Mossberg 930 Turkey Hunting Shotgun for sale
The Mossberg® 930™ Hunting All-Purpose Semi-Auto Shotgun features a 3″ chamber, and a dual-vent gas system that cycles the full spectrum of shotgun loads from 2-3/4″ field loads to 3″ magnums. A vent rib with a single fiber-optic sight gets you on target instinctively. The receiver is drilled and tapped for mounting an aftermarket optic sight. Hunters can operate the top-mounted safety quickly with the thumb of either hand, even with gloves on, making the 930 naturally ambidextrous. The rugged synthetic stock is impervious to weather, and a ventilated recoil pad takes the sting out of magnum loads. Sling swivel studs allow the attachment of a sling. The 930 Semi-Auto Shotgun comes with an Accu-Choke® tube set (F, M, IC), making it a versatile shotgun for hunting waterfowl, turkey, pheasants, or predators. The Mossberg 930 Turkey Hunting Shotgun is designed with a vent-rib barrel and a synthetic stock with a camo finish. The shotgun features a fixed length of pull, an XX-full choke and an adjustable fiber-optic sight. 5-round cylinder capacity.
If you’re only an occasional varmint hunter you may wonder why I planned on using a shotgun. I do a lot of varmint hunting and one year I kept count. Forty percent of the coyotes we called in were within shotgun range. And a big percentage of that 40% we wouldn’t have gotten a shot if I hadn’t had a shotgun. I remember one came into the decoy, did a 180, and shot outta there like a barrel racer turning her final barrel and heading home. Another one came in at Mach IV and I rolled him at 13 yds. Another one surprised my buddy which was hidden in a brush pile when the coyote peeked around a limb at 5-7 feet and the list goes on and on.
Mossberg 930 Turkey Hunting Shotgun price
To make it clear, I’m a rifle hunter. I like to hunt varmints with a rifle but I also don’t want to miss an opportunity at 40% of the shots so I make someone in my group carry a shotgun when we’re varmint hunting.
If the above has piqued your interest, read on. But you can’t just grab your ole’ double-barrel quail gun and be successful. You need to use a good semi-auto like the Mossberg 930 Turkey/Field 12 ga. or a pump.
You also need to put on some sights, a scope, or better yet a good red dot scope like the Vortex SPARC. I mounted a Vortex SPARC on the Mossberg. I’ve grown to love that little red dot scope. (Check out the Product Review on the Vortex SPARC that was published on 6/2/21). With good varmint loads you’ll be able to take up to 70-yard shots so it’s almost like you’re hunting with a rifle instead of a shotgun. You don’t just flock shoot. You have to aim at a body part. On varmints aim at the shoulder and on turkeys aim at the middle of the neck. If you aim at the head half of the BB’s whistle harmlessly over its head.
In the old days, 60 years ago a 40-yard shot on a turkey was a long shot. And even then it wasn’t a sure deal. Now? Ha, I’ll take a shot out to 80 yards. It’s a whole lot harder to call in a gobbler to 25-40 yards than it is to get one to 60-100 yards. I’ve had a lot of gobblers hold up at 100-150 yards.
In the old days, we used #2 shot for ducks, geese, and turkey hunting. Now manufacturers offer turkey loads that will reach out and touch them. Same with varmint hunting except in the old days the only time you shot a coyote with a shotgun was if you occasionally kicked one up while pheasant hunting and that only happened every 5-years or so and I used to do a lot of pheasant hunting.
Years ago, no one used a shotgun for varmint hunting but things have changed and I credit three things:
- Varmint loads that will reach out to 70+ yards.
- New chokes like the Trulock Predator or Trulock Long Beard series.
- Manufacturers offering sights, scopes and red dot scopes like the Vortex SPARC which allows taking longer shots.
- 5-round cylinder capacity
- Synthetic stock
- Vent-rib barrel
- Adjustable fiber-optic sight
- XX-full choke
- Fixed length of pull
- Camo finish
- Handedness: Right
- Barrel length (in.): 24
- Length of pull (in.): 13.875
- Action: Semiautomatic
- Gauge/bore: 12
- Cylinder capacity: 5
- Type: Semiautomatic
- Product weight: 7.5 pounds
- Product length (in.): 44.5
- Stock: Synthetic
- Mossberg 930 Turkey Hunting Shotgun
- We recommend the use of protective eyewear whenever using or near the use of this item.