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Thinking strongly about getting one. Anybody have one that they have actually weighed? I'm curious to know if Mossberg's advertised weight of 7 3/4 lbs is accurate?

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L'Duck,

I have a 28" version and I have to say that that 7-3/4lbs probably isn't very far off... I have a digital bathroom scale that only does 1/2 pound incements, so I weighed myself then held the gun and re-weighed, subtract the two and came up with the weight of the gun...

With the 28" it would weigh anywhere between 7.5 and 8 lbs depending on how I stood on the scale. I tried the gun by itself but the scale isn't good enough to go that low...

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Smitty,

Thanks for the info. I'm not really that weight sensitive, but I'm curious if manufacturers really care that much about posting honest numbers when it comes to weight. Mossberg pretty much posts 7 3/4 lbs for nearly every configuration of 930 except the slug guns. I've noticed that some synthetic stocked guns seem to 'feel' heavier than their walnut/hardwood clad brethren. I used my 26" SuperNova pass-shooting doves this past fall and I loved the extra weight for recoil control and a smooth swing. I think the 930 will be in the same ballpark weight wise and prove to be a fine pass-shooting and waterfowl shotgun. I just wish they made one without the ported barrel.

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locoduck said:
...I just wish they made one without the ported barrel.
All I can say about the ported barrel is Hoppes Elite Foaming Gun cleaner and a 10GA bore brush!! Makes cleaning them much easier.

If the prorts were gone, I doubt i wouls notice any difference at all....

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Now if Mossberg would just see the light and build a non-ported 930 20 gauge that's a pound lighter than the 12... they wouldn't be able to keep up with the demand (maybe that's why they're afraid to do it!). :shock:

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I fail to understand their reluctance is filling this gap with an American made sibling to the 12 gauge. The 930 has proven itself to be a winner. Scaling it down to a 20 would be the next 'logical' step and a very profitable one for them as well. As long as I live I will never understand the mind of corporate America.

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About the Mossberg 20 gauge, I saw one at a sporting goods store a month ago when I purchased my 930. It was a nice looking gun, but it don't have the top tang safety that I like on the 930. Also it was more expensive than the 930.

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