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what is the best turkey loads you have used? and Shot size?

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  • chuckles
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    I use 3" 1 1/4oz #6 Hevishot in 20ga.
    I have only shot two but both went down like the spuds at 28 & 31yds.

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  • Sarge01
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    If I use my shotgun ,12 ga. Remington Hevi-Shot #6's.
    If I use my rifle, .22 Hornet Win. 45 grain HP

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  • FirstBubba
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    country road

    I still use lead shot for turkeys. There is a WMA nearby that has a good turkey population. I never hunted it because I always thought it was "non-toxic" shot only. Imagine my surprise when I talked to a biologist on the area who informed me that lead shot was legal in the area he suggested for turkey hunting!

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  • country road
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    I shoot Federal Supreme Heavyweight #6. It patterns great in my gun and can reach on out to make 50 yard shots a dead certainty. What FirstBubba said about pattern density is absolutely true, and the shot have to retain enough velocity and energy to do the job and that's why I use high density shot. Those dang shells cost six to seven bucks each in 3.5" magnum, but when I think of all the time and effort that goes into turkey hunting, they're worth it. I just really hate to miss one at that price, though.

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  • FirstBubba
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    You really opened up a can of worms with this one!

    Fall
    .22 Hornet - Sierra 45 gr SP w/ 9.75 grs Herco 2400 - not legal in spring

    Spring
    Winchester 2.75", 3.25dr eq, no 7.5 shot

    Target #1 is where the feathers stop and wattles start on the neck.
    Target #2 is the head.

    Pattern density kills, not shot size!

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  • Treestand
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    Winchester 40GrRN .22Magnum/Scoped Marlin, Mod 925 Bolt Rifle...good 100Yd Reach.

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  • scratchgolf72
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    3 1/2" #4's coming out of a ten mag...really slams them, last one i killed was around 20 yards, maybe a bit closer, damn near ripped his head off.

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  • Gary Devine
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    I used Remington 4's. The head shot placement is more important. Sight your gun in, and check your pellet grouping. Good Luck!

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  • canvasbackhunter
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    Remington nitro turkey in #5.

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  • jhjimbo
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    The Remington Duplex load work good - 4's and 6's.

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