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2018 NWTF Convention Watch: Best Turkey Takers

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What could be more important than having a special-purpose turkey gun that gets the job done every time? Here are of some of the latest, greatest turkey takers on the planet — on display at the 2018 NWTF Convention. If you’re in the market for a new shotgun this spring, you’ve gotta check these out.

Mossberg 835 Bottomland All-Purpose Field Gun.

Mossberg 835 Bottomland All-Purpose Field Gun

Here’s a new take on a Mossberg turkey gun that’s been around for decades, the 835 Ulti-Mag. Wearing its new for 2018 Mossy Oak Bottomland camo, it’s the shotgun platform that generations of turkey hunters have depended on for its durability and reliability. It’s also a good choice for hunters who want a gun for all occasions. “It’s what we call our all-purpose field turkey gun,” said Linda Powell, Media Relations Manager at Mossberg. “It comes with a 26-inch barrel, which makes it versatile enough for small game hunting, waterfowl hunting and, of course, turkey hunting. A big plus is that it comes with our interchangeable choke tube system, which means in addition to getting the regular choke selection you also get an extra full choke tube. So if you’re looking for that one gun that will do it all, then you should look at the 835 all-purpose field gun.”

FEATURES: Shoots 2¾- 3- and 3½-inch shotshells. Dual extractors, positive steel-to-steel lockup, twin action bars, and an anti-jam elevator ensure smooth operation. Built Rugged by Mossberg for the most demanding hunts and most powerful shot shells to ensure success.

Visit: www.Mossberg.com

Winchester SX4.

Winchester SX4 Purpose-Built Turkey Gun

New for 2018, Winchester’s Purpose-Built Turkey Gun comes with Mossy Oak Obsession camo finish, adjustable rifle-style sights with TRUGLO fiber optic front sight, cantilever optic mount, chrome plated chamber and bore and Invector-Plus chokes.

The SX4 is built on the bulletproof Active Valve system that was the core foundation of the SX3 — and the solid operating mechanism and improved the balance, controls and internal operating components of the SX4 make it a worthy successor to the SX3.

Features and Benefits
  • SYNTHETIC STOCK WITH IMPROVED ERGONOMICS, A ROUNDER PISTOL GRIP AND TEXTURED GRIPPING SURFACES gives your hands a sure, non-slip grip and the non-glare Mossy Oak® Obsession® camo finish helps you hide from turkeys
  • BACK-BORED TECHNOLOGY provides optimum shot patterns that are dense and even
  • INVECTOR-PLUS EXTRA-FULL TURKEY EXTENDED CHOKE TUBE with camo front band produces a tight, tom-busting pattern
  • 24-inch BARREL is easy to swing in tight brush
  • HARD CHROME-PLATED CHAMBER AND BORE make these surfaces highly resistant to wear and corrosion
  • TRUGLO FIBER-OPTIC FRONT SIGHT WITH ADJUSTABLE REAR SIGHT gathers light for quick target acquisition
  • WEAVER-STYLE CANTILEVER RAIL DESIGN makes it easy to attach an electronic sight or conventional scope
  • QUADRA-VENT PORTS vent excess gases for cleaner operation
  • DROP-OUT TRIGGER GROUP allows for easy cleaning
  • AMBIDEXTROUS CROSSBOLT SAFETY is easily reversible
  • LENGTH OF PULL SPACERS allow stock adjustments to achieve a perfect fit
  • INFLEX TECHNOLOGY RECOIL PAD directs felt recoil down and away from your cheek to reduce flinch and fatigue

Visit: www.WinchesterGuns.com

Remington Model 870 DM.

Remington Model 870 DM

This is a great dual-purpose shotgun for turkey hunters who also have a passion for chasing predators. Introducing Remington’s magazine-fed shotgun built on the pedigree of the world’s strongest, smoothest and most reliable pump shotgun. The 870 DM features a detachable magazine system and fire controls designed from the ground up, available with three- and six-round mags. It’s the fastest response time of any pump shotgun in history, and can also do duty as a formidable home defense shotgun.


  • Proven 12-gauge, 3-inch 870 shotgun platform fed by a detachable three- or six-round box magazine
  • Black or camo synthetic stock with SuperCell recoil pad and tactical fore-end
  • 18.5-inch cylinder bore barrel
  • Ease of operation, ultra reliable and durable

Visit: www.Remington.com

Browning Cynergy Composite Ultimate Turkey.

Browning Cynergy Composite Ultimate Turkey

For turkey hunters who prefer a compact stack-barreled shotgun (that shoots 3.5-inch shotshells), Browning’s Cynergy Ultimate Turkey is a great choice.

It has a short Picatinny rail designed for red dot optic, Marble Arms Bullseye rear sight and fiber-optic front sight, five Invector-Plus choke tubes, including extended Ultimate Full Turkey and a camo composite stock.

This Cynergy shotgun is the product of years of experience, skilled engineering and careful consideration for the needs of the serious turkey hunter. Anyone who hunts turkeys knows that you can’t predict if they’ll come in near or far, and sometimes you only have the smallest of opportunities to make that critical shot at what is a very small target. The over and under shotgun allows you to switch from an extra full pattern to a spreader choke with a simple flick of a top-tang switch. The Marble Arms Bullseye rear sight and fiber-optic front sight give you a precise aiming point and are reliable enough to serve as your primary sight, or a backup sight to the red-dot optic of your choice mounted to the included short length Picatinny rail mounted to the receiver.


  • Receiver  Steel ultra-low profile receiver with MonoLock Hinge
  • Barrel – Lightweight profile, ventilated top and side ribs
  • Action – Reverse Striker ignition system; using ultra-crisp and reliable mechanical trigger design. Impact Ejectors for quick clearance of fired hulls, and a top-tang barrel selector/safety
  • Stock – Composite stock with black rubber overmolding in grip areas. Adjustable comb for custom fit. A comfortable and extremely effective Inflex recoil pad
  • Vector Pro lengthened forcing cones, for reduced shot deformation and more dense/consistent patterns.
  • Five Invector-Plus choke tubes – (Extended Ultimate Full Turkey, Spreader and flush fit Full, Modified, Improved Cylinder).
  • 1/4-inch stock spacer to adjust the length of pull.
  • Marble Arms Bullseye rear sight and fiber-optic front sight.
  • Short Picatinny rail to mount red dot optics. (Red dot sight not included)




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