Seven Turkey Shotguns Worth a Look
March 21, 2012
Any of these thunder sticks will more than get the job done on a thunder chicken this spring!
VersaMax cycles all shells. Four chokes, from .004-inch to .060. Camo or black synthetic stocks. Wood stocks are expected soon. 4140 hammer-forged steel barrel. Nickel-coated bore. TriNyte coating.
THOMPSON CENTER PRO HUNTER TURKEY GUN
single-shot Pro Hunter comes in 12 and 20 gauge with a 24- or 26-inch barrel, adjustable fiber optics sights and T/C\'s Xtra Full Choke. Swing Hammer and Flex-Tech stock.
M3500. Inertia-driven. 24-, 26- or 28-inch barrel. Ventilated, stepped rib. Fiber-optic front sight. Five chokes. Shim kit for drop and cast adjustment.
MOSSBERG GRANDSLAM TURKEY SERIES
500 Pump-Action Grand Slam Turkey is available in 12 and 20 gauge, 20 and 22-inch barrels, synthetic stock, X-factor ported tube, adjustable fiber optic sights, padded sling.
TRISTAR VIPER G2 TURKEY
3-inch Viper G2 semi-auto features a fixed grip stock and picatinny rail. Also look for a 24-inch barrel with extended turkey choke, fiber optic front sight, and a Beretta-style choke tube.
WINCHESTER SUPER X3 NWTF CANTILEVER TURKEY
Super X3 turkey offering is available in 12 (3 1/2") and 20 (3") gauges. Look for 24-inch barrels, TruGlo fiber-optic front sight with adjustable rear sight. Also features Weaver-style cantilever rail that allows for easy red dot or scope placement.
WEATHERBY SA-459 TURKEY
3-inch SA-459 Turkey is new for 2012. Available in 12 and 20 gauges, the short offering (21 1/4-inch barrels with removable extended ported choke tube) features a trimmer forend and an ergonomic pistol grip buttstock. Look for a front blade sight, multiple position rear ghost ring, picatinny rail, and dipped in Mothwing Spring Mimicry camo pattern.