg side. the 870 is an amasing gun. its great for someone new to pump shotguns, the gas from the shell will realy make that gun act like a autoloader, all you have to realy do is push it back forward. but it depends what you are planning on using the shotgun for.

Goose, duck, turkey, or anything needing a good 3 1/2 in mag power. i would take the 835 instead of using the extra money to get a super mag, it dont matter if the pump rattles, hell the guns going boom anyways.

but if you are into upland and you want a sucessful gun that will cycle tons of rounds smoothly and will bring you to what you want, then the 870 has got it.

835=amasing magnum duck, geese, and turkey gun.
870=specialist in upland and small game.


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 Post subject: Re: Remington 870 vs Mossberg 835 ?
PostPosted: Sat Jun 05, 2010 10:39 am 
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Also look into a BPS. You can find them used for $300-$400. A new one is only about $500 though. Theres no downgrade between Expresses and Wingmasters like remington. All the models including camo models are made the same. They are on par internally with a Wingmaster. I have one thats about 8 years old with synthetic stocks and it is slick as can be. 3" steel loads practically cycle themselves.

In fact here you go- Here is a 3-1/2" with engraved reciever for $500
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewIt ... =172620334


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 Post subject: Re: Remington 870 vs Mossberg 835 ?
PostPosted: Sat Jun 05, 2010 12:46 pm 
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Since the thread started seven years ago, one can only hope the o.p. has made up his mind by now.

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 Post subject: Re: Remington 870 vs Mossberg 835 ?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:34 pm 
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I like the 835. Although I haven't used mine much.

How does someone sell an 835?

Mine is almost new. I have a locking double case for it, the locking cable as well. The Accu Mag Turkey choke and key. The two piece barrell cleaning kit. Everything looks fairly new.

I have a young son and just don't hunt or shoot skeet anymore.


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 Post subject: Re: Remington 870 vs Mossberg 835 ?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 6:36 pm 
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I own an 870 and am quite happy with it. Quite a few years ago I was considering a 3-1/2" 12 gauge and shot a Super Black Eagle and a Mossberg quite a bit. (I thought it was a 535? The first 3-1/2" Mossberg anyway). I swear the Mossberg kicked quite a bit less than that Benelli. Mossberg never missed a beat, but I do prefer the feel of a Remington. I ended up getting a BPS 10 gauge. If I hadn't switched to tungsten alloy loads I'd still be shooting that last BPS - I had three. Nothing like a 10 with steel to me.
I would get whichever one feels best to you. Both have a long track record.

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 Post subject: Re: Remington 870 vs Mossberg 835 ?
PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:53 pm 
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hands down it would be the 835


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 Post subject: Re: Remington 870 vs Mossberg 835 ?
PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:57 pm 
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WOW, 9 1/2 year old thread, hopefully he has decided by now!! :D


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