Before you hit the turkey woods this 2023 season, check out the latest turkey hunting guns and ammo so you'll be ready with the best turkey gear for the season.
Whether you’re a first-timer or accomplished in the shooting sports, you can’t go wrong with Mossberg International sub-gauge autoloaders. Lightweight and quick-swinging, these versatile smaller-gauge shotguns provide maneuverability when hunting nimble upland and woodland targets, or when busting clays.
Since its inception over 30 years ago, Benelli’s Super Black Eagle series has led the semi-auto hunting shotgun ranks. For 2022, Benelli raises the bar in the growing sub-gauge movement with the release of eight new 3-inch chamber 28-gauge Super Black Eagle 3 models. This will be the first turkey season since the launch of this gun.
The American Tactical short barrel, over/under, 20-gauge in Mossy Oak Bottomland is a cool gun any turkey hunter would want to have in their shotgun lineup. Also available in 12-gauge and 410.
Retay's Gordion Turkey shotgun has a pistol grip stock that is covered in either Mossy Oak Bottomland or Obsession. comes in 12-gauge or 2-gauge options with 3-inch chamber.
Purpose-built turkey gun with Mossy Oak Obsession camo finish, adjustable rifle-style sights with TRUGLO fiber optic front sight, cantilever optic mount, chrome plated chamber and bore, Invector-Plus chokes.
The new CZ 712 G3 is at home in the field or on a clay target course. The gun’s gas-operated system reduces recoil and cycles 2¾- and 3-inch shotshells. Two pistons are included with the shotgun for light and heavy loads. Either piston accepts a wide range of shot shells within its designation. With the light piston installed, soft recoiling shot shells for target shooting can be cycled easily. While with the heavy piston installed, the CZ 712 G3 can take on even the hottest loads waterfowl hunters use. The chrome-lined barrels of the 712 G3 hold up under extended firing and ensure consistent patterns with five provided extra-long Active-Choke tubes. The CZ 712 G3’s receiver and barrel utilize Mossy Oak® Elements Terra Camo.
Apex Ammunition has introduced another ammunition specially for turkey hunters, the Apex Mossy Oak Greenleaf Turkey TSS Blend. Available in 3-inch 12-gauge 2 1/4 ounce loads and 3-inch 20-gauge 1 5/8 ounce loads, these premium “duplex” shells feature a combination of No. 9 and No. 10 TSS delivering an exceptional payload of 1,096 pellets in 12-gauge shells and 774 pellets in the 20-gauge. With a density of 18.1 grams per cubic centimeter, the Apex tungsten super shot loads hit with devastating energy. Each meticulously handloaded shell features clean-burning powder and Apex’s one-piece tungsten-grade wad system engineered to deliver the tightest patterns possible and maximum barrel protection.
The commemorative Winchester ammunition calls attention to and promotes the NWTF’s 50 years of delivery on its mission to conserve the wild turkey and preserve our hunting heritage. The commemorative Long Beard XR ammunition is available in 12 gauge, 3-inch, No. 5 shot and features NWTF, Winchester and Mossy Oak® Original Bottomland® camouflage on the packaging, making this truly a collectible, the company said in a news release.
You didn't come this far to miss. HEVI-Shot® goes ultra-dense with HEVI-18™ TSS Turkey. The 18 g/cc density pellets allow for smaller shot and higher pellet counts for the ultimate in long-range lethality. We achieve incredibly tight patterns thanks to our unique, friction-free, sealed-in-the-shell spherical buffer. With HEVI-18™ being 48% more dense than lead, you can drop down 3 shot sizes for the same down range lethality! Heavy payloads of 7 & 9 shot are available.