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Unread 04-22-2014, 12:52 PM
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new turkey gun

I have been using my grandpa's remington 870 bought new in 1950 somthin. Its a fairly well worn 12 gauge 2 3/4" mod choke, so here the ? would you just buy a new gun? if so what would you recommend(gauge/chamber ect...)? or would you get a new barrel?
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    Unread 04-23-2014, 07:27 AM
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    Re: new turkey gun

    Just pick you up one of the 870 express 12 gauge 3" from wally world (309) and a tightwad choke extra full from Dick's (20) and you'll have all you'll ever need in a shotgun.
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    Unread 04-23-2014, 09:48 PM
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    Re: new turkey gun

    What is your potential budget?
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    Unread 04-24-2014, 12:11 PM
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    Re: new turkey gun

    Between 350 and 400.
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    Unread 04-24-2014, 03:08 PM
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    Re: new turkey gun

    I've owned both an 835 and an 870. I like the 835 more. I've upgraded mine a bit with a Strut Stopper Choke, Rail Mount, Tru-Glo Holographic red dot, and a Blackhawk recoil reducing butt stock. With the port from the choke and the recoil reducer stock I can shoot ten 3 1/2" mags out of it as fast as I can and won't feel a thing after.

    This entire setup can be had for around $500. If you can't put all of that into it I'd suggest just getting the new butt stock and add a choke, rail, and sight over time.

    Just my .02
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    Unread 04-27-2014, 01:46 PM
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    Re: new turkey gun

    I would jump on the 835 like the other poster. Has a better barrel, and also about 20% less recoil than the typical 870.
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    Unread 04-27-2014, 02:06 PM
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    Re: new turkey gun

    Here is my 835 I was describing earlier. It's pretty much the coolest turkey gun ever now. Sorry for the Woodland camo, the gun is from 1995.
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