Mossberg® Expands Successful Line of Mossy Oak® Turkey THUGS® Shotguns
Tactical 12 and 20-Gauge, Youth and Combo Versions Now Available
North Haven, CT – Building on the strength of the Mossberg and Mossy Oak Turkey THUGS partnership, Mossberg is adding five new shotguns to their Turkey THUG Series; two 12-gauge 500® pump-action shotguns and three 20-gauge guns including an autoloader, 510 Mini™ THUG and 6-position, adjustable stock “tactical” version. Each of these field-proven shotguns has the latest turkey-taking features and proudly wears the “Turkey THUGS” (Today’s Hunters United for Good) logo on the receiver. Mossy Oak contributes proceeds from THUGS merchandise sales to the Wounded Warrior Program.
500 Turkey THUG Tactical – Available in 12-gauge, 3-inch and 20-gauge, 3-inch versions, these pump-actions feature an adjustable length of pull (LOP) tactical-style, synthetic stock for customizing fit. The LOP instantly adjusts from 10 3/4 inches to 14 5/8 inches with a simple click of the adjustment latch. The stock also features a convenient molded shell holder for storing up to five extra rounds (12-gauge only). A durable webbed forend sling with dual-attachment points provides for a more positive grip on the forend and faster follow-up shots. Stock, forend and exposed metalwork are fully camouflaged in Mossy Oak Obsession®, which combines traditional shadows and tree limbs with spring color elements for the ultimate concealment in the spring woods. Compact 20-inch vent rib barrels offer optimal maneuverability and adjustable fiber optic sights quickly get you on target in low-light conditions.
The 12-gauge Turkey THUG Tactical also features Mossberg’s user-adjustable LPA™ (Lightning Pump Action™) trigger for a creep-free, rifle-like trigger pull with 3 to 8 pound adjustment range and our X-FACTOR™ Ported choke tube for unrivaled patterns. The 20-gauge version features Mossberg’s ACCU-CHOKE™ Extended Turkey choke tube. A padded camo sling and convenient stock and magazine cap swivel studs complete these featured-packed shotguns.
500 THUG ‘N Slug Combo – For ultimate versatility, this 12-gauge, 3-inch pump-action comes with two barrel options, making the 500 THUG ‘N Slug at home in the turkey woods or when chasing whitetails in the fall. A 24-inch ported barrel with adjustable fiber optic sights and XX-Full Turkey choke tube and a 24-inch fluted, fully-rifled barrel with adjustable rifle sights are included. Our patent-pending LPA trigger delivers rifle-like precision and consistent trigger pull, shot after shot, and is user-adjustable from 3 to 8 pounds. The durable synthetic stock and forend, exposed metalwork and two-barrel set are fully-camouflaged with Mossy Oak Break-Up® Infinity™. With its multi-dimensional detail and contrast, this camo offers hunters unequalled concealment regardless of the terrain. With handy swivel stud attachments, add the matching sling and you are ready to go afield with the 500 THUG ‘N Slug!
510 Mini THUG – Time spent in the field with your son, daughter or grandchild can be the most memorable. Now that young hunter can have his or her own turkey shotgun with the Mossberg 510 Mini THUG (Super Bantam-style) 20-gauge, 3-inch shotgun with adjustable LOP stock. This well-balanced pump-action features shorter overall length of just over 34 inches, compact 18 ½-inch barrel and weighs in at a mere 5 pounds. Proper fit and comfort are key to a young shooter’s first experiences in the field and with the 510 Mini THUG, you can adjust the length of the stock (10 ½ to 11 ½ inches) with the included insert as they grow. The 510 Mini isn’t short on features with its versatile ACCU-CHOKE, vent rib barrel; dual bead sights; sling swivel studs; padded camo sling; and full Mossy Oak Obsession coverage.
SA-20™ Turkey THUG – With today’s high performance shotshell technology, 20-gauge guns are becoming more popular in the turkey woods but the selection of smaller bore autoloaders for turkey hunting has been limited. Mossberg is pleased to add a dedicated turkey gun to their Mossberg International™ SA-20 Autoloader line: the SA-20 Turkey THUG. This rugged 3-inch, all-purpose gun features a gas-operating system which reduces recoil and stress on the operating components; 22-inch ported vent rib barrel with Extended Turkey choke tube; fiber optic Dead Ringer® Beard Buster sights (green front with red ghost ring mid-sight); drilled and tapped receiver with included weaver-style base for ease of adding optics; swivel studs; and padded camo sling. Exposed metalwork wears a matte blue finish and the stock and forend feature Mossy Oak Obsession camo.
These five full-featured turkey guns join the existing 12-gauge Mossberg Turkey THUG line-up: 500 Turkey THUG (black matte); 835® Ulti-Mag® Turkey THUG Red Dot Combo (Infinity); 535 ATS™ Turkey THUG Pistol Grip (Infinity) and 535 ATS Turkey THUG Pistol Grip Red Dot Combo (Infinity). Join the Mossy Oak team in the field this spring with your exclusive “Turkey THUGS” shotgun.