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In the market for a turkey gun

Postby catman529 » Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:18 pm

Without going into details on why, I'm looking for a good turkey gun in 12 gauge, pump action, under $400, nothing too fancy. Choke and optics are a plus but not necessary. Tapped for scope mounts would be preferred. I should probably post this in classifieds, but I know all the turkey guys are in here right now.


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Re: In the market for a turkey gun

Postby ZachMarkus » Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:34 pm

Remington 870

Mossberg 535 or 835

Winchester SXP

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Re: In the market for a turkey gun

Postby Spurhunter » Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:55 pm

Should be easy to find in that price range. There have been some killer (no pun intended) deals in the classifieds in the last couple months.

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Re: In the market for a turkey gun

Postby catman529 » Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:00 pm

ZachMarkus wrote:Remington 870

Mossberg 535 or 835

Winchester SXP

Benelli Nova


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I liked the SXP but it's not tapped, I'd have to take it to a gunsmith


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Re: In the market for a turkey gun

Postby ImThere » Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:07 pm

Go look at some and pick one. Shouldn’t be hard at $400

I like the tried and true 835 mossberg, 870 Remington. Those 2 in my mind have the most upgradable platforms and great deals can be found. IMHO


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Re: In the market for a turkey gun

Postby catman529 » Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:12 pm

ImThere wrote:Go look at some and pick one. Shouldn’t be hard at $400

I like the tried and true 835 mossberg, 870 Remington. Those 2 in my mind have the most upgradable platforms and great deals can be found. IMHO


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Re: In the market for a turkey gun

Postby muddyboots » Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:18 pm

I got one Catman. It’s a proven killer. I have an eotech in it. I couldn’t sell the package for 400 but I’d do just the gun for that if your interested. 870 super mag SPS-T. I added the shur shot stock and forearm. It is the first year they made the super mag in the turkey special purpose. I could leave the b square mount on it if you wanted it- I don’t need it. If your interested I could get you some pics. It’s in the classifieds as a package.
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Re: In the market for a turkey gun

Postby WORM82 » Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:35 pm

I wouldn't trade my 835 for anything. You didn't miss one today did you lol
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Re: In the market for a turkey gun

Postby Andy S. » Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:48 pm

If you can arrange it, buy muddyboots 870 SP with 23” bbl. A super well built gun that will serve you well for the rest of your career if you like. I have the twin to it, and it’s a great all around 12G turkey gun.
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Re: In the market for a turkey gun

Postby Roost 1 » Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:04 pm

835 get the tactical turkey model with 20” Barrel
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Re: In the market for a turkey gun

Postby deerfever » Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:08 pm

Catman , I have an 835 that is black and is a proven killer. I went to a 20 gauge and it has been in the closet for 5 or 6 years. I will look when I get home I think it is drilled and tapped. I also have a cantilever slug barrel for it. I have killed turkey and deer with the gun. I have the old star dot choke tube and an undertaker with it. I will make you a great deal. That gun is hard on the gobblers!
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Re: In the market for a turkey gun

Postby muddyboots » Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:38 pm

Roost 1 wrote:835 get the tactical turkey model with 20” Barrel



Shew. I have shot one of those. Awesome for carrying around. But lord. Like getting kicked by a mule when u pull the trigger.
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Re: In the market for a turkey gun

Postby muddyboots » Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:39 pm

Nothing against 835s. I almost bought one years ago. I just liked the feel of the 870s better. 835s pattern great also.
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Re: In the market for a turkey gun

Postby SEC » Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:50 pm

For less than 400.00 an 870 should be at the top of the list. I've owned em all at home one point or another including the 835. I would try to find an older 870 super mag and with decent care you'll still be shooting it in 30 years.
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Re: In the market for a turkey gun

Postby Andy S. » Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:52 pm

SEC wrote:For less than 400.00 an 870 should be at the top of the list. I've owned em all at home one point or another including the 835. I would try to find an older 870 super mag and with decent care you'll still be shooting it in 30 years.
Totally agree. The one muddyboots is selling is a 2000 model 870 Special Purpose (tighter tolerances, etc). You could not make me entertain any other pump shotgun for $400 if it were an option.
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Re: In the market for a turkey gun

Postby TN Larry » Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:53 pm

I would buy the 870 from muddyboots and put a fast fire 3 on it. The 23" barrel and shur shot stock would be nice.
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Re: In the market for a turkey gun

Postby catman529 » Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:59 pm

TN Larry wrote:I would buy the 870 from muddyboots and put a fast fire 3 on it. The 23" barrel and shur shot stock would be nice.
I did not like my fast fire in the rain this morning. Thinking of selling it

I am definitely considering an 870, an older one


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Re: In the market for a turkey gun

Postby Andy S. » Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:02 pm

catman529 wrote:I am definitely considering an 870, an older one
muddy's is it.....I would not steer you wrong.
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Re: In the market for a turkey gun

Postby Devin2009 » Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:04 pm

I had a Mossberg 535 that was taped for a scope. It was a real good shooter, I traded it and another one for my sx3 is the only reason I got rid of it. I think I had around $400 in all scope included, I bought it at Bass Pro.
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Re: In the market for a turkey gun

Postby cbhunter » Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:11 pm

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