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#6596242 - 12/20/16 11:35 PM Turkey load - 20 gauge
DancesWithSquirrels Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 08/08/16
Posts: 12
Hello everyone. What type of load do y'all use for turkey with a 20 gauge?

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#6596245 - 12/20/16 11:39 PM Re: Turkey load - 20 gauge [Re: DancesWithSquirrels]
Buck25-06 Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 11/25/16
Posts: 218
Try #5 buck

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#6596349 - 12/21/16 05:59 AM Re: Turkey load - 20 gauge [Re: DancesWithSquirrels]
Gamblinman Offline
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Registered: 09/02/04
Posts: 791
Loc: Yantis, TX
A lot of folks like the Federal Heavyweight #7's for factory loads, but they can be tricky to pattern. Check over at Old Gobbler..they have a page dedicated to 20 gauge loads and what works in what gun.
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#6605576 - 12/28/16 12:21 PM Re: Turkey load - 20 gauge [Re: DancesWithSquirrels]
Booner1 Offline
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Registered: 09/16/12
Posts: 1648
Loc: Terrell
BarnyWho loads the best load for a 20 ga. ever. I used my Charles Daly 20 ga. with a Trulock Federal Heavyweight #7 choke and the Federal Heavyweight #7 shells. It put out a deadly pattern at 40 yards that will no doubt kill a turkey. It looked devastating on paper and I can't wait to try it this season.
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#6605665 - 12/28/16 01:18 PM Re: Turkey load - 20 gauge [Re: DancesWithSquirrels]
nate33 Offline
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Registered: 11/16/16
Posts: 190
Needs to be a close shot !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#6605996 - 12/28/16 05:43 PM Re: Turkey load - 20 gauge [Re: DancesWithSquirrels]
Gamblinman Offline
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Registered: 09/02/04
Posts: 791
Loc: Yantis, TX
Those TSS handloads are the ultimate turkey loads...I'm surprised someone hasn't started producing them for the mainstream by now.
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#6606151 - 12/28/16 07:47 PM Re: Turkey load - 20 gauge [Re: Gamblinman]
trash2 Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 09/01/12
Posts: 348
Originally Posted By: Gamblinman
Those TSS handloads are the ultimate turkey loads...I'm surprised someone hasn't started producing them for the mainstream by now.


To expensive, my costs alone is around $9/shell and that's buying bulk and loading myself. It's about impossible to try and sell 5 for $75 or whatever would be necessary to turn a profit.

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#6606154 - 12/28/16 07:48 PM Re: Turkey load - 20 gauge [Re: DancesWithSquirrels]
trash2 Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 09/01/12
Posts: 348
But yes federal heavyweights with a non ported choke is likely your best off the shelf option. Great load. Shot them until I got the tss bug and I'm done now

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#6629920 - 01/12/17 07:59 PM Re: Turkey load - 20 gauge [Re: DancesWithSquirrels]
Jaspermac Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 07/23/16
Posts: 25
I have killed several with copper plated #4 Winchesters. All within 35 yards

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#6636821 - 01/17/17 03:03 PM Re: Turkey load - 20 gauge [Re: DancesWithSquirrels]
BarneyWho Offline
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Registered: 11/09/04
Posts: 2866
Loc: Fort Worth, TX
TSS is 100% the ticket in the small bores. You must be paying a lot for your shot trash2. I want to say the last time I figured up the cost per shell excluding the time to reload them it was around $6-$7/load.

I think I'm going to the 28ga this year.
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#6641390 - 01/20/17 11:39 AM Re: Turkey load - 20 gauge [Re: DancesWithSquirrels]
kmon1 Offline
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Registered: 09/27/06
Posts: 21175
Loc: Texas
TSS is the way to go if you can. I have killed several and watched kids kill several with the 20ga using heavy shot #6 3 inch shells with factory full choke tube out to 42 yards.
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#6651955 - 01/28/17 02:04 AM Re: Turkey load - 20 gauge [Re: BarneyWho]
trash2 Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 09/01/12
Posts: 348
Originally Posted By: BarneyWho
TSS is 100% the ticket in the small bores. You must be paying a lot for your shot trash2. I want to say the last time I figured up the cost per shell excluding the time to reload them it was around $6-$7/load.

I think I'm going to the 28ga this year.


Not really, just adding up all the costs for me. $45/lb, 1 5/8/ shell is around $5 plus about $300 in reloading material (figure 100 shells so $3/per) comes to $8. If I reloaded other shells etc my cost would come down but I consider this sunk costs. But yes if I just bought the shot and used someone's reloading equip and components, I'd be right at $5ish


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#6658721 - 02/02/17 11:43 AM Re: Turkey load - 20 gauge [Re: DancesWithSquirrels]
Whitecrow Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 11/05/09
Posts: 118
Loc: Houston, TX
Any off the shelf shell in 4,5,6 that patterns well in your shotgun will kill. My son has killed a truckload of turkeys with a Mossburg 20ga youth with mod choke and Remington 2-3/4 6's. We keep our shots under 40 and never had one run off. A #6 pellet traveling at 1,300 fps doesn't know if it came from a .410 or a 10ga.....it's all about the pattern.

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#6686548 - 02/24/17 08:38 PM Re: Turkey load - 20 gauge [Re: DancesWithSquirrels]
glocker17 Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 01/03/16
Posts: 316
Loc: RGV
Off the shelf 5's out of a tight choke has always got it done for me.

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#6686663 - 02/24/17 10:39 PM Re: Turkey load - 20 gauge [Re: DancesWithSquirrels]
BarneyWho Offline
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Registered: 11/09/04
Posts: 2866
Loc: Fort Worth, TX


Loaded 50 TSS 1 5/8oz today that are headed to TN. Cost is less than $6/shell on these.
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