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Author Topic: Looking for a new turkey gun  (Read 545 times)

Offline Wood82

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Looking for a new turkey gun
« on: July 19, 2017, 01:55:51 PM »
I am currently shooting a Mossberg 500 12 ga. with a 28" barrel. I have been looking at guns with barrels 24" or less. I have found some in my range (list below). Any experience or opinions on these guns would be appreciated. Thanks.

Mossberg 500 or 535
Winchester SXP Turkey
Benelli Nova
Remington 870 Express

Offline Coop1082

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Re: Looking for a new turkey gun
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2017, 02:20:02 PM »
Do a Remington 870 20 gauge youth model build...I'm currently in the process. Been toting a heavy 12 and getting pummeled by 3.5's for years now and was looking for something different. Throw some Fed HW #7s through a decent choke and you've got a 40 yard killing machine that is every bit as deadly as a 12  in a much lighter, controllable, and all around more comfortable package.
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Offline Wood82

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Re: Looking for a new turkey gun
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2017, 04:26:39 PM »
Do a Remington 870 20 gauge youth model build...I'm currently in the process. Been toting a heavy 12 and getting pummeled by 3.5's for years now and was looking for something different. Throw some Fed HW #7s through a decent choke and you've got a 40 yard killing machine that is every bit as deadly as a 12  in a much lighter, controllable, and all around more comfortable package.

What pieces have you added?

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Re: Looking for a new turkey gun
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2017, 04:36:43 PM »
So far a shurshot stock and have had it drilled and tapped. Will be putting a Burris Fast Fire 3 on it as far as optics go. I hope to have it camo dipped eventually. If not it will probably get the sponge and paint treatment and I'll just do the camo job myself.

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Re: Looking for a new turkey gun
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2017, 05:06:32 PM »
If you can find an older 870 that would be my pick from your list. 2009 and older were much better guns IMO.
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Re: Looking for a new turkey gun
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2017, 05:09:43 PM »
Buy a 24" barrel for your 500. You probably already have chokes for it..? :camohat:
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Offline Wood82

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Re: Looking for a new turkey gun
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2017, 05:19:39 PM »
Buy a 24" barrel for your 500. You probably already have chokes for it..? :camohat:

I could do that. I would like to find one with a matte finish and yes I have chokes. If i go this route, I would also like to add camo to the wood stock.

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Looking for a new turkey gun
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2017, 07:29:56 PM »
Do a Remington 870 20 gauge youth model build...I'm currently in the process. Been toting a heavy 12 and getting pummeled by 3.5's for years now and was looking for something different. Throw some Fed HW #7s through a decent choke and you've got a 40 yard killing machine that is every bit as deadly as a 12  in a much lighter, controllable, and all around more comfortable package.

My thoughts exactly.

Here's my youth 870:


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Offline Swampchickin234

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Looking for a new turkey gun
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2017, 08:38:52 AM »
If you can find an older 870 that would be my pick from your list. 2009 and older were much better guns IMO.
I'll second this.


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