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My new turkey gun

Unread postby JWandling » Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:10 pm

I have been wanting a new turkey/coyote shotgun for a few years now. I found a few at some local pawn shops and narrowed it down to 3 guns. The first was a Remington 11-87 special purpose, the other two were Remington 870’s. I really wanted the 11-87 but we were $30 apart and neither of us would budge on price so I walked away. Between the two 870’s one was a 21” wood stock 3” magnum and the other was a 26” camo 3.5” super magnum. I like the shorter barrel but the 3.5” came with 3 chokes a sling fiber optic rifle sights and a soft case. They were priced about the same. I ended up with the 3.5” for $295 tax and all. Image


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Re: My new turkey gun

Unread postby muddy » Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:21 pm

Those 870 super mags kick like a mule! But they're heck on gobblers!

I can appreciate sticking to your guns on a price, but $30 is worth it for the 11-87 IMO.
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Re: My new turkey gun

Unread postby backstraps » Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:23 pm

You done well !!! :clap:
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Re: My new turkey gun

Unread postby JWandling » Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:24 pm

I’m sticking with 3” loads. I might even just use 2 3/4”. Im not a fan of heavy recoil.
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Re: My new turkey gun

Unread postby JWandling » Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:25 pm

I just left Walmart. The same gun is $569.
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Re: My new turkey gun

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Re: My new turkey gun

Unread postby JWandling » Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:04 am

Remington Nitro Turkey 3” 1 7/8 #5 and a primos tightwad choke. 35 is about the maximum range for that combination. Next I want to try the Winchester longbeard xr but they are about $20 a box. For now I believe I’ll stick with the Remington loads and call them close.
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Re: My new turkey gun

Unread postby Juvona » Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:36 pm

I just bought a night vision scope so I am a bit biased. :) System is better than expected, won't go wrong here. Detection of deer and human easy at 1000 yards, Perfect for scanning fields, game tracking. Eats batteries, but that is true of all thermal scopes. I could see a friends had at 500 yards with fingers up, couldn't count them very well, but could see them well. Works better at night than day when the sun isn't muting everything with heatscope. Also grabbed the scope mounting kit from the same place, it costed much lower than anywhere else.

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