Mossberg Recommendation
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By Dave J. - 3/16/2014 2:27:53 PM
I am looking at the Mossberg pump 535 and 835 waterfowl models.  Can anyone recommend one over the other.  I know the 535 is lighter and 835 heavier but am not sure what the other differences are.  I would be using primarily for goose and duck hunting.
By Swamper - 3/16/2014 3:58:14 PM
I'm not a Mossberg guy.  at one point in my life I owned the Mossberg 9300.  it was an autoloader.  I assume the two models you mention are pumps.  so.........we aren't comparing apples to apples.  the autoloader was without a doubt the worst firearm I've ever owned.  it only stayed with me for a season.  totally unreliable.

hopefully some Mossberg pump guys can help you out.   good luck
By shawn73 - 3/16/2014 6:47:56 PM
I own a Mossberg 935. I love this gun, I told my brother to get it and he had nothing but problems he ended up turning it back in and got a Remington versa max, that gun is nice that will be my next gun.
By huntorgather - 3/17/2014 1:27:00 PM
I hunted with the 835 for years .  
Worked great for me. And death on Snows,Canadas and turkeys with the 3 1/2's.
By hammer1 - 3/18/2014 6:59:03 AM
the difference in those 2 guns is the 835 has an over-bored barrel, basically a 10 gauge barrel to reduce recoil. I have a 535 and have had no problems with it.
By WildMan092 - 4/16/2014 6:27:02 PM
I love my 535, I have hunted everything with it from ducks, gesse, turkeys, to deer here in Iowa.  But Hammer1 is right the only real difference is the Overbored barrel.  Mossberg pumps are great, I wish my 935 worked as well as the 535.
By Will Murphy - 7/24/2014 2:11:20 AM
I have a Mossberg 935 and I love it. No problems. Great quality gun for a low price
By pastortlc - 7/28/2014 5:54:41 PM
I have a Mossberg 835 that I have used for years to turkey hunt.  It has performed wonderfully and I have no complaints with it at all.  I had thought at one time that I would move up to something nicer at some point but it has performed so well I can't impagine anything performing any better.  In fact, I would buy another one and not think twice about it.  I do keep it clean and I use a 10 gauge brush in the barrel when cleaning.  I would imagine the only difference for you would be a longer barrel for ducks and a different camo pattern.