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  • What would a good turkey load for 20gauge be?

    What would a good turkey load for 20gauge be?

  • #2
    3 inch with #5 or 6's. Patern it and see how it shoots first????

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    • #3
      I agree with Clay. Turkey loads have a pretty good "pop" to them, so 3" should be plenty for you. Even try 2 3/4" to see how that patterns, can't hurt. I have killed turkeys with that size load.

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      • #4
        2 3/4" or 3" #6 with a extra full choke should be more than sufficient.

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        • #5
          Since you're going with a 20 gauge you really want to go as big as possible with turkey ammo. Try the new federal premium's, it's called "Heavyweight Coyote", Thats what I would use for a 20, in 3" #4 Shells. You sacrafice knockdown power with a 20 gauge you can't do the same with your ammo by shooting 2 3/4's, and these new shells are supposed to shoot great tight patterns, wich they should for $6.00 a shell.

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          • #6
            Mt wife uses a standard 1 ounce high brass load of 6's. Try different loads including the 3 inch loads and different shot sizes to see what patterns best. The 3 inch loads don't like my wife's 870. No turkey she has ever shot has complained!

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            • #7
              Agreed with Beekeeper answer above and A + 1 for you sir!!!

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