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#6128388 - 01/10/16 09:38 AM Ammo
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Registered: 04/08/15
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Loc: Dumas TX
My son was accepted for a youth turkey hunt in Aprial. He got a new Rossi 20 ga single barrol break over for Christmas and this is what he will hunt with.

I know absolutely nothing about scatter guns or bird hunting at all, but thought I should be looking for ammo early.

Wally World had nothing but target rounds so I went to the only other store in town that sells guns and ammo. I have a friend who is the sporting goods manager. I spoke with him and they are down to steel shot waterfowl loads, whitch he says are not appropriate for Turkey. He states that he should be getting a big shipment of ammo at the end of the week or beganing of the next week.

I had my son call yesterday to see if the ammo order came in, and did they get any turkey loads in. He sayed he had ammo for turkey. ( different employee older contrary fello but knows his stuff about guns and ammo) so we went down there and bought two boxes of the ammo he handed me without looking it over (I have gon on his suggestions several times and trust his opinion). When I got home I found that I had the exact ammo that James sayed was not appropriate.

We got Estate high velocity magnem steel shot / 20 ga 3" 1 oz 4 shot. Is this appropriate ammo, or do I save it for next duck season and get him some turkey loads?

I got the feeling he sold the sucker what he had, if that is the case I will not trust him again!!!! mad bang
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#6128483 - 01/10/16 10:30 AM Re: Ammo [Re: rdhibbs]
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Loc: Yantis, TX
Steel shot would be my last choice for turkey ammo.

I would be inclined to try some Federal Mag Shot Heavyweight with 7 shot in that gun.

http://www.basspro.com/Federal-Premium-M...12092909485135/
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#6128523 - 01/10/16 10:53 AM Re: Ammo [Re: Gamblinman]
rdhibbs Online   content
Bird Dog

Registered: 04/08/15
Posts: 364
Loc: Dumas TX
Originally Posted By: Gamblinman
Steel shot would be my last choice for turkey ammo.

I would be inclined to try some Federal Mag Shot Heavyweight with 7 shot in that gun.

http://www.basspro.com/Federal-Premium-M...12092909485135/


Yea I figured so, the dumb but sucker thing. But it will cost. This is a reputable storewith good employees, but this dummy sucker will never trust him again, and I will share my experience with others.

Thank you so much for your input. cheers


Edited by rdhibbs (01/10/16 10:54 AM)
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#6129107 - 01/10/16 04:42 PM Re: Ammo [Re: rdhibbs]
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Registered: 01/04/16
Posts: 43
Loc: Midlothian
I use remington nitro magnums, never had any complaints.
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#6140819 - 01/17/16 11:45 PM Re: Ammo [Re: rdhibbs]
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Loc: Terrell
Federal Heavyweight #7
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#6140835 - 01/18/16 01:48 AM Re: Ammo [Re: Booner1]
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Originally Posted By: Booner1
Federal Heavyweight #7


For store bought ammo, it is some bad mojo on them thunderchickens.
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#6141116 - 01/18/16 09:44 AM Re: Ammo [Re: Booner1]
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Registered: 11/09/04
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Originally Posted By: Booner1
Federal Heavyweight #7


That's what I would use for store bought ammo as well.
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#6142307 - 01/18/16 08:33 PM Re: Ammo [Re: rdhibbs]
JT Evans Offline
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Registered: 08/21/07
Posts: 175
Loc: Arlington, TX
Copper plated #6 and full choke. My brother laid down a Gobbler at 45 yards with my Dad's 20 ga Browning Auto 5...
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#6153509 - 01/25/16 09:46 AM Re: Ammo [Re: rdhibbs]
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Registered: 12/16/15
Posts: 26
If you can get Winchester Longbeard it is deadly

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#6154281 - 01/25/16 04:36 PM Re: Ammo [Re: rdhibbs]
mallardmadness Offline
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Registered: 01/24/16
Posts: 8
I love the Hevishot Magnum Blends

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#6154285 - 01/25/16 04:37 PM Re: Ammo [Re: rdhibbs]
mallardmadness Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 01/24/16
Posts: 8
I also like the Hevi13 shells #5 3"

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#6154490 - 01/25/16 06:17 PM Re: Ammo [Re: rdhibbs]
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Woodsman

Registered: 09/28/10
Posts: 113
Loc: Rayne, La
Fed HVY Weight

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#6157077 - 01/26/16 10:40 PM Re: Ammo [Re: rdhibbs]
Nitronx898 Offline
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Registered: 03/23/15
Posts: 161
Loc: Crosby Tx
I like a #4 or #5 but I shoot a 12ga and not a 20. But what do I know.

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#6159152 - 01/28/16 09:08 AM Re: Ammo [Re: Booner1]
wal1809 Offline
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Registered: 08/26/05
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Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: Booner1
Federal Heavyweight #7


What is your cut off distance with the 7s? Speaking in terms of yards, how far out can you whack them with complete confidence. I have about 20 loads of great big 1 7/8 turkey loads but my wife doesn't like them. I will continue to shoot those but I am looking for my wife. She shot one of my rounds in the yard and that shut her down for a long time. Bad mistake on my part, long story. Last year she had problems with her shotgun with a Tom in the decoys. I had to give her mine and she took the recoil because adrenaline wouldn't allow her to process what was happening. Afterwards of course she said it was hurting her quite a bit. So I am in search of a load that would be good for her to shoot, put a good pattern down range and not jam her shoulder like the great big loads would.

I loads I have are Remington nitro turkey 1 7/8 OZ


Edited by wal1809 (01/28/16 09:11 AM)
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#6159219 - 01/28/16 09:46 AM Re: Ammo [Re: rdhibbs]
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From a stock 20 gauge shotgun, 30 yds. This is a very general and conservative distance. Some guns may shoot well over this. Each gun is different.

I think the fun in hunting spring gobblers is how close you can call them in and harvest a magnificent bird.
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