tomhunter21 wrote:Hello there! I'm new to the forum. Looks like a lot of great people on here....
I'm looking for a good turkey gun, which can also double as a good bird gun (pheasants, etc)? I am a big Remington fan but, but have heard that Mossberg has some nice guns out there as well. I see there are quite a few guns that are tailored just for turkey hunting, or so it seems, so there is where my confusion is.
Jakesnhens wrote:If you are looking for a remington take a look at the Bone Collector 870 sold at Dick's sporting goods. I got one and equipped it with a red dot scope and cheap truglo choke tube. I absolutety love the fit of the gun. Obviously I have it set up just for turkey hunting. SInce the late 60s I used a remington 1100 3" mag for turkeys. I loved the low recoil and multiple shot capability of the 1100 which I now have a new barrell (came with 30" full) and screw in choke. It got a little heavy over the years and after some eye surgery I found I was missing too often and had had to use follow up shots. I have an 1100 20ga and browning o/u 20 guage for pheasant and grouse hunting so I didn't carry the 12g much in the field except for geesee n turkeys. My kids have an 870 20ga 3" and it is good for 30 yards or so with 3".
Anyway my Bone Collector is just that. I've taken about 10 irds with it and never needed a second shot. Good think cause I don't remember to pump it since I used the autoloader for 40 years. I only use 3" shells altough it can use 3 1/2" and hevi shot. I use remington 5s lead for about $8 box verses others over $40 box that I patterned and they shoot nearly the same. I took a bird two springs ago over 50yds in a field as I misjudged the distance as I let the bird walk away until I finally decided to take the shot. He did flop a little. Listen to the advice to get one that fits. For me I like the feel, fits me nice, light weight compared to auto loader, shoots good, don't notice the recoil, and it carries nice on my shoulder. Don't equip it with the scope so you can use it for other things. I had an issue with my scope in low light not being able to see a bird one day......not happy camper after geting up at 3:30 - 3 days straight for him. My buddies grew up with 870s 2 3/4" shells and we killed birds, if you watch Will Primos videos I think that may be what he grew up on as well. Good Luck.
tomhunter21 wrote:that sounds like a pretty great, versatile gun steve_in!
does anyone know much about this gun? mossberg 12 gauge turkey thug gun.
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