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.22 Rimfire for Turkey ? #4078784 02/24/13 02:24 PM
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Found this hope it helps grin

.22 rimfire cartridges as well as handguns are legal for hunting Rio Grande turkey in Texas, and in the hands of a seasoned shooter, they can be just as deadly as a shotgun.

(Note: Do not use a rifle or handgun for Eastern turkey; for which only shotguns, archery equipment, and crossbows may be used.)

click here https://fishgame.com/article.php?ArticleID=4063

Re: .22 Rimfire for Turkey ? [Re: udamdan] #4078859 02/24/13 03:06 PM
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Does anyone actually use a rifle on turkey? I'm guessing most of us are stuck in that 3.5 inch shotgun frame of mind.


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Re: .22 Rimfire for Turkey ? [Re: sillyhorses] #4078949 02/24/13 03:35 PM
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Kids or disabled folks I suppose.


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Re: .22 Rimfire for Turkey ? [Re: SweetTea] #4079272 02/24/13 05:59 PM
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I use my bow most of the time. But when I take shotgun is a 3" version Winchester that is about 20 years old.

Re: .22 Rimfire for Turkey ? [Re: DFWPI] #4084292 02/26/13 04:29 PM
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I used to Turkey Hunt in Florida (lived there for a few years). They have a fall turkey season that coincides with deer season, and rifle is legal. I took a turkey at 110 yards with a neck shot with my .270. He was in the wrong place at the wrong time. The only reason I used a rifle was that I was deer hunting, and he just ended up on the menu. When I am Turkey hunting, 12 guage, 3 inch.


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Re: .22 Rimfire for Turkey ? [Re: unclebubba] #4084442 02/26/13 05:38 PM
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I shot a turkey flying with a rifle once. With a witness.

But now I use scatter guns for gobblers, bring a rifle for pigs though.

Re: .22 Rimfire for Turkey ? [Re: BlakeJ] #4084551 02/26/13 06:19 PM
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I've used a .222 a few times when I was a kid.


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Re: .22 Rimfire for Turkey ? [Re: hook_n_line] #4084578 02/26/13 06:27 PM
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I've used a 22mag a bunch in dumb ol' rio's


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Re: .22 Rimfire for Turkey ? [Re: jorge] #4087143 02/27/13 06:01 PM
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22-250, 22mag or 17HMR head shots only

Re: .22 Rimfire for Turkey ? [Re: kyotee1] #4095018 03/02/13 10:55 PM
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6.5 one time and will NEVER use a rifle again. lol.


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Re: .22 Rimfire for Turkey ? [Re: Hoytman] #4095054 03/02/13 11:15 PM
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Used a 22-250 once. Lower neck shot around 60 yards and all meat was good. Really trying to get one with a bow this year.


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I shot 2 with one shot with a rifle a couple years ago. Clean pass through both.


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Re: .22 Rimfire for Turkey ? [Re: Tff caribou] #4102965 03/06/13 03:49 AM
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Went on a guided hunt last year and they asked us to bring 22's as well as shotguns. Birds were hanging up outside shotgun range. Ended up getting a couple close enough for shotguns.

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like mentioned above, if shot with a rifle make sure you dont hit the breast. ha


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I shot more turkey than I can remember with my .243 as a kid. Aimed right at the base of the neck, never lost a turkey, never hit a breast. I miss deep fried cajun seasoned wild turkey breast.


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wild turkey breast is pretty damn tasty


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Up in Virginia most everyone on our lease used combination guns. Usually 12ga and small caliber rifle (.222, .223, .243)

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Originally Posted By: Ox190
I shot more turkey than I can remember with my .243 as a kid. Aimed right at the base of the neck, never lost a turkey, never hit a breast. I miss deep fried cajun seasoned wild turkey breast.


same here, and still do. 10/22 sits in the stand just in case they wander by during deer season.




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Re: .22 Rimfire for Turkey ? [Re: TreeBass] #4104303 03/06/13 07:12 PM
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I use a 17 hmr but not on a windy day bullet drifts to much on long shots

Re: .22 Rimfire for Turkey ? [Re: kyotee1] #4105966 03/07/13 12:21 PM
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Originally Posted By: kyotee1
22-250, 22mag or 17HMR head shots only
Yep, NO 22 rimfire. And headshots only.


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I don't see how a head shot with a .22lr wouldn't work.

Of course the only turkey I've killed was with a .257 roberts to the head. That worked too. smile

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I always know when its turkey season because my 39a gets snagged by my dad. 22 stinger to the face ever time and hes been doing it for years.

Re: .22 Rimfire for Turkey ? [Re: Jasb] #4115313 03/12/13 12:46 AM
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Re: .22 Rimfire for Turkey ? [Re: Chris42] #4118827 03/13/13 03:02 PM
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Originally Posted By: Chris42
I don't see how a head shot with a .22lr wouldn't work.

Of course the only turkey I've killed was with a .257 roberts to the head. That worked too. smile


I'm with you no way a head shot with hollow points out of a .22 would not kill one dead.

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Stingers are only 200fps shy of a 22 mag, I've used em but due to the ammo shortage I'll be trying a scattergun this year.

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