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I just took my 835 with the new Pachmar recoil reduceing pad and the recoil reduceing Comp N Chock outside with some turkey targets and shells. That 3&1/2" fed turkey load almost took my head off :eek: My shoulder is tender through a sweatshirt and a down jacket:eek: and my cheek is puffy:eek: Man was that fun! You turkey hunters are a lot tougher than I ever gave credit:cheers:To make matters even more fun I shot high and right so I need to have some more enjoyable shooting time with that MULE!:peepwall:

At 40 yards I sure did not blow the turkeys head off!:frown:I am now considering some sort of ajustable sight. Maybe one of dem dare red dot scope thing-a-ma-jigs! Considering the felt recoil......there should have been at least part of the head missing!:D

Oh did I tell you guys thanks for getting me interested in this fun sport!:bangin:
 

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Shooot.... those things don't kick! :hysterical:

Oh well, it's fun to go out and shoot every once in a while!

BUT, my 3" bps puts almost all of the pellets in the head at forty yards. Just a thought. (I use a extra whatever turkey choke too and winchester #6's)
 

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Lefty; I probably only had 6 in the whole head!:frown:I did not get the XXX FULL choke just the FULL. Now I am thinking I should have saved the money and bought one of those Bennelli rolling bolts that reduce recoil! :eek:I don't even want to go back outside right now:frown: I was shooting with a empty Bud case to hold the target and I can see most of the pellets hit right even after I adjusted my hold lower. So I do need to get some sort of adjustable sight, and before I torture myself any further.
 

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hang in there snowman......I promise you once you are set up on the big gobbler you wont even feel the impact once that bird is doing the dead tom dance:banana:
 

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Well I use a mounted by me fiber optic sight,,, kinda looks like this: o/o/o
You can get the gist of it...

I'm guessing you just have the bead?


But, anyways. The sight thing is really just personal preference. A lot of people have taken a lot of turkeys with just the bead sight.
I'm sure once you try out the XXX turkey choke you'll see a world or a diference in pellet placment.
And don't be stuck on the 3 1/2" shells. Most of the time turkeys come in closer than 40 yards, especially in the woods I hunt: 40 yards in the woods isn't a 'good' shot.
Just try out some different shells and see what your gun shoots best.

It's gonna hurt... You can always more recoil reducing stuff, like a pad on your shoulder or whatever else. But, the pain is half the fun...:D
 

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Originally posted by r2ahunter
hang in there snowman......I promise you once you are set up on the big gobbler you wont even feel the impact once that bird is doing the dead tom dance:banana:
Exaclty! it's just like when you shoot a deer. You don't even feel the recoil of the shot. You might have ringing ears, but no pain...

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Originally posted by Lefty
But, the pain is half the fun...:D
You killin me Lefty!:D
 

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My opinion is that 3 1/2's are overkill BIG TIME. Think about it this way....get the XXX full choke now, and you'll save money on the price difference between 3's and 3 1/2's in a year or two.

I DO NOT like getting my noggin' rocked by big calibers. I'm a big enough boy how I am, I'm not trying to prove anything to anyone. :D

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Parker; Don't you use a scope of some sort?

I kid you guys not! I am a hurten unit!
 

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Snowman I have patterned all of my shotguns with all kinds of different chokes and loads and it all came down to my old Model 12 Winchester. It was made back in 1952 and shoots a 2 3/4 inch shell. It patterned best with the Remington Express #5 shot. I have taken a 24 lb. tom at 75 yards with it. If I were you I would drop down to a 3" shell with 4's or 6's and pattern your gun again. My old Model 12 has a 30 inch Full choke on it. It is my one function gun for turkeys.
 

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Originally posted by Snowman
Parker; Don't you use a scope of some sort?

I kid you guys not! I am a hurten unit!
I use a Tasco Pro Point 3, and it has held up VERY well. My opinion is that if you go with a cheaper model, the scope could fail on you because of the shock of the shot. They go for about $100.

A mount for your shotgun will cost you a little too though.

It won't work for flying shots on anything, I'll promise you that. It just doesn't work for some reason. I've tried to break clays with it, and its impossible.

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I think breaking clays is impossible with everything:bangin:
 

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Originally posted by Snowman
I think breaking clays is impossible with everything:bangin:
:hysterical: I can't wait til you get down here! We're gonna have a blast! :hysterical:

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snowman
you realy dont need a canon for turks.
just call them in a little closer and it adds a little more chaleng to the hunt.
i have a bps 10ga. mag but perfer a old 410 and it dont kick at all ya just got to get um good and close
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they do tend to kick a bit don't they,:hysterical:thats why you should always have a friend shoot it for yah.ive got a 3x9 tasco on mine.but i still feel it when i shoot a turk with it.one word of warning though make sure your shoulder is away from the tree when you let it go.that really hurts.i use a twenty now around here.but when i head to north mo. i take the monster.
 

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i would be careful about over choking your gun. when i pattern my gun i put out a paper plate and count the number of pellets in that circle. don't even worry about the turkey head targets anymore. you probably don't want anything that is going to throw a baseball pattern at 40 yards anyway. open that choke up for a better pattern.
 

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took the words right out of my mouth wingman
 

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I am looking forward to trying it again, as soon as I heal up! And get an adjustable sight. I can see this getting addictive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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I think you are just getting soft Snowman. Lounging around the fireside way up north. Packing away all of the La Blatts that you can hold and all. Next time you are down we will have to shoot some clay birds at my place. I have a thrower all set up for you. You can start out with my little .410 since you are a little fragile and work up to my Browning O/U Citori Feather. If you are man enough I'll borrow my buddy's Ithaca mag 10 and let you try thay one on for size. :cheers:
 

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I think the empty Bud case was your problem. It is hard to hold steady after a case.:rotfl:
 
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