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Rem. 870 Express choke?

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cat44
Anybody have any experiences patterning a choke tube for a Remington 870 express? I bow hunt for turkeys, but this year my son is moving from a 20 gauge to a 12 gauge. I know it's not a top notch turkey gun, but it will get the job done for him. I hate to spend anywhere from $15 to $40 on different chokes and trying to pattern them to find the right one. I just googled this information and what I found is pretty overwhelming! So, anybody turkey hunt with this particular gun? If so, what's your recommendation on a choke?

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ZachD

Me and my buddy both shoot primos jelly head choke mine is out of my Mossberg 500 his out of his 870 express with Winchester long beard xr 3" 1 3/4oz either #5 or #4 shot and they seem to both pattern really well

   

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monstermoose78

I agree with zach but you could try other turkey loads that might shoot better. My 870 likes pheasant loads the best. 

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rundrave

I use an extra full choke by undertaker and shoot 3" winchester turkey loads in my 870 and it works great. #4 shot and 6# shot pattern about the same and I am confident with that choke at 40 yards.

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DonBo

I think the load you shoot out of your gun is more important than the choke you put in it.  Buy a decent full choke dedicated turkey choke and buy a couple boxes of dedicated turkey loads and see what works for you.  I'd start with Federal and or Winchester Premium in maybe #5's or 4"s.  The newer Hevi Shot loads are awesome, but require there own special chokes.

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cat44

Thanks guys!

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11-87

Carlson extra full 20 ga at 25 yards. 

 

5 shot remember nitro 

 

Daughters shot. 

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11-87

She nailed it.

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