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What shotgun would you recommend for a female looking to turkey hunt?

Old 11-26-2010, 11:56 PM
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Default What shotgun would you recommend for a female looking to turkey hunt?

My 2 young boys Turkey hunt with a Mossberg Model 500 Bantam. It has a 3" chamber, adjustable fiber optic sights, adjustable length of pull, and covered in an awesome APG Camo finish. I added a Vero Vellini neoprene sling. I also installed an HS Strut Undertaker tube. After much testing, it performs awesome at 40 yards. It likes the Remington Wingmaster HD #6's. My 12 year old son killed his first Gobbler this year, it was awesome. I think that this rig would be perfect for you. Unless you are aware of your recoil tolerance do not get a 12ga. You will be miserable.
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Old 11-27-2010, 01:13 PM
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My wife doesn't hunt much, but when she does, she likes my son's 20 gauge. I'm pretty sure my 12 gauge would be less than fun for her.
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Old 11-28-2010, 04:41 AM
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Agreed...20 gauge would be a good gun to start.
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Old 11-28-2010, 09:19 AM
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Any shot gun, just need a good mono-pole.

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Old 12-01-2010, 07:25 PM
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20ga semi auto. 1100 or 1187 would be my choice. They hardly kick at all and nothing to remember for rechambering another round.
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Old 12-02-2010, 08:26 AM
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a PINK one
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Old 12-02-2010, 05:45 PM
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Originally Posted by J.M.A.N.
a PINK one
Yes Pink with Camo Ribbons,LOL
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Old 12-03-2010, 11:58 AM
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I know I talk Mossberg up quite on these forums, but I tried out their SA-20 last winter and I have to say I was impressed. It shoots just as smooth as a friend of mine's 20 ga browning silver and it's half the price. I will say it is a bit light but does a 20 gauge really kick that hard?
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Old 12-04-2010, 03:01 PM
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The 20 is all I will ever hunt with now. Pattern it and set it up the best you can and the rest is history....
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Old 12-18-2010, 02:59 PM
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Default Shotgun for a female turkey hunter

Remington 12 ga. I am five ft. nothing petite and have always used this set up for me, even started out using 3 1/2 inch mag shells.

I have hunted for many years and for all but last year I shot only once a year to kill my turkey, other than patterning before season.
Besides the only time I think about recoil is during patterning not the hunt.
I think most women can handle a 12 ga. but I don't recommend using 3 1/2 inch mag shells in a 12 ga. for a woman.
My set up can kill beyond 40 yards but most of my shots are 30 or under.
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