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Was at a local gun shop picking up my Escort BTS 12 the other day and seen this little Steven's for $195 and couldn't pass it up.

Been looking for a lighter Turkey gun for those long walks chasing these Mountain birds and that Stevens fit the bill.

Got lucky on a bunch of Winchester Super X Turkey loads in 2 3/4 and 3in for $5 a box so that's what I used for sight in. Really wanted some longbeard xr's but can't find any nowhere. But anyway I tried the #4 and #5 shot in both the 2 3/4 and 3in. And with the factory X-Full choke it liked the 2 3/4 better over the 3in.

Pattern shown is at 30 yards with the #5 shot in 2 3/4. Put 50 or so shots in the vitals. Wish I could've found a few different types of ammo to try but can't be picky nowadays.

All in all I'm happy with that little Steven's, for the money it's hard to beat. Put a full or modified choke in and have a good squirrel gun also.

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Very cool! I was driving near my house the day before yesterday and a flock of hens flew overhead. It's amazing that such big-bodied critters can actually fly! They're impressive when going overhead.

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Yea they're a pretty impressive animal, can hurt your feelings real quick when hunting them. Can hear and see like no other. But that challenge is why they're my favorite animal to hunt. 

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Bought a Jellyhead Maximum in .660 Constriction for the Stevens. Figured for $30 it wouldn't hurt nothing. Really tightened the pattern up on the gun. This was with the Super X 3in #5 shot. I'll attach pictures of both chokes shooting the same ammo. Also both targets was at 30 yards.

The pattern was shot was using the bead, that Red Dot wouldn't hold on the gun. I did order a Truglo Gobble Stopper Red Dot for it so hopefully it'll work out. 

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Looks like you got a good lite bird gun, we know you will post pics, best of luck.

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