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Re: Your favorite turkey shotgun of all time? [Re: VaHillbilly] #14896417 05/20/20
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Originally Posted by VaHillbilly
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The lowly POS mossberg 835 ulti mag......
LMFAO!!!!

Ha! ..Nothing wrong with an 835...I probly killed more Spring gobblers with 835's than any other shotgun ( I can think of at least 4 that I have owned over the years) they are a deadly Turkey gun.......Hb


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Re: Your favorite turkey shotgun of all time? [Re: VaHillbilly] #14896528 05/20/20
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I don’t have a dedicated “turkey gun”, just a gun I kill turkeys with. I would like to, but this one seems to work alright.

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Re: Your favorite turkey shotgun of all time? [Re: renegade50] #14896576 05/20/20
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Originally Posted by renegade50
Originally Posted by VaHillbilly
Originally Posted by renegade50
The lowly POS mossberg 835 ulti mag......
LMFAO!!!!

Ha! ..Nothing wrong with an 835...I probly killed more Spring gobblers with 835's than any other shotgun ( I can think of at least 4 that I have owned over the years) they are a deadly Turkey gun.......Hb


It was said sarcastically man.



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LOL!!!
Yep, I understand, thats why I started my response with "Ha!".....They aint purty they just kill turkeys 👍.....Hb

Re: Your favorite turkey shotgun of all time? [Re: SS336] #14896594 05/20/20
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Originally Posted by SS336
I don’t have a dedicated “turkey gun”, just a gun I kill turkeys with. I would like to, but this one seems to work alright.

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That is Nice looking shotgun SS 👍......Hb

Re: Your favorite turkey shotgun of all time? [Re: VaHillbilly] #14896677 05/20/20
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Thank you, HB.

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Re: Your favorite turkey shotgun of all time? [Re: VaHillbilly] #14897947 05/21/20
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No official favorite yet.

It would be me franchi affinity 12 gauge, but I have the same thing in 20 gauge now.

Think the 20 gauge will win, but have yet to take a turkey with it.

The light weight, good pattern, and nice trigger have replaced my other attempts at turkey guns,

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Re: Your favorite turkey shotgun of all time? [Re: VaHillbilly] #14902459 05/22/20
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Late 70’s early 80’s I had a 2 3/4” 1100 that I had cut down and threaded for a choke tube. I think it was around 21”. I killed a bunch of turkeys and ducks with it. Then I read in a magazine that you had to have a 3” magnum to kill turkeys 🙄 and traded it. Wish I had it back.
I’ve gone through all sorts of brands and actions since those days. I’m using a Franchi Affinity 20ga with TSS now and it’s my all time favorite, even over the old 1100. It’s light, doesn’t hurt to pull the trigger and shoots great.

Re: Your favorite turkey shotgun of all time? [Re: VaHillbilly] #14902906 05/22/20
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Ha! Looks like im going to have to try a 20ga next time as I love a light weight Shotgun. I am curious to see what kind of killing range a Full choke 20ga will have with the right ammo....Hb

Re: Your favorite turkey shotgun of all time? [Re: VaHillbilly] #14904374 05/23/20
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My favorite but not the best was an old 16 gauge single shot (Iver Johnson?). It was my Dad's and we shot a bunch of Turkeys with it before I was 15. Can't remember how much shot only that we used 7.5's. It was a full choke. Today I like either a 12 ga. Mossber 500 or a 20 ga. Remington 870 both with tight Turley chokes.

Re: Your favorite turkey shotgun of all time? [Re: VaHillbilly] #14904978 05/23/20
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An HE 1923 SuperFox 3 in backed by an LC Smith Long Range 3 In. Both have double triggers allowing
barrel and load choices instantaneously. Old fashioned but works.

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Re: Your favorite turkey shotgun of all time? [Re: VaHillbilly] #14905012 05/23/20
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I guess my BPS 10 gauge. Still pack it every spring.

I do have a Browning Gold NWTF model, 3" gun that I like as good as any other 12 gauge I have ever had. 24" barrel has been pretty picky as far as tight patterns but it will throw a true "hunting" pattern with about any load.

I have a set of Williams Firesights with the ghost ring on the rear.

If I were on the hunt for another 12 gauge I would look for an older 11-87 Special Purpose. Sarin walnut wood and black matte finish. I wanted one of these in the late 80s/early 90s when I was buyomg my first shotgun.


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Re: Your favorite turkey shotgun of all time? [Re: VaHillbilly] #14905105 05/23/20
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I hunt turkeys 40-55 days a year. I made a dedicated gun a few years ago that I have never seen one better.
Benelli SBE1 with a 24" barrel and Rob Roberts trigger job. Forcing cone has been lengthened and polished. Has a Benelli SteadyGrip and topped with a Burris FFIII on a Burris SpeedBead mount. Have several Kicks Chokes custom made for different shells depending on what kind of terrain I'm hunting.
Don't have to shoot TSS... just regular Copper plated lead and it will SMOKE a 10" pattern at 50 yards. I can change chokes and shoot Winchester Long Beard and kill at 70 yards with ease if I ever felt the need (I would rather not shoot if I had to snipe one)

Never seen a better rig, but always on the lookout for a better mousetrap.

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Re: Your favorite turkey shotgun of all time? [Re: VaHillbilly] #14905142 05/23/20
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Winchester Longbeard is lead shot? 70 yards?


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Re: Your favorite turkey shotgun of all time? [Re: VaHillbilly] #14905240 05/23/20
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Yes... Copper Plated Lead Shot... I've not attempted a bird at 70, but have shot targets at that range and know what the pattern looks like. I let a young man use it several years ago to can a field bird at 64 yards with LB #5's. Most all my birds are 25-35 yards.


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Re: Your favorite turkey shotgun of all time? [Re: zeke612] #14905276 05/23/20
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Originally Posted by zeke612
Late 70’s early 80’s I had a 2 3/4” 1100 that I had cut down and threaded for a choke tube. I think it was around 21”. I killed a bunch of turkeys and ducks with it. Then I read in a magazine that you had to have a 3” magnum to kill turkeys 🙄 and traded it. Wish I had it back.
I’ve gone through all sorts of brands and actions since those days. I’m using a Franchi Affinity 20ga with TSS now and it’s my all time favorite, even over the old 1100. It’s light, doesn’t hurt to pull the trigger and shoots great.



What choke tube you running in your franchi 20?


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Re: Your favorite turkey shotgun of all time? [Re: VaHillbilly] #14907105 05/24/20
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If y'all are looking for the ultimate turkey gun, my son showed up at camp with one of these this weekend:

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RIA Imports VR80

It's a mag fed ar-style shotgun.

Yes, you can put an extra full choke on it.
Yes, it takes 3" shells
Yes, you can put a plug in it for only 2 shells in the mag
Yes, it'll take your choice of optics

He was trying it out as a skeet gun, and it was having trouble with super-light target loads. It has magazines available so that he can shoot up to 28 rounds without reloading. He'll have to make adjustments, but it does the full-house stuff really well.
My other son just bought an automatic clay thrower, so they were having a real whizz bang time of it yesterday.


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Re: Your favorite turkey shotgun of all time? [Re: Sasha_and_Abby] #14907109 05/24/20
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Originally Posted by Sasha_and_Abby
Yes... Copper Plated Lead Shot... I've not attempted a bird at 70, but have shot targets at that range and know what the pattern looks like. I let a young man use it several years ago to can a field bird at 64 yards with LB #5's. Most all my birds are 25-35 yards.


I know the Longbeard shells pattern really well when properly choked. I always keep in mind that it's still lead shot and at extended distances regardless of patterns the individual pellets are required to penetrate and break neck vertebrae and crack skulls. I've killed gobblers out to 50 yards with lead #5's, but no way I personally would try 70 yards. Probably a discussion for a different thread.


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