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The 5 Best Turkey Shotguns for the Spring Season


Are you in the market for a new turkey shotgun this season? Look no further.

Turkey hunting is not to be taken lightly. Those beautiful birds are some of the most fun to hunt, but unless you’re prepared, you won’t take a single one.

If you’re looking to head out for your first season or are looking to retire your old gun, take a look at Cabela’s Turkey Shotgun selections to see what’s best for you.

Or, take these suggestions. Here are five turkey shotguns that could be your new Ol’ Faithful.

1. Mossberg Model 835 Ulti-Mag Turkey Pump-Action Shotgun

Cabela's/Mossberg Model 835
Cabela’s/Mossberg Model 835

There’s a reason reliability is linked with the Mossberg name. Their shotguns have continually proven themselves both in the field and at the range. The Model 835 is specially built for turkey hunting, boasting the Ulti-Full extended choke tube.

2. Mossberg Model 500 Turkey Thug Pump-Action Shotgun

Cabela’s/Mossberg Model 500 Turkey Thug

This pump-action shotgun is perfect for nailing gobblers for a few reasons. It’s five-shot tubular magazine means it holds six shots. The attached fiber-optic sights will keep working from first light to last, which is exactly what the spring turkey hunter needs. Plus, the pistol grip and fully adjustable synthetic stock makes a customizable fit inevitable.

3. Winchester SXP Turkey Hunter Pump-Action Shotgun

Cabela's/Winchester SXP
Cabela’s/Winchester SXP

Winchester is a classic name in hunting firearms, and the SXP Turkey Hunter Pump-Action Shotgun is no different. With the Truglo fiber-optic front sight and adjustable rear sight, there’s no way you won’t harvest a tom with this awesome shotgun.

4. Remington 870 SPS Super Mag Turkey/Predator Pump-Action Shotgun with TRUGLO Red/Green-Dot Scope

Cabela's/Remington 870 SPS
Cabela’s/Remington 870 SPS

This isn’t your grandpa’s Remington 870 – they have fine-tuned this option by upgrading it to Super Mag capacity, while the stock is designed for right-handed or left-handed hunters. For all the lefties out there, this is a huge selling point for any shotgun.

5. Remington Model 870 Express Super Mag Synthetic Pump-Action Shotgun

Cabela’s/Remington 870

Now this turkey hunting shotgun is the most versatile in the list. The Remington Model 870, as said earlier, is a classic for legitimate reasons, like being able to sit in a blind on the water searching for ducks or shooting clays at the range. The reliability and smooth mechanics this 870 boasts makes it the perfect turkey shotgun.

So, which one do you have your eye on?



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