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Author Topic: Choke and Shell for Turkeys, Updated 26 Jan 13  (Read 1565 times)

Online MichiganLouie

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Re: Choke and Shell for Turkeys
« Reply #15 on: January 19, 2013, 10:08:06 PM »
PJ, I, too, use an 870 express in 3" 12 ga. I am using a Hastings turkey choke that I bought quite a few years back.  I believe is a .655 choke.  Using Winchester shells with 2 oz of copperplated 4's, I get about a 20-22 inch pattern at 35 yds.  It will reach out to 40 yds.  Have not had the opportunity to use it at longer ranges, as the turks won't cooperate.  I was happy with that pattern, so due to the recoil, I chose not to try other shot sizes (In Michigan, we're restricted to 4, 5 or 6 shot.  I don't buy the super fancy shells, and when I do buy, I try to get them on sale. 
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Re: Choke and Shell for Turkeys
« Reply #16 on: January 20, 2013, 08:15:49 AM »
Tutkeys here in NY can be shot with lead shot, I use Federal 3 1/2 inch #5 turkey loads, seems to pattern well in my Mossberg 870 with the turkey chock.

zos41 you must be frozen up there Remington makes the 870    ##$%#13    ##$%#1118
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Re: Choke and Shell for Turkeys
« Reply #17 on: January 20, 2013, 08:43:42 AM »
two options come to mind the the 835 witch i have    and the 535  you most likely have the 835 if you had it for a while   535 is some what new      @--0--0118   both shoot great 
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Re: Choke and Shell for Turkeys
« Reply #18 on: January 20, 2013, 08:55:23 AM »
without looking, the 835 sounds right. got both a rifled slug barrel and a turkey barrel for it, plus have an extra IC chock
 
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Re: Choke and Shell for Turkeys, Updated 26 Jan 13
« Reply #19 on: January 26, 2013, 03:55:59 PM »
I messed up trying to update this post.  I lost the original post with all my questions on Turkey Hunting.      @--0--0116
Check the first post.


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Re: Choke and Shell for Turkeys, Updated 26 Jan 13
« Reply #20 on: January 28, 2013, 08:42:45 PM »
I've been using Hevi Shot Hevi-13, 3 inch 6 shot the last few years with great success.
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