The Mossberg Silver Reserve II Over/Under is an affordable break-action shotgun. See if this all-around, novice-friendly gun is perfect for your needs as you read on.
Mossberg Silver Reserve II Over/Under Shotgun Review
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 beauty. 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 shotguns. This beauty is a good choice for some upland bird shooting or sporting clays. Basically, this is a break-action shotgun having the details and features you can find in high-end double guns.
It 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. The O/U sporting configuration has a shell ejector, which I like.
- 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
Upon shooting this beauty, it was really comfortable using it, especially with its selector lever. I personally love the extended chokes and how the barrel ports sort of keep the recoil manageable.
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. For a price ranging from US $700 to US $1,200, this beauty is a good buy!
Watch how a Mossberg Silver Reserve II Over/Under is in the field in this video:
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.
Do you own a Mossberg Silver Reserve II Over/Under? What features do you like best about this beauty? Share your stories in the comments section below!
If you want a double-triggered shotgun instead, check out this post about the Stoeger Coach.
Editor’s Note – This post was originally published in September 2015 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.
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