The new Mossberg Silver Reserve Eventide 20 gauge, an affordable over-under for field gun work. [Image courtesy of Mossberg]

Mossberg has announced updates to its Silver Reserve lineup of over-under shotguns, including a new Waterfowl model, a Turkey model and a synthetic-stocked option.

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Mossberg Silver Reserve Eventide O/U 20ga

This synthetic-stocked model is intended for field-gun use. As imported, the Eventide comes with cut-checkered grip and forend, a 26-inch vent rib barrel for the 20 gauge model weighing 7 lbs. It has a fiber optic sight and five flush-fit choke tubes are included. The length of pull is 14 inches. Like all Silver Reserve shotguns, chrome-lined bores and chambers are standard, along with dual-locking lugs. The Eventide model has extractors, not ejectors. MSRP is $756 for the new 20 gauge, the same as the 12 gauge that was previously available.

ITEM TYPE GAUGE/ CHAMBER CAPACITY BARREL/

FINISH / RECEIVER

SIGHTS CHOKES OVERALL LENGTH LOP STOCK/FINISH APPROX WEIGHT MSRP
75483NEW Silver Reserve Eventide O/U 20 GA3 in 2 26 in VR

Matte Blue

With Logo

Fiber Optic Field Set 43 in 14 in SyntheticBlack 7 lbs $756

Mossberg Silver Reserve Eventide Waterfowl

Want more firepower? You’ve got it, with 3.5-inch chambers on this model. That’s a lot of ka-blam for an over/under, and no doubt some users will feel considerable recoil from this fixed-breech shotgun. Mossberg’s PR doesn’t mention any fancy-pants recoil pad, but we’d guess that will be Priority #1 for most buyers after burning a couple of cases of hot magnum loads. A heavy 10-gauge double can be a handful, but it’s manageable, but high-pressure 12-gauge 3.5-inch loads will smash hard at both ends.

silver reserve

For weatherproof ease of mind and concealment in the blind, this shotgun comes with Cerakote’s Patriot Brown finish on the barrels and receiver; Mossberg’s logo is laser-engraved. The stock and forend come with Mossy Oak’s Vintage Shadow Grass camo. Extractors, not ejectors, are standard—too bad, because ejectors are very handy when the duck shooting is hot and heavy.

ITEM TYPE GAUGE/ CHAMBER CAPACITY BARREL/

FINISH / RECEIVER

SIGHTS CHOKES OVERALL LENGTH LOP STOCK/FINISH APPROX WEIGHT MSRP
75488 Silver Reserve Waterfowl O/U 12 GA3.5 in 2 26 in VR

Cerakote Patriot Brown

Fiber OpticFront Field Set (5) 45.5 in 14 in Synthetic

MO Vintage Shadow Grass

7.25 lbs $956

Mossberg Silver Reserve Eventide Turkey

This shotgun comes in 28 gauge with a 3-inch chamber, 20 gauge with a 3-inch chamber, or 12 gauge configuration with a 3.5-inch chamber. Once again, you can bet the 3.5-inch gun will be a lively dance partner, particularly as the Turkey model comes with a 20-inch barrel and only weighs 7 lb. Of course, you don’t have to fire 3.5-inch shells just because you have the capability— the lightest 2.75-inch or 3-inch shells will run fine from this 12-gauge, unlike many magnum-chambered autoloaders.

silver reserce

Really, with loads like Apex’s new tungsten turkey load, even the 28 gauge should be capable of knocking down turkeys at extended range, if you don’t mind spending the money on expensive shells.

silver reserve

All these models come with Mossy Oak’s Greenleaf camo. Extractors, not ejectors, are standard, and extended choke tubes. More deets at Mossberg.com.

ITEM TYPE GAUGE/ CHAMBER CAPACITY BARREL/

FINISH / RECEIVER

SIGHTS CHOKES OVERALL LENGTH LOP STOCK/FINISH APPROX WEIGHT MSRP
75485 Silver Reserve Turkey O/U 12 GA

3.5 in

2 20 in VR

MO Greenleaf

Fiber Optic

Front

Extended Turkey (2) 37.5 in 14 in Synthetic

MO Greenleaf

7 lbs $927
75486 Silver Reserve Turkey O/U 20 GA

3 in

2 20 in VR

MO Greenleaf

Fiber Optic

Front

Extended

Turkey (2)

37 in 14 in Synthetic

MO Greenleaf

6.5 lbs $927
75487 Silver Reserve

Turkey O/U

28 GA

3 in

2 20 in VR

MO Greenleaf

Fiber Optic

Front

Extended

Turkey (2)

37 in 14 in Synthetic

MO Greenleaf

6.5 lbs $927

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