View Full Version : differences between the 500, 535, and 835?

March 9, 2008, 09:37 PM
NOOB here purchasing first mossy...

I've found the basics of what I want from my mossberg. M4 stock, Mossy Oak camo, turkey setup, and a short barrel(for home defense).

SO I've come across the 500 model #53264, TAS 535 model #45221, and 835 model #63105.. In the end they all pretty much are the same to me minus weight and chamber size.

Can anyone tell me the major differences between these guns by chance?

Any help would be appreciated!

Smitty in CT
March 10, 2008, 09:24 AM
The 500 and the 535 are pretty much the same gun, except that the 535 is chambered to handle 3-1/2" shells.

The 835 was designed as a new gun around the 3-1/2" chamber, it is a bit heavier than the 500 or 535, but the major difference is that the 835 has an overbored barrel the diameter of the barrel has actually been enlarged to a 10GA diameter, this helps to produce better patterns with steel or other non-tox loads... The down-side of the 835 is, you cannot shoot slugs through an 835 without buying a seperate "slug barrel", which is not over-bored....

As far as which is better....... completely subjective, shoulder them all and see which feels the best.

If you want to use it primarity for HD purposes, a standard 6-shot 500 will have more barrels, stocks and accessories readily available..

March 10, 2008, 09:32 AM
One other difference is in the way the barrels are attached. With the 500/535 you cannot add capacity through an extension. With the 835 you can. Choate is the only maker of extensions for the 835 that I'm aware of. The trouble, though is that most barrels I've seen for it are 24". By the time you add an extension to that and add three or four extra shells you're adding significant weight.

I'll agree with Smitty on this one. A 500 will do all you need and then some.

I have an 835 and it's a great gun, but I use my 500 more.

A plain blued 500 and an LE accuchoke heavy wall 18.5" barrel from Havlinsales makes a fine game and HD setup. Just change choke to match the job.

March 10, 2008, 06:48 PM
Awesome answers! thanks guys!