Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
25Merk, 111charlie111, 63AMC, El campo, Stuart Ross
61291 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 79848
stxranchman 52092
RWH24 44568
rifleman 43985
BOBO the Clown 41536
BMD 40584
Big Orn 37484
bill oxner 35417
txshntr 34116
sig226fan (Rguns.com) 31044
facebook
Forum Stats
61291 Members
46 Forums
419102 Topics
5788430 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Topic Options
#6415700 - 08/19/16 10:45 AM Turkey ammo: +'s and - 's store bought versus custom hand loads
Booner1 Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 09/16/12
Posts: 1641
Loc: Terrell
I am thinking about loading some 12 ga. 3" turkey shell, is there a huge difference between hand loads and store bought? I know almost nothing about loading but my cousin has a loader that is collecting dust and needs to be used. Can someone please give advice on the best components and powders to use for this? It will help keep my mind busy this winter while I impatiently wait for spring turkey season. I do realize that choke selection will be a huge part of the process. Any knowledge that you would share would be greatly appreciated

Thanks in advance.
_________________________
Born to hunt and fish.

Top
#6415821 - 08/19/16 12:38 PM Re: Turkey ammo: +'s and - 's store bought versus custom hand loads [Re: Booner1]
BarneyWho Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 11/09/04
Posts: 2850
Loc: Fort Worth, TX
Really not needed for 12ga. Plenty of factory stuff out there that patterns well with the right choke. However, if you want to move down to a lighter gun with less kick then you get into hand loading. I hunt with a youth model (21" barrel) 20ga. It's right at 6 pounds rigged the way I hunt with it. It's a dream to carry turkey hunting. I handload TSS (Tungsten Super Shot), and it will out perform any factory 12ga load.
_________________________

Top
#6415835 - 08/19/16 12:54 PM Re: Turkey ammo: +'s and - 's store bought versus custom hand loads [Re: Booner1]
Booner1 Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 09/16/12
Posts: 1641
Loc: Terrell
I would love take my 20 ga. instead of my 12. It is a lot lighter and has way less recoil.
_________________________
Born to hunt and fish.

Top
#6416009 - 08/19/16 03:03 PM Re: Turkey ammo: +'s and - 's store bought versus custom hand loads [Re: BarneyWho]
Booner1 Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 09/16/12
Posts: 1641
Loc: Terrell
Originally Posted By: BarneyWho
Really not needed for 12ga. Plenty of factory stuff out there that patterns well with the right choke. However, if you want to move down to a lighter gun with less kick then you get into hand loading. I hunt with a youth model (21" barrel) 20ga. It's right at 6 pounds rigged the way I hunt with it. It's a dream to carry turkey hunting. I handload TSS (Tungsten Super Shot), and it will out perform any factory 12ga load.


Do you sell any of your hand loads for the 20 ga.?
_________________________
Born to hunt and fish.

Top



© 2004-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide