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 Post subject: Dedicated turkey and coyote gun
PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:15 pm 
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I am looking at two shotguns for a dedicated turkey and predator hunting rig, but can't really decided which is the better gun or which barrel length to choose. First one is a Stoeger M3500 with a 24 or 28 Inch barrel or a Mossberg 935 with a 22 or 28 inch barrel. Any input helps and no i don't want to spend any more than i can pick up one of these for.
Thanks in advance
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 Post subject: Re: Dedicated turkey and coyote gun
PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:40 pm 
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Thumper3181 wrote:
I am looking at two shotguns for a dedicated turkey and predator hunting rig, but can't really decided which is the better gun or which barrel length to choose. First one is a Stoeger M3500 with a 24 or 28 Inch barrel or a Mossberg 935 with a 22 or 28 inch barrel. Any input helps and no i don't want to spend any more than i can pick up one of these for.
Thanks in advance
Frankie


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 Post subject: Re: Dedicated turkey and coyote gun
PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:43 pm 
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Thumper3181 wrote:
I am looking at two shotguns for a dedicated turkey and predator hunting rig, but can't really decided which is the better gun or which barrel length to choose. First one is a Stoeger M3500 with a 24 or 28 Inch barrel or a Mossberg 935 with a 22 or 28 inch barrel. Any input helps and no i don't want to spend any more than i can pick up one of these for.
Thanks in advance
Frankie


1. I suggest getting the shorter barrel (22" to 24").

2. I suggest getting the 3" version rather than the 3.5" version.

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 Post subject: Re: Dedicated turkey and coyote gun
PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:29 pm 
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Thanks for your input! Why go with a 3" version rather than the 3.5"? I might possibly use it as a waterfowl gun as well, would you still suggest a 3" version?


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 Post subject: Re: Dedicated turkey and coyote gun
PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:22 pm 
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Thumper3181 wrote:
Thanks for your input! Why go with a 3" version rather than the 3.5"? I might possibly use it as a waterfowl gun as well, would you still suggest a 3" version?


Granted, there are some people who buy 3.5" super magnums and are happy with them, but we seem to get a lot more comments here from people who thought they'd be happy with the 3.5" gun, but after owning and shooting it for a little while wish they had bought the 3" magnum instead.

IMO, the 3" gun is actually more versatile for what MOST people want to do with a gun than the 3.5" gun. The 3.5" gun is not very well suited for light hunting loads, and certainly not for light target loads... at least that's what we hear on here quite often.

If all you're EVER going to do is shoot heavy steel loads at waterfowl, then it's hard to beat the 3.5" gun. But if you want versatility and the ability to maybe even shoot some lightweight target loads for practice occasionally, then forget the 3.5" gun. Besides, if you do your part right, the 3" gun will kill them just as dead. Dead is dead, and you can't buy a gun big enough to do the job if you don't do your job right.

I'm just saying that unless you're a diehard waterfowler 100%, then I think you'll be much happier with the 3" gun.

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 Post subject: Re: Dedicated turkey and coyote gun
PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2019 11:42 pm 
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Frankie,

I have an old Savage DL 22 Mag over and 20 gauge Mag shotgun under, that I use for Predator and Turkey hunting, if you can find one they are sweet shooting guns. 3" 20 gauge Mag that puts the game down and 22 Mag that is very accurate. Still use this gun even today.

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