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Old December 11, 2012, 12:28 AM   #1
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Which shotgun for turkey?

This is my project.



To make it field ready it needs a full/xtra full choke barrel w/rifle sights. That's a barrel ~$270. But the only such barrel is polished blue. I'd probably have to have it hard chromed, along w/the receiver since that would look so cool. Lesse, the gun was $300, Knoxx stock $135, barrel $270, hard chroming + shipping what, $300?

Or, I should just buy one of these for $523? It's a 870 already set up for turkey.



This would then double as a coyote gun, turkey gun and HD gun.

Are these turkey guns the same quality as the 870 Express HD guns?

Economically I guess I should sell the first and buy the second, but a hard chromed pump w/the Knoxx stock just looks .... cool.

Thoughts?
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Old December 11, 2012, 06:17 AM   #2
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Personally I wouldn't wanna go through all that trouble with ordering and shipping parts for your HD gun. I would just get a gun I can buy and use it just how it is and be satisfied
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Old December 11, 2012, 07:06 AM   #3
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But the argument can be made that it isn't "trouble" to order the parts and install them...

That is satisfying and personally gratifying to a guy like me...

Not to mention, some of us prefer one gun that is able to be diverse...

And in my case, I am a spartan utilitarian so an extra gun I use very little would never even be considered...

I have an M-500 and I know a new barrel is just a phone call or a few keystrokes from being on the big brown truck...

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Old December 11, 2012, 08:20 AM   #4
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I'd also consider a 21" turkey barrel. They are already threaded for tubes, are matte finish, but only come with a front bead on a vent rib.
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Old December 11, 2012, 10:47 PM   #5
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For a dedicated turkey gun, I don't know why more people don't just get a 10ga BPS and be done with it. A 3.5" 10 can run rings around any 12's ballistics... but the few I've shouldered were quite heavy!!
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Old December 11, 2012, 11:25 PM   #6
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but the few I've shouldered were quite heavy!!
I think you answered, in part, your own question...

I don't see an issue using a 3 inch 20 gauge...

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