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Don’t fancy myself a great turkey hunter I let the browning bps 10 gauge do the talking plus only hunt turkeys in the fall.

I see a lot of guys going over to twenty gauge just wondering what’s a good choke to try in my sons 500 mossberg 20 gauge

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I have a Pure Gold 570 on my Mossberg 20. Tried 5 others and the Pure Gold outperformed the others on my particular gun.
 

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I have a Sumtoy .562 in my franchi affinity. It shoots every shell great.
Have Indian Creek .562 in my Winchester 1300 it does well with the Federal tss and the Apex tss.
Thinking about a Winchester sx4 in the 20. Thinking about ordering Jebs choke for it.I know some guys that Really like the Jebs.
 

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I have a Sumtoy .562 in my franchi affinity. It shoots every shell great.
Have Indian Creek .562 in my Winchester 1300 it does well with the Federal tss and the Apex tss.
Thinking about a Winchester sx4 in the 20. Thinking about ordering Jebs choke for it.I know some guys that Really like the Jebs.
I've never been much of a turkey hunter either. What kinda distances do you pattern? Is there a standard turkey hunters go to? I just have a .575 Carlsons and it shoots every turkey load I've tried just fine out of my Weatherby Athena. I have toyed with getting a more dedicated turkey gun, but my patterns are fine right now.... but I patterned at 35. I don't feel like going beyond that is really what I am looking to get out of turkey hunting, but that's just me personally but I guess going to 40 or 45 would have some built in margin of error for wounded birds or incorrect yardage guesses.
 

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I've never been much of a turkey hunter either. What kinda distances do you pattern? Is there a standard turkey hunters go to? I just have a .575 Carlsons and it shoots every turkey load I've tried just fine out of my Weatherby Athena. I have toyed with getting a more dedicated turkey gun, but my patterns are fine right now.... but I patterned at 35. I don't feel like going beyond that is really what I am looking to get out of turkey hunting, but that's just me personally but I guess going to 40 or 45 would have some built in margin of error for wounded birds or incorrect yardage guesses.
I have two Franchi affinity 20ga with trulock tubes designed for fed #7 heavy weight,which is no longer made.You have a decent pattern with enough margin of error for close shots and it will still drop a turkey stone dead at 50+ yards.I call them in as close as possible but a few times we've misjudged the distance and a few times my son got a little itchy with his trigger finger and dropped them at 50+ yards.
 

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I've never been much of a turkey hunter either. What kinda distances do you pattern? Is there a standard turkey hunters go to? I just have a .575 Carlsons and it shoots every turkey load I've tried just fine out of my Weatherby Athena. I have toyed with getting a more dedicated turkey gun, but my patterns are fine right now.... but I patterned at 35. I don't feel like going beyond that is really what I am looking to get out of turkey hunting, but that's just me personally but I guess going to 40 or 45 would have some built in margin of error for wounded birds or incorrect yardage guesses.
Lots of guys shooting the Carlson's and love them.
I pattern at 40 yards as a standard that usually everyone does. Get 270 to 300 ish in 10 inch circle at 40. Ive patterned the gun to 50 and it will do the job at that distance. So yeah you have a turkkey killing machine all day inside of 40 yards.


 

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I've never been much of a turkey hunter either. What kinda distances do you pattern?
The standard I've always followed is a relatively even pattern that puts 100+ pellets in a 10" circle at 40 yards. I put a Trulock tube for the Federal Heavyweight 7's in my 20 gauge, and average 170 pellets in the circle with it, which is significantly better than several of my 12-gauges and even my 10-gauge.

I'd honestly love to spend a lot of time and money on chokes and ammo and try to squeeze the best pattern out of it that I can get, but I tend to just purchase one decent choke and a few different flavors of ammo, and then establish my max distance with whatever ammo patterns best out of that choke.
 
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