Mossberg Turkey Thug Shotguns

By CTD Blogger published on in Hunting, SHOT Show, Shotguns

Mossberg released its new Turkey Thug line of shotguns, initially unveiled in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mossberg’s crisp and light trigger combined with the slick action of the 835 pump make this a lightning fast shotgun that is perfectly suited for ambushing spring toms.

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From the Mossberg press release…

Mossberg delivers four new high-performance Turkey THUG shotgun models, each engraved with “Turkey THUG Series” on the receiver. All Turkey THUG pump-action shotguns feature Mossberg’s revolutionary Lightning Pump Action™ (“LPA”) user-adjustable, creep-free trigger system, which provides unmatched accuracy.

The Turkey THUG Series boasts adjustable fiber optic sights on all models and two of the models will feature the addition of a mounted and bore-sighted 30mm TRUGLO red-dot sight. The two models with the red-dot sights have incorporated a back-up fiber optic system that allows the hunter to look under the red-dot sight to utilize the fiber optic sights.

Three of the models feature Mossy Oak’s new Break-Up® Infinity camo pattern with a receiver-mounted Picatinny rail. Two stock options are available; classic (in black or Break-up Infinity) and a full-length pistol grip (Break-Up Infinity only).

Camo-colored Mossberg Turkey Thug Line, Model 535, on white background, barrel pointed to the rightMossberg Turkey Thug Specifications

  • Gauge: 1
  • Capacity: 5+1
  • Barrel Length: 20″ (24″ on the Model 500)
  • Length of Pull: 14.5″
  • Overall Length: 40.75″ (44.75″ on the Model 500)
  • Weight: 6.75 pounds (7.25 pounds on the Models 500 and 835)
  • Optics: 30mm TRUGLO Red-Dot
  • Backup Sights: Fiber Optic Rifle Sights
  • Finish: Mossy Oak Break-Up Infinity (except Model 500 which is black)
  • Retail Price: starting at $455.69

Camo-colored Mossberg Turkey Thug Line, Model 835, on white background, barrel pointed to the right

 Which model suits the way you like to shoot? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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