Turkey Choke for Nova


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JonB
August 29, 2008, 01:24 PM
Hi guys,

I'm going turkey hunting for the first time this year and need some advice on the subject. My 12ga is a Benelli Nova.

What kind of choke?
What size shot?
What length shotshell? (3" is my guess)

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chas08
August 29, 2008, 01:47 PM
Extra Full
#5 (my favorite)
Good Guess (my favorite also)

I don't Turkey hunt much anymore. But back when I did, the above was my favorite. :)

rcmodel
August 29, 2008, 02:31 PM
I think there is a tremendous amount of marketing hype designed to sell 3 1/2" magnum turkey guns going on.

All that is needed to kill a turkey is to over-saturate the head/neck with shot.

That being said, a 1 1/8 oz #8 trap load out of a full choke will kill a turkey over decoys deader then Al Capone, every time.

Personally, I find a 2 3/4" 1 5/8 oz #5 Mag all the heavy recoil I care to subject myself too.

If you can get within 40 yards, a full choke is plenty if your gun patterns them well.

Depending on the gun and shell, the X-Full & XX-full chokes may not pattern as well as the standard full choke tube you already have.

You just need to get the loads you want to use & pattern test your gun with them to find your effective range.

rcmodel

ImARugerFan
August 29, 2008, 04:05 PM
Extra full, #5s, in 3" or 3.5". Either will shoot fine. I would buy a couple different variations and pattern them all to see what shoots best out of your gun though.

kmrcstintn
August 30, 2008, 05:32 PM
HS Strut Ported Undertaker (XXFull); 3" Remington Nitro Turkey #5's :evil:

jmr40
August 30, 2008, 08:16 PM
Pattern the standard full choke that came with your gun. Probably will do just fine. The 3 1/2" shells are not needed for turkey. The 3" or even 2 3/4" turkey loads will do just fine. The 3 1/2" shells are only useful for waterfowl with the bigger shot sizes and even that is debateable.

RetiredLawman
August 30, 2008, 11:04 PM
What he said:

HS Strut Ported Undertaker (XXFull); 3" Remington Nitro Turkey #5's.

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