If there’s one turkey gun that looks and feels like a deer gun, it’s the bolt-action Savage 212 (probably because it is a modified version of the Savage 220 slug gun, which is designed for big game). Last summer I had the chance to make one for myself when I visited the Savage factory in Westfield, Mass. And by make, I mean I was allowed to watch and, under close supervision, occasionally help with the building of my gun as it worked its way along the assembly line. The 212 turkey gun comes with Savage’s excellent AccuTrigger, which makes precise shooting much easier. It has no sights; rather, the receiver is drilled and tapped for an optic, which will also help me hit what I’m shooting at, especially if it’s way out there. And because the choke-tubed barrel is rigidly fixed to the receiver, the gun should center patterns to point of aim consistently. I’ve not had a chance to shoot my gun a lot yet, but so far it does exactly that. At 8 pounds with a sling, the 212 is hefty. This too makes it easier to shoot accurately, if a little more difficult to carry.