Favorite turkey gun?

Discussion in 'Turkey Hunting' started by KYtrapper2005, May 15, 2021.

  1. KYtrapper2005

    KYtrapper2005 6 pointer

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    I’m thinking I’ll get me a turkey gun some time soon. Im leaning towards a 12 guage BPS because I can shoot one pretty decent. Also looking at a mossberg 930. I don’t think I’ll need a 935 lol. What is some of y’all’s favorites?
     
  2. 1wildcatfan

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    Look at the Franchi turkey gun.
     
  3. Meatstick

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    My next dedicated turkey gun will be a Retay.
     
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  4. KYtrapper2005

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    I was thinking that same thing. I handled a 20ga and it was nice!
     
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  5. OLE RASPY

    OLE RASPY 12 pointer

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    935 mossberg right now. Don’t see changing for a while. Love this gun. It’s a killer with a .675 kicks choke.
     
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  6. woodsman92

    woodsman92 10 pointer

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    So your wanting automatic? Got a price cap? I’ve got a buddy that’s been hunting for a long time, he got a Franchi a few years ago and hasn’t missed since. He swears by that shotgun.
     
  7. Grago

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    Mine is a sx3, put a lot of em to sleep with it, before that was a sx2, I can go back to before there was even a 3 1/2 12 guage, shot 870 , then Mossberg came with the 835 3 1/2 then to benelli, then the x2, but the x2 and x3 have been my favorites, but all will get the job done, just depends on what feels best to you and price range in my opinion.
     
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  8. KYtrapper2005

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    I don’t really want to spend more than $800
     
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  9. bgkyarcher

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    I love my 935. It's a load to tote, but dang it's a turkey murdering machine.
     
  10. bgkyarcher

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    You can go with a 3.5 gun, or 3" and spend $10 a shot and get the same results......
     
  11. KYtrapper2005

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    That it is! Honestly I’m thinking about the 935 pretty hard. For the price it’s a great gun.
     
  12. KYH5N1

    KYH5N1 10 pointer

    That Retay 20 Turkey model in Bottomland is "sweet "! It's substantially higher than $800 though. I've got more turkey shotguns now than there are turkeys so I probably don't need another. Nice to dream though.
     
  13. ancienthunter

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    My current turkey guns are a Mossberg 935 with an Indian Creek choke, with TSS shells it’s a legitimate 60 yard gun, with Winchester XR’s I’d trust it out to 50. I also have a Steven’s 301A in a 20 gauge, great little gun especially if you are walking much. I killed a gobbler at 55 yards with it this year using Federal TSS 9’s, it was a little farther than I thought :). I had a Mossberg 835 and it was a turkey slayer but it was brutal on both ends so I bought the 935. I had to upgrade to better (more expensive shells) but my shoulder appreciates it.
     
  14. ancienthunter

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    You can get the Stevens and the Mossberg 935 for around your $800 budget.
     
  15. bgkyarcher

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    I have the same setup, with a magnum gobble dot sight. I've killed at 70+ with XR's. 50 is a no brainer, and I don't hesitate at 60.
     

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