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Best Turkey Gun

Old 12-20-2016, 09:27 AM
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Not sure what the best turkey gun is but I'll tell you this much... I've got a camo 870 pump w/ 26" barrel & bought an HS Strut Undertaker turkey choke. My max ethical range w/ that POS choke was pushing it at 30 about yds. w/ numerous turkey loads. I bought a Kicks Gobblin' Thunder a while back & my max ethical range increased to 50 yds.! I'm sure some guys would shoot further w/ the way it patterns but I like to keep it inside 30 anyway, but you never know... Point is, I believe your choke may have d*mn near as much as the shotgun to do w/ it.
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Old 12-28-2016, 03:47 PM
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Originally Posted by BigDaddy12t View Post
What is the best turkey gun? I know its a matter of opinion, so just tell me what you use.
99% of the time it's the lightest and the shortest one. With a sling or some one else to carry it.

Beyond that it's all guess work.
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Old 12-28-2016, 04:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Jack Ryan View Post
99% of the time it's the lightest and the shortest one. With a sling or some one else to carry it.

Beyond that it's all guess work.
I love that !

Thanks Jack

I usually add; "call them in close & shoot them in the head" _ LOL
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Old 12-29-2016, 08:08 AM
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.22 magnum or .22 Hornet.
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Old 12-29-2016, 11:38 AM
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Winchester 1300 Buck & Tom model. This will be the 11th season we've hunted together.
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Old 12-29-2016, 02:13 PM
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Benelli Nova, 3&1/2."
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Old 12-29-2016, 02:26 PM
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We have always used Remington 870s.
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Old 12-29-2016, 02:38 PM
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Benelli SBE 3 1/2 with a custom choke by ballistics specialties. When they roll over they are dead.
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Old 12-30-2016, 07:15 AM
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Best? Guess that is a personal choice all the way.

I presently still use a Winchester1300 NWTF Edition for the last 26 years now, still love this gun. Got it as a Xmas gift from my wife way back then. It's had some barrel work done, such as lengthening the forcing cone and porting work by "Pro-Port". I have also scoped it out with a Leupold 1x4 shotgun scope.

If the need ever rises down the road for a new "turkey" gun.
It would be the Winchester X3 semi-auto.
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Old 12-31-2016, 08:06 PM
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Thank you
I'm also interested in this problem
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