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#7123277 - 03/26/18 10:41 AM I'm curious...what type of weapon
Deerhunter61 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 08/27/08
Posts: 7783
Loc: DFW
Do you guys use to hunt Turkeys?

Shotgun? Gauge?

Rifle? Caliber?

Bow? Type?

How far are you willing to take a shot with the weapon of your choice?

Thanks,

Mel

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#7124485 - 03/27/18 09:36 AM Re: I'm curious...what type of weapon [Re: Deerhunter61]
Tru2lifetaxidermy Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 01/25/15
Posts: 473
Shotgun, 12 gauge, 50 yards with a extended full
Rifle....never have
Bow, compound 40 yards
Recurve, 15

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#7124492 - 03/27/18 09:43 AM Re: I'm curious...what type of weapon [Re: Deerhunter61]
unclebubba Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 11/07/11
Posts: 1855
Loc: Collin County, TX
I use an el cheapo single shot break open 20 guage with full choke and 3" turkey loads. 40 yards max, but I like em to get closer.
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#7124528 - 03/27/18 10:18 AM Re: I'm curious...what type of weapon [Re: Deerhunter61]
Gamblinman Offline
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Registered: 09/02/04
Posts: 1014
Loc: Yantis, TX
1187 Super Magnum
SP10
870 Max Gobbler
1100 20 gauge

I keep all my shots fairly close. The fun of turkey hunting for me is calling that wiley gobbler in close. If I fail, he walks to hunt another day.
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#7124934 - 03/27/18 03:09 PM Re: I'm curious...what type of weapon [Re: Deerhunter61]
Deerhunter61 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 08/27/08
Posts: 7783
Loc: DFW
I should have answered my own question...

Originally Posted By: Deerhunter61
Do you guys use to hunt Turkeys?

Shotgun? Gauge?

Rifle: CZ .17 I am also taking my .223 bolt.

Bow? Type? I haven't yet but I am considering it later in the season.

How far are you willing to take a shot with the weapon of your choice? I prefer getting them in close, 30-40 yards but I did take one last year at 130 yards.

Thanks,

Mel

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#7125272 - 03/27/18 08:53 PM Re: I'm curious...what type of weapon [Re: Deerhunter61]
gusick Offline
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Registered: 07/19/13
Posts: 1711
I just use a 12 gauge shotgun. I went to an show a while back and invested in a specialty turkey choke and have been testing different loads in it. I have the Winchester Longbeard #5s pattering really good at 175 feet. I bet it will go a little further but I haven't tried yet.

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#7125911 - 03/28/18 12:16 PM Re: I'm curious...what type of weapon [Re: Deerhunter61]
GLC Offline


Registered: 02/25/09
Posts: 5113
Loc: BenBrook Texas
Check your county regs, I can only use a shotgun in my county.
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#7125918 - 03/28/18 12:21 PM Re: I'm curious...what type of weapon [Re: Deerhunter61]
Bmnloader Online   content
Bird Dog

Registered: 02/25/14
Posts: 375
Loc: DFW, Cisco
Benelli full choke #4's
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#7125956 - 03/28/18 12:48 PM Re: I'm curious...what type of weapon [Re: Deerhunter61]
Trout3006 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 12/20/15
Posts: 55
.22 hornet up to 250 yds or Hoyt powermax #70 with Easton axis 300 up to 65 yards

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#7129577 - 04/01/18 11:13 AM Re: I'm curious...what type of weapon [Re: Deerhunter61]
howl Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 02/23/18
Posts: 33
Loc: Georgia
.410 single barrel. With my handload it'll kill past forty yards. I prefer to have them at about 35 yards.
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trying to figure out Rio gobbler and javelina hunts in TX

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#7129663 - 04/01/18 01:38 PM Re: I'm curious...what type of weapon [Re: howl]
MoTex Online   content
Bird Dog

Registered: 09/11/12
Posts: 473
Loc: Allen Texas
Originally Posted By: howl
.410 single barrel. With my handload it'll kill past forty yards. I prefer to have them at about 35 yards.



Wow, thatís impressive!

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#7129664 - 04/01/18 01:40 PM Re: I'm curious...what type of weapon [Re: MoTex]
MoTex Online   content
Bird Dog

Registered: 09/11/12
Posts: 473
Loc: Allen Texas
Mathews Drenalin at 60lbs out to 15 yds, ( prefer 8-10yds) with rage broadheads

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#7130821 - 04/02/18 08:23 PM Re: I'm curious...what type of weapon [Re: Deerhunter61]
P&Y Bowhunter Offline


Registered: 01/27/09
Posts: 50
Remington 870 Super Mag SPS
12 gauge 3 1/2" mag
Turkey choke

I like to get them in close. It is part of the challenge to me. I have taken one a far as 50 yards when necessary

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#7130937 - 04/02/18 11:18 PM Re: I'm curious...what type of weapon [Re: Deerhunter61]
DEERSTRANGLER Offline
Tracker

Registered: 11/17/08
Posts: 608
Loc: Azle TX
Picked up a Mossberg 835 ultimag 3.5Ē 12ga a few weeks ago. Bought some Remington 3.5Ē 2oz number 5ís. Ordered a Patternmaster Anaconda Striker choke. Havenít shot it yet. Will this coming weekend.

Also have a 870 youth 20ga with a Primos Tite Wad. It shoots a 3Ē Federal shell with #5ís really good to about 45 yards.

Iím seriously thinking about trying my little Marlin bolt action .22 Mag with the Hornady V max load or my newest AR in 22 Nosler if I need to reach out farther than a scattergun will allow.

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#7130994 - 04/03/18 06:26 AM Re: I'm curious...what type of weapon [Re: Deerhunter61]
RattlesnakeDan Offline
Tracker

Registered: 12/23/17
Posts: 582
Loc: San Antonio
Depends on the terrain and situation.
Years back turkey hunting Kansas from my ground blind, toms would not come close all weekend. Finally I tell my buddy, lets pick up the blind and walk towards them with it. He looks at me like I am nuts, so after some convincing we stand up inside and carry it to like 30 yds away and bag our birds. Pretty comical but it worked!
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