Thunder Ranch Series from Mossberg

Mossberg Thunder Ranch MVP Rifle

A few years back, Mossberg worked with Clint Smith to introduce a limited edition Thunder Ranch version of the model 500 shotgun.  For 2013, Mossberg is rolling out two new Thunder Ranch guns plus a update to the original model 500.

The first new Thunder Ranch gun is a special edition version of the company’s hot MVP line of bolt action rifles.  The bolt-action rifle is chambered in 5.56 NATO and comes with a single, detachable 10-round magazine.  However, the rifle will accept any standard AR15/M4 magazine.

The Thunder Ranch MVP rifle has a wood stock that is finished in OD green.  The Thunder Ranch logo is engraved on the right side of the stock above the magazine well.

The barrel is an 18.5″ medium bull barrel with fluting.  The twist rate is 1:9.  The barrel is also threaded for the addition of a flash or sound suppressor.

Mossberg Thunder Ranch Series Rifle Specifications:

 

ITEM

 

TYPE

 

CALIBER

 

TOTAL CAP

 

BARREL/

FINISH

 

TWIST

RATE

 

SIGHTS

 

OVERALL LENGTH

 

LOP

 

STOCK/FINISH

 

APPROX WEIGHT

 

MSRP

 

27794

 

Bolt-Action

 

5.56mm NATO

(.223 Rem)

 

11

18 1/2 in

Med Bull Fluted     Threaded    Matte Blue

 

1:9

 

Picatinny Rail

 

37 1/2 in

 

13 1/4  in

 

Wood

OD Green

 

8 1/4 lbs

 

$934

Mossberg Thunder Ranch shotgunThe second new gun is a special edition version of the Maverick HS12 break-action shotgun.  This over-under shotgun is chambered in 12 gauge (3″ chamber) with a tang mounted safety and integrated barrel selector.

Barrel lengths ate 18.5″ and they have fixed cylinder bore chokes in both.  The barrel sides have short Picatinny rails for the addition of a white light or other accessory.  The top of the receiver also has a Picatinny rail should you wish to add an optic.  That rail is slotted to work with the fron fiber optic sight.

The stock is black synthetic and the metal parts have a matte blue finish.  Engraved on the right side of the shotgun receiver is the Thunder Ranch logo.

Mossberg Thunder Ranch shotgun

Although not a brand new model, the Thunder Ranch version of the model 500 has been re-introduced.  It is nearly identical to the original save the Thunder Ranch 20th Anniversary logo that is now engraved on the receiver.

Mossberg Thunder Ranch Series Shotgun Specifications:

 

 

ITEM

 

TYPE

 

GAUGE/ CHAMBER

 

CAP.

 

BARREL/

FINISH

 

SIGHTS

 

CHOKES

 

OVERALL LENGTH

 

LOP

 

STOCK/FINISH

 

APPROX WEIGHT

 

MSRP

 

52139

500 Pump 20th Anniversary

 

12 ga

3 in

 

6

18 1/2 in

Stand-Off  Matte Blue

 

White Dot

 

Cylinder Bore

 

37 in

 

13 in

Synthetic

Matte Black    Tri-Rail Forend

 

6 3/4 lbs

 

$493

 

75462

 

HS12       O/U

 

12 ga          3 in

 

2

 

18 1/2 in     Matte Blue

Fiber Optic Front Rear Slot   Picatinny Rail     (Receiver-Mounted)

 

Cylinder Bore

 

36 1/2 in

 

14 1/4 in

Synthetic     Matte Black   Picatinny Rails (Barrel-Mounted)

 

6 1/4 lbs

 

$549

Mossberg Thunder Ranch shotgun logo

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Richard Johnson

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  • Giolli Joker

    The tactical O/U is perhaps pointless but awesomely cool!

  • Michael

    These over and under tactical shotguns are ultra cool, but I paid less for my Benelli Super Nova Tactical. Still want one though

  • JT

    You do realize that with the O/U you can saw the stock down so that the gun will be minumum required length. So basically a 27″ shotgun with a full-length barrel that can be shouldered. Basically a legal modern-day whip-it gun