What makes the 535 ATS unique is that it features Mossberg’s patented adjustable trigger system. This trigger, touted by the manufacturer as the first of its kind for pump-action shotguns, is user-adjustable to under 3 pounds.
The 535 Pump-Action Synthetic Thumbhole Turkey series features a 20″ steel barrel and a synthetic stock with thumbhole and available in a matte black, Mossy Oak New Break-Up, or Real Tree Hardwoods HD-Green finish.
The Synthetic Thumbhole Turkey model is also equipped with fiber-optic sights that are adjustable for wind and elevation.
Common features to the 535 series include Mossberg’s patented Trophy Slugster cantilevering scope mount system, allowing barrels to be changed without having to remove the already-mounted scope. It also has an ambidextrous thumb safety, laser-engraved bolts, and free gun lock.
As the name suggests, Mossberg recommends the ATS Pump-Action Synthetic Thumbhole Turkey Series for turkey hunting.
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