Reviewed By: Jonathan R on 08/03/2015
Rating: [4 of 5 Stars!]
I love the gun despite there being a couple things I'm not find of. I dislike the pinned sporter forend and prefer Mossberg's action slide tube, and the thumb hole stock isn't ergonomically compatible with Mossberg's ambidextrous controls. Also, the ported choke tube is a .695 exit diameter which, while it says X Factor turkey choke, it really isn't tight enough for a turkey load. I found an inexpensive choke with an exit diameter of .679 to work excellently with a 3" #5, 250 pellets in a ten inch circle at 25 yards. The factory choke isn't particularly well suited for either buckshot or turkey loads
The above things I mentioned are not deal breakers.
I love the fiber optic sights, very clear in low light like early morning sitting in a blind, as well as in full light. The LPA trigger is very nice, it's actually crisp for a shotgun. Once impressed my fingertip to the trigger I expected to take up the slack and there was none, I haven't adjusted the trigger at all. I also really like the 20" barrel. Anything more is really too much to me whether for hiking to a spot or sitting in a blind. The 20" is perfect.
I haven't fired 3-1/2" shells through it yet, I really don't see a need too, I've found a load/choke combination which puts plenty of payload on target. If its for turkey, a little experimenting with chokes and ammo and the gun will hit like the hammer of Thor.
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