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Re: what is your turkey gun setup?
« Reply #45 on: March 10, 2021, 10:40:58 AM »
No 40yd shots w/a 410 using TSS #9's?
I got kicked off of a FB Turkey group for saying 40yd shots with a 410 is going to wound a lot of Turkeys. BTW, I use a 12ga smoke pole, w/#4's or a 12 ga with 3" #6's or a 20ga w/3" #5's or archery. It all depends on what I want to walk out the backdoor with.


You sound like a "Steven's County" porch gunner.
Now that I'm retired I might walk off the porch. :chuckle:


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Re: what is your turkey gun setup?
« Reply #46 on: March 10, 2021, 05:12:58 PM »
Well I was patterning my 11-87 super mag yesterday when it decided to stop firing. No broken firing pin and no primer strikes. I tore it apart and don’t see anything out of the ordinary. I ordered a new springs kit for the trigger housing and firing pin return spring. If that doesn’t solve it then it’s time to replace this gun.

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Re: what is your turkey gun setup?
« Reply #47 on: March 10, 2021, 05:21:48 PM »
I have an 870 3.5" mag with a Strangler choke and use Federal Turkey loads.  its accounted for several turkeys.

Recently acquired a Winchester SX3, still working that out as time and healing foot permits.
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Re: what is your turkey gun setup?
« Reply #48 on: April 03, 2021, 05:59:03 PM »
Benelli SBE2, same gun I use for all birds
Stock Full Choke tube
Remington Nitro Turkey, 3 1/2", #5s

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Re: what is your turkey gun setup?
« Reply #49 on: April 04, 2021, 12:12:17 PM »
My current turkey gun is the ultra-modern and high tech Winchester Model 97. I'm using Herters 2-3/4" 1-1/4oz, #5 pheasant loads, because they patterned better than anything I tried. Curious to see how they do if I get a crack at a bird this season.

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Re: what is your turkey gun setup?
« Reply #50 on: April 13, 2021, 11:59:51 AM »
I use a Mossberg® Mdl 500C 20ga 26" barrel pump; with a Wrights® SWARM™ .555" choke, loaded with Winchester® Longbeard XR® 1¼oz #6 Pb. It's a hammer to 40yds!
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Re: what is your turkey gun setup?
« Reply #51 on: April 13, 2021, 01:19:30 PM »
I use a Beretta 391 Xtrema with a XX-Full Comp-N-Choke and a Red dot optic shooting Winchester Double X High Velocity #5.

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Re: what is your turkey gun setup?
« Reply #52 on: April 14, 2021, 08:41:18 AM »
I use my Grandpas Beretta Silver Hawk 16 gauge side by side loaded with #6's. It a joy to carry in the Turkey woods. Lightweight and compact. It's probably not the best performing shotgun, but that's why I get them close! It's fun to think about all the times my grandpa carried the gun.


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Re: what is your turkey gun setup?
« Reply #53 on: April 14, 2021, 09:52:19 AM »
I use my Grandpas Beretta Silver Hawk 16 gauge side by side loaded with #6's. It a joy to carry in the Turkey woods. Lightweight and compact. It's probably not the best performing shotgun, but that's why I get them close! It's fun to think about all the times my grandpa carried the gun.

What is your Beretta choked, full & mod, or screw-in chokes? I took my last bird, a Rio, with my 102 year old Winchester Model 12 16gauge, full choked with #6 pheasant loads, and this was with RST 2.5" shells. I called the bird in to around 25 yards (or closer). I have an LC Smith 16ga side by side but the chokes are fixed imp. cyl & mod, so I've been reluctant to try it. I do have a new-to-me 91 year old LC Smith 12 gauge side by side that I haven't patterned yet, but I'll take it this weekend along with my regular gun to see how it goes. I really like the idea of having a choice of barrels and chokes with double triggers.

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Re: what is your turkey gun setup?
« Reply #54 on: April 15, 2021, 09:43:52 AM »
Salish - I believe they are cylinder/cylinder Knowing that the silver hawk is not necessarily a turkey gun, I always made a rule with myself to not shoot over 30yds. I would love to have the versatility of a side by side with full/improved cylinder but that modification won't happen on the silverhawk.

When I'm not toting the silverhawk and I'm actually trying to kill turkeys at range I use my SBEII, full choke, 3.5 inch #5/6 turkey loads.

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Re: what is your turkey gun setup?
« Reply #55 on: April 15, 2021, 05:02:40 PM »
Nitehawk, thanks. Understand. One of these days I plan on buying a modern gun with all the options and camo finish, but until then I'll keep on hunting with the old iron. Good luck this season.

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Re: what is your turkey gun setup?
« Reply #56 on: April 16, 2021, 10:29:28 AM »
Bowtech reign 7 (love hunting them with a bow)
Remington 870 20ga (if I'm gun hunting myself)
Mossberg 835 ultimag (if I'm taking someone else and may have to back them up)

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Re: what is your turkey gun setup?
« Reply #57 on: April 16, 2021, 11:08:27 AM »
I've been using a youth model Charles Daley 20 gauge that I got when I was 12 for like $100 at Wal-Mart. Still kicks 'em in the face just fine  :angel:

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Re: what is your turkey gun setup?
« Reply #58 on: April 19, 2021, 01:10:08 PM »
Remington 870 2 3/4's turkey load shells, and a full turkey choke. Granted I have yet to shoot at a turkey so take mine with a grain of salt ;)

 


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