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New Gear: Shotguns, Ammo & More for Spring Turkey Hunting

Here's are some selected turkey-gear items for shotgunners.

New Gear: Shotguns, Ammo & More for Spring Turkey Hunting

Avian-X HDR Jake decoy

AMMO

TSS
FEDERAL Heavyweight TSS

BROWNING | TSS Tungsten Turkey

Featuring TSS, the densest shot on the market, these loads deliver twice as many pellets on target and 50-percent deeper penetration (in a 20-inch circle at 60 yards vs #5 lead loads).Available in 12- and 20-gauge loads of Nos. 7 and 9 shot, plus .410 bore in No. 9 shot. $28–$48

FEDERAL | Heavyweight TSS

Federal has five new 12- and 20-gauge turkey offerings, including blended loads that combine Nos. 7 and 9 or 8 and 10 TSS shot. Some payloads top 1,000 pellets, and TSS is 56 percent denser than lead, resulting in deadly patterns and maximum energy at extreme ranges. $40–$64

HEVI-SHOT | Hevi-X Strut

This tungsten-based turkey load has No. 6 tungsten pellets layered over heavier-than-steel Hevi-X No. 5 tungsten pellets, plus a higher launch speed. That produces 50 percent more energy than conventional No. 6 lead and puts more lethal pellets on target. $17

APEX AMMUNITION | TSS Turkey

Available in various gauges and shot sizes, this ammo uses 18g/cc tungsten super shot, providing impressive downrange energy and thick, consistent patterns. $35–$63


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BLINDS

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Primos Double Bull SurroundView Stakeout

AMERISTEP | Distorter

This blind creates a unique silhouette for better concealment. Three floor kick-outs, which have an attached floor and sewn-in shelves, provide additional storage. Dual roof kick-outs add height, increasing available headroom. $300

PRIMOS | Double Bull SurroundView Stakeout

With two exclusive one-way see-through walls, this blind allows hunters to see every movement without moving. It has a two-hub design and three shooting windows positioned to permit multiple shooting lane options. $125

SUMMIT | Cobra

Available in two- and three-person configurations, the Cobra has a Split Silent Slide window system that allows quiet adjustments to mesh and window curtains for shot opportunities. $160-$180

BOX CALLS

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Hunters Specialties Slingblade

HUNTERS SPECIALTIES | Slingblade

This single-sided box is made of a solid billet of American walnut with an exotic purple heart lid. The call’s off side is taller, which stops the paddle at the same place every stroke, producing consistently realistic turkey sounds. $35

PRIMOS | Clear Cutter

This pre-tuned walnut and mahogany call has a groove in which you can rest your thumb to act as a spring. Then, slap the paddle to produce crisp clucks and cutting. Roll the lid over the calling surface for yelps that start high and end with a raspy low finish. $45




QUAKER BOY | Kirby Klassic Combo

Featuring the waterproof Hurricane box, Easy Yelper push-pin and Screamin’ Green Nasty Old Hen diaphragm, this combo pack will have hunters ready for any situation in the woods. $49

DECOYS

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Avian-X HDR Jake

AVIAN-X | HDR Jake

This decoy is slightly smaller than a turkey to prevent it from looking intimidating but is blow-molded in a quarter-strut posture with subdominant feathers to signal it’s ready to fight. $150

FLEXTONE | Funky Chicken Gen 2

A slim jake decoy. It’s smaller and missing tail feathers to enrage old gobblers. It has a new molding pattern and more detailed paint scheme for realism. Portable and light, it has a reinforced ground stake. $40

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PRIMOS | Double Bull SurroundView

This reaping decoy built with Primos’ exclusive one-way see-through technology lets hunters creep up to a gobbler or fan close while you watch behind the one-way see-through fan. It weighs 1 1/2 pounds. $132

ACCESSORIES

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Aimpoint Micro S-1

AIMPOINT | Micro S-1

This light, compact optic was designed for shotguns. It has a 6-MOA dot for maximum visibility and quick target acquisition and higher maximum light intensity settings for bright conditions. $738

BUSHNELL | Tac Optics Red-Dots

These offer extended battery life and adjustable brightness settings. Four reticle options. The Big D(ot) has a 37mm objective. $358

CALDWELL | Lead Sled 3

Perfect for patterning turkey loads, this rest reduces recoil by up to 95 percent while holding your gun on target. The skeletonized front rest secures your gun. $168

SHOTGUNS

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Browning BPS NWTF

BROWNING | BPS NWTF

This 12-gauge combines BPS reliability with durable Hi-Vis 4-in-1 sights and three Invector-Plus choke tubes. Sporting a 24-inch barrel, the shotgun comes in Mossy Oak Break-Up Country with an NWTF buttstock decal. $1,030

REMINGTON | V3 Turkey Pro

Featuring the Versa Port gas system, this shotgun combines reliability with soft recoil into a sleek platform. It comes with a TruGlo Headbanger choke tube and a 40-yard factory-bore-sighted TruGlo optic. $1,195

WINCHESTER | SXP Turkey Hunter

Featuring a chrome-plated bore and chamber, this pump-action 12-gauge has adjustable fiber-optic rifle sights and is drilled and tapped for optics. Comes with an Invector-Plus X-Full turkey choke tube. $520

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