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Suggestions on a new superlite turkey shotgun #15163728 08/24/20
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Hello all,

I am looking to setup a superlite 20 gauge for hiking while Turkey hunting.

As light as possible within a reasonable amount of money.

Going to purchase youth stocks so my daughters can use as well(or vice versa).

Suggestions?


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Re: Suggestions on a new superlite turkey shotgun [Re: MK257] #15164391 08/24/20
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This:

Winchester SXP Turkey Hunter

https://www.winchesterguns.com/products/shotguns/sxp/SXP-Current-Products/sxp-turkey.html

or this:

https://www.winchesterguns.com/prod...f-turkey-hunter-mossy-oak-obsession.html

Winchester SXP NWTF Turkey Hunter - Mossy Oak Obsession

About 6 1/2 lb loaded up with XR 5s and 6s. wink


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Re: Suggestions on a new superlite turkey shotgun [Re: MK257] #15164551 08/25/20
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I will take a look!!


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I shoot a pair of 12 gauge 1300 turkey pump guns. In over 15 years there have been no issues and these guns have performed excellently so I have been looking over the fence at those 20 gauge models with hungry eyes.


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Re: Suggestions on a new superlite turkey shotgun [Re: MK257] #15166476 08/25/20
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I settled into a Benelli Montefeltro 20 ga. with a 24" barrel.
Just ordered a Burris Speed bead for it from Buds.
If you`re patient you can score one for around $750.00 give or take.
Good luck !

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Not sure about turkey specific models TriStar Viper G2 are extremely light 20 gauges and are awesome

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Yeah a Benelli Montefeltro 20ga with a 24" barrel would be My first choice given your criteria but they aint cheap, for a good 20ga turkey gun on the cheap i would give the Mossberg 500 20ga 22" camo a hard look.....Good luck....Hb

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Youth 20 pump of your choice and #7 or 9 TSS. I like the Montefeltro idea but even at 24" that barrel is going to snag if you hunt eastern woods like we do. I'm 6'1" so I hate a longer barrel. I bought a Turkish made Dickinson home defense 12 ga with threaded 18" barrel even though I have a SBE2 with speedbead and fastfire 3 in the safe since it is a 28" barrel.



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Benelli M2 20 gauge... king of the mountain!


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If super light is what you're going for............why not a .410 single with a Sumtoy tube and TSS 9's ??


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I have a Franchi Infinity 20 gauge/26 inch barrel with a Burris Fastfire.
It's light and will do the job you need done.
Use a Jebs choke tube and TSS #9.


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Serious question. Are people really paying $45 for 5 shotgun shells? I have a box of Nitro Magnums I inherited from my Dad that are still killing turkeys. They may be 30 years old.

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2nd the franchi affinity. Great lightweight Turkey slayer without breaking the bank.


Think i need a bigger gun
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Originally Posted by blairvt
Serious question. Are people really paying $45 for 5 shotgun shells? I have a box of Nitro Magnums I inherited from my Dad that are still killing turkeys. They may be 30 years old.



I thought the same thing- crazy what some of those shells cost- I sure wouldn’t pay those prices to kill a bird, but I’m not a serious turkey hunter. From what I’ve heard- they are impressive killers though.


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We are seeing a lot of local guy's using .410 #8 or #9 shot they say it works great. We are covered up with Turkeys but no one here hunts them. Rio7

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Originally Posted by RIO7


We are seeing a lot of local guy's using .410 #8 or #9 shot they say it works great.


The TSS #9 shells do turn a properly choked .410 into a 40 yard gun. And (as opposed to larger gauges) the shells are not completely hateful to have to buy.

Originally Posted by RIO7
We are covered up with Turkeys but no one here hunts them. Rio7


Lemme know when you want help getting rid of some of them. Ain't been to Texas for a few years. grin


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my franchi affinity 20 ga with 26 inch barrels is about 6 pounds.

Great trigger and drilled & tapped for a optic.


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Would be looking for a 20 ga break action w/ 2-3/4” chamber, such as H&R or similar ilk. Install choke tubes if necessary and move on. Light, simple and functional. Turkeys aren’t hard to kill and if it takes more than one shot you’re doing it wrong.


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http://www.hr1871.com/images/photo_topper.jpg

In 12, 20, 410. 5-6 lbs.

check website for a youth model.

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