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Author Topic: Mossberg sa20 factory turkey choke?  (Read 659 times)

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Mossberg sa20 factory turkey choke?
« on: January 03, 2020, 08:48:35 PM »
I have an sa20 turkey thug with the factory tube, anyone know the constriction?  I though I heard it was a 580?

The choke shoots quite well but may play around with another tube, not interested in a 555, was thinking 565-575 but want to know what I have first.

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Re: Mossberg sa20 factory turkey choke?
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2020, 09:29:09 PM »
I have tested many rounds and chokes in that gun.  Factory choke is ok at best. I would guess it's around 580-585.  I would save time, money and just get a .575 Carlson extended non-ported. They are cheap, and shoot the best all around in all the Turkish made 20ga guns..
This applies to #7 or #9 HW or TSS.

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Re: Mossberg sa20 factory turkey choke?
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2020, 08:02:00 AM »
I have the same gun and FL Boss is right on! I shoot the Carlson's 575 and it throws a great hunting pattern. As a matter of fact I use the Carlson 575 out of 3 different 20 gauge turkey guns. It's just a great choke tube for turkey hunting in my opinion.

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Re: Mossberg sa20 factory turkey choke?
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2020, 11:50:47 AM »
Boom.. there you go  - http://oldgobbler.com/Forum/index.php/topic,93850.0/topicseen.html

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Re: Mossberg sa20 factory turkey choke?
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2020, 12:05:00 PM »
Boom.. there you go  - http://oldgobbler.com/Forum/index.php/topic,93850.0/topicseen.html


Not sure that will work unless the Turkey Thug model uses different chokes than the youth SA-20. My wife's SA-20 youth/bantam use Beretta/Benelli Mobile chokes.

The Carlson's .575 shot good out of her's, but the Hevi-13 choke(.573?) actually produced a much more even pattern than the Carlson. This was with Longbeard 6's. It's not really a 40yd gun, but it is definitely a 35yd gun. It would more that likely kill at 40, but it is starting to get pretty open.
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Re: Mossberg sa20 factory turkey choke?
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2020, 01:59:07 PM »
It's tricky.. some of the older SA guns (moss SA-20 and weatherby SA-459) use the mobile chokes. All the newer ones use this. I'm pretty sure my Thug guns used this one. I had two of them.. but sold them a while back.

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Re: Mossberg sa20 factory turkey choke?
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2020, 04:11:01 PM »
 Thanks for the info...I didn't realize they used different chokes. Her gun is 2-3 years old and was just going by what it uses.

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Re: Mossberg sa20 factory turkey choke?
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2020, 04:28:36 PM »
Mine uses mobile chokes, the factory choke is no slouch with 9 and 9.5 hand loaded tss.

Never counted numbers but its solid at 40, trick would be to get another tighter choke that shot same poi spo I could swap but that may be a pipe dream.

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Re: Mossberg sa20 factory turkey choke?
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2020, 09:31:47 PM »
I bought one last year and the choked mic’d out at 585 if my memory serves me. My patterns imo were doable to nah getting another choke. It had fairly inconsistent results, so I tabled the project for this February. I plan on trying the Carson 555 and that should help out .

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Re: Mossberg sa20 factory turkey choke?
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2020, 12:29:33 PM »
so what brand Carlson, for the new SA20 Mossberg, do you buy these chokes for?

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Re: Mossberg sa20 factory turkey choke?
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2020, 04:54:21 PM »
so what brand Carlson, for the new SA20 Mossberg, do you buy these chokes for?

Mine uses the Benelli Mobil.