Mine is a camo Mossberg 835 Ultra Turkey with stock Ultra Mag Turkey choke shooting 3" #6 Remington Heavi Shot 1 1/4 OZ. Doesn't kick my shoulder out of place and kills out to 40 yards.
When I got this gun it had a very rough barrel so I made a hone using an old bore brush wrapped in a Scotch Brite pad with Bon Ami mixed in Brake Free. I chucked this up in a hand drill and went to work. Took me about 2 hours to get the barrel honed where I wanted it. Defiantly tightened up my pattern. Mike
I use a black Winchester Super X-2. The 3 inch is plenty for me. The x-2 doesn't shoot straight, a little Kentucky windage and it kills fine. It have some kind of extra long extra tight after market turkey choke. I don't really know if the barrel or the choke or both is crooked. This gun agrees with the 40 yard limit.
There is an 11-87 Premier here, lots prettier gun. It may become my favorite this year.
Mine is a mossberg 500 20 ga. shooting 3" No. 4s. I use the undertaker turkey extra full choke. I have it scoped and the pattern is great at 30 yards. It replaced a Rem. 870 express and believe it or not, much less recoil and more pellets in a turkey head/neck target. I found it weird because it put more no 4s in the head/neck than No. 5s or even 6s. I am real pleased with this gun. Ozark
In 1980 I got an Ithaca Mag 10. Eventually found an extra barrel. In the 90s got both barrels fitted with screw in chokes. Brileys in one barrel and Carlsons in the other. Polished bore and let out cone. NASTY! Presently have a B-Square with one of the 42 MM red dot sights on it. My particular addiction is predotor hunting now, but through the years she has done the most amazing job on turkeys. For turkeys I hand stuff 2 oz of #5 hevishot in a #10 3.5". Oh yeah, much better patterns and less recoil then the 3.5" #12 guns.
I used an 1187 this year with Fed. 3in 2oz #6 shot Undertaker choke tube. A butterfly couldn't get survive the pattern at 40 yards. I wanted so badly to use my Grandfathers Model 12 16ga. Full choke. It's a great gun but I wasn't confident past twenty five yards. All I had for shells was 11/8 oz of #5 shot. As it turned out last Tuesday I shot my bird at 15 or 20 yards. Should'a had Gram pa's gun.
i use a Remington 870 super express magnum all camo ;D it will take a 3 1/2 inch shell. i have a kicks gobbling thunder and that is enough 2 make a toms day really really bad i use winchester xtended range 3 1/2 inch mags in 5 shot. i can kill a bird at 50 yards with it ethically... i had a bird that i couldn't shoot till he got about 20 yards with this load... poor turkey. but thats just my 2 cents on a gun
My favorite turkey gun was a 10 gauge italian over and under. I bought it from a guy who named it bloody Betty for $250.00. I could not resist the price as the inspection indicated no problems. I bought it to hunt ducks and geese. It would really mow stuff down. I even used it on pheasants once. Let me tell you, you can really bust those roosters out at 70 yards with a load of 2 or 2 1/4 ounces of 2's or 4's (but it tends to give you a head ache).
I got the idea to use it for turkeys so I took it out and patterned it. Wow, what a suprise. The top barrel shot right on. The bottom barrel shot about two feet to the right and a foot low at 40 yards. That probably explained why I always shot twice at everything since I always shot the bottom barrel first.
After that I sold it at a gun show for $350 to another turkey hunter. I told him about the lower barrel and he said he didn't care, because most of the time he wouldn't need it.
Old style H&R 10ga. 36" barrel, standard factory choke. Heavy as lead and kicks like a mule, especially with those 2 1/4 oz turkey loads! Great patterns out past 40 yds. never had a lost turkey, or one that needed more than 1 shot.
Mossy 835 with a cheap Carlson turkey choke...out to 60 yards if needed. I also have a Beretta AL391 Urika that is my everything gun. I have layed them down 50 using a Kicks choke in that one. It's a real pretty upland gun that I put camo sock over and even put rifle sights on the rib. For a long time it was my only gun and it took 4 chokes to find the right one. That Kicks choke loves those Winchester HD #6s in 3 inch. Got the 835 to use in the rain and use as a boat paddle, walking stick, and everything else that you wouldn't do to a pretty gun. It likes some shells in 3 inch and some in 3 1/2.
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