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Turkey guns

Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Camping' started by onemilmhz, Jan 9, 2004.

  1. onemilmhz

    onemilmhz Ten Ninety Five

    Jun 25, 2003
    Georgia on my mind
    With deer season now over I am setting my sights on three Georgia gobblers come March. This will be my first season actually hunting turkey although I've been wanting and preparing to for a few years now. I have a Remmy 1100 Synthetic with a 28" barrel that I can use but was wondering about a few things. Almost all the "turkey guns" I've seen, that is, guns marketed for turkey hunting specifically, have been magnums with 24"-26" barrels. Do I need to step up to a magnum/super magnum for turkey or does it matter? About the only difference I can figure is the amount of shot put out by each and the better handling of a shorter barreled gun. I'm considering a camo 870 Super Mag and came close to buying one today. The only reason I waited was to do a little pricing and ask what some experienced turkey hunters thought!
  2. Do you need a magnum to hunt turkeys? no. If you wanted to you could get a shorter barrel for your 1100 with a Full or Xtra full choke tube, or just tube the barrel you have now. Buy different loads and shot sizes to see what holds the tightest patern. Im not saying not to buy another shotgun, but might be cheaper ways around. I use the 3" mags in my Browning BPS. My dad uses a Mossberg 835 turkey gun. Hell, I can remember hunting turkey with my Ithaca 37 20 gauge. Can't wait till Gobbler season!!!

  3. CanyonMan

    CanyonMan In The Saddle

    Jul 26, 2002

    See my reply to "noway," on page "2" on this board, called "Turkeys and 20ga."

    HTH !

    I'm also looking forward to another season.

    Good Hunting!