allaboutshooting wrote: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.
Yes. It's been exceptionally popular since it was introduced and I have a number of readers who have bought one and are getting ready to use it this spring season.
Here's what I've seen and what my readers have reported. First of all, many are shooting 3" shells, mainly 3" Hevi-13 "Bronze" shells with 2 oz. of either #6 or #7 shot but some are shooting the 3" Magnum Blend shells with great success.
The chokes that most are having their best patterns with in the overbored guns are the SSX http://allaboutshooting.com/product_inf ... ucts_id=75 and the Hevi-13 Turkey Choke http://allaboutshooting.com/product_inf ... cts_id=201
With the standard bore guns the chokes that work best are again the SSX http://allaboutshooting.com/product_inf ... ucts_id=76 and the Hevi-13 Turkey Choke http://allaboutshooting.com/product_inf ... cts_id=199
All report best results after "deep cleaning" those barrels. They're using the guidelines contained in this article http://allaboutshooting.com/article_inf ... les_id=282
Those are good guns and should work very well in the turkey woods.
Best of luck to you this spring.
Thanks Clark. I think I'm kind of leaning towards buying a gun just for turkeys, then maybe looking at other options for a gun for other birds. Do you know what the price is on this bad boy?