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jchamil
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Turkey Shotguns
What is everyone shooting during turkey season?
I've been hoarding BassPro gift cards and have $650. I hadn't planned on buying a new shotgun, but took my little boy to the Pyramid BassPro in Memphis this weekend and saw some turkey guns under $500. Got me thinking I might try out one of these turkey rigged guns this year instead of the SBEII I've been using.


cchoque93
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870 20ga youth model


biggsc
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Mossberg 835 12ga.


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PawnMaster
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Remington 11-87 Sportsman Super Mag. This is what I use. I got it at a pawn shop a few years ago. With the right choke, your SBEII will work fine though.




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With the right choke, your SBEII will work fine though.


Yeah, I don't have to replace it, I've killed plenty with it, but I've had it click on me on 3 different toms over the last 2 seasons. I am bad about not putting in a shell until I've started walking and trying to quietly load it, I don't get it shut all the way. I've just got the gift cards to burn, otherwise I would just keep on with the SBEII. I still might put the $650 towards a safe, but the gift cards were burning a hole in my pocket in front of the gun section Saturday


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Teague
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I have a mossberg 835 ulti-mag in 12ga. It's killed all the turkeys I've shot with it.


fillmoregandt
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870 20ga youth model


Just picked up one of these last week (my first gunbroker purchase )

Making the switch to the 870 20 from my NEF single shot 10 ga

ETA: ordered a new Remington super full choke for the 20 today too
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I have a mossberg 835 ulti-mag in 12ga. It's killed all the turkeys I've shot with it.


Glad to know that someone else has the same type of gun

I use a Primos Turkey Choke


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cchoque93
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Much easier to carry a 20 and with tss you can kill them better than a 12ga can


baldona
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If you hunt private land with a good amount of birds I'd go with a 20 gauge. I've often wanted to try a cheap SXS or O/U one with an extra full and one with a Modified choke. Just figured I'd throw a different idea out.


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tenfoe
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Just shoot a reliable pump with a good choke and quality ammo. Find a combo that patterns well. By well I don’t mean as tight as possible. More important not to miss turkeys at 15 yards than it is to kill them at 60.


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keyboard_warrior9
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Remington 11-87 Sportsman Super Mag


This is the exact gun i shoot. It wasnt until recently I put a tru glo red dot on it and it is a turkey killing machine, especially with TSS


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BMax12
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12ga Browning BPS Hunter with a Carlsons turkey choke. Kills'em dead dead.


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mylsuhat
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I bought a Winchester SXP Turkey last season. One shot one kill can't really complain



That being said, it's chambered in 3.5" but the gun does not cycle spent 3.5" shells well. Maybe it needs to be broken in more but it's hung up on me a few times. I have just moved to shooting 3" which is plenty enough


ETA: I got it for like $350 at BPS

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Remington 870 3 1/2" Turkey Shot


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jchamil
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I bought a Winchester SXP Turkey last season. One shot one kill can't really complain


That's actually the gun that caught my eye at BPS Saturday, they had one in cammo for $350


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biggsc
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Nice bird baw


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