Shotgun option

Discussion in 'Turkey Hunting' started by beauhunter41031, Apr 6, 2018.

  1. hoene

    hoene 10 pointer

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    What brand is the one at walmart.
     
  2. Dark Cloud

    Dark Cloud 12 pointer

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    Don’t know much about a five hundred,but I got the first 835 turkey gun, in woodland camo ,that came in Blaine’s gun store,back when his dad had it.Its a real turkey killer, and a star dot choke,with win. sepreme shells.Killed several birds with it,retired now,went with and encore ,for the lighter weight.
     
  3. Randy1974

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    I personally like to call a company that makes choke tubes I use pattermaster I tell them what gun I have and they tell me what tube and ammo to use they have tested that gun with ammo in there test facility i would say all tube manufacturers test guns and ammo .
     
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  4. xbokilla

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    419 for Black Matte in 20 or 12 at Cabelas. In case anyone is interested. Like I said, love my Nova!
     
  5. xbokilla

    xbokilla 12 pointer

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    Plenty of good chokes out there. I see patternmaster mentioned. I like Carlssons. Heck I’ve seen some cheap TruGlos from Walmart pattern well. Buy and try. If you put a considerable amount of pellet on the plate at 40 that’s about as good as any! Congrats on your purchase. Good luck!
     
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  6. Tufrthnails

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    I'm in that group that loves their 835. super reliable I pull the trigger it goes bang and kills whatever I point it at within reason. But I also think It would be a little much for a little dude. Any of the above mentioned Shotguns are good options, but I would shy away from an 835 12ga for anyone less the 150 to 160# they are gonna get hammered by it.

    Edit: just seen you picked the 500. I love Indian Creek Chokes. They work great for me. Not sure if they make one for 500 or not.
     
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  7. mudhole crossing

    mudhole crossing 12 pointer

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    Mert?
     
  8. Dark Cloud

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    Yep traded a lot with him ,watched Blaine grow up.
     
  9. mudhole crossing

    mudhole crossing 12 pointer

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    I remember it being called merts when I was a young kid
     
  10. Dark Cloud

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    Yea he use sell and trade guns ,and work on sewing machines,and vacuum cleaners.Went over an hunted on his place in upper W.V. a couple times.He was always good to me.
     
  11. Marsh CallUser

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    Winchester SXP is the best pump on the market today. Mpssbergs go bang, but they beat the heck out of you.

    What ever you do, DO NOT buy a new remington. They recently filed for bankruptcy, and the reason is, they have been making a terrible product for the last 10 years.
     
  12. beauhunter41031

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    Pretty sure it was a brand called " Invector " not 100% sure, talk to a guy earlier today that had purchased $100 choke for a gun and took it backthat it just wasn't the right one he told me to try the cheap ones at Walmart first that you just never know, I think I'll make a trip to Lexington Sunday and hopefully purchase a decent choke for the 20 gauge Mossberg 500
     
  13. KY Swamp Beagler

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    Go with the cheap one at Walmart first. You’d be surprised at how well some of the cheap ones pattern.
     
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  14. kill'n and grill'n

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    “Cheap Chokes” I’ve had good luck with HS Struts Undertaker chokes ($20). Also the Tight Wad from Premos is a good one too.
    My $20 Undertaker choke shoots just as good as my $80 Indian Creek choke.
     

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