I have always hunted with just the normal bead on my turkey gun, but just the other day i bought a thumbhole stock for my 870 and i have been contemplating a scope, what is yalls opinion? Im torn, the bead has always worked just fine for me , the scope seems as if it could be just one more thing to go wrong and i hunt alot of thick woods, whats the plus side of the scopes?
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Sun, 2013-06-16 12:58
Bead vs Scope?
Sun, 2013-06-16 14:48#1
I could never understand the
I could never understand the use of a scope on a shotgun when hunting turkeys. All I did was put a second bead on the rear of the barrel to line up with the front bead. This also helps if you use the shotgun for waterfowl also.
Sun, 2013-06-16 16:18#2
Yea i also ahoot with a
Yea i also ahoot with a double bead critter, i like it better
Sun, 2013-06-16 17:04#3
Agree with the Bead!
I have to agree with the bead versus the scope. Here is the Tom I got this year with a spot and stalk using the bead and the bridge of my Remington 870 using a 4 shot.
Sun, 2013-06-16 18:03#4
Nice bird! Where did you take him at?? Here is the bird my wife took this year with the 870 double beaded sight , central illinois
Sun, 2013-06-16 19:39#5
That is an awesome bird your wife got too! I got mine in SE Ohio - Cadiz to be exact. It was 22 pounds at harvest. You gotta love that the wife has the same hunting interest as you do. I'm getting my wife out to elk hunt this year.
Sun, 2013-06-16 19:54#6
Yep this was her first turkey and a very nice one at that , it was a hard bird to get too, took 4 sets to get him finally convinced he wanted to come check us out.. I was very proud.
That is great , where at? I am trying to plan an elk hunt for my wife and i but im havin a hard time knowing where to go
Sun, 2013-06-16 20:19#7
Partial to Colorado
Colorado has the largest elk population... and because I spend 6+ months here I think it is the best place to hunt elk. I'm doing something different this year and hunting the 4th rifle season in gmu 45. Definitely the state to hunt in but you have to do your planning and preparation. This helped me when I first started - http://wildlife.state.co.us/Hunting/ElkHuntingUniversity/Pages/ElkHuntingUniversity.aspx
Sun, 2013-06-16 22:29#8
Thanks for the advice i appreciate the help and guidance , any little thing helps a guy out saves alot a headeache ... Heres a pic of my gun after the thumbhole stock is put on, i really like the feel its very steady
Mon, 2013-06-17 07:24#10
No i actually was performing a wedding ceremony this weekend in rodgers arkansas, and the bride and groom gave me a cabelas gift card so i swung by and grabbed it then !