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March 25, 2013
Turkey Hunting Shotguns: Three All-Time Favorites - 15
Shooting a wild turkey punctuates the enjoyable and sometimes frustrating process of scouting, finding, roosting, calling/decoying/patterning a spring gobbler into range. Your shotgun should drop it dead inside 40 yards, though most of the time I let birds work even closer. How about you?
My upbringing as a turkey hunter included simple-to-use pump shotguns by choice, options I saw depicted in the Outdoor Life issues of my youth, plus classy loaner firearms on the road at media camps. I’ve handled plenty, liked many, loved a few and forgotten about some others.
The media hunt deal is something like an arranged marriage to a bride you have to divorce before heading to the airport—even if you’ve fallen in love with her a bit. Sometimes you even buy the consignment shotgun afterwards, which I suppose is something like a mail-order bride. I digress...
My three picks for a favorite turkey hunting shotgun may or may not surprise you.
Remington 870 Express Super Magnum
Browning Silver NWTF Infinity
Remington Versa Max
So there it is: a Big Green classic and sleek late-comer, plus a serviceable Browning autoloader. But enough about my tastes, what’s your favorite turkey hunting shotgun, Strut Zoners? Got a few on your wish list too?