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20 gauge single shot shotgun

OK, I really like carrying a light shotgun when I'm chasing turkeys. What would you recommend in a 20 gauge single shot turkey gun? Trying to get ready for next year. Thanks.

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Re: 20 gauge single shot shotgun

A savage 24 would make a real nice fall gun

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Re: 20 gauge single shot shotgun

I have a remington 870 youth 20 gauge, and it weighs in at around 6 pounds. Most of the single shots weigh abbout the same. With the 870 it has interchangable choke tubes. Most single shots don't.

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Re: 20 gauge single shot shotgun

I have one made in Brazil and marketed by FIE that I carry at times. 3" chambering with fixed mod. choke. Very easy to lug around.

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Re: 20 gauge single shot shotgun

I have been carrying the 870 youth I tricked out for turkey this entire spring. Put a Shurshot stock, micro red dot sight, and a highly polished 21" bbl and the "little monster" will out shoot a lot of guys' 12 gauge guns at 40 yards...al with only weighing in at around 5 3/4 pounds. If I were to go with a single shot as might be my next project, I would look really hard at the H&R Topper Deluxe. Comes in 12 and 20 gauge, has removable chokes, and all you would need is a set of sights or DnT it for a micro red dot sight. Should weigh in around 5 1/2 pounds.

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Re: 20 gauge single shot shotgun

In reply to TATERDAVID ,
The SAV 24 is Good in the fall you will like it.
Mine is a .222 over 20ga, 22 mag over 20 is also effective!!
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Re: 20 gauge single shot shotgun

I own a couple of the 24's. Nice "little" guns. problem is, they simply aren't light plus, the triggers are horendous, and simply do not lend them to any real degree of precision with the rifle bbls. I think the OP is looking for a LIGHT, handy gun that he can run around the hills with and not feel like he just lugged around a cannon all day. The 24 just doesn't fit that bill imo. A Mossberg Super Bantam, a youth 870 aor a slim single shot would be just the ticket and even in 20 gauge, with a healthy dose of Fed. Heavy Weight 7's or some potent handloads, there isn't a turkey on the planet that would survive out to 40+ yards when you drop the hammer.

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Re: 20 gauge single shot shotgun

MJY,
I agree that the OP was asking for help on a 20 ga single,
my reply on Savage 24 was an effort to fill the bill spring and fall!!
Light is a relative term but a guy with the words Mighty and Young in his screen name should not have much trouble humping a 24 around!! LOL
Check out savage24.com for info on how to improve trigger pull on your mod 24's. Did mine when I bought it several years ago and it shoots good enough to take a couple of fall turks at 90 to 100 yds base of neck shots. Also I am probly fortunate that POI for scope sighted 24 is the same for both barrels in their respective ranges.
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Re: 20 gauge single shot shotgun

See if you can find a used Ithaca M-66 super sinlge.I have one,it is awesome,and chambers in 3".My dad bought me that gun used over 25 years ago and i still use it from time to time.lLove them.
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Re: 20 gauge single shot shotgun

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MJY,
I agree that the OP was asking for help on a 20 ga single,
my reply on Savage 24 was an effort to fill the bill spring and fall!!
Light is a relative term but a guy with the words Mighty and Young in his screen name should not have much trouble humping a 24 around!! LOL
Check out savage24.com for info on how to improve trigger pull on your mod 24's. Did mine when I bought it several years ago and it shoots good enough to take a couple of fall turks at 90 to 100 yds base of neck shots. Also I am probly fortunate that POI for scope sighted 24 is the same for both barrels in their respective ranges.
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Not feelin too mighty lately ...or young come to think of it! I have read up on the trigger jobs on them...done a few H&R rifles before. I have one that scales at something like 14 pounds! The other is much lighter...in the 10 pounds range.

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