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I am building a turkey gun for the up coming season. I wanted somthing ugly, reliable, short, and light. I didn't want to have to worry about it in rainy conditions. I found an NEF 12 ga and put a new 24" barrel chambered for 3.5" shells and threaded for choke tubes. I want to put better sights on it, but am having a hard time finding any that will go on a plain barrel. They all seem to attach to the rib. I do not want a red dot or scope of any kind. Does any one have any suggestions on a sight that they have had luck with, or choke tubes that they like?

from buckeye on 02.27.13

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from HuntingEditor wrote 1 year 20 weeks ago

Buckeye - check out the full-barrel lights from Hi-Viz. I got one for a 20-gauge New England Firearms break-open. They fit tightly and are a good, cheap alternative to doctoring the front bead. Trouble is, they're sort of bulky and can break off or rotate unless you add a drop of Lok-Tite or other adhesive to the barrel before you snap on the sight.
Andrew McKean

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from 4everAutumn wrote 1 year 21 weeks ago

You might want to take a look at hivizsights.com for sights. They have several that might fit your needs.

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from officerdom1987 wrote 1 year 21 weeks ago

What I did on my single shot shotgun was borrow some of my mom's bright red nail polish and paint a few coats on the front bead; it really helped it stand out. If you wanted to get really funky with it, go to a craft store and get a bright red or green even car model paint and dab it onto the bead. As for chokes I would strongly suggest Kick's Chokes Gobblin Thunder. Excellent ported choke. If you are gonna do some hunting in woods, just a reminder, put choke tube grease on everytime you change them out and as always, check the pattern of the choke with different brand shells. Hope this helps!

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from huntfishtrap wrote 1 year 21 weeks ago

What's wrong with the regular bead? That's all I've ever used for turkey hunting, and it's never caused me to miss.

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from charlie elk wrote 1 year 21 weeks ago

There are open sights that can be mounted on a NEF (my favorite is Fire Sights) or you could use a handgun scope mounted forward thus allowing you to shoot with both eyes open.
Or do as I do for turkey hunting and shoot instinctively.
Good hunting.
later,
charlie

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from charlie elk wrote 1 year 21 weeks ago

There are open sights that can be mounted on a NEF (my favorite is Fire Sights) or you could use a handgun scope mounted forward thus allowing you to shoot with both eyes open.
Or do as I do for turkey hunting and shoot instinctively.
Good hunting.
later,
charlie

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from 4everAutumn wrote 1 year 21 weeks ago

You might want to take a look at hivizsights.com for sights. They have several that might fit your needs.

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from HuntingEditor wrote 1 year 20 weeks ago

Buckeye - check out the full-barrel lights from Hi-Viz. I got one for a 20-gauge New England Firearms break-open. They fit tightly and are a good, cheap alternative to doctoring the front bead. Trouble is, they're sort of bulky and can break off or rotate unless you add a drop of Lok-Tite or other adhesive to the barrel before you snap on the sight.
Andrew McKean

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from huntfishtrap wrote 1 year 21 weeks ago

What's wrong with the regular bead? That's all I've ever used for turkey hunting, and it's never caused me to miss.

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from officerdom1987 wrote 1 year 21 weeks ago

What I did on my single shot shotgun was borrow some of my mom's bright red nail polish and paint a few coats on the front bead; it really helped it stand out. If you wanted to get really funky with it, go to a craft store and get a bright red or green even car model paint and dab it onto the bead. As for chokes I would strongly suggest Kick's Chokes Gobblin Thunder. Excellent ported choke. If you are gonna do some hunting in woods, just a reminder, put choke tube grease on everytime you change them out and as always, check the pattern of the choke with different brand shells. Hope this helps!

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