Quick Field Report: Remington 870 Magnum Express Kills Turkeys
Jon Stokes 04.03.17
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I wanted to make a quick post following up on my previous post about the shotgun and the turkey hunt. The Remington 870 showed its true colors. On my first shot ever at a turkey, I took two young toms with one shot!
The 870 Magnum Express isn’t a light gun, and I forgot to put a sling on it before I headed out. But it’s handy enough, and I hauled it up and down the hills just fine. On the way back, I toted it and a 30-pound bird, and the main thing that killed me was the elevation.
It just goes to show that you don’t need a tricked-out autoloader to be effective in the field.
The Remington I used is the same one the guide uses on turkey, so I was in good company. It also makes most folks’ lists of top turkey guns.
Anyway, I’m going to write up the hunt when I get back to Texas, but in the meantime I thought I’d share a few photos.
South Dakota was lovely, and Pine Ridge is beautiful and absolutely chock full of turkeys. I can’t wait to go back.