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Old 02-23-2012, 10:42 PM   #1
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I just bought a 20 gauge 870 for my girlfriend to turkey hunt with I was just wanting everybody else's input on what kind of turkey choke and loads to use.....just to let everybody know before they post it I don't want to spend 30 or 40 dollars a box on heavyshot shells I'm shooting lead only
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Old 02-24-2012, 05:20 AM   #2
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3", 1-1/4 ounce copper plated #5s or 6s, and pattern it. SHE doesn't need to practice with those loads, and one shot won't kill her. A RemChoke extra full will likely pattern fine.
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I just bought a 20 gauge 870 for my girlfriend to turkey hunt with I was just wanting everybody else's input on what kind of turkey choke and loads to use.....just to let everybody know before they post it I don't want to spend 30 or 40 dollars a box on heavyshot shells I'm shooting lead only
I hunt with Federal Mag Shok turkey loads, you can get those in 20 ga for about $10 per 10 round box. I have a Hastings ported turkey choke for my 12 ga 870. But definitely pattern the full choke that come comes with the gun, it may work fine.
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Old 02-24-2012, 01:21 PM   #4
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http://www.basspro.com/Hunters-Specialties-Strut-HeviShot-Undertaker-Choke-Tubes/product/45948/57109

Recommended for anything but steel.
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I think I'm going to shoot the 1 5/16 oz # 4s or 5s in the federal mag shok.....that's what I've always shot in my 12 GA so I'm going to stick with the federals but I'm still jot sure about the choke.....I'm making a trip to bass pro today to see what they have I would like to find a non ported tube bc that's what federal recommends to be shot with the flight control wadding
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The one I picked is nice. I like the added length even though it's only an inch. It wasn't ported, and I like the wide selection of ammo it gave me. I heard people shooting steel out of the choke and it patterned well even though it says not recommended for steel shot. For 20 bucks I couldn't go wrong.
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Yea I just bought a undertaker from bass pro today so I will see how it shoots
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I haven't been able to put anything threw my gun yet because the range stoped letting people shoot spread shots. There was an incident I guess... =/
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Yea I have to wait to get my shells in I ordered to shoot but I can just go behind my house to shoot lol
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#6 shot is a close range deal.
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