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stankyolgobbler
 
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Re: your turkey gun

Postby stankyolgobbler » February 22nd, 2012, 1:37 am

I have a Mossberg 535 in Mossyoak breakup or obsession cant remember right now. I shoot 3.5 inch Winchester xx 2 1/4 oz #6 shot shells.


Mossberg835, I just looked back to see we are shooting the same combonation, gun & load. You shoot thumbhole w/ 20" barrel or reg. stock with 22" barrel?
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Re: RE: your turkey gun

Postby camo_junkie0611 » February 28th, 2012, 3:14 pm

bucko wrote:SBE II with tru glo magnum gobble dot sights.
 
Hevi-shot choke tube coupled with Hevi-shot 3 1/2 in #5's.
 
I finally found the right choke ammo combo and unfortunately the 3 1/2" pattern better than the 3".
 
It's deadly though.


Hey Bucko...I wanted to ask you about your shotgun/ammo combo. I use a similar setup and was wondering how far you would feel comfortable taking a shot? Also...are you shooting the 2-1/4 oz shot? Just wundrin'...

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Re: RE: your turkey gun

Postby bucko » February 29th, 2012, 11:27 am

Hey Bucko...I wanted to ask you about your shotgun/ammo combo. I use a similar setup and was wondering how far you would feel comfortable taking a shot? Also...are you shooting the 2-1/4 oz shot? Just wundrin'...

~ camo_junkie[/quote]

I patterned it at 40 yds but I did shoot it a couple of times at 50 yds just to see what the pattern looked like and it still looked good. I felt like I could definetly kill one at that range.

However, I've never shot at a turkey over 30 or 35 yds so I don't know how comfortable I would be much past 50 yds.

I shoot the 3 1/2", 2 1/4oz, #5. I'm going to try the new 3" #7's though soon. I'd rather shoot the 3# if possible but so far the 3 1/2" has patterned better than any of the 3" hevi 13 loads. I also tried the 3" Mag Blend in the SBE II but it wasn't as good as the 3 1/2 either.

The 3" mag blend did pattern the best out of my Maxus though.

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Re: your turkey gun

Postby roycefromrc » March 7th, 2012, 5:42 pm

browning BAR 30-06 with 150gr hollow points or maybe my Tristar TSA autoloader 12ga with Fiocchi #5s
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Re: your turkey gun

Postby Smith SxS » March 8th, 2012, 3:45 pm

LC Smith using 1-3/8 oz of #5. It is a consistent 35 yard gun.

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Re: your turkey gun

Postby Jakesnhens » March 25th, 2012, 3:33 pm

Here's three I've taken birds with that maybe new to the list. I live close to New York state and have hunted turkeys there since the 80s. I also hunted alot of grouse with bird dogs in the fall and trained them to behave after. Belgium Browning superlight 20ga O/U improved/mod 3", Rosi side by side 20ga improved/modified 3", Remington 1100 20ga 2 3/4", all with no sixs.

Oh yeah bonus gun, killed spring gobbler back in 1968 with 16 guage knickerbacher sided by side. Who knows what the chokes were, we didn't even wear camoflage then except for head net(some of us) and I was considered an innovator when I used a black garabage bag to keep my butt dry. I also tried a cople of 10ga that weighed a few back then.

Today I use 870s in 20 or 12 and occasionally my 1100 that I used for most of the years in between. 3" shells 5s backed by 6s.

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Re: your turkey gun

Postby grousec » May 5th, 2012, 12:38 pm

I finally got a turkey gun I really like. A 935 Pistol Grip Turkey model with Star Dot choke tube. Image
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Cut N Run
 
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Re: your turkey gun

Postby Cut N Run » May 8th, 2012, 6:05 am

I hunt with a Benelli SBE II, a TruGlo SSX .643 choke tube, and Hevi 3 inch #6 shot. I added a Burris Speed Bead to it before this season.

I also used a Stevens single shot for years that has killed more turkeys than either of my Benelli's, but the SBE II is catching up.

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Re: your turkey gun

Postby Mossberg835 » May 8th, 2012, 11:12 pm

stankyolgobbler wrote:
I have a Mossberg 535 in Mossyoak breakup or obsession cant remember right now. I shoot 3.5 inch Winchester xx 2 1/4 oz #6 shot shells.


Mossberg835, I just looked back to see we are shooting the same combonation, gun & load. You shoot thumbhole w/ 20" barrel or reg. stock with 22" barrel?

cant believe i missed this. My gun has a regular stock with 22inch barrel stankyolgobbler. i only have a factory choke though and once i get some $ i will be trying some others out.
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Re: your turkey gun

Postby arrowstar49 » May 12th, 2012, 3:36 pm

I shoot a Franchi (made by Benelli ) 20 Ga, and I use #6 shot Hevi 13 and a Hevi shot choke tube with a .575 constriction. I have taken 10 birds with this combo. I will never carry another 12 Ga. Again. I have had clean quick kills, the longest was 50+ yards. Absolutely fantastic, and the gun only weighs 5.5 pounds.

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