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Old April 19, 2012, 09:22 AM   #1
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Which barrel for Turkey

I recently got the Mossberg 535 combo with the 24 inch Turkey barrel and a 28 inch "waterfowl" barrel. Comes with a few different chokes.

I am shooting 3 instead of 3 1/2 magnums through the 24 with the xx turkey choke and it patterns pretty good at 30 yards. My understanding of the shorter barrel on turkey guns is that they are easier to maneuver under cover. My buddy asked me why I didn't use the longer barrel and that I could get better range and velocity especially with 3 inch shot.

I kinda like the 24 barrel in the woods. I get his point, but would like to stay with it if appropriate. I guess I could move up to 3 1/2 magnum to get increase ballistic out of the shorter barrel.

What do you guys think? Thanks.
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