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Turkey/coyote gun build
« on: April 21, 2016, 06:29:35 am »
I'm thinking about building a shotgun for turkey and coyotes. It's an old savage model 30 pump 12gauge. I'm going to put a boyds forest camo laminated wood stock set with a custom length of pull. Probably 13" and add a sims recoil pad. The barrel will be cut down to around 20" and threaded to accept Remington style choke tubes. I'm also going to drill and tap the receiver for a scope mount. I talked to a gunsmith already. It's around $100 to cut and thread the barrel. I know what you're thinking. Just go buy a new one. I don't want a new one. I'm a savage nut. Especially the old ones. We have 3 sets of the model 30 in 410,20 and 12. The only one we don't have is the slug model but the barrels are readily available. Let me know what y'all think.

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    Re: Turkey/coyote gun build
    « Reply #1 on: April 21, 2016, 06:02:17 pm »

    How's that saying go?  It's not what you buy, it's what you build!

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    Re: Turkey/coyote gun build
    « Reply #2 on: June 8, 2016, 12:53:39 pm »
    Curious about the turkey/coyote thing. Here in Colorado, coyotes are typically a long range target using a smallish caliber accurate, scoped rifle. Turkeys are shotgun range targets. Are coyotes taken at shorter ranges where you're from?

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    Re: Turkey/coyote gun build
    « Reply #3 on: June 8, 2016, 05:41:47 pm »
    I usually hunt in small fields and in the woods for coyote. It's best to hunt with someone and carry a rifle and a shotgun. I use a savage 340 .222 Remington. It has a Boyd's thumb hole stock. I use a 4x scope on it so it's easier to get on target when one comes running in.