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What makes a turkey gun different than a standard shotgun, other than the paint job?

Any reliable shotgun should be able to pull HD duty.
 

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Isn't a turkey gun just a shotgun that can shoot 3.5" shells, has a pretty paint job, and has a tight *** choke?
Swap out the extra super full choke and you have a duck gun. Add a mag extension and a light and you have an HD gun.
 

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A "turkey gun" would work fine, as long as you didn't use turkey loads in it for home defense. Turkey loads are still "birdshot", and unless you are being attacked by little birds, you can use better loads.

Get some 00 Buckshot rounds for your turkey gun and you are good to go for home defense.
 

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some also have materials in them to quiet the action of the pump...so there is another benefit. you can put the mohecan sneakum on your perp

usually they are camo dipped, so no glare...if you need that

The problem is, most of that stuff is not needed for a good turkey gun and usually costs a pretty penny to buy an outfit with "turkey" stuff on it.

A used 500 or 870 with fiber sights and a tight choke will kill a bird at 40 yards just as well as a "turkey" model

Do your homework (both for LB and HD) and you will be better equipped to shoot either than you would be dropping $500+ on a turkey model
 

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Just know what your getting if you want a dual pupose HD / Turkey gun. I have a Mossy 835 turkey gun that will not do slugs. It's marked right on the barrel.
 
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