The Mossberg 500 .410 Turkey Gun: The Perfect Run-n-Gun Option for Turkey Hunters
Serious turkey hunters love a challenge. They also love great gear in tiny packages. That’s why the Mossberg 500 .410 Turkey gun is finding its place as the go-to turkey gun for turkey hunters across the country.
The .410 shotgun is getting more playtime among turkey hunters these days than it likely has in the history of the gun. Here’s a closer look at why turkey hunters are flocking to the Mossberg 500 .410 turkey gun when they hit the woods each spring and fall.
The new Mossberg 500 .410 turkey gun is compact in size. It weighs in at just 6.5 pounds, has a 24” barrel, and is chambered to 3 inches. It’s lighter than most any 20 or 12 gauge out there, making it perfect for all-day hunts when you want a lighter load slung across your back.
These are the days when less is more. Such is the case for the .410 shotgun for turkey hunters. The gun allows hunters to easily achieve what was once only possible with a 12 gauge. Turkey hunters across the country are discovering the incredible combination of TSS turkey loads and the .410 shotgun.
Compact in design, the Mossberg 500 .410 turkey gun is the perfect option for young shooters as well as seasoned turkey hunters alike.
The TSS & .410 Combination
Thanks to the advancements in modern-day loads, particularly TSS, the .410 is now more capable than ever before. TSS stands for Tungsten Super Shot. It’s some of the deadliest turkey ammo you’ll ever shove into a shotgun.
How well does it perform in a .410?
Last turkey season my son and I doubled on turkeys in Tennessee while using the Mossberg 500 .410 turkey gun. The bird he shot was at 25-30 yards. However, the bird I shot was standing 40 yards away.
I have a friend and avid turkey hunter who’s been packing a .410 to the turkey woods the last few years and has consistently been taking birds at 40-50+ yards. His longest shot to date with the .410 and TSS combination is 52 yards. The gobbler fell stone-cold dead with a number of pellets in the head and neck.
The .410 shotgun loaded with TSS has proved to be a deadly combination for turkeys in the spring and fall.
Great Looking Gun
The 500 .410 Turkey is finished in Mossy Oak Bottomland camo, one of the hottest camo patterns on the market these days. It truly is a great looking gun.
Other features include a vent rib with a front fiber optic sight and X-Full extended turkey choke to keep things tight downrange. It has a 5+1 capacity and an overall length of 45.75 inches. The gun is priced at $515.
Check out the Mossberg 500 .410 Turkey Gun for the perfect run-n-gun option for your turkey hunts this year.
The .410 for turkey hunting
Don’t underestimate the power of the .410 Shotgun when it comes to your next turkey hunt.
The Mossberg 500 .410 turkey gun, combined with TSS turkey loads, just might make for the perfect run-n-gun turkey gun for hunters wanting to go light on weight, yet pack plenty of punch on a gobbler downrange.