Mossberg, a name almost synonymous with affordable firearms, is expanding their shotgun offerings with the new International Reserve line of break-actions for hunting and clay sports. Mossberg has two lines of International Reserve guns, the Silver Reserve and the Gold Reserve.
The competition-oriented Gold Reserve includes shotguns chambered for 12- and 20-gauge as well as .410-bore, while the hunting-oriented Silver Reserve has all three plus 28-gauge.
The Gold Reserve shotguns have polished, engraved receivers, jeweled actions, polished blue barrels, and hand-selected grade-“A” black walnut cut-checkered furniture. The Silver Reserve mostly have a simple matte blued finish on the barrels, paired with satin silver receivers and cut-checkered walnut stocks and forends.
All of the new shotguns come with five interchangeable chokes in a set with cylinder, improved cylinder, modified, improved modified and full chokes. The Silver Reserve shotguns come with standard chokes while the Gold series comes with extended sport chokes. They also all have chrome-lined barrels and chambers and use the same strong dual locking lug action.
Other common features include dual extractors, raised, ventilated 10mm ribs and standard bead front sights.
And while the Gold series is the higher-end family of shotguns, both are very affordable, starting at less than $692 for the Silver Reserve series and just $983 for the Gold Reserve. The most expensive Gold Reserve shotgun is the Super Sport with a suggested price of $1,221.
The Gold Reserve Super Sport has a high vent rib, a stock adjustable for length of pull and comb and a green fiber optic front sight.
The most affordable option is the base model Silver Reserve Field Over-Under. This workhorse model has an all-blued matte finish on the receiver and barrels, a bright fiber-optic front sight, and comes with synthetic furniture. Mossberg is listing it at just $636.
These modestly-priced shotguns are shaping up to be great options for new hunters and clay shooters looking to get involved with the shooting sports.
For more information visit O.F. Mossberg and Sons online.