Mossberg 28 Gauge Silver Reserve Over/Under shotgun, made in Turkey by Kayhan. This shotgun features checkered walnut furniture with a coin finished engraved receiver, and brass inlays of game birds. The barrels are blued and have a vent rib, with a brass bead. The shotgun is in great condition and appears to have seen light use, with a tight action, great bores, and a good selectible single trigger. The gun has a 14″ LOP, and has Full & Modified screw-in chokes. A perfect shotgun for getting into the illustrious 28ga, a well loved shell by bird hunters everywhere!
The Silver Reserve II is a series of hinge or “break action” shotguns offered by Mossberg’s International division imported from Kahn in Istanbul, Turkey. This series of over / under configured shotguns uses a standard box-lock with double under lugs. The Silver Reserve II series comes in various models, chamberings, and barrel lengths such as Field, Field Combo, Sport, Super Sport, and the small, 20 gauge only Bantam model. Currently, most models are offered in 12, 20, and 28 gauge as well as .410. (Sorry, no 16 gauge in the entry level Mossberg) Barrel lengths vary from 26” to 32” as well as varying barrel rib widths. All models come with hard-chrome plated chambers and bores which make for easy maintenance and cleaning. Except for the 28 gauge chambered for 2 3/4” shells, all other gauges are chambered in 3”.
Silver Reserve II Field Model (Tested) Specs
- Gauge: 12
- Capacity: 2
- Chamber: 3
- Barrel Type: Vent Rib
- Barrel Length: 28″
- Sight: Front Bead
- Choke: Field Set (5 Total)
- LOP Type: Fixed
- Length of Pull: 14″
- Barrel Finish: Blued Barrels – Silver Receiver – Scroll Engraving
- Stock Finish: Satin – Select Black Walnut
- Weight: 7.5
- Overall Length: 45″
When the testing period began, the local weather was going through a bit of a cold snap and initial shooting was done wearing my BullGator Camo jacket. The added layer may not physically measure to much, but it did make the length of pull and cheek weld seem pulled back a noticeable degree. During these early range sessions, the Silver Reserve II was patterned on large cardboard as seen on the accompanying video. Using Federal Field & Target 12 gauge 2 ¾ shells with 1 1/8 oz #8 shot, both barrels patterned less than 22 inches at 15 yards with improved and improved modified chokes.
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