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Offline Rowdy Fulcher

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A lever action 1887 shotgun as a Turkey gun
« on: May 07, 2017, 11:37:38 am »
Howdy
I have finally taken a nice Tom with a long barreled 87 . I used black powder ( old E ) and a healthy dose of # 5 shot . This season I have called 2 birds in one was a nice jake and the other was a nice Tom . The Tom had a 11 inch beard and 1 1/8 spurs and weighted 25 pounds .
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Re: An 1887 shotgun as a Turkey gun
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2017, 04:25:24 pm »
Congratulations are in order. You did well.

Nice photos too.

You know everybody likes pictures? Dontcha?  ;D

Offline Rowdy Fulcher

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Re: An 1887 shotgun as a Turkey gun
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2017, 07:33:51 pm »
Howdy
Everyone loves pictures.

Offline Gabriel Law

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Re: An 1887 shotgun as a Turkey gun
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2017, 11:54:18 am »
The '87 is a great shotgun!  Nice work with an iconic firearm.  I love mine - perfect for black powder CAS.  Mine has a 32" full choke 12 gauge barrel.
Nice bird too!

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Re: An 1887 shotgun as a Turkey gun
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2017, 04:54:22 pm »
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Gabe thanks for the kind words .I was real Happy with this bird I was able to call him in at the end of season . And we are having Turkey for Supper . I love to eat Turkey as much as I love to Hunt them .

Offline Rowdy Fulcher

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Re: A lever action 1887 shotgun as a Turkey gun
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2017, 10:44:19 am »
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This shotgun is not an original Winchester . It is a Chinese gun that Frog installed a 28 inch barrel on . He also fitted it with choke tubes which works Great .

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Re: A lever action 1887 shotgun as a Turkey gun
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2017, 06:34:17 pm »
   Greetings, RF!

   Those Win 87 Shotguns are really handsome, and I like what you had
done to yours. Bravo on the Turk!
   I'd really like to budget for one...!

                      M.T.Marfield

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Re: A lever action 1887 shotgun as a Turkey gun
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2019, 09:01:42 pm »
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 Well it's almost Turkey season . I am  planning my hunting trip . I have lots of BP shotgun shells loaded . Do we have any Turkey Hunters out there .

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Re: A lever action 1887 shotgun as a Turkey gun
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2019, 12:55:40 pm »
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I have taken my 87 with a 20 inch barrel and tubed it . I am wanting to see the difference between a 20 inch barrel and a 28 inch barrel with the same tube size . Will they perform the same ?

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Re: A lever action 1887 shotgun as a Turkey gun
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2019, 08:22:20 pm »
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Got my shotgun back yesterday . Fired a few test rounds and everything is working . Will start testing patterns this weekend . If she has a good tight pattern at 40 yards that will be my Turkey gun this season . I have posted a picture from the past , just to see if I could . Thought I might have forgot .
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