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Turkey Choke

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Browning Man, Sep 11, 2008.

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  1. Browning Man

    Browning Man TS Member

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    I know this is a hunting question, but what is the best turkey tube that you have used. I have a Mossberg 835 that I hunt with.
     
  2. X2 fan

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    I have the same gun and use a Hastings that is choked to .685 That's wide-open compared to what some use these days but I have had no problems out to 40 yards.

    All of this means nothing however, as your gun is a different one than mine. I would suspect that most any choke you buy would work as long as you find what load YOUR GUN likes the best. That's the key.

    Good luck,

    Tim
     
  3. Doug Brown

    Doug Brown Well-Known Member

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    Patternmaster
     
  4. Shady Creek

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    Mod. GOOD LUCK
     
  5. K80433SC

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    I have had great success with a Hastings .640 aftermarket choke tube in my Winchester 1300. Like you - I have also hunted with a Mossberg 835. I had that gun "sleeved" by Mark Bansner, and it is simply deadly on turkeys. I have had my best patterns with copper-plated 6s or 5s.
     
  6. Jawhawker

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    Browning man, I wouldn't become obsessed with the "turkey tube syndrome". I have taken turkey with a 20 ga and imp cyl. Its how good of hunter you are that counts.
     
  7. Browning Man

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    What about kicks?
     
  8. don q

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    Martin is right but started shooting turkeys this year and shot a 24# tom with my A-5,got the ok to buy a dedicated turkey gun, so I got a camoed SPS-T Rem with a .660 choke, what a nail driver. Can't wait till next spring. don q
     
  9. Bruce Specht

    Bruce Specht Well-Known Member

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    As opposed to a chicken choke?
     
  10. M R Ducks

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    Any tight choke that does not blow your pattern will work. I know a guy who has killed big toms with a skeet choke, but the load he shoots comes out of that barrel in a fist size swarm of angry pellets.

    Toms are hardy birds - although lots of guys will tell you about killing big tmes with sub-gauge guns at incredible distances, I recommend you stick with a 12 or 10 bore with high velocity 1.5 to 2.0 ounces of copper plated #5 shot out of a .655 or a .690 choke (12 vs. 10 respectively).

    I like the ported turkley tubes made by Hastings personally.

    Joe
     
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