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#6133999 - 02/04/12 06:13 PM Re: Highly Customized Turkey Shotguns; What Do You Run? [Re: prairie dog shooter]
HOBO Offline
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Registered: 08/11/08
Posts: 154
I'm putting mine together now. Just waiting on the barrel. TC Encore, TC 24" 12 GA. barrel with .665 Indian Creek choke, topped with Nikon TBR (Turkey Bal. Ret.) scope. My buddy has the same setup minus the scope. We polish or smooth out the forcing cone making the pattern a lot more dense. He regularly shoots turkeys 60-80 yds. After seeing the pattern it throws, I believe it. Hope mine will do the same.

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#6134728 - 02/04/12 10:45 PM Re: Highly Customized Turkey Shotguns; What Do You Run? [Re: Dawn2Dusk]
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Registered: 02/23/04
Posts: 29186
Loc: MN
Mine was customized at the factory by Remington. It came with a birch stock, 26" matte finish barrel, a J-lock safety, and a plastic mag tube plug. run a Primos Jelly Head choke that will kill turkeys dead at 30 yards with #6 Heavi-13...which is 20 yards further than I like to shoot them at but sometimes I gotta do what I gotta do.
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#6135976 - 02/05/12 09:43 AM Re: Highly Customized Turkey Shotguns; What Do You Run? [Re: tzone]
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Registered: 01/25/01
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Loc: Texas
I hear you! I enjoy those "close encounters" with strutting gobblers too. The fact is, I've killed more toms inside 20 yards using a 20 gauge than any other method. It's a rush!
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#6144881 - 02/07/12 12:08 PM Re: Highly Customized Turkey Shotguns; What Do You Run? [Re: prairie dog shooter]
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Registered: 02/23/04
Posts: 29186
Loc: MN
I like talin' to em. Bringing them in close is what I like about hunting them. Knowing they are coming in to see what I was doing.

That and they're so unpredictable. When you think you got em figured out...you don't. grin
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#6144920 - 02/07/12 12:15 PM Re: Highly Customized Turkey Shotguns; What Do You Run? [Re: tzone]
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Registered: 06/04/07
Posts: 10636
Loc: Bozeman, MT
I bought mine from Benelli, figuring a Super Blackeagle II is about right. Then I add a magazine extension, put in the Turkey Choke, then load the magazine with 2-3 1/2 inch #4 Bucksot loads, followed by 1-3 inch #2 Lead, with a 3 1/2 inch #4 buffered Turkey load in the chamber. I figure, with bad shooting and poor luck I can keep on firing out to 60+ yards with that combo.

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#6146263 - 02/07/12 05:25 PM Re: Highly Customized Turkey Shotguns; What Do You Run? [Re: shrapnel]
Todd_Bradford Offline
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Registered: 05/11/04
Posts: 655
Loc: Alabama
Mossberg 835 Turkey tactical. Adjustable stock; Burris Fast Fire sight, polished barrel and a Hevi-13 .676 extended turkey choke.



With Hevi-13 number 7's it will do this at 40 yards.


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#6147419 - 02/08/12 12:23 AM Re: Highly Customized Turkey Shotguns; What Do You Run? [Re: Todd_Bradford]
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Registered: 11/06/05
Posts: 892
As much of gun nut that I am my turkey gun is the only thing not tricked much. Standard 870 express 3" black synthetic. Only upgrades is the barrel was chopped to 18 1/2" and some clamp on tru glo rifle style sights were added to the rib. Threaed the barrel rem choke and run a dead coyote choke. Plenty accurate out to 60 ish yards with Hevi shot and nice and handy to carry. Also real easy to get out the truck window. wink

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#6177121 - 02/14/12 09:21 PM Re: Highly Customized Turkey Shotguns; What Do You Run? [Re: Dawn2Dusk]
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Registered: 08/08/02
Posts: 9073
Loc: Working my way back to Texas
I've got a Remington SP-10. I purchased a 30" barrel and had Denny Tubbs hone the interior to a mirror finish and a consistent bore dimension from the forcing cone to the muzzle. I replaced the factory butt stock with the thumb-hole stock Remington offers. I had it dipped in Bottom Land camo, and I had a trigger job done by the gunsmith that builds my rifles for me. I then sent all the internals to Black Ice for a Teflon coating. I then pinned the barrel. I have an Aimpoint CompM4 red dot sight on it. I have several chokes I use depending on what I'm shooting. I mainly reload with Tungsten shot. For the Tungsten I use a custom choke Denny made when he honed my barrel. It's an honest 70 yard Turkey killer when I have it loaded with 2.25 oz of Tungsten shot.

I have a ridiculous amount of money invested in this shotgun.

I'll never sell it; conservatively I'd lose $1500 ~ $2000. All it is to a buyer is a used SP-10 with two holes drilled in the receiver where I pinned the barrel tang to the receiver.
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#6180736 - 02/15/12 07:04 PM Re: Highly Customized Turkey Shotguns; What Do You Run? [Re: Magnumdood]
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Registered: 07/22/09
Posts: 2409
Loc: NC - work / SC - play
Pretty simple:

SBE2 matte/synthetic

26" tube with 660 rhino extended choke

Trigger job from Indian Creek (I think)

Burris speed bead

Nitro Company hevi shot loads he recommends

Have many paper plates with over 300 holes in them at 40 yards

Kicks like a mother

Think i will kill 1-2 more with it and switch to a remington 11-87 youth 20 gauge, my bow, or a pistol.

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#6180927 - 02/15/12 07:52 PM Re: Highly Customized Turkey Shotguns; What Do You Run? [Re: ShortMagFan]
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Registered: 08/08/02
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Loc: Working my way back to Texas
That's how I came by my SP-10. I had a SBEII, Rhino choke and a plethora of shells. I couldn't get it to pattern worth a hoot even with Nitro 4x5x7 shells. I shot over 50 rounds one weekend. By Wednesday my right shoulder was black and blue, and the blood had drained down the inside of my right arm turning it black to the wrist. I took that SBEII to my local gunshop and traded it even for the SP-10. Although the SP-10 is heavy, the recoil is more than a 20 gauge, but not near that of that Benelli blow-back action shotgun.
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