Building A Turkey Shoot Gun

Building a Turkey Shoot Gun

Turkey hunting is a popular pastime for many Americans, and for good reason. Turkeys are delicious, and they provide a challenging and rewarding hunt. However, building a turkey shoot gun can be a daunting task. There are many factors to consider, such as the type of gun, the choke, the ammunition, and the shooting technique.

In this article, we will discuss the basics of building a turkey shoot gun. We will cover everything from choosing the right gun to loading the perfect shell. By the end of this article, you will have the knowledge and confidence to build your own turkey shoot gun and bag a big bird this season.

Part Description Cost
Barrel The barrel is the part of the gun that fires the shot. It should be made of a strong material, such as steel or aluminum, and be long enough to give the shot enough time to accelerate to a high velocity. $50-$100
Stock The stock is the part of the gun that you hold. It should be comfortable to grip and should provide a good cheek weld. $20-$50
Trigger The trigger is the part of the gun that you pull to fire the shot. It should be easy to pull and should have a good feel. $10-$20
Sights The sights are the part of the gun that you use to aim. They should be easy to see and should be accurate. $10-$20
Total The total cost of a turkey shoot gun can vary depending on the quality of the parts used. However, a basic turkey shoot gun can be built for around $100. $100-$200

Choosing the Right Gun

The type of gun you choose for turkey hunting will depend on a number of factors, including your budget, shooting ability, and personal preferences. Here are a few things to consider when choosing a turkey gun:

* Type of gun: There are two main types of guns used for turkey hunting: shotguns and rifles. Shotguns are more popular for turkey hunting, as they are more versatile and easier to use. Rifles can be more effective for long-range shots, but they are also more expensive and difficult to shoot.
* Caliber: The caliber of your gun will determine the size of the shot you can use. The most common calibers for turkey hunting are 12 gauge, 20 gauge, and .410 bore. A 12 gauge shotgun is the most powerful option, but it is also the most difficult to shoot. A 20 gauge shotgun is a good compromise between power and recoil, and a .410 bore shotgun is the lightest and easiest to shoot, but it is also the least powerful.
* Features: When choosing a turkey gun, you should consider the following features:
* Stock length: The stock length of your gun should be comfortable for you to shoot. A shorter stock will be easier to maneuver in tight spaces, but a longer stock will provide more stability for long-range shots.
* Trigger pull: The trigger pull of your gun should be smooth and consistent. A light trigger pull will make it easier to shoot accurately, but a heavy trigger pull will help you avoid accidental firings.
* Sights: The sights on your gun should be easy to see and use. A bead sight is the most basic option, but a rifle scope can provide more precision for long-range shots.

Building the Gun

Building a turkey gun can be a fun and rewarding project. However, it is important to have the proper tools and skills before you begin. Here are the steps involved in building a turkey gun:

1. Choose the right materials. The materials you use for your turkey gun will depend on your budget and skill level. The most common materials used for turkey guns are wood, metal, and plastic.
2. Assemble the gun. The assembly process will vary depending on the type of gun you are building. However, most turkey guns are assembled by attaching the barrel to the receiver and then adding the stock.
3. Test the gun. Once you have assembled your turkey gun, it is important to test it to make sure it is safe and accurate. You can test the gun by shooting it at a target or by taking it hunting.

Here are some tips for building a turkey gun:

* Use quality materials. The quality of the materials you use will affect the performance of your gun. Make sure to use materials that are strong and durable.
* Follow the instructions carefully. The assembly instructions for your turkey gun will provide you with the steps you need to follow to build the gun correctly. Make sure to read and follow the instructions carefully.
* Test the gun thoroughly. It is important to test your turkey gun thoroughly before you take it hunting. This will help you ensure that the gun is safe and accurate.


Building a turkey gun can be a fun and rewarding project. However, it is important to have the proper tools and skills before you begin. By following the steps in this guide, you can build a turkey gun that is safe, accurate, and reliable.

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3. Sighting in the Gun

Once you have built your turkey shoot gun, it is important to sight it in so that it is accurate. This means adjusting the sights so that the gun shoots where you aim it.

To sight in your gun, you will need the following:

* A shooting range
* A target
* Ammunition
* A gun vise
* A screwdriver

1. Set up your shooting range. You will need a place to shoot that is safe and has a clear backstop.
2. Place the target at a distance of 25 yards.
3. Mount your gun in a gun vise.
4. Load your gun with ammunition.
5. Aim at the center of the target and fire.
6. Observe where the bullet hit the target.
7. Adjust the sights according to the directions in your gun’s owner’s manual.
8. Repeat steps 5-7 until the gun is sighted in.

Once your gun is sighted in, you should test it again at a different distance. This will ensure that the gun is accurate at all ranges.

How to find the right scope

The scope you choose for your turkey shoot gun will depend on a few factors, including your budget, the type of shooting you will be doing, and your personal preferences.

* Budget: Scopes can range in price from a few hundred dollars to several thousand dollars. The more you spend, the better the quality of the scope will be. However, you can find a good quality scope for a reasonable price.
* Type of shooting: If you will be doing mostly close-range shooting, you will not need a scope with a lot of magnification. However, if you will be doing long-range shooting, you will need a scope with more magnification.
* Personal preferences: Some people prefer scopes with a wider field of view, while others prefer scopes with more magnification. You will need to decide what features are most important to you when choosing a scope.

Here are a few things to keep in mind when choosing a scope for your turkey shoot gun:

* The objective lens diameter is the diameter of the front lens of the scope. The larger the objective lens, the more light the scope will gather, which will result in a brighter image.
* The magnification power is the amount of zoom the scope provides. The higher the magnification power, the closer you will be able to see objects at a distance.
* The field of view is the amount of area you can see through the scope at a given magnification. A wider field of view is better for hunting turkeys, as it will allow you to see more of your surroundings.
* The eye relief is the distance between your eye and the eyepiece of the scope. The eye relief should be long enough so that you can comfortably see through the scope without your eye getting too close to the lens.

How to adjust the scope

Once you have chosen a scope for your turkey shoot gun, you will need to adjust it so that it is accurate. The following steps will show you how to adjust the scope for windage and elevation:

1. Mount the scope on your gun.
2. Load your gun with ammunition.
3. Aim at a target at a known distance.
4. Fire one shot.
5. Observe where the bullet hit the target.
6. If the bullet hit to the left or right of the target, adjust the windage knob accordingly.
7. If the bullet hit above or below the target, adjust the elevation knob accordingly.
8. Repeat steps 4-7 until the bullet hits the center of the target.

How to practice shooting

Once you have sighted in your gun and adjusted the scope, you will need to practice shooting so that you can become proficient at hitting your targets. Here are a few tips for practicing shooting:

* Start by practicing at a close range. This will help you to get used to the feel of the gun and the scope.
* As you become more comfortable with shooting, gradually increase the distance to your target.
* Practice shooting at different angles. This will help you to become comfortable shooting from different positions.
* Practice shooting in different weather conditions. This will help you to be prepared for any conditions you may encounter when hunting.

4. Hunting Turkeys

Hunting turkeys can be a challenging and rewarding experience. However, it is important to be prepared before you go out in the field. Here are a few tips for hunting turkeys:

* Scout the area. Before you go hunting, it is important to scout the area where you will be hunting. This will help you to find turkeys and learn their habits.
* Wear camouflage. When hunting turkeys, it is important to wear camouflage clothing. This will help

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Mike Thompson
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