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Best choke tube for long range shots on turkey for my SA-08

Best choke tube for long range shots on turkey for my SA-08
« on: February 20, 2012, 04:57:31 PM »
What would be the best choke tube for hunting turkeys over a field?  I plan on making 30-50 yard shots.  Also what would be the best shot size?

Re: Best choke tube for long range shots on turkey for my SA-08
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2012, 05:19:05 PM »
Superfull Turkey Choke.Not sure which ones the Sa takes but Issac can tell you when he sees the post.Pattern the different shot with your gun and choke to see which it likes best.I usually end up using 6 shot in commercial loads made for Turkey.What species and where are you hunting?
Roger
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Re: Best choke tube for long range shots on turkey for my SA-08
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2012, 05:13:05 AM »
I use an Extra Full turkey choke from Carlsons and shoot Federal Premiums that use the flight control wad and 1 7/8 oz of No. 6's at 1300 fps. I don't use a ported choke, they can make some of the wads act funny, and grab a couple boxes and pattern them as Rodger says. When you are buying a choke for the SA, the package will say use with Winchester/Weatherby/Mossberg, that's the one you want. If you have one of the threat response models, they use beretta's mobil choke system.
Isaac

Re: Best choke tube for long range shots on turkey for my SA-08
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2012, 07:38:42 PM »
thanks guys, and I will be hunting anywhere from over a field to in dense hardwoods.  The sa-08 can take up to a 3" load and I have patterned with the standard full choke and it patterns poorly at most ranges.  I plan to use 5's or 6's perhaps in winchester supreme ammo.

Re: Best choke tube for long range shots on turkey for my SA-08
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2012, 04:50:08 AM »
Luke: Factory chokes tend to pattern poorly across the board. When I buy a shotgun, I buy aftermarket chokes before I ever shoot it. I think Carlson's is the best bang for the buck.
Isaac

Re: Best choke tube for long range shots on turkey for my SA-08
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2012, 11:02:40 PM »
i'll definitely go with carlsons since i hear such good reviews, i appreciate it guys.Hopefully i can knock one down this spring.

Re: Best choke tube for long range shots on turkey for my SA-08
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2012, 07:59:34 PM »
i bought the federal premium mag shok turkey loads in 4 shot, 10 vital hits on the paper at 40 yards, im happy with that. stock choke btw

Re: Best choke tube for long range shots on turkey for my SA-08
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2012, 10:00:40 PM »
Luke if you're going to stick with the factory choke try the Heavy Shot. It patterns very well using standard full and extra full chokes.

Re: Best choke tube for long range shots on turkey for my SA-08
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2012, 05:30:15 PM »
im on a teen budget, so the hevishot gets a little too pricey for me

Re: Best choke tube for long range shots on turkey for my SA-08
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2012, 07:28:57 PM »
I would look into a .670 constriction. A .680 at the most. Should get good patterns with the right #5 or #6. Its expensive, but the Hevi-Shot Magnum Blend has produced some great patterns and killed lots of turkeys.
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Re: Best choke tube for long range shots on turkey for my SA-08
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2012, 07:42:52 PM »
Doc:Always curious.How long has the Hevi shot Blend been around that you mentioned?
Roger
Faster horses,younger women,older whiskey,and more money.

Re: Best choke tube for long range shots on turkey for my SA-08
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2012, 06:55:25 PM »
I think this makes year number 3. The first year was 3" and 3.5" 12ga, the next was 3" 20ga, and this year introduces the 3.5" 10ga.
Tennessee- The patron state of shooting stuff!