The Mossberg Silver Reserve II Over/Under is an affordable break-action, novice-friendly shotgun perfect for your hunting needs.
In this article:
- Mossberg Silver Reserve II Over/Under Configuration
- Gun Info
- Mossberg Silver Reserve Parts and Gun Specs
- Ease of Use and Performance
- Pros and Cons
- Overall Verdict and Price
Mossberg Silver Reserve II Over/Under Shotgun Review
Mossberg Silver Reserve II Over/Under Configuration
The Mossberg Silver Reserve II Over/Under gives you the features you want in a shotgun for a modest price. This beauty comes in either field or sporting configuration, differing only on the width and height of the ribs as well as the choke tube constrictions. I had the chance to shoot one with the sporting configuration and I easily got comfortable with this shotgun. Learn more about the Mossberg Silver Reserve II Over/Under in this post.
Manufactured by Mossberg International and made in Turkey, the Mossberg Silver Reserve II Over/Under is one of the Silver Reserve series shotgun brands. This weapon is a good choice for some upland bird shooting or sporting clays. Basically, this is a break-action shotgun with the details and features you can find in high-end double guns.
Mossberg Silver Reserve Parts and Gun Specs
This shotgun has a wraparound scroll engraving which is a standard on every Silver Reserve II model. Additionally, all Silver Reserve II models are complete with a set of five field chokes. This particular model has the Mossberg Silver Reserve II ejectors.
- Capacity: 2-shot
- Features: Over/under
- Finish: Satin/silver, blued
- Gauge: 12, 20, 28, .410 (2-3/4″, 3″ chambers)
- Sights: Front bead, dual bead fiber optic
- Stocks: Black walnut
- Weight: 6.5-7.5 lbs
Ease of Use and Performance
Shooting this bad boy is really comfortable, especially with its selector lever. I personally love the extended chokes and how the barrel ports sort of keep the recoil manageable. Experienced shotgun users will immediately recognize this Mossberg's great shooting feel compared to other shotguns.
Pros and Cons
- Easy to get comfortable with
- Has extended chokes
- Tang safety on the grip for barrel selection
- Recoil pad
Overall Verdict and Price
Personally, I like the Mossberg Silver Reserve II Over/Under, particularly the 12-gauge sporting configuration one. Its features include most of the things I look for in an over/under shotgun. At a price ranging from $700 to $1,200, this shotgun is a good buy and definitely a great gun for your money!
Watch how a Mossberg Silver Reserve II Over/Under is in the field in this video by jeremygraham182:
If you’re into some upland bird shooting or sporting clay, the Mossberg Silver Reserve II Over/Under could be the right gun for you. You just have to figure out which of the available gauges you’ll be comfortable with. As for some shotgun enthusiasts out there, it won't be a surprise for them to rate this Mossberg as a personal favorite.
Do you own a Mossberg Silver Reserve II Over/Under? What features do you like best about this gun? Share your stories in the comments section below!
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on March 10, 2017, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.
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