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barrel length is a little over rated.
I shoot 28" 20 and 12 ***** for turkeys and no problem.

If your in god awful briars or something, maybe, but generally your hidden off the side of a field or game trail.
 

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I'd say you should be fine with a 28" barrel. After all, you're only talking about 6" of barrel. My 870 has a 30" barrel and it's never been a problem. Now if you need an excuse for more toys, then you might have found one.
 

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jlptexashunter said:
If your in god awful briars or something, maybe, but generally your hidden off the side of a field or game trail.
Just think of what Civil War soldiers had to go through when marching through woods! :shock: Those Springfields and Enfields had much longer barrels than the current shotgun.
 

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I think the whole shorter barrel lenght for turkey is bs. They say it is easier to swing throw the brush :lol: . Just some more marketing bs, trying to make you by something else. There is no need, esesially when you are pinching pennies like I am :roll:
 

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A 28" barrel is of no disadvantage to the average turkey hunter. I use one with no problem. Sure it would be more convenient to have a shorter barrel if one was available but I don't exactly have 400-500 bucks that I can just go out and drop on a turkey gun of my choice......-Matt Latham
 
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I used an Ithaca Mag-10 with 32" barrels for many years. I can't think of too many longer barreled guns other than a Marlin 55 Super Goose with 36" barrel. I now use either a 28" or 30" barreled gun. The only advantage I see to a shorter gun is when hunting out of a blind, you don't need as much room in front of you to bring the gun up. uglydog
 
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