Top 10 Guns for Turkey Hunting (10th – 6th Place)
Adam Scepaniak 03.28.19
Its about that time of year in the spring where you need to take an inventory of your firearms and decide if you are ready for turkey hunting or are in need of an upgrade. If you do not have a gun for turkey hunting or could use a new one, we offer you the Top 10 Guns you can take into the field to put the smackdown on a longbeard! In this article we will cover our 10th placing through the 6th. Give this a once-over and check back tomorrow for the remaining Top 5 spots.
10th Place: Browning NWTF Gold Light 10 Gauge Mossy Oak Break-Up Country
Browning‘s semi-automatic 10 Gauge very fittingly starts off of our list at the number 10 spot. When it comes to firearms like many things, it takes different strokes for different folks to sometimes trip your trigger. The 10 Gauge is just like that. For some people it is their dream round, but for others the price, recoil, and difficulty to find ammunition can be a big deterrent. The Browning NWTF Gold Light 10 Gauge Mossy Oak Break-Up Country has an MSRP of $1,899. While that type of price-point and the 10 Gauge round not being for everybody, Browning does make the most reliable 10 Gauge on the market so it is worth mentioning for those who love the big boom sticks for turkey hunting.
9th Place: Beretta A350 Xtrema Turkey 12 Gauge Mossy Oak Obsession
Beretta jumps in on our list because of the premium components they utilize for their shotgun that people can sometimes overlook. Many turkey shotguns on the market look the same with their similar camo patterns and fiber optic sights. While those two signature characteristics are almost mandatory for a turkey gun the Beretta A350 Extrema Turkey 12 Gauge Mossy Oak Obsession hides a lot more. Beretta’s Steelium barrels have some of the best performance on the market, their LOP (Length-of-Pull) spacers coupled with their shims for Drop-Cast adjustment create a near perfect fit, and their self-cleaning pistons ensure it can truly cycle 2 ¾” loads to 3 ½” magnums. At an MSRP of $1,365 it is expensive, but appropriately priced.
8th Place: Remington V3 Turkey Pro 12 Gauge Realtree Timber
The Remington V3 Turkey Pro 12 Gauge Realtree Timber is a highlight reel of desirably features for turkey hunting. You get a complete camo wrap in Realtree Timber with their reliable VersaPort® Gas System hidden inside. It comes with a factory bore sighted Truglo Optic, and fiber optic front sight with steel mid bead if you need to take a shot with iron sights. It also boasts a Truglo Headbanger Choke Tube, Supercell Recoil Pad, and has Drop-Cast adjustment shims included as well. All of this comes in an attractive semi-automatic package for an MSRP of $1,195.
7th Place: Browning Cynergy Ultimate Turkey 12 Gauge Mossy Oak Break-Up Country
While the novelty of a semi-auto or pump is attractive because of all of the rounds you can send down range, when it comes to turkey hunting you realistically will have 1 or possibly 2 shot opportunities to bag your bird. So while no one would recommend you hike into the woods with only 2 shells on you, you do not necessarily need your gun to be able to hold half a dozen or more. That is where the simplicity of something like the Browning Cynergy Ultimate Turkey 12 Gauge Mossy Oak Break-Up Country comes in.
With the lightweight nature of Browning’s Over/Under shotguns, the great fit, natural point, and the tight patterns of their Invector-Plus choke tubes it is a marvel more people do not lean towards a double-barrel option for turkey hunting. The Browning Cynergy Ultimate Turkey 12 Gauge Mossy Oak Break-Up Country has an MSRP of $2,389.99 making it a very expensive option, but a valuable one for those who can afford it.
6th Place: Mossberg 930 Turkey 12 Gauge Mossy Oak Obsession
The Mossberg 930 Turkey 12 Gauge Mossy Oak Obsession is one of those ol’ trusty firearms you can always rely on. They have been around for a long time and whether you are using it against big toms or other birds you just know they are always going to go Bang! for you. With the complete camouflage wrap, fiber optic sights, and the universal platform that is the Mossberg 930 allowing for endless accessories this is definitely a winning turkey hunting shotgun. The Mossberg 930 Turkey 12 Gauge Mossy Oak Obsession has an MSRP of only $630 making it the most affordable shotgun for turkey hunting on our list thus far.
That brings us half-way through our list of the Top 10 Guns for Turkey Hunting! The final Top 5 Guns will be announced tomorrow so be sure to check back and see that list as well. Even though there are 5 more shotguns coming tomorrow, what do you think? Are these the kind of shotguns you were thinking you would see? Which one surprised you the most? Let us know your thoughts in the Comments below and tell us what shotgun you currently use for hunting! We always appreciate feedback and would love to hear what you are using to put the smackdown on turkeys!