View Full Version : My New 535

November 30, 2008, 11:00 AM
Hello all.. I just picked up my 535 yesterday and I havent even got to shoot it yet and Im already in love. Im from Illinois and cant wait for the next shotgun deer season so I can see how she performs.. Any info about the 535 that I may not know would be appreciated...

November 30, 2008, 11:19 AM
Hope you like it as much as I like my 500... I think it is basically a 500 with 3.5 inch capability where the 835 is a tougher system overall. If I had the 535 I would expect a little more wear and tear if I were to use 3.5 most of the time. And as a lighter weight gun expect more kick from a 3.5 shell. I can assure you I would shoot much more 2 3/4 than 3 and even less 3.5...

November 30, 2008, 12:13 PM
yea i wanted the 3.5 in case i ever want to shoot me down some geese lol.. my 535 probly wont see much 3.5 use but its nice to know that it can handle them if i want

November 30, 2008, 07:42 PM
what can i shoot through the field barrel of my 535? slugs or shot? and magnums or sabots?

November 30, 2008, 11:59 PM
I am guessing it is a smooth barrel? You will know this by looking down a clear barrel with a business card stuck in the action to catch light...
If smooth it will shoot shot and rifled slugs. Sabot slugs like to be spun down a rifled barrel.
Any 2 3/4 thru 3.5 shell should work in your 535 chamber...

December 1, 2008, 01:18 PM
NO SLUGS. Your 535 barrel is overbored. Slugs in an overbored barrel are a definate no-no. If you want to shoot slugs, you have to purchase either a dedicated slug barrel or try to find one of the smoothbore barrels that are standard 12ga bore.

December 1, 2008, 01:22 PM
THANK YOU Doyle! I did not know this and will file it in my head for future reference!

December 2, 2008, 02:01 AM
I was under the impression that the 835 was overbored, but the 535 was not. From the wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mossberg_500) page.
The Model 535, new for 2005, is similar to the Model 500, but with a lengthened receiver that can fire 3-1/2" (89mm)shells, in addition to 2-3/4" and 3" shells. The 535 is a less expensive alternative to the Mossberg 835 Ulti-Mag, but the 535 lacks the 835's overbored barrel. The non-overbored barrel of the 535 does, however, allow the use of slugs, which cannot be used in the overbored barrel of the 835. Model 535 barrels are not interchangeable with model 500 or model 835 barrels, but 535 barrels are available in smoothbore and rifled in a variety of vent ribbed, barrel lengths and different sights. The 535 is, at present, offered only in sporting models, no riot or combat models are available.

For what thats worth. I'd consult my owners manual, and if that didn't answer my question, I'd call their customer service. I'm considering picking one up, so let me know!

December 2, 2008, 08:06 AM
Marvelicious you may be correct in that there are standard bore 535's out there - mine happens to be overbored so I assumed all were. If that is so, then I stand corrected. I looked at mine (with the overbore warning written on the barrel) and thought that they all shipped from the factory that way. Mine was bought used, so it might have been put together after it left the factory.

December 2, 2008, 12:19 PM
Well I just looked over my barrel and I didnt see any over bore warning.. It says 12ga 28 inch accu choke.. where would the over bore warning be?

December 2, 2008, 12:43 PM
where would the over bore warning be?
Right there on the barrel. Looks like you are safe. Enjoy your new shotgun.

December 2, 2008, 12:49 PM
Can I shoot slugs or buckshot through a "smoothbore" field barrel with Accu-Chokeā„¢ tubes? (500/505/535/9200/88/930 models)
Yes, and with sabots or rifled slugs, the more "open" the choke tube, the better the accuracy ("Improved Cylinder" recommended.) The "full" or "modified" choke tubes are preferred for buckshot loads. Slugs, buckshot and steel shot loads are not recommended for use with an extra full "turkey tube" installed, due to the tube's tight constriction. Do not fire any load without a choke tube installed, doing so will damage the internal choke tube threads. *this came from mossbergs site..