Turkey Hunting? Here’s A Gun To Check Out

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Image courtesy Henry RAC Holding Corp.

If you’re a turkey hunter, then you know how passionate you can get about the sport. Gearing up in your camo, getting out there before the rest of your family is out of bed (if it’s a morning hunt), maybe you have a call.

And your gun (yes, people also hunt turkey with bows, but this is a gun site, after all).

If you’re in the market for a shotgun for turkey hunting, then Henry has released one that may be worth your time to check out. Alvin Thomas writes,

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I have been waiting and hoping for a company to build a gun just like Henry’s new Turkey Camo Shotgun. Specifically, I was looking for a 3 ½” 12 gauge single shot that was set up with several amenities engineered for our turkey hunting needs. 

Thomas continues:

Ironically, the first thing you will observe when you look at this gun is its amazing full-coverage Mossy Oak Obsession camo pattern, which happens to be the National Wild Turkey Federation’s official camo pattern.  Everyone I have shown my Henry to absolutely loves the quality of its paint job.  And underneath the camo is Henry’s beloved genuine American walnut wood.

Sitting on top of its camo, 24” barrel are a set of fiber optic sights that make me happy every time I look at them. The color pop’s in a way that will help your eyes catch the sights quickly to make accurate shots on your longbeard, even in low light situations.

If you want something a little more than fiber optics, it is drilled and tapped for a Weaver 82 base.  So adding a reflex sight or scope is an option without the additional cost of gunsmithing.

The turkey choke that comes with the gun throws a great pattern already (see the video under the third heading), but if you have a third party brand of chokes that you like, never fear because it is internally threaded in the Remington choke style, so the is a plethora of aftermarket options for you to choose from.

Thomas continues to speak highly of the advantages of this being a single shot shotgun (it’s lighter, and if you get carried away in the moment and forget to unload before running out to get your bird, you have the safety of a dead chamber). Thomas also speaks well of the trigger and recoil pad.

In other words, Thomas loved this shotgun.

So, if you’re in the market for a shotgun specifically for turkey hunting, the Henry Single Shot Turkey Camo Shotgun (the name says it all, doesn’t it?) may be one to consider.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. seems like you’ll really get thumped by the recoil.Put a ghost ring receiver sight on it
    Those H&Rs kicked badly especially in 10ga.
    OR
    go with a traditional flintlock muzzleloader in 10ga,12ga,14ga,20ga!!
    As you noted,you’re” supposedly” a gun site

  2. PS:the Savage 24 series combination guns in 20ga or 12ga or the Valmet 412s would be nice turkeys,if you are allowed to have a rifled[or empty]barrel on top

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