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    Turkey hunting with a 20 ga?

  • #2
    Depends on the load and the pattern. I started out with a 20 gauge NEF single shot with a full choke (non interchangeable), using 3" #4 shot loads.

    As long as it patterns well, you should be fine.

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    • #3
      Blast away! Sounds good.

      I would use size 5 for higher shot count in this smaller load. Just don't try to get "reachy."

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      • #4
        I don't turkey hunt, but sounds good to me.

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        • #5
          you should me fine with #5 shot, just pattern you gun.

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          • #6
            If it will hold a good tight pattern you'll be fine.

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            • #7
              My sons both used a 20 gauge to kill their first birds and it worked fine for them.

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              • #8
                If a 20 gauge isn't enough to drop your bird I would suggest running and fast before it eats you.

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                • #9
                  I've killed two with a 20 gauge without a problem. However would recommend using 3" shells.

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                  • #10
                    Test pattern your gun with different loads. My wife hunts with a 20. Her 870 and turkey choke combo likes a high brass one ounce load of #6's. It will pattern that load like a screen door, even better than the 3 inch loads. Try differnt loads to find out which is best. The 20 is definitely up to the task.

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                    • #11
                      I will be using a 20 this spring.

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                      • #12
                        i killed my first turkey with 20 guage 1 shot is all it took

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                        • #13
                          3 inch of #6 and patterns good?

                          LET'R RIP CHIP!!!

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                          • #14
                            even 2 3/4 will work even a 410 as long as you got a good pattern at that range!!

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                            • #15
                              That should do the trick as long as you are shooting good paterns.

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