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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-27-2010, 06:10 PM Thread Starter
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870 supermag or 835 ultimag

Opinions on which one is superior?

Any bad experiences with either one?

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Re: 870 supermag or 835 ultimag

I have a 835 and no problems with it except when I short-shuck with 3 1/2 loads. Has been to Canada, Missouri 2 times and around here and quite a few steel shells fired.

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Re: 870 supermag or 835 ultimag

i have both sitting at the house. i like the rem more and its the one i hunt with. no problems with the 835 but the rem is better built in my opinion. just get what you like
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Re: 870 supermag or 835 ultimag

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Re: 870 supermag or 835 ultimag

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Re: 870 supermag or 835 ultimag

both are great guns, with the slight edge going to the Mossberg if you want to shoot steel shot, with it's overbore barrel. I don't necessarily agree the Rem's are "built better", and I'm a BIG remington fan. I have an 870 supermag and love it, never had an issue. I have shot the 835, but don't shoot it as well. The Mossbergs fit me differently than the Remingtons and I shoot the Remingtons MUCH better as a result...

Pick whichever fits YOU best...can't go wrong with either one.
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Re: 870 supermag or 835 ultimag

835 no problems ever many years, and a ton of shots down its barrel
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Re: 870 supermag or 835 ultimag

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both are great guns, with the slight edge going to the Mossberg if you want to shoot steel shot, with it's overbore barrel. I don't necessarily agree the Rem's are "built better", and I'm a BIG remington fan. I have an 870 supermag and love it, never had an issue. I have shot the 835, but don't shoot it as well. The Mossbergs fit me differently than the Remingtons and I shoot the Remingtons MUCH better as a result...

Pick whichever fits YOU best...can't go wrong with either one.
This is going to be a stupid question but what advantage does the overbore barrel give the 835?

I just got the 835 and was thinking about trading it in for a supermag. The newer ones fit me a lil bit better with that longer forend that goes all the way to the receiver. I'm used to shooting a semi and keep my front hand pretty much at the edge of receiver and forend on that.
With the mossy, I've been practicing pulling up with my front hand out farther, may sound dumb but its alot different than what I'm used to.

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both are great guns, with the slight edge going to the Mossberg if you want to shoot steel shot, with it's overbore barrel. I don't necessarily agree the Rem's are "built better", and I'm a BIG remington fan. I have an 870 supermag and love it, never had an issue. I have shot the 835, but don't shoot it as well. The Mossbergs fit me differently than the Remingtons and I shoot the Remingtons MUCH better as a result...

Pick whichever fits YOU best...can't go wrong with either one.
This is going to be a stupid question but what advantage does the overbore barrel give the 835?

I just got the 835 and was thinking about trading it in for a supermag. The newer ones fit me a lil bit better with that longer forend that goes all the way to the receiver. I'm used to shooting a semi and keep my front hand pretty much at the edge of receiver and forend on that.
With the mossy, I've been practicing pulling up with my front hand out farther, may sound dumb but its alot different than what I'm used to.
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"Each and every component of the 835® was designed and tested around the demanding requirements of high-power 3 1/2" 12 gauge magnum ammo. Unlike other new-comers to this specialized market, who just modified their existing 2 3/4" - 3" shotguns, the 835® was designed to stay the course. The robust bolt, receiver, and other components are specifically sized for the longer shells and the downrange punishment they dish out.

In addition, all 835® Ulti-Mag® smooth bore barrels are overbored to 10 gauge bore dimensions, reducing recoil and producing exceptionally uniform patterns from both light and heavy shot charges. Working in tandem with the performance-enhancing overbored barrels, strategic placement of eight ports on each side of the 835® barrel direct gasses upward and outward to not only reduce felt recoil, but to minimize muzzle jump for quick second shot recovery. "
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Re: 870 supermag or 835 ultimag

Are all 835's over-bored? SGT's gun is not ported.

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