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which shotgun to go with?

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Unread 03-06-2011, 10:37 PM
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Re: which shotgun to go with?

The less fatal was for a hunting accident not for the turkey.
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Unread 03-15-2011, 09:45 PM
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Re: which shotgun to go with?

Live in Michigan and we're seeing a lot of birds. I bought an 870 express and put on a cheap stardot choke a friend recommended. Took my first gobbler at 50 yds shooting 3"Win Super X loads. Not advertising cheap.. but that choke patterned better than any other and so did the SuperX round. Win stopped making them when they came out with the Supreme but I found some recently.

Good Luck hope you enjoy chasing gobblers as much as I do!

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Unread 03-16-2011, 01:11 AM
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Re: which shotgun to go with?

Originally Posted by J E Custom View Post
For cost. the 870 is one of the best and most dependable.

For an all round Semi Auto the Beretta extrema will do it all.

I am an over and under fan but the Xtrema will shoot every thing you throw at it from 2 3/4" 1 oz light Trap/dove loads to the 3 1/2" 2 1/4 oz #2 turkey loads with out any cycling problems and
changing springs or gas ports.

Just my opinion

Good advice from above. Have an 870 that has over 200,000 trap rounds through it. Can't go wrong with the old 870.

I see you're from Texas so what we refer to as an auto jammer up here in the cold would not apply to your location. My experience with auto's is too much maintenance.

If not a 870 - I'm with J E Custom - go over and under.
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Unread 03-24-2011, 10:55 AM
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Re: which shotgun to go with?

Benelli SBE II X 2 you will be glad you did !! all around do it all gun , just comes with a price tag .
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Unread 03-24-2011, 03:42 PM
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Re: which shotgun to go with?

I agree with birddog67. I have tried many different types of
shotguns for turkey hunting,singles,doules,pumps and autos and I can not say enough good about the benelli SBEII, easy to clean low recoil and a great shooter
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Unread 04-23-2011, 05:59 PM
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Re: which shotgun to go with?

Any decent .12 gauge and then get a good Turkey choke tube. I use my Browning Gold Hunter 3" that I use for other general purpose bird hunting . Does a great job.
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Unread 04-30-2011, 10:18 PM
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Re: which shotgun to go with?

Look on gunbroker for an old style 870 express without the j lock safety. Extra super full rem choke and find a gun shop that sells turkey shells by the round. That way you can find what shoots best out of your gun and save yourself the headache of missing birds. My turkey gun is a remington 870 spt 12 guage with 21 in barrel that I had angle port work over. Don't have to have the 3.5 in chamber if you can learn to call a turkey and learn how to hunt them. I have had several of the older express shotguns that shot better than alot of high dollar guns.
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