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#3145695 - 01/30/13 01:42 PM Re: Turkey gun ponderings [Re: deerhunter10]
BigRod
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I had one and hunted with it last year, I hated it for turkey hunting. I'm still kicking my self in the rear for trading my stoger 2000.

I'm really wanting to try this single shot nef pardner out. i'm stuck on what to get 12ga or 10 ga. I'm leaning more towards a 12.

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#3145761 - 01/30/13 02:20 PM Re: Turkey gun ponderings [Re: deerhunter10]
REN
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 Originally Posted By: deerhunter10
but I want a sbeII for my next one.


Yup I've already started to save and will prob sell my M3500 to get there quicker! I will have one before next season without question! Maybe by this season if I sell a few other guns.
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#3146127 - 01/30/13 07:03 PM Re: Turkey gun ponderings [Re: Uncle Jesse]
Southern Sportsman
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 Originally Posted By: Uncle Jesse

I'm thinking a double barrel might be the ultimate turkey gun. Having one barrel set up for close range and the other for long range.


I've always though this as well. If you had an over under you could set your bottom barrel up for long range and shoot an extra-full with a load of 5s and the top barrel could be set with standard full or even modified with a load of 6s or 7s for when you let them get too close. Get it camo dipped and put fiber optic steel sights on it and it would be a turkey machine.

But what kind of over under, I ponder aloud.

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#3146273 - 01/30/13 08:38 PM Re: Turkey gun ponderings [Re: Southern Sportsman]
Boll Weevil
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 Originally Posted By: Southern Sportsman
If you had an over under you could set your bottom barrel up for long range and shoot an extra-full with a load of 5s and the top barrel could be set with standard full or even modified with a load of 6s or 7s for when you let them get too close. Get it camo dipped and put fiber optic steel sights on it and it would be a turkey machine.

Maybe...ummmm...something like this perhaps? Absoulute poison.

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#3146316 - 01/30/13 09:06 PM Re: Turkey gun ponderings [Re: Boll Weevil]
Southern Sportsman
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 Originally Posted By: Boll Weevil
 Originally Posted By: Southern Sportsman
If you had an over under you could set your bottom barrel up for long range and shoot an extra-full with a load of 5s and the top barrel could be set with standard full or even modified with a load of 6s or 7s for when you let them get too close. Get it camo dipped and put fiber optic steel sights on it and it would be a turkey machine.

Maybe...ummmm...something like this perhaps? Absoulute poison.


\:o ! Boll just read my mind, years in advance, and did exactly what I want to do before I even knew I wanted to do it. Now I have someone to ask questions when I'm making mine.

Pondering over, decision made . . . Tell me everything.


Edited by Southern Sportsman (01/30/13 09:06 PM)

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#3146397 - 01/30/13 09:49 PM Re: Turkey gun ponderings [Re: Southern Sportsman]
Boll Weevil
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SS,

- This one is a Heckler & Koch; not sure if they still make the model but at the time was one of the few I could find w/3.5" chambers and super-tight fit tolerances. I'm sure there are others on the market by now.
- With the loads available these days I'd almost start considering shell options the same time I looked at gun/choke options. Hevi, TSS, WinXtended, 6, 7, 8, even 9s...with the right combo are all able to deliver sick patterns that will flat smack a bird dead.
- Since this ain't wingshooting, accurate point of impact (POI) is really important. Top and bottom barrels hit EXACTLY the same on mine but have heard of sloppy fit or imprecise barrel alignment that drives folks nuts. Choose a reputable manufacturer with good selectable barrels.
- Polish the bores, try a number of loads, get custom chokes, and when you find something that works...look out.

Pracitcal versatility in the turkey woods is more than I could ever ask for and it's lighter and shorter than 99% of pumps and autos.

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#3146437 - 01/30/13 10:37 PM Re: Turkey gun ponderings [Re: Boll Weevil]
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Boll, You got me wanting one now! With my Leupold NWTF sitting on top of it. Of course, point of impact would have to be exactly the same. Why did you choose duck hunter camo?
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#3146438 - 01/30/13 10:42 PM Re: Turkey gun ponderings [Re: Spurhunter]
Southern Sportsman
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Do you know which model H&K it is? In the last two hour I've done some research, and it seems that several people are using Stoeger Condors for this, but those are just 3" guns. With some of the shells out there, I bet you can get outstanding patterns even out of a 3" -- Now I'm back to pondering.
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#3146599 - 01/31/13 07:49 AM Re: Turkey gun ponderings [Re: Spurhunter]
Boll Weevil
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 Originally Posted By: Spurhunter
Why did you choose duck hunter camo?

That's all that was available at the time and figured I'd eventually redip it (just haven't gotten around to it yet) \:\)

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#3146632 - 01/31/13 08:22 AM Re: Turkey gun ponderings [Re: Southern Sportsman]
Boll Weevil
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 Originally Posted By: Southern Sportsman
Do you know which model H&K it is?

Took me a minute to find but you can take a look at this link and can also Google "H&K Fabarm Ultra Camo Mag Lion"

I average 220ish pellets in a 10" circle at 40 yards with 3" straight copper Nitro 5x6x7s which is plenty for any gobbler on the planet. I bought the gun almost 10 years ago (sheesh...can't believe it's been that long) and decided on this load back when Nitros were a whole lot more affordable. Bought two boxes of 25 and been killin'birds dead as an anvil ever since. I stuck with the 3" mostly because of recoil; even though the gun has 28" barrels it barely weighs 8 lbs and is shorter than most pumps/autos. An absolute joy to carry but pulling the trigger on a 3.5" shell ain't all that much fun without a good recoil pad.

I'd been kind of "rationing" those 3" shells and last year used the final one so gotta settle on something before springtime. I've experimented with several of the 3" and 3.5" heavier-than-lead offerings and some of the patterns are just insane...I honestly believe it could behead a bird at 30 yards.

I've wondered many times over the years if somehow I lucked into one of those 1-in-a-million guns that everyone should be blessed to own at some point in their hunting life. For me, it's the perfect turkey killer. Except for the duck blind camo I wouldn't change a single thing...and generally by the time a tom could ever pick up on the bulrushes and cattails on the stock its waaaaaay too late.

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