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Okay so this is the first time I have ever hunted turkey as I just started hunting last season and fell in love with everything about hunting. I have been practicing my calls since early febuary still not where I should be but Im getting better. However I have a question I have my dads gun from when he was a kid its a remington 870 about 37 years old. I plan on hunting with it but it doesnt have a full choke barrel or the threads to attach one so this will just result in a looser pattern correct and all I would need to do is bring the birds in a little closer if I can get em in correct. Also im to cheap this year to buy a full choke barrel to fit it unless I find one at a good price. Thanks
 

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You need to shoot it, pattern it, BEFORE you pull the trigger on a turk. It is not worth wounding a bird. Without a turkey choke, you might be ok to 20-25yrds, but you wont know until you pattern it and see how it shoots at different ranges, and differnt loads.:tsk:
 

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How is the barrel choked that you are going to use? Modified?


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My son uses a modified barrel and it's good out to 30 yards. Good luck.


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Tomorrow I plan on going to sportsmans den in shelby gonna pick up some turkey loads. I will grab a target while I am there Planned on going and getting a pattern tomorrow at the range as well. When checking the pattern should I be like how im going to be hunting like sitting on the ground or what. Its a Modifed choke only shoots 2 3/4. I will take a couple shots at 20-25 than try some around 30 I read anymore than that and your not going to do much even with a full choke.
 

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I think at 20 to 25 yards you should be fine. 2 3/4 will be more than enough to put one down.


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Okay I thanks I didn't know if a paper size target would be efficient enough are they close to actual size on paper

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I think it is pretty close to actual size. The outer circle is about 7 or 8 inches in diameter.


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