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First hand experiences with Mossy 930 SPX?

Discussion in 'Tactical Shotguns' started by CZ guy, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. CZ guy

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    If you own one, could you let me know what you think?

    Thinking of using it in 3-gun matches.
     
  2. Jon_R

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    I own one and it is a great shotgun and a lot of fun. I am also a USPSA 3-Gun Match Director.

    If it is a good shotgun for 3-Gun depends on how your matches are usually setup and what rules you are running under.

    If you are running under USPSA rules you will be one shell short of the max so you will start with one less shell then others in your division. Limited and Tactical allow 8+1 and the 930 SPX is 7+1. If you have distant shot required on poppers and can only use 7.5 birdshot the short barrel and no choke you will have problems making some of those shots. If your match keeps shots 10-12 yards you should be fine or if you can use buck or #4 you will be ok.

    I use mine some for 3-gun once or twice a year but it is not my primary. I drag it out when the course is a good match for its capabilities. I know when that is as I am the match director. :)
     


  3. CZ guy

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  4. WellArmedSheep

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    Mine wouldn't run on anything less than high brass birdshot. The trigger guard shattered while firing slugs.

    I traded it for the FN SLP Mk1 I should have bought in the first place for 3-gun.
     
  5. Jon_R

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    I would be legal. Doing it when you start would be fine it is a little to cumbersome to try while the clock is running.
     
  6. jnumata

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    Great shotgun. Mine feeds everything from low brass trap to mag buckshot and slugs. The gun feels great in the hand, the ghost rings are great, and the my pistol grip version fits great. I don't shoot competitively but it is great fun. Good luck in your search.

    James
     
  7. ScrappyDoo

    ScrappyDoo Tacticool brah!

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    I am seriously starting to think I need to get a Mossberg...
     
  8. onebadaxe

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    As stated earlier, the 930 lacks chokes which can make long distance shots tough. You can adjust some with ammo. If it becomes a problem, a new barrel would probably be a better choice. Mossberg makes several barrels in 24 or 28 inch lengths. Then fit a longer mag tube and your set.

    So far mine has been running fine.
    [​IMG]
     
  9. CTfam

    CTfam DREAM BIG.

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    These have certainly caught my eye. I'd like to get my hands on one.
     
  10. CZ guy

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    I figured that would be the case, but since you're a Match Director, I wanted to ask. Thanks again for the input.
     
  11. CZ guy

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    Sounds like you got a "lemon" so to speak. It happens. Here's a video comparing the two:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDPB_3Y5Nws
     
  12. Big Time

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  13. pjpettis

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    Hey, I bought my Mossberg 930 SPX just this Friday (1-22-10) and took it to the range Saturday (1-23-10). Unfortunately it has the canted front sight issue. I'm working with my dealer and Mossberg to get a replacement barrel. I did fire it quite a few times and it is a nice firearm that performed well with buckshot, slugs and birdshot. With the canting of the sight tower everything was high and right but the action was smooth and worked well. I'm looking forward to getting a replacement barrel ASAP and heading back to the range.
     
  14. mixflip

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    Could you tell it was canted just by looking at it or do you have to shoot it to verify? I just bought one on monday and it looks OK when I use my calibrated eye ball on it?
     
  15. pjpettis

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    Well, yes, I guess so. I must admit that I thought it was canted but hoping it was not, if you know what I mean.
     
  16. One of the things I like about my new Mossberg 930 SPX besides the cost is that it likes Wal-Mart Remington Low Brass 7 ½ Dove loads. I have shot this load on numerous occasions and never had a malfunction. A box of this stuff is only about $6.00 a box.
     
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2010
  17. mixflip

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    Hey Frank, how did you break yours in? Such as how many rounds of what until you felt good to go? I am going to break mine in this week end.
     
  18. First give your gun a good cleaning. Then I started with the harder recoiling loads first. Example, 10 rounds 1 oz slugs, 15 rounds 00 buck, 25 rounds high brass, then 25 rounds low brass Dove loads. All shells were 2 ¾. The only low brass shells I’ve shoot have been Wal-Mart Remington Low Brass Dove loads. Let me know how you make out. I've put over 250 shells with not one malfunction.
     
  19. I like mine. Put a variety of ammo through it. only one emty hung up. Some milatary surplus buckshot.Other than tat it ran fine. 100 rounds of #6, 00 buck, and some winchester rackmaster slugs. Not bad for the first outing. My shoulder wasn't even bruised. A little sore, but not bruised.