A feature-packed shotgun, the Mossberg Silver Reserve II Side-by-Side is the perfect choice for bird hunting and skeet shooting. Learn more about this as you scroll on!
In this article:
- The Basics of the Mossberg Silver Reserve II Model
- Gun Info
- Gun Specs
- Ease of Use and Performance
- Pros and Cons
- Overall Verdict and Price
Mossberg Silver Reserve II Side-by-Side Review
The Basics of the Mossberg Silver Reserve II Model
The Mossberg Silver Reserve II Side-by-Side is a break-action shotgun available in 12-, 20-, and 28-gauge. Manufactured by Mossberg International, this handsome side-by-side has features that will surely impress both new and seasoned hunters and shooters.
Last year, I had the privilege of shooting a 28-gauge model. I must say it’s hard to pass up on this beauty. Let me share with you some more details about one of the best shotguns in this post.
Combining traditional with modern elements and manufacturing techniques, the Mossberg Silver Reserve II Side-by-Side has been a popular choice for sporting clays and bird hunting. For a very reasonable price, this shotgun has refined details parallel to those high-end double guns. This beauty is from Turkey.
Every Mossberg Silver Reserve II shotgun has a set of five field chokes. All three gauges (12, 20, and 28) have shell extractors and a wraparound scroll engraving.
- Barrel: 26″, 28″
- Capacity: 2-shot
- Features: side-by-side
- Finish: Satin/silver receiver/blued barrels
- Gauge: 12, 20, 28 ( 2-3/4″ and 3″ chambers)
- Sight: Front bead
- Stocks: Black walnut
- Weight: 6.5 to 7.5 lbs
Ease of Use and Performance
This Mossberg Silver Reserve II’s function was excellent. Once the gun gets hot and dirty, though, the shells can get a little tight in the chambers, though it doesn’t necessarily stick. The good thing is this shotgun has a large forearm to protect your hand when the barrel gets hot.
When I started shooting clays using the 28-gauge model, I never missed one. The gun pointed naturally and shouldered quite well. What I love about this side-by-side is its length is just about right for an excellent maneuver.
Pros and Cons
- Easy to maneuver
- Shoulders well
- Points naturally
- Shells can get snug when the gun is hot and dirty
- Has pistol grip instead of a straight grip
- Single trigger
Overall Verdict and Price
While I don't particularly like the single trigger and pistol grip, the Mossberg Silver Reserve II Side-by-Side is still a good buy for a price of $800 to $850. Given I haven’t missed a single clay using the 28-gauge model, I’ll be glad to bring this side-by-side in the field for some shooting.
Take a closer look at the 12-gauge Mossberg Silver Reserve II Side-by-Side in this video from GunPowderReign:
If you're looking for the best shotgun for the money, Mossberg Silver Reserve II Side-by-Side is a good recommendation. It’s not an heirloom shotgun, but this hunting gun surely shoots and looks great!
Do you own a Mossberg Silver Reserve II Side-by-Side? What can you say about this beauty? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on March 6, 2017, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.