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#3200463 - 03/22/13 09:55 AM Turkey gun question..
eightpointer
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Need a little advice please...gonna get a shotgun for turkey killin and duck killin. Don't wana break the bank at all. I've seen the Rem 870 here at Academy for just under $300. I like that price. Also seen Mossberg for a bit less but didn't think it was the quality of the 870. But I really don't know. I called Bentons Shooters down here and he ibviously missed my "don't wanna break the bank" comment cause he suggested a couple of $1100 Benelli and Berettas. Anyway ..whats yalls thoughts? I know you get what you pay for but me and the Boy are just starting to turkey hunt and again..the break the bank thing..
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#3200472 - 03/22/13 10:07 AM Re: Turkey gun question.. [Re: eightpointer]
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You can't go wrong with an 870. My Dad has had one for 37 years and it still goes bang every time and has killed a bunch of critters. I have two, one for about 10 years and the other for 18 years, with no problems. They have been shot many, many times as well.

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#3200490 - 03/22/13 10:26 AM Re: Turkey gun question.. [Re: TN Larry]
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870 will do fine. Get the Mossberg if u need some tomato stakes. HA HA
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#3200500 - 03/22/13 10:35 AM Re: Turkey gun question.. [Re: muddyboots]
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Tons of turkeys have been killed by both of those shotguns. If you are going to turkey hunt with it then getting a turkey choke and ammo combination that works well is probably just as important.
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#3200547 - 03/22/13 11:13 AM Re: Turkey gun question.. [Re: Vermin93]
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Mossberg 835 is a turkey killing machine but I wouldnt duck hunt with it.
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#3200568 - 03/22/13 11:33 AM Re: Turkey gun question.. [Re: Barrett]
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i have both mossberg and remington shotguns
being a lefty i like the safety on the mossbergs but every time i go hunting its the remingtons i take

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#3200574 - 03/22/13 11:37 AM Re: Turkey gun question.. [Re: 1 good shot]
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Either gun is fine. I shotgun hunt with a Mossberg 500: Turkeys, Doves, Ducks, Geese, Rabbits, Squirrels. I can get rounds off as quick as buddies who hunt with semi autos and over/unders.

Mossberg is the working man's gun. It is the "Fender guitar" of the gun industry, if you will. The Remington 870 is perceived by many as being 1 setup up in quality and is perhaps a little more universally used. It is the "Gibson Guitar" of the firearm industry. Either one is fine and either will serve you well.


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#3200584 - 03/22/13 11:48 AM Re: Turkey gun question.. [Re: muddyboots]
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 Originally Posted By: muddyboots
870 will do fine. Get the Mossberg if u need some tomato stakes. HA HA





X2 LOL

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#3200606 - 03/22/13 12:14 PM Re: Turkey gun question.. [Re: Slaughter-06]
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One more ??? They have different 870's...Whats the difference and will any one of em work?
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#3200620 - 03/22/13 12:27 PM Re: Turkey gun question.. [Re: eightpointer]
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 Originally Posted By: eightpointer
One more ??? They have different 870's...Whats the difference and will any one of em work?


There are like 30 versions of the 870. You obviously wouldn't want to get the short barreled home defense models or the rifled slug models for turkey / duck hunting. Which versions are you looking at?

Go here are you can read about the different versions and compare the ones you are looking at:

Pump Action Model 870™
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