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#1100871 - 12/25/08 02:43 PM Re: Turkey Chokes [Re: Wes Parrish]
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 Originally Posted By: Wes Parrish
 Originally Posted By: captain hook
. . . . I shoot at 25 yards which is where a turkey has to be before I lay him down. Tight patterns at 40 can be wayyyyy too tight for 25 and closer. What is more concerning is the 10 yard shot with a 50 yard pattern.


I totally agree with you on that Captain, and have killed most of mine at 15 to 22 yards over the years, limiting my shots to no more than 35 yards. Most factory "Modified" and/or regular "Full" chokes are just right for these ranges.

IMO, most turkey hunters would actually bag more turkeys if they were NOT using the tightest of tight "turkey" chokes --- mainly because these tight chokes are a handicap at close range, and may encourage many hunters to take longer shots at ranges more difficult to assess, rather than call up or wait on a surer thing, up close and personal.

That said, a true expert and accomplished turkey hunter will sometimes benefit from a choke tighter than factory full, but the hunter needs to do his homework in knowning exactly where his pattern is centered and with which particular loads it works best. But I suspect most hunters are simply being duped out of their money when they think a tighter choke is the magic pill.


I agree with the last point you made...You have to educate yourself with your tools...I have shot my gun I don't know how many times...It doesn't matter if the bird is 10 feet or 60 yards its a dead bird...I guess thats the fruits of my labor...You have to shoot your gun to learn what it will do...Shoot...Shoot...Shoot...
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#1101087 - 12/25/08 07:21 PM Re: Turkey Chokes [Re: ]
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I shoot a Mossberg 835 with a Nikon 2-7X33 scope with a Rhino choke and Nitro 4x5x7. I've killed turkeys as close at 8 yds. and on out from there. Each to his own but the handicaps are more with the person than the equipment. If you know what your equip. will do and develop a relationship with it when it comes crunch time everything else is second nature. The easiest part of killing a turkey is the shot.
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#1101788 - 12/26/08 08:58 PM Re: Turkey Chokes [Re: ]
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 Originally Posted By: renegade50

( even those who shoot a 870 \:D \:D \:D jk remi guys \:D \:D :D)


Easy on the 870...I wouldn't trade mine for anything...Well maybe a black eagle...To be honest I shoot one bird than i use the old stick and string...
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#1103033 - 12/28/08 01:14 PM Re: Turkey Chokes [Re: DBLAARCHERY]
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I own a Mossberg 835, Benelli SBE, Remington 870 Supermag and a Browning Gold 3.5" and nothing will outpattern the Mossberg. Benelli is definitly a great gun and what I use duck hunting, dove hunting etc. Mossberg pattern is best with turkey loads with the Remington close then the Benelli and the Browning the last.
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#1132963 - 01/16/09 09:01 PM Re: Turkey Chokes [Re: TiminTN]
Wes Parrish
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 Originally Posted By: TiminTN
I found that Fiocci nickle plated #6 is awesome and inexpensive.
Well, Tim, based on your recommendation, I just ordered about $100 worth of various Fiocci loads for testing. \:\)
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#1133066 - 01/16/09 10:07 PM Re: Turkey Chokes [Re: Wes Parrish]
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You will like the nickle plated shells.
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#1133593 - 01/17/09 01:58 PM Re: Turkey Chokes [Re: ]
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Rhino and Nitro 4x5x7 in my 835.Won't nothin else I've ever tried come close!62 longbeards
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#1135369 - 01/19/09 06:28 AM Re: Turkey Chokes [Re: Young Buck]
square
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Does anyone shoot a Pattern Master choke?
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#1145650 - 01/24/09 01:38 PM Re: Turkey Chokes [Re: ]
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guess that was like 10 yds at the most.
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#1147953 - 01/25/09 10:29 PM Re: Turkey Chokes [Re: square]
Grizzly Johnson Moderator
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 Originally Posted By: square
Does anyone shoot a Pattern Master choke?


I have one for ducks, it's ok..... you looking for one?
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