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#7069846 - 02/07/18 04:28 PM Turkey choke recommendations
Trihunt Offline
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I have a 28" Benelli Nova. Does anyone have a recommendation on what choke and constriction to use for turkey or post what your favorite is with your gun. Thanks.
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#7069988 - 02/07/18 06:13 PM Re: Turkey choke recommendations [Re: Trihunt]
Gamblinman Offline
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You can do some research here and get an idea. Every gun shoots differently.

http://oldgobbler.com/Forum/index.php?board=257.0


Edited by Gamblinman (02/07/18 06:19 PM)
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#7070004 - 02/07/18 06:32 PM Re: Turkey choke recommendations [Re: Trihunt]
BarneyWho Offline
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Indian Creek .665 in a Benelli. Deep clean the barrel
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#7070974 - 02/08/18 01:58 PM Re: Turkey choke recommendations [Re: Trihunt]
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Constriction will depend on size shot used.
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#7071079 - 02/08/18 03:27 PM Re: Turkey choke recommendations [Re: Trihunt]
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#7071348 - 02/08/18 06:45 PM Re: Turkey choke recommendations [Re: Trihunt]
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Yeah, you can use more constriction with smaller shot sizes, bigger shot, less constriction.

Also, you should probably avoid the wad-stripper chokes if you are using the federal ammunition with the flight control wad. It defeats the purpose of using a flight control wad if your choke strips it away in the barrel.

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#7074786 - 02/11/18 04:46 PM Re: Turkey choke recommendations [Re: Trihunt]
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The patterns are with the Trulock Winchester Long Beard XR #6 choke with the Long Beard #6 3" ammo from my Mossberg 935 and my Remington 870 at 40 yds. There chokes are designed to be shot specific and their effectiveness speaks for itself. Their Federal Heavyweight #7 choke paired with the Federal Heavyweight 3" #7 ammo is a turkey slayer as well.
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#7074798 - 02/11/18 04:56 PM Re: Turkey choke recommendations [Re: Trihunt]
duckhunter175 Offline
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I would try some combos-- won't hurt to try your factory full choke and some Longbeard XR. Might be pleasantly surprised.

I had great luck in 20ga with HS Strut X-full and also with a Jebs. The Jebs was tighter and somewhat finicky with ammo but it LOVES Federal HW #6.

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#7075891 - 02/12/18 03:29 PM Re: Turkey choke recommendations [Re: Trihunt]
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Promos Jelly/using long beard Xr #5. I have one in a Mossberg 835 and in a Stoger 3500.
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#7075892 - 02/12/18 03:29 PM Re: Turkey choke recommendations [Re: Trihunt]
LittleD Offline
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Promos Jelly/using long beard Xr #5. I have one in a Mossberg 835 and in a Stoger 3500.
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#7076247 - 02/12/18 07:41 PM Re: Turkey choke recommendations [Re: duckhunter175]
TurkeyHunter Offline
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Originally Posted By: duckhunter175
I would try some combos-- won't hurt to try your factory full choke and some Longbeard XR. Might be pleasantly surprised.



Yes pattern your shotgun first using the factory full choke with a couple of turkey shells of various types.
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#7076249 - 02/12/18 07:42 PM Re: Turkey choke recommendations [Re: Trihunt]
Bobbaganoosh Offline


Registered: 06/12/09
Posts: 200
Loc: Texas
I simply use my factory full choke. First turkey I took was at 45 yards, DRT.

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#7076304 - 02/12/18 08:21 PM Re: Turkey choke recommendations [Re: Trihunt]
ndhunter Offline
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Originally Posted By: Trihunt
I have a 28" Benelli Nova. Does anyone have a recommendation on what choke and constriction to use for turkey or post what your favorite is with your gun. Thanks.


I'm thinking about buying a Briley Extended Full Choke .035 for my Franchi I-12

I have a Remington Turkey Choke in my 870 and it patterns pretty good

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