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I have owned 3.5" 12s before but don't own one now. I have been using a Gold10 and a SP10 as of late for duck and goose hunting. I like using steel shot so if I want to shoot a lighter weight gun, I am going to have to do it with a 3.5 12. I looked at a 935 tonight and liked the feel of it better than the 870SM. Plus it is an auto and has a 10ga bore which appeals to me. I know its a new model but has anyone had good or bad luck with the 935?
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Go for it,
I've heard a small handful of bad reports,but mostly only good,
You can get bad reports about the bennelli SBE, so that don't mean a whole lot.
Mossberg has the best customer service in the industry.
I shot an 835 for years, it patterns great with the 10ga bore, and you get about 50fps more velocity too boot.
I've harvested a lot of waterfowl with that gun, i then wanted an auto, and was torn between the 11-87 3.5 and the 935.The only reason i opted for the 11-87 was because the 935 had just hit the market, and i hadn't heard any reports on it at that time, and didn't exactly want to be the guinea pig on a new auto.
 

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I've owned mine for about a year now and it functions great. I can feed any brand ammo into it and it does not care just be sure to stick with the 3 inch shell rule as the lighter loaded 2 3/4 shells will cause a cycling problem but some of the high brass loads will work. Like any auto keep it clean as it will operate fine in any weather. I really like the overbore and even using the factory chokes the gun patterns well.
 

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really like the overbore and even using the factory chokes the gun patterns well.
Not wanting to sound too dumb here. I've been looking at the 11-87 myself and have recently been reading up on the Mossberg 935. It is a 3 1/2" shotgun but terms like "10 gauge bore" and "overbore" related to this shotgun, I do not understand...can anyone give a short reply please?
 

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Mossberg is family owned. When you hear a bad report on a mossberg think about how many others without problems are out there. Mossberg is the biggest shotgun maker in terms of volume.
 

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David Pianosi said:
really like the overbore and even using the factory chokes the gun patterns well.
Not wanting to sound too dumb here. I've been looking at the 11-87 myself and have recently been reading up on the Mossberg 935. It is a 3 1/2" shotgun but terms like "10 gauge bore" and "overbore" related to this shotgun, I do not understand...can anyone give a short reply please?
In regards to this gun "Overbored" means that the diameter inside the barrel is larger then a standard 12 gauge. I'm thinking it's somewhere around .044 larger but I'll have to get back to you on the exact number.
 

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David,
The big advantage that a 3.5 10ga has over a 3.5 12ga is it's bore diameter. The larger 10ga bore provides much better patterns and a shorter shot string which puts more hits on the bird. The Mossy 935 and 835 have eliminated this dissadvantage. No other 3.5 12s have this 10ga bore size that I am aware of.
Right now I am reloading a 1 1/2oz charge of #1 steel at 1450fps in my 10 gauges. I am sure that I can equal that load in a 3.5 12ga as well as Federal has a factory loading of this only at 1500fps. So, in my mind, the 935 should provide the same results as I am getting with my 10s.....maybe. It sure looks promising to me.
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Yup, it's .044" bigger, same as 10 vs 12. Just visited the Mossb homepage. .775" vs .731" bore diameter.

I'm really considering one of these babies for snow geese this coming spring, so post-up all ye 935 owners!

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Mine is starting to give me fits, it is not taking the 2nd round into the chamber. Bolt is locked back and 2nd round sitting there last round still in mag tube, heres the really great thing.
When I hit the bolt release it spits the one in the mag onto the ground.
Happened three out of four times yesterday.
Gun has less than fifty win supreme steel thru it and been cleaned twice throughly.
any suggestions??

Brad
 

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Mildot1,
I was experencing a similar problem and what I found out is that the recoil spring in the stock was getting dirty and causing the problem. Like you I had the gun apart several times and cleaned top to bottom and still the same problem. Try cleaning the entire recoil spring assembly and the guide tube and see if that helps. Go to my post in the Mossberg Lovers area and search for "935 Won't Cycle in Cold Weather". This was my call for help on this problem. Once I did this my problem went away.

Waterfowler
 
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