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Buckethead47 02-19-2012 07:15 PM

versatile hunting gun?
 
I hunt goose, duck, and deer. so I want to branch out my hunting into turkey. I have a 870 super mag. The Super mag barrel its awesome for duck and goose. deer I use a cantilever riffled barrel, to keep the rail clear. Now getting down to the turkey hunting part. I know i need the extra full choke. I also know that there is special turkey barrels. What makes it a turkey barrel? any pointers on turkey hunting and turkey gun set ups?

Gatoragn 02-19-2012 08:51 PM

I have 26 inch barrel with the Rem choke system on my 870. I purchased a Hastings ported choke that will screw into the barrel, that was all it took to make it a turkey gun. Replace the choke with an improved cylinder and it becomes a trap gun.

Many of the special purpose turkey guns use a 22 to 24 inch barrel to facilitate easier movement when hunting while sitting in brush or a ground blind.

Buckethead47 02-19-2012 11:09 PM

i hunt goose from a ground blind and brush from the sides of cornfields. I see a lot of turkey guns with red dots. do the extra full choke make it necessary for sights? i was looking at clip on sights but i hear a lot of mixed reviews on them. is it worth trying?

Gatoragn 02-19-2012 11:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Buckethead47 (Post 714294)
i hunt goose from a ground blind and brush from the sides of cornfields. I see a lot of turkey guns with red dots. do the extra full choke make it necessary for sights? i was looking at clip on sights but i hear a lot of mixed reviews on them. is it worth trying?

I use Tru Glo sights that clip onto the vent rib barrel. A red dot, Burris Speed Bead, even a scope, can work. Generally speaking turkeys are shot when standing still or walking slowly, thus a tight pattern is a benefit and various types of sights work well.

http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f50/big-bird-down-42223/

One of my two birds taken in 2011.

Buckethead47 02-20-2012 01:05 AM

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Originally Posted by Gatoragn (Post 714300)
I use Tru Glo sights that clip onto the vent rib barrel. A red dot, Burris Speed Bead, even a scope, can work. Generally speaking turkeys are shot when standing still or walking slowly, thus a tight pattern is a benefit and various types of sights work well.

http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f50/big-bird-down-42223/

One of my two birds taken in 2011.

tru glo has an choke plus sights i was looking at. but i hear the sights slip. did you ever have that problem?

Gatoragn 02-20-2012 01:14 AM

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Originally Posted by Buckethead47 (Post 714465)
tru glo has an choke plus sights i was looking at. but i hear the sights slip. did you ever have that problem?

Never had a problem with mine slipping. Just make sure you get the correct size for your shotgun, widths of the vent ribs vary.

Buckethead47 02-20-2012 02:08 PM

Thanks for the info. I am wanting to go this spring to get the hang of it and this fall too

Buckethead47 02-23-2012 02:07 AM

http://www.basspro.com/Hunters-Specialties-Strut-HeviShot-Undertaker-Choke-Tubes/product/45948/57109
Just bought this choke can't wait to test it.


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