Dicks Sporting Goods has a Stoeger M2000 combo on sale for $399. It is a 3" auto that has a 24 and 28" barrel, a regular stock and a pistol grip stock. It also has a turkey choke and 3 field chokes.
They also have a Mossberg 935 combo on sale for $499. It is a 3 1/2" auto and has a 24 and 28" barrel, a TruGlo scope (that I don't like because POI changes as your eye moves when your cheek is not on the stock.) It also comes with a turkey choke and 1 field choke.
I presently own a Mossberg 835 that patterns well with a Kicks choke and 3 1/2" , #6 Federal's. It patterns better this year with a TruGlo Gobble Stopper choke and Hevishot 13 #5 3 1/2" shells.
I don't normally shoot past 40yds but had to last week when I didn't knock one down with the first shot. Which do you think would be the better patterning gun for 40-50 yd shots and why? What combination of barrel, choke, and shell?
customcutter tough call there I guess I would lean towards the 935 since you already own a 835 any chokes and things would interchange between the two guns. The M2000 sounds like a lot of gun for not a lot of money. Good luck with your choice and in your season. Maybe to simplify things you could just get them both [:)]
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i would go with the 935 , as OZARKS has said . another reason would be it is american made ,,, economic stimulus,,,, and the 835 and 935 are turkey eaters . a friend has the stoeger , no complaints from him , seems reliable . DECISIONS , DECISIONS .