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Your ideal gobbler gun

Postby micneador » Mon Feb 03, 2014 11:34 pm

Since I hunt more timber than open areas, I opt for short barrels, light weights, and rifle sights.
My 2 favorites have been my t/c encore with an 18" contaden barrel, and my benelli m1 super 90 with a 21" barrel.
The light weight keeps me goin when walking a lot and locating toms, and the short barrels keep from snagging on limbs when you're walking through the trees. Rifle sight because I like simplicity. Both guns pattern well with winchester supreme #5's or hevi-13 #6's
I can't recall what chokes I have in either gun, the t/c came with a choke and I bought the choke for the nelli a while back.

What's your ideal gun for chasin longbeards?
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Re: Your ideal gobbler gun

Postby thomashamm2 » Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:47 am

I dont really have an ideal model but features
semi auto
12 gauge 3 - 31/2
pistol grip
red dot sight
extended xx full choke
ported barrel
gas operated
shorter barrel around 22 inches
adjustable stock
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Re: Your ideal gobbler gun

Postby rebelcj7 » Tue Feb 04, 2014 10:17 am

Beretta 12 gauge
Hevi Shot turkey choke
Hevi 13 3" #6's

Does the job GREAT for me.
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Re: Your ideal gobbler gun

Postby ICDEDTURKES » Wed Feb 05, 2014 12:04 pm

I shoot

870 20 Gauge
Knox Tactical Stock
Cheap Tru Glo Red Dot on a Bsquare
Tru SSX 550 Choke
Fed HW 7s
Claw Sling

After switching exclusively to the 20 7 or 8 years ago I cannot ever see the need to go back to a 12 gauge..
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Re: Your ideal gobbler gun

Postby clymerfowler » Wed Feb 05, 2014 1:16 pm

i shoot my duck gun with a full choke.
beretta 3901, factory full, Winchester supreme 3in #5s
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Re: Your ideal gobbler gun

Postby Force Fetch » Wed Feb 05, 2014 2:19 pm

I am a bit old school, probably because I am older. I shoot a Western Field 3" clip fed bolt gun with v notch sites and a dial a prayer choke. It came with the gun and looks like a poly choke. It kills anything and everythink I shoot at and I can get off a second shot if necessary damn near as fast as a auto loader.
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Re: Your ideal gobbler gun

Postby duckman27 » Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:48 pm

I shoot a plain old 28in black 870 with an Indian Creek .665 shooting 3in Mag Blend. It ends up being about a 30in barrel with IC.
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Re: Your ideal gobbler gun

Postby Krazy Yankee » Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:05 pm

I shoot my goose gun.
Benelli Supernova 28" barrel
HS Undertaker xfull choke
Federal 3 1/2" Copperplated 6's

I used to use my dads 835 NWTF 24" with the same shells. Someday I'm going to get a used 835 turkey tactical
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Re: Your ideal gobbler gun

Postby thomashamm2 » Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:16 pm

well since everyone else is doing it
I also shoot my duck gun. 12 gauge super vinci with 3 1/2 inch remington nitro turkey in the crio+ full choke.
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Re: Your ideal gobbler gun

Postby olt d2 » Thu Feb 06, 2014 2:04 pm

Like you I hunt a lot of timber , small woodland openings and logging roads. I too use to just throw a kicks full in my sbe and shot Remington #5s. But it just got to heavy with all the other gear for running and gunning. so for the last three years I've used a used 870 youth 20ga I got for 110.00, put a adult stock on it. Still use a kicks full and Remington heavy pheasant loads in 5s. to date I have shot 11 birds with this little set up all killed with one shot. To say I have been happy with this gun is a understatement.
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Re: Your ideal gobbler gun

Postby GomerPyle » Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:27 am

right now, my all-purpose hunting gun is a Stoeger 3500 with a 28" barrel (I ditched the POS factory turkey choke and put a Primos Tight Wad in it). It gets the job done but it gets heavy after a while and the 28" barrel is a little cumbersome in heavy brush.

I've had my eyes on a Remington 1187 supermag. buddy has one and it's a turkey killing machine...just haven't convinced myself to drop $700-800 on a dedicated turkey gun.

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Re: Your ideal gobbler gun

Postby arkrem870 » Sat Feb 15, 2014 4:04 pm

I shoot a browning gold 10ga 24 inch barrel w/red dot, Jelly head choke. Nitro mega weight 4,5,6,7 load. Pretty rough on them
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Re: Your ideal gobbler gun

Postby talltimber » Mon Feb 17, 2014 6:19 am

Rem. 12 ga supermag
Xxfull fact choke
Win. Xtended range 3.5" - #5
Factory bead
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Re: Your ideal gobbler gun

Postby Lumpy » Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:09 am

I shoot a 12 gauge Rem 870 pump, Jellyhead choke and Magnum Blend. Its nothing fancy, but I love it and the turkey hate it!!
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Re: Your ideal gobbler gun

Postby GomerPyle » Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:21 am

arkrem870 wrote:I shoot a browning gold 10ga 24 inch barrel w/red dot, Jelly head choke. Nitro mega weight 4,5,6,7 load. Pretty rough on them


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Re: Your ideal gobbler gun

Postby WIgunner30 » Sat Jun 21, 2014 10:06 pm

I own 5 turkey guns. Out of all of em I end up taking the 3" Winchester 1300 camo with 22" bird barrel and 2x red dot. Two yrs in a row thumped a gobbler at 60+ yrds with heavy shot magnum blend. From what I see on paper I see no advantage with a longer barrel.
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Re: Your ideal gobbler gun

Postby huntpa » Fri Jul 04, 2014 3:42 pm

a 1892 EH parker side by side 10 ga, shooting 2 7/8 inch shells with a 1 1/2 oz load of 6's :thumbsup:
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Re: Your ideal gobbler gun

Postby Omaha Clucker » Fri Jul 11, 2014 11:00 am

Krazy Yankee wrote:I shoot my goose gun.
Benelli Supernova 28" barrel
HS Undertaker xfull choke
Federal 3 1/2" Copperplated 6's


Same thing but with an SBE
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Re: Your ideal gobbler gun

Postby Black & White » Fri Jul 11, 2014 1:57 pm

In the boat with icedturkes.
20 ga rem. 870
+/- 21" barrel
carlsons choke .575
fed hw #7
Prob will never tote another 12 ga again
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Re: Your ideal gobbler gun

Postby kcwellington » Fri Sep 19, 2014 8:44 am

870 24" barrel 3 1/2" , kicks gobblin thunder ( .665) , heavi shot magnum blend , tru glo fiber optic
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