Mossberg sa28 my two cents

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Mossberg sa28 my two cents

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So I just purchased a mossberg sa28 and picked it up yesterday and want to give my 2 cents on my first opinion of the gun. Man was I impressed the gun had good weight and shoulder great. I own an older mossberg 835 and had a 500 and they were nothing but field guns got the job done but rattled and heavy and bulky. But this 28 gauge feels great. I own Tristars and I know they are made in the same factory but I think the mossberg from my first impression is a better gun. I will follow up once I shoot it and report how it shoots. But if anyone is looking for a 28 gauge I wouldn’t hesitate with the mossberg sa28
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wait until you shoot it
its gonna make you proud you bought it.

just clean the action and lightly oil it.
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I just got one too and absolutely love it. Well, if I could find a choke that would fit it, I would love it even more. So far Indian Creeks don't fit, and I bought 2 chokes from Trulock to try, a 529 and 535. The 535 screws right in. The 529 will not screw in. I did take a bird with it using the 535 and Fox Trot Cherry Bombs this week, but I'd really like to tighten up the pattern.
IC said they'll make me a choke if I send them my barrel, I was just trying to avoid that until after the season since my red dot is mounted on a meadow creek mount on my barrel. Now that my season is over, I'll likely be sending IC my barrel. I sure wish I could have seen what the TruLock 529 looked like first though. Other than chokes being a giant PITA so far, I absolutely love the gun and it will be my new primary turkey gun.
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Looks like a sweet gun, still do not understand why the 20ga turkey gun is lighter than the 28 and .410? I only went sub gauge to reduce weight, I don't care what the gauge is!

If the .410 loads were as common 5 or 6 years ago when I started loading TSS I would have started there so I could carry a 3lb gun!
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I will have to check my gun. I bought an Indian creek for it the Mobil threads but haven’t checked it
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twyatt wrote: May 13th, 2022, 1:35 pm I just got one too and absolutely love it. Well, if I could find a choke that would fit it, I would love it even more. So far Indian Creeks don't fit, and I bought 2 chokes from Trulock to try, a 529 and 535. The 535 screws right in. The 529 will not screw in. I did take a bird with it using the 535 and Fox Trot Cherry Bombs this week, but I'd really like to tighten up the pattern.
IC said they'll make me a choke if I send them my barrel, I was just trying to avoid that until after the season since my red dot is mounted on a meadow creek mount on my barrel. Now that my season is over, I'll likely be sending IC my barrel. I sure wish I could have seen what the TruLock 529 looked like first though. Other than chokes being a giant PITA so far, I absolutely love the gun and it will be my new primary turkey gun.
So I just tried my Indian creek choke tube and it threaded into my gun with no issues.
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I have one also and really enjoy hunting with it. I have the youth black synthetic model with the 24" barrel. I've added sling mounts, butt pad to increase LOP, Indian Creek choke (sent barrel) and a Bushnell reflex red dot on a rib mount. Has functioned flawlessly in 1+ year of turkey hunting with 3 kills between 25and 35 yards to its credit.
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Here's a picture before I added the Bushnell red dot.Image

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Thats a sweet gun! I like that set up
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What are those weighing? What's the 20 ga weigh?
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Mine weighed 5.5 lbs before the additions. Not sure about the 20 gauge but I'm guessing not too much difference in weight.

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Here is the 2 I’ve set up….. love mine!!
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twyatt wrote: May 13th, 2022, 1:35 pm I just got one too and absolutely love it. Well, if I could find a choke that would fit it, I would love it even more. So far Indian Creeks don't fit, and I bought 2 chokes from Trulock to try, a 529 and 535. The 535 screws right in. The 529 will not screw in. I did take a bird with it using the 535 and Fox Trot Cherry Bombs this week, but I'd really like to tighten up the pattern.
IC said they'll make me a choke if I send them my barrel, I was just trying to avoid that until after the season since my red dot is mounted on a meadow creek mount on my barrel. Now that my season is over, I'll likely be sending IC my barrel. I sure wish I could have seen what the TruLock 529 looked like first though. Other than chokes being a giant PITA so far, I absolutely love the gun and it will be my new primary turkey gun.
It’s not the chokes it’s the sorry quality control at the factory!!! I had the same problem with mine! The factory chokes screw in good, but no aftermarket American mobil thread choke would go more the a little over two rounds till it got hard to turn! The next gun you try the chokes might screw in good! With a lot of elbow grease, a leather glove, and a lot of Ballistol I influenced my Indian Creek choke in the barrel. Then screw the choke in, and out several times. That choke will be ready to go in every time after that! I bought my gun last year 3 or 4 days before the Tennessee season opened because that was the only one I had been able to find in over a year of looking, and didn’t have time to send the barrel to Indian Creek.
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Roost 1 wrote: May 17th, 2022, 9:34 am Here is the 2 I’ve set up….. love mine!!
Those are super nice! What did you end doing just by the Tristar pistol grip for it?
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I have a tristar G2 viper 28ga. I squirrel hunt will mine all the time. When i bought mine nobody had the mossberg. I been wanting to set a 28ga turkey gun. I have mossberg turkey guns in 500 and SA 410's. 20 ga sa turkey gun. Now i am going to add the mossberg SA 28ga. Cant never have too many turkey guns. I like the synthetic stock on the mossberg. Is it hard to find full size stock for the youth model? Or if i got the wood stock 28ga. Either replace them or have them dipped.
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squirrel_hunter wrote: May 17th, 2022, 11:42 am I have a tristar G2 viper 28ga. I squirrel hunt will mine all the time. When i bought mine nobody had the mossberg. I been wanting to set a 28ga turkey gun. I have mossberg turkey guns in 500 and SA 410's. 20 ga sa turkey gun. Now i am going to add the mossberg SA 28ga. Cant never have too many turkey guns. I like the synthetic stock on the mossberg. Is it hard to find full size stock for the youth model? Or if i got the wood stock 28ga. Either replace them or have them dipped.
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Call Tristar and buy the subgauge pistol grip stock by using your Tristar serial number
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