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Re: In the market for a turkey gun

Postby woodsman04 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:25 am

Roost 1 wrote:Nothing wrong with 870 I have 3 BUT nothing patterns like a 835.
Best turkey gun for the money.
Good luck and I’m sure you will like the 870 although the older special purpose won’t be any lighter than the 835 tactical.
I own both so I know.


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Re: In the market for a turkey gun

Postby woodsman04 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:28 am

835 or 870.

Get an 870 that just uses 3” shells. That’s all you need. Use the Remington super full turkey choke. It’s tried and true


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Re: In the market for a turkey gun

Postby woodsman04 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:33 am

Also an 870 would be more reliable, in my opinion, than an 835. Also probably better to use for ducks and on a dove field.

I’m telling you the old 870 is the best all around shotgun ever made, especially for the money.


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Re: In the market for a turkey gun

Postby catman529 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:35 am

woodsman04 wrote:Also an 870 would be more reliable, in my opinion, than an 835. Also probably better to use for ducks and on a dove field.

I’m telling you the old 870 is the best all around shotgun ever made, especially for the money.


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an old walnut stock 870 is on my list. I think I'll end up with a dedicated turkey gun and a plain 870 for an all round shotgun.


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Re: In the market for a turkey gun

Postby TennSportsman » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:16 am

Another vote for the 835. I've had the regular with 20" barrel and now the tactical version. Both did/do the job and pattern well. Recoil should only be an issue when sighting it in IMO. As you're already aware, you won't feel much when pulling on a turkey. You can find a good used one for $300-350.
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Re: In the market for a turkey gun

Postby TDW05 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:04 pm

Sold an 835 couple years back and regret it lol loved that gun!
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In the market for a turkey gun

Postby ImThere » Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:56 pm

Get a good dedicated turkey Gun, dedicated duck Gun and a dedicated dove gun and you’ll be ready!
835 for turkey
Old 1100 for dove
What ever you like for duck SBE?



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Re: In the market for a turkey gun

Postby TennSportsman » Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:00 pm

ImThere wrote:Get a good dedicated turkey Gun, dedicated duck Gun and a dedicated dive gun and you’ll be ready!
835 for turkey
Old 1100 for dove
What ever you like for duck SBE?



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I like your style! :super:
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Re: In the market for a turkey gun

Postby fairchaser » Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:03 pm

Hard to beat a camo 835 with a red dot, turkey choke and a tuned up trigger for long beards. Mine is ported which helps some with the thundering recoil. I’ve never noticed the kick on a turkey.
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Re: In the market for a turkey gun

Postby ImThere » Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:22 pm

TennSportsman wrote:
ImThere wrote:Get a good dedicated turkey Gun, dedicated duck Gun and a dedicated dive gun and you’ll be ready!
835 for turkey
Old 1100 for dove
What ever you like for duck SBE?



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I like your style! :super:

Hehehe thanks, yeah it’s easy to spend other people’s money! Lol


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Re: In the market for a turkey gun

Postby go_okfishin » Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:38 pm

Hit the pawn shops.
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Re: In the market for a turkey gun

Postby knightrider » Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:41 pm

I know im in the minority but id rather have a good 24 in barrel mossy 500 with a good 660 choke than ten sorry rem 870"s I just don't care for Remington shotguns. my main turkey thumpers are all Mossberg 930"s I love them
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Re: In the market for a turkey gun

Postby Andy S. » Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:00 pm

knightrider wrote:I know im in the minority but id rather have a good 24 in barrel mossy 500 .......
Brave soul you are, that gun is KING for light primer strikes, misfires and firing pin issues. Would not even be a consideration of mine for a dedicated turkey gun if it were made by Rolls Royce.
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Re: In the market for a turkey gun

Postby Jcalder » Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:10 pm

I bought a new 835 a couple years ago. Sold it and bought a heavily worn 870 and feel like I upgraded.


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Re: In the market for a turkey gun

Postby Andy S. » Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:17 pm

Jcalder wrote:I bought a new 835 a couple years ago. Sold it and bought a heavily worn 870 and feel like I upgraded.
You did....... :stir: :)
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Re: In the market for a turkey gun

Postby PalsPal » Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:02 pm

I used a 500 for years early on, and killed several birds with it.

But I did have some issues later on. After a miss one day after a long battle, I was so mad I went straight to Walmart and bought an 870. I sold the Mossberg and never looked back.
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Re: In the market for a turkey gun

Postby TN Larry » Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:26 pm

Andy S. wrote:
Jcalder wrote:I bought a new 835 a couple years ago. Sold it and bought a heavily worn 870 and feel like I upgraded.
You did....... :stir: :)


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Re: In the market for a turkey gun

Postby knightrider » Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:32 pm

Andy S. wrote:
knightrider wrote:I know im in the minority but id rather have a good 24 in barrel mossy 500 .......
Brave soul you are, that gun is KING for light primer strikes, misfires and firing pin issues. Would not even be a consideration of mine for a dedicated turkey gun if it were made by Rolls Royce.

Never have had one issue with any Mossberg I've owned, now Remington and Winchester is another story
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Re: In the market for a turkey gun

Postby deerfever » Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:46 pm

I have never had one issue with that 835 except the kick with a 3.5 but like others have said you do not feel a thing with a gobbler in front of you!
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Re: In the market for a turkey gun

Postby swayback » Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:12 pm

The 535 isn't a bad gun it's like $350 and comes with a turkey barrel and a 28 inch barrel for squirrel and such . Kicks like a mule but like others have said you will not feel a thing.
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