The new Mossberg Reserve Series over/under shotguns offers class and performance.
Few firearms exemplify their particular niche better than over/under shotguns. In them is the beat of wings on autumn air, the triumph of clays smashed mid-flight and an heirloom passed from generation to generation. Mossberg is no stranger to turning out excellent break actions and headlines its 2021 additions with a pair of head-turners.
Dubbed the Reserve Series by the gunmaker, the Silver Reserve Field Series and Gold Reserve Sporting Series offer top-end performance and looks, at a fraction of the average over/under’s price. Starting at $636, Silver Reserve Synthetic Stock, and running up to $1,221, Gold Reserve Super Sport, Mossberg offers a model for nearly every budget. Regardless of price, the shotgun line serves up looks and performance to make them classics.
Common across the Mossberg Reserve Series are chrome-lined bores, dual-locking lugs, tang safety/barrel selectors and ample gauge selection. Silver Reserve guns have a bit more selection, coming in 12-, 20-, 28-gauge and 410 bore, but the Gold Series covers a majority of shooters with 12, 20 and 410 options. From there, the guns depart on several features.
The defining the guns are aesthetics; the Gold Series has more of it. Not that the matt black and satin receivers of the Silver Series doesn’t have a sporting and functional appeal, but the Gold guns boast a bit more jazz. In particular, rich scrollwork on polished silver or blued receivers capped off with jeweled actions and attractive gold inlays on the underside. Furthermore, the stock is hand-selected Grade A black walnut on the high-end Mossberg Reserve Series guns, with cut-checkering on the grips and fore-end.
The competition-ready guns are equipped with 28- or 30-inch vent rib barrels topped off with a front bead sight and ejectors. Additionally, the standard Gold Reserve series, Mossberg offers two premium models—the Black Label, with a 30-inch barrel and blued receiver and the Super Sport, with fully-adjustable cast, comb and length of pull.
As for the Silver series, the guns come with the choice of walnut or synthetic stocks, and 28- or 26-inch barrels (depending on gauge). The guns also are outfitted with shell extractors, not necessarily a bad thing on a field gun. Additionally, this end of the Mossberg Reserve Series boasts a 13.25-inch LOP model for youth shooters.
For more information on Mossberg Reserve Series shotguns, please visit mossberg.com.
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