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    Choke tube

    I have a Remington 870 12 GA. Express, I'm going Turkey hunting for the first time. I bought a Full Rem Choke. Is that good enough or should I get a Extra Full Choke. I'm not sure how much Turkey hunting I will be doing after this hunt.




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    Many different opinions on this. The full that came with it is fine in my opinion. If you are gonna put a dot sight or higher end sight on it I would get a turkey choke. My Remington 1187 with a turkey choke gets me roughly a 9 inch diameter of pellets at 50 yards. Very accurate and is great at hitting them in a raised up head at longer ranges. I hunt them in the mountains so I look for every little gain I can get. If I'm on the plains only I'd probably only use my full choke. Hope that helps.

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    Full choke with lead shot should do fine.
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    You'll be fine, but it is fun to buy and tinker. I'm killing them with a bow, so you can't go wrong with either.

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    I've been hunting Turkeys for over twenty years now. They are very tough birds and seem to find holes in patterns. That being said your combo will work though not ideal. You will need to be close.

    The main problem is that if the birds are grouped up or close together your set up could drop multiple birds.

    Be patient and and wait for the right opportunity.

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    Keep it inside 40 yards and you'll be fine. My wife shoots turkeys with a modified and I pretty much never shoot more than a full. I shot two last year with a Carlsons midrange waterfowl choke..
    I'd buy some of the higher density bismuth or TSS shotshells before I bought a new choke. High density loads in 6 or 7 shot will easily kill a bird at 40, with a full choke.
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    I enjoy the "Wiggle room" of a full choke for turkeys. Using 3.5" HV #5 Winchesters I have had very good luck.

    I do have a couple XXX-full COMP-N-CHOKES as well. They are nice. But admittedly, years ago I missed a bird at 25 yards with that tight choke....then the gun jammed. wosh wosh wosh....never to be seen again. lol All I can figure is he moved his head down right as I shot....I'll never know. Would I have been better with a full? Probably. It would have been even better if my gun had not jammed and I could have easily killed the bird with the second shot as it took flight....

    Pattern the gun to see what it really looks like with he full and like Fink said keep it within 40 yards and you should be good.

    The TSS #7's would be interesting to see how they preformed with a modified choke. It may be the cats pajamas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mallardsx2 View Post

    The TSS #7's would be interesting to see how they preformed with a modified choke. It may be the cats pajamas.
    I think I'm gonna shoot Apex TSS #9 this spring. The 9's hit with the same energy as 5 lead, I'm thinking that will be a nasty pattern clear out to 50 yards. I've never shot a bird further than 30 yards, so it's probably overkill.... But, I like my turkeys to not even flop.
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