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Re: In the market for a turkey gun

Postby catman529 » Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:11 pm

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Re: In the market for a turkey gun

Postby muddyboots » Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:16 pm

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Re: In the market for a turkey gun

Postby REN » Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:22 pm

DO NOT get a nova. I am a HUGE benelli guy but that gun is a POS. I personally wouldnt own an 835 if you gave me one, just way to heavy and way to much recoil and I think they also are POS (although they pattern turkey loads great).

870 for sure OR find a used Stoeger M3500 or M3000 and enjoy the simple world of an autoloader.
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Re: In the market for a turkey gun

Postby Roost 1 » Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:27 pm

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 REN » Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:37 pm

another great option from a very good company

https://www.sportsmanswarehouse.com/spo ... /cat100004

can prob find it even cheaper elseware
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Re: In the market for a turkey gun

Postby deerfever » Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:52 pm

Just walked in the door! Gun has a 24 inch barrel and is drilled and tapped. muddy is correct they will kick if you shoot the 3.5! I did and wouldn't advise it but that is what I shot!I was not intending to sale you the gun at all for 400. I was going to make you a deal it is a used gun but has been taken care of. It will pattern with the best of them ! Just pm if interested and I will send you pictures.. I have 6 choke tubes that will go with it. Original mossberg accumag modified and two mossberg extra full Turkey chokes one is flush ,the other is extended. Two HS Strut Ported tubes designed for high density loads. I also have a star dot ported choke tube. I have probably killed at least 40 birds with this one but once I went 20 it has set in the cabinet!
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Re: In the market for a turkey gun

Postby catman529 » Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:54 pm

REN wrote:DO NOT get a nova. I am a HUGE benelli guy but that gun is a POS. I personally wouldnt own an 835 if you gave me one, just way to heavy and way to much recoil and I think they also are POS (although they pattern turkey loads great).

870 for sure OR find a used Stoeger M3500 or M3000 and enjoy the simple world of an autoloader.
the 835 is a lot lighter than the Chinese POS I've been shooting. Only concern with that gun is the recoil. I almost bought one at Walmart but it had a broken iron sight and they wouldn't discount it for me.


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Re: In the market for a turkey gun

Postby Andy S. » Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:54 pm

REN wrote:DO NOT get a nova. I am a HUGE benelli guy but that gun is a POS.
Truer words have never been spoken!
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Re: In the market for a turkey gun

Postby catman529 » Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:55 pm

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.
I don't need a perfect pattern, as bad a shot as I am I would rather have a little more open pattern than most people. Not trying to kill one at 50 yards I just want to kill one at this point.


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Re: In the market for a turkey gun

Postby deerfever » Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:58 pm

Ren ,you are correct on that Tri star I have the 20 gauge with camo stock and forearm. They are not drilled and tapped but are great guns mine is a youth model and I killed one with it last Saturday. Walmart is the only one that carries the model like I have according to Tri star. The 12 gauge in that model is $298 at Walmart.
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Re: In the market for a turkey gun

Postby @fulldraw » Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:59 pm

muddyboots wrote:
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.


I love mine! Recoil isn’t that bad. Don’t even feel it when shooting at a turkey. Killed two this week. :)
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Re: In the market for a turkey gun

Postby REN » Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:00 pm

if you are really wanting to use it as an all around gun for fun shooting or just other types of hunting then I PERSONALLY Hate 835s and really pumps in general these days. Nothing at all wrong with a pump but its amazing how much more fun and enjoyable shooting an auto loader is. I would really consider one of those in a tristar or something, its one you can keep for a very long time and those and stoegers have excellent warrentys and are good companies in general.

again just my personal opinion.
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Re: In the market for a turkey gun

Postby Andy S. » Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:24 pm

cat - just weighed my 12G 870 SP w/23" bbl, 7lbs 4 oz without sling, scope, red dot, shells, etc. Just the naked gun.
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Re: In the market for a turkey gun

Postby drrxnupe » Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:39 pm

another vote for 835...although I own an 935.
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Re: In the market for a turkey gun

Postby Gravey » Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:04 pm

I had a Mossberg 835 and it’s a deadly turkey killer. The issue I had was the forearm was too long for my reach. I sold it to my brother-in-law and bought the 870 super mag with shurshot stock and love it. It is set up as a dedicated turkey gun. That said if I ever made another change I’d go to an autoloader.
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Re: In the market for a turkey gun

Postby PinchPoint » Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:08 pm

870 for sure with your options!

In my opinion I would try to find an older one
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Re: In the market for a turkey gun

Postby Spurhunter » Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:30 pm

Andy S. wrote:
REN wrote:DO NOT get a nova. I am a HUGE benelli guy but that gun is a POS.
Truer words have never been spoken!
Agree! I found one I was going to buy until I took it on a 2 day duck hunt. You couldn't give me one.

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Re: In the market for a turkey gun

Postby Spurhunter » Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:39 pm

Also want to agree with the opinions on the shur shot stock if it's going to be a designated turkey gun. They are a fantastic.

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Re: In the market for a turkey gun

Postby Coker » Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:59 pm

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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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I went to 3 stores and didn't find one I liked. Almost bought an 835 Ultimag from Walmart till they realized the rear sight was broken. They wouldn't give me a discount, said they'd send it back and get reimbursed.


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I have an older Mossberg 835 I will sell you cheap. Yes, it is tapped. Comes with all chokes and a turkey choke. Let me know if you are interested
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Re: In the market for a turkey gun

Postby Gravey » Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:02 pm

Coker wrote:
catman529 wrote:
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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I went to 3 stores and didn't find one I liked. Almost bought an 835 Ultimag from Walmart till they realized the rear sight was broken. They wouldn't give me a discount, said they'd send it back and get reimbursed.


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I have an older Mossberg 835 I will sell you cheap. Yes, it is tapped. Comes with all chokes and a turkey choke. Let me know if you are interested

If y’all work a deal I can transport to Franklin for you.
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