U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- As every turkey hunter knows, even the slightest mistake can spook birds and send them fleeing from your setup, whether you are targeting them over decoys or running and gunning through the woods.
Having your gear tuned up to prevent errors and maximize your chance of success is key—and there’s no better place to start than with your shotgun.
Traditional shotguns are designed for wingshooting—hitting flying targets—and as such are not optimal for turkey hunting, which requires precise aiming and shot placement on stationary (or nearly stationary) targets on the ground.
With that in mind, here are five steps you can take to tune up your turkey gun.
1. Upgrade Your Stock: The cramped positions turkey hunters often find themselves in are made worse by a stock with dimensions for wingshooting. Having a pistol grip to help support the gun comfortably for extended periods of time, and so you can work a call with one hand while maintaining a grip on your gun with the other, is a huge benefit. The other must-have requirement for a turkey gun stock is an adjustable length of pull (LOP). When hunched up against …Read the Rest