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TURKEY GUN ROLL CALL !!!

For talking Turkey here! If you get a chill when you hear a tom gobble this place is for you!

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Postby ewald » Wed Feb 28, 2007 2:26 pm

White Tominator 12 gauge w/Hastings II .665 choke. 95 grains Pinnacle ffg, 2 1/8" lubed felt wads, Balistic Products Multi-Metal cup 3.5", 2 1/4 oz copper platted #5s and two 1/4" foam insulation wads on top.

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Works for me

Postby tpcollins » Mon Mar 05, 2007 6:47 pm

New England Arms 10 gauge with 30mm Ultra Dot mounted as long eye relief, Winchester Supreme with 2 oz of #5 shot - 1300 fps, I just sort of aim in the general direction.

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Postby Savage Shooter » Sat Mar 17, 2007 9:52 am

Browning 3" Gold fully camo with Mossy Oak Obession. Scoped with Nikon 2X20 EER. Shooting Nitro Ammunition's Hevi Shot loaded with 4x5x7's thru a Primos Jelly Head .670 tube.

Pellet counts on a 9" pie plate at 40 yds around 150 consistently.

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Postby Bluerock » Sun Apr 22, 2007 6:04 pm

I have two turkey guns. My favorite is my dad's old 1897 Winchester (exposed hamer) pump gun. It has a 28" barrel and a full choke. It throws a pretty tight pattern but not quite as dense as most turkey chokes, but it still will kill reliably out to beyond 40 yards. Even the game wardens love to see that old gun when I get checked and my dad gets tickled when I send him a picture of another turkey taken with his old shotgun.

My other gun is a plain jane Remington 870 express with synthetic stock. I use this when I plan on stalking turkey or during bad weather. If it get's a little scratched or banged up I am not going to worry. The 3" shells hit harder and shoot farther than the 2-3/4" shells I use in the '97 Win.

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Postby jims » Sun Apr 22, 2007 7:27 pm

How well I remember the 97's. It is nice to see one still being used.

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Postby jnrbronc » Tue May 01, 2007 7:56 am

Back in 1976, my dad came home one day telling me that the local hardware store was closing. They had a new shotgun left in inventory and he wanted to know if I wanted to buy it. It was a Winchester Model 37A 12 gauge, full choke 30" barrel. For $23.00, I couldn't refuse.

Here is a picture of it with a jake I shot in the fall of '88.
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I just filled a spring archery tag (in the Bowhunting forum) and I'm thinking of buying a second tag that will be good for either gun or bow. I was thinking I might get the shotgun out of the safe, as I still have some 3" copper plated buffered 6 shot left from '88. I seem to hold on to everything, as I just realized I called in my archery turkey last Saturday with the slate and striker "supporting" the jake in the picture. :lol:

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Postby jlynch34 » Sun May 27, 2007 7:19 pm

Got a bird on opening day with my Tominator used same load as ewald above. Been carring my 870 Express ever since.
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Postby tengoose1 » Mon May 28, 2007 9:32 pm

Brownging BPS 10ga with lengthened forcing cone, polished bore, .695 extended hastings turkey choke. 2.5oz nickle plated 5's Ballistic Products reload. Here is a 40yard pattern but cant remember what size circle it is, thinking either 10 or 12 in.
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I dont want to kill them all just the first one and the last one

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Postby jims » Mon May 28, 2007 10:38 pm

A lot of holes inside that circle at that yardage.

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Postby saxman1 » Mon Feb 04, 2008 9:46 pm

Mossberg 835 ulti - mag xtra full factory choke,Red head Red dot sight.
The one on the right is a Belgin Browning A-5 circa 1928
Excalibur Equinox crossbow.
Those are my turkey weapons

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Postby jbargers » Mon Feb 04, 2008 10:16 pm

Mine is an 870 supermag with a Indian Creek choke tube at I believe either .655 or .650 shooting 2 1/4oz #6 heavishot. Rediculous patterns. Best to date is 177 pellets in a 7" circle at 40 yards. But their is a down side to this, anything under 20 yards and the pattern is more like a rifle. Very easy to miss. Man I am glad this post came along, that reminds me I need to get back to my pattern board.
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Postby cayuga » Mon Feb 04, 2008 10:56 pm

I will be using a 12 gauge Thompson Center New Englander shooting 90 grains of Goex 2f and 100 grains of #5 shot. I will be loading an over the powder card, then a fiber wad, the shot and finally two over the shot cards. I want to be 30 yards or closer. But would like 20 yards. It has a full choke and seems to have a very good pattern. It will be my first year with it.
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Postby redpep » Tue Feb 05, 2008 8:41 am

White Tominator, 100gn T-7ff, BP3" Pink slit Shot Cup, 2 1/8 oz of #5 with a 1/4" felt wad over the shot. Good to 50 yds

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Postby gobbler getter » Tue Feb 05, 2008 5:25 pm

mossberg 935, rattle can camo job, factory full choke tube federal heavyweight 3 1/2 " 1 7/8 oz. 7 shot. great patterns out to 50 yards but most birds are shot at 25

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Postby matthew_h » Wed Feb 13, 2008 4:08 pm

nice looking guns you guys have there ,
this will be my first year turkey hunting , and this is my first turkey gun . its a American arms NWTF silver special o/u . 12 gauge 3 inch chambers , full and extra full screw in choke tubes . i still need to pattern it i have got some 3 inch winchester #5 1 7/8 buffered shells to try . still need to get a call and some camo . any tips for new turkey hunter ? i see several in the area were i will be hunting when i'm out there early for squirrels and deer . and i know were they roost .

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Postby Corncob » Sun Feb 24, 2008 5:34 pm

Benelli M1 Super 90 with 18.5" barrel. The choke adds another 1". Bushnell Trophy red-dot. Shooting 3" 1 5/8 oz. #6 Hevi-shot. This year I'll hunt 4th season in Iowa, but will spend probably the 3rd week in NM hunting turkeys and working on a friend's under-construction log home. The scope bracket is black not the blue that shows in the pic below. Total length is 41".
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Postby gamegetter » Mon Feb 25, 2008 9:27 am

I have two shotguns to chose from, for my Turkey hunting..

First is my T/C New England in 12 ga. Muzzle Loader.

I use 1 1/4 oz. of #4 lead shot, 90 gr. Goex 2F black powder, 1/2 " over powder wad. and a overshot wad.
I has a Full choke screw in choke tube..

Have taken Turkeys up to 40 yards with setup..

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Second Choice is my OLD TIMER.
Mossberg 5500 12 ga. . I use Remington duplex loads 4x6's shot loads.
I mounted rifle sights on the rib and have a older Turkey choke tube added on.
Camo is my own painting.

Have taken Turkeys up to 45 yards with this setup

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Postby lungbuster1 » Thu Feb 28, 2008 1:01 pm

I have 2 favorites

(1) Mossberg 500 12ga .665 kicks & Win. SuperX #6 This is a great shooter up to 45yds.

(2) Rem. 870 20ga. .565 Tru-Glow & Win. #5 shoots super tight Patterns up to 35 yds.

I really like shooting the 20ga better than any other Turkey gun that I have ever had. And probb. have killed more turkeys with it than any other also.
Thinking about getting a Knight TK2000 to try for next year !

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Postby Loggy » Wed Mar 05, 2008 11:26 pm

Some fine lookin guns there!!!

Im still carryin the same Browning Gold 12 3.5 Stalker which i had 2 years ago when I started this thread!! Likely a Record for holding a gun for Loggy!! :lol:

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Postby Critter » Sun Mar 09, 2008 11:52 am

Myself I use a Mossberg 535 with 3" Winchester 6's. This year however I am using a Bowtech General with Easton ST Epics and Rage two blade broadheads.

My wife has just bought herself a Knight TK2000 to use. I can't wait to develop loads for her, should be here next week.

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Re: TURKEY GUN ROLL CALL !!!

Postby CORVAIR » Wed Apr 09, 2008 10:31 am

Loggy wrote:With all the Turkey "Talk" spread around here... OK, what Gun will you be carrying & whats your Choke & Load this Spring???

I will be carrying my Browning Gold Stalker 12 3.5 w/26" bbl & .680 Gobblin Thunder Choke stuffed with Win 12 3.5 HV 5's.

Its the one wearin the sling. :lol:


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Loggy, The Browning Gold Stalker is the same turk. slayer I use! Installed an "Undertaker" choke tube. Let's say that name says it all. :D

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Postby Loggy » Sun Apr 13, 2008 11:19 am

Hard to go wrong with the Gold CORVAIR!!

I shoot the Fed HV 3.5 12 ga. FliteControls & nice to have that gas auto system to cushin the whack on my end! :lol:
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Postby ArkanasaDon » Wed Dec 02, 2009 9:23 am

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Stoeger Condor 12 ga. O & U The barrels I took to Ballistic Specialites aka Angle Port in Batesville AR. to have the Forcing Cones Lengthen, both barrels Back Bored to 740, both barrels polished, Chambers Polished, and a Extended Porting done on both barrels. The extended chokes I'll be using on this gun are Dove & Quail : Ballistic Specialites IC & LM, Turkey Chokes will be Rob Roberts .665 Turkey Choke, Waterfowler chokes is Indian Creek Black Diamond 720. The front bead is a Limb Saver's Dead Center Shotgun Sight - Dual Color
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Remington\Spartan SPR310 12 ga. O&U Forcing Cones Lengthen & polished barrels with Ballistic Specialites .660 Choke Tubes

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Postby whitetail » Wed Dec 23, 2009 9:42 am

Don,
I really like that O/U you got there. Did it come camoed up like that?

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Postby whitetail » Wed Dec 23, 2009 9:44 am

I use a White Tominator 100gr clearshot 3" pink slit cup filled with #5 Magnum shot and a foam over shot card. Spanks em hard out past fourty.


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