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post #1 of 46 (permalink) Old 12-31-2019, 08:18 AM Thread Starter
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How many turkey guns do you have?

For just over 20 years my old reliable has been Mossberg 835 in 12 ga. Over the years I did change to a Jellyhead choke, added a pistol type grip and a Williams peep sight. Love that gun.

But after working an NWTF banquet I stood at a raffle a little too long. Staring at a Winchester SXP Longbeard 20 ga. So after the banquet a couple committee members ordered a couple. And now I got two good guns. I topped the Winchester with a Burris red dot. Last year I killed a gobbler with each gun.

Not sure what I'll do this year?? Maybe use Mossberg first. Maybe use weather to help decide what I carry. Mossberg has been through heck and back, and Winchester looks so nice. Still like new.

Who else has multiple turkey guns??
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post #2 of 46 (permalink) Old 12-31-2019, 10:56 AM
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DoubleGobble is that the model 1300 in the Winchester. If it is , your right it s a very fine gun. I have one with a Simons scope on it

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post #3 of 46 (permalink) Old 12-31-2019, 11:21 AM
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Three, actually. A Winchester 1300 buck/tom edition with a .660 JH choke, and a 20 year old or so H&R 12 gauge single also tipped with a JH .660 choke and factory dipped in the original Bottomland. Had Williams fiber optic rifle sights installed on this little single shot. Both are cool turkey guns. But they are just backups now.

The third is a Mossberg 500 in 20 gauge, factory dipped in new Breakup. I have a IC .555 on it shooting TSS #9s loaded in a 2.75" shell. Almost bought an SXP in 20 like yours, but the Mossberg deal was simply too good to pass.

Unless the little Mossberg would malfunction I don't see carrying the big 12 gauge ever again.

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I just bought my second.
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post #5 of 46 (permalink) Old 12-31-2019, 12:24 PM
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Dedicated turkey guns ?? Or guns I have killed turkeys with ??

As far as dedicated turkey guns goes...……… 7 of them.

A pair of NEF single 20's tricked out by Mr. William Lambert.

A Super X2

A Super X3

A Browning BPS 10

A Remington 870 Turkey

A Winchester 1300 (Did have 2...… gave one to my brother)

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post #6 of 46 (permalink) Old 12-31-2019, 12:35 PM
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1972 Started with my duck/goose gun Browning 12 ga. 3" Mag. 32" barrel full choke and open sights.
1996 purchased a Browning A-5 12 ga. 3" mag. bolt action with a Browning full choke and a Leupold 1X4 scope.
About 12 years ago won a NEF 20 ga. pump tried about 6-8 chokes selected Pure Gold 555 With A Fast Flight III About 9 years ago purchased a 20 ga. Mossberg tried 6-8 chokes selected Pure Gold 570 Truglo type sight.

I have other 12 ga. shotguns which would be good turkey gun and are commonly used; However, I am quite happy with the 20 ga. The NEF and the Mossberg perform close to the same. I take both to the range each year and pattern them and the NEF seem to shoot a a tighter consistent pattern however I do use both the 20's interchangeably.

Looked into more expensive 20 ga. guns, but I haven't found a lot of improvement to verify the cost.

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I have two main turkey guns, one for the fall season and one for spring. In the fall I carry a Savage Model 24 over under 22 mag/20 gauge. I just use the factory iron sights and it shoots both barrels to point of aim. In the spring I take my Remington 870 Express Turkey with a camo synthetic stock.
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1 Rossi 410g
1 H&R 20g
2 870 SPS -T 12g
2 1187 SPS -T 12g


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None.My s/guns are all multi-purpose.
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post #10 of 46 (permalink) Old 12-31-2019, 02:56 PM
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Only one turkey gun.....Rem 700 BDL .222 3.5 -10 ×40 Leupold/dot.
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