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Old November 16th, 2021, 03:41 PM #1
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Shotgun for turkey shoots

I am looking for recommendations for a shotgun for turkey shoots. The kind where you get closest to the x and win. Barrel length, choke size etc.
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Old November 17th, 2021, 01:07 PM #2
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The longest barrel you can find, and the tightest choke you can find. A lot of guys run a 32-34" barrel and an extra-full choke. Some shoots limit barrel length though, so watch for that. Also pattern your gun...a different choke might shoot better than the one you expect to shoot the tightest.
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The longest barrel you can find, and the tightest choke you can find. A lot of guys run a 32-34" barrel and an extra-full choke. Some shoots limit barrel length though, so watch for that. Also pattern your gun...a different choke might shoot better than the one you expect to shoot the tightest.
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Old November 17th, 2021, 01:39 PM #4
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Browning A-Bolt, if you can find one https://www.browning.com/products/fi...ns/a-bolt.html
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My experience in firing shot out of a rifled barrel is limited to unintentional use of rifled 870 barrels with buckshot; and, the rifling OPENED the pattern (quite terribly) which I would think is the opposite of what one wants to have happen in a turkey shoot
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You can find custom chokes on ebay. Your wallet is the limit on these things it seems.

I went to a . 680 shoot which seems like it would be even due to the looser chokes but the same 5 or so guns kept winning so it's more than just luck.
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Down here in St. Marys you can bring whatever you like, but if another shooter wants to use your gun you have to let him. Levels things out a bit.
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Down here in St. Marys you can bring whatever you like, but if another shooter wants to use your gun you have to let him. Levels things out a bit.
That's an interesting rule...I like it
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We shoot 40 yards 7 1/2 shot. .680 choke min. No barrel length restrictions. Everyone has a different gun and barrel combination you don’t have to be perfect just better than everyone else.Dayton rod and gun club we shoot on Sundays
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Old November 25th, 2021, 06:36 PM #10
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At the Deale Charter Boat Captain’s Turkey shoots it must be a 12 gauge, the barrel cannot be longer than 30” and a 20 gauge shell is used as a choke go/no go gauge. We issue the shells round by round.
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