How Do You Pick A Gun For Turkey Hunting?
The choice of gun for turkey hunting should be based on comfort with the gun and one that provides an enjoyable shooting experience. Many turkey shotguns take 3 ½ inch magnums and use extra full chokes which can be hurtful. Some people can withstand this kick, but for others, it’s pure punishment, so choosing your gun carefully is important. Test your pattern. If you’re going to go with a 12 gauge turkey gun most of them have 22 inch barrels with extra full chokes. You may have to try different chokes to see what your bb pattern will be at 35 and 40 yards. Different chokes will give you different patterns. Turkey hunting can be done with a 20 gauge using a full choke, but keep in mind the bird needs to be within 20 to 25 yards for that good neck/head shot. Test your gun and your choke. Take a piece a paper the size of a newspaper fully opened and stretch it all the way out at 35 yards. Shoot your different shots and chokes to see which results in the tightest pattern. The tightest patt