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A Way of Life
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Yesterday I bought my first shotgun ever-a Mossy 930 combo (Choate 8 round extension on order). I can't wait to shoot it, hopefully this weekend. Here are two questions I can't answer.

1. Will a Speedfeed pistol grip stock fit on the 930? The guy at the gun shop said he "thought" so, but I didn't fully believe him. I called Speedfeed, and they couldn't say for sure. I've tried calling Mossberg, but I can't get to a live person. Can anyone shed some light on this?

2. I also purchased a bunch of Federal Premium 2 3/4" rifled slugs. As I was reading the Mossy manual last night, it made a point of stating that "rifled slugs are not recommended for use in rifled barrels." Neither of my barrels look rifled, instead they look smooth, but since I'm a total newbie I'm paranoid about firing these slugs without checking with you experts. Will these slugs be OK in my 930? :confused:

Thanks to all who answer. I'll let everyone know how it shoots when I return from the range.
 

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If the barrel is smooth, don't worry about it. besides, unless you are somehow in a long drawn out gun fight using slugs, you probably won't be putting huge amounts of slugs thru it at one time.
 

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Yesterday I bought my first shotgun ever-a Mossy 930 combo (Choate 8 round extension on order). I can't wait to shoot it, hopefully this weekend. Here are two questions I can't answer.

1. Will a Speedfeed pistol grip stock fit on the 930? The guy at the gun shop said he "thought" so, but I didn't fully believe him. I called Speedfeed, and they couldn't say for sure. I've tried calling Mossberg, but I can't get to a live person. Can anyone shed some light on this?

2. I also purchased a bunch of Federal Premium 2 3/4" rifled slugs. As I was reading the Mossy manual last night, it made a point of stating that "rifled slugs are not recommended for use in rifled barrels." Neither of my barrels look rifled, instead they look smooth, but since I'm a total newbie I'm paranoid about firing these slugs without checking with you experts. Will these slugs be OK in my 930? :confused:

Thanks to all who answer. I'll let everyone know how it shoots when I return from the range.
Rifled slugs in a rifled barrel are very inaccurate which is why thyey are not recommended. In the same vein saboted slugs in a smooth barrel are a waste of money as they wont develop the accuracy or velocity they are designed for If both your barrels look and feel smooth on the inside stick with the rifled slugs when you intend to use slugs. If your Slug barrel has twisted grooves running the length of the barrel and your choked shot barrel is smooth the slug barrel is rifled and should be used with saboted rounds. As the buttstock has to be manufactured to specifically fit each different type of shotgun, one ordered for a 930 will fit a 930. If the one you ordered didnt specifically state that it would you will stand a good chance of it not fitting. If the 930 is a semi auto (I'm not familiar with that specific shotgun), a mossberg 500 buttstock will not fit it as the action spring and tube go into the buttstock and the 500 doesnt have this as it is a pump action.

I hope this info helps.
 

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Thanks, Palladin, that does help. Yesterday I fired some 2 3/4" and 3" rifled slugs and the shotgun seemed fine (although the 3" slugs were an a**-kicker!). Then I fired some birdshot at some clay traps. The one bummer with many of the ranges around my area is that they only allow you to load one round at a time. I'm anxious to get the full benefit of my semi-auto, so I have to find somewhere that I can unload my magazine.
 

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For what it's worth, the metal that was surgically implanted in my right shoulder a few years back probably contributed to the pain factor. Shooting birdshot was a breeze--about as much recoil as my Beretta 92F.
 
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