Photo Gallery: 8 New 2013 Turkey Shotguns


Franchi Affinity Compact APG 20-gauge

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In recent years, ammo manufacturers have introduced hard-hitting, high-density shotshells that finally make the 20-gauge a viable option in the turkey woods. If you’re interested in less recoil without sacrificing a lot of performance consider carrying a 20 this year, like the Affinity Compact. It offers the same time-tested reliability of the Benelli Inertia Drive system (which Franchi shares a bloodline with) in a package that’s about a full pound lighter than similar 12-gauge offerings. The lightweight aluminum alloy receiver and slim synthetic stock are covered in Realtree APG to help keep hunters concealed in the woods. Included stock spacers adjust length-of-pull, making the Affinity Compact a great entry-level turkey gun for young shooters, or anyone wanting a semi-custom fit. ($999;

New Turkey Shotguns for 2013

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