The Mossberg 940 Pro Turkey Shotgun Perfect for Coyote Hunting

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When the Mossberg 940 Pro shotguns hit the market, we at Varminter started looking at it as a perfect coyote hunting shotgun.  Although the 3-Gun and trap/skeet folks were raving about them, there was not a configuration available for our needs.  A shorter barrel, camouflaged shotgun, would have fit the needs of a coyote hunter who needs something compact, that swings easily, while still reaching out to extended yardages for a clean kill.  Our wishes were answered in mid-January, when Mossberg Corp announced their new 940 Pro Turkey shotguns.  Available in two configurations, I felt that the 18.5″ 940 Pro Turkey in the Mossy Oak Greenleaf camo was exactly what we were waiting for!  Although they are extremely popular, Mossberg was able to send us one right when they became available and in time for some testing, patterning and late spring/summer coyote hunting.  I’ll put up future articles discussing my results with various types of ammo, but specifically the Rio #4 buckshot, so stay-tuned!


Mossberg 940 Pro Turkey 18″ Specifications:

Gauge: 12
Capacity: 4+1
Chamber: 3″
Barrel Length: 18.5″ VR
Sight/Base: Compsight FO; Optic-Ready
Choke: X-Factor XX-Full Turkey Tube
LOP Type: Adjustable
LOP: 13″-14.25″
Barrel Finish: Mossy Oak Greenleaf Camo
Stock Finish: Adjustable LOP/Cast/Drop – Synthetic (Mossy Oak Greenleaf Camo)
Weight: 7.25 lbs.
Over-All Length: 39.25″

Detailed Feature Specifications:

Bold & Functional. Oversized and contoured charging handle and bolt release provide quick manipulation. The full camo finish provides cover in a variety of hunting environments. (Micro Dot not included)


Cleaner-Running Gas System. A redesigned gas system allows faster, more reliable cycling at much greater cleaning intervals— up to 1500 rounds.


Built for Hardcore Hunting. An enlarged and beveled loading port was designed for ease of loading; features an anodized bright orange follower, and an elongated, pinch-free elevator.


940 Adjustable, Self-Draining Stock is user adjustable for LOP (1 .25″ range); cast and drop at comb using incremental stock shims. Aggressive Mossberg signature texturing adorns the grip and slim, ergonomic forend.


940 Pro Turkey shotguns come optic-ready, with receiver cuts that accept low-profile direct mounting of Shield RMSc-pattern micro dot sights.


Keeping Hunters on Target. HIVIZ® CompSight front fiber optic sights and (Accu-Choke™ compatible) X-Factor™ ported choke tube are standard.

Cache Carlson
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