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need some advice #4122481 03/15/13 04:28 AM
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I usually hunt turkey with a 22 or 17 but this year im gonna give a new scattergun I got a try. Its a tristar cobra tacticool semiauto, but takes chokes I have a modified full and xfull choke for it 12ga 20 in barrel. what choke with what shot would work best for 45-50 yards max. I hope I can call them in closer but usually thats about as good as I can before they bust me lol. I can use up to 3in shells.

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I like the heavy shot #6 lots of pellets and patterns well from both my guns. I have been shooting Remington #6 HD 3.5 inch and 55 yards is and in is a dead bird walking with my rig.

Only way to know for sure though is to try some different ones on the pattern board to see which is best. For years I used #5 lead 2 3/4 shells in a Beretta 585 full and modified barrels. Within 50 yards that is a deadly gun. Might hunt with it some this year for the heck of it.




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Re: need some advice [Re: kmon1] #4122553 03/15/13 06:49 AM
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There's only one way to TRULY find out: test some shell/choke combinations. It really all depends on your shotgun, specific choke, and shell matchup.

I have a 12g Beretta Pintail. It likes 3" Federal #6 Flitecontrol with a Full choke. I've noticed that an extra full choke overconstricts it to where it starts to open up again.

If I were going to try a choke/shell combo without testing it would be safest to use a full choke with #5 shot shells (happy-medium for turkey).



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^^^^ Need to just pattern it at first so you'll know what your capabilities are.


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Re: need some advice [Re: SweetTea] #4123070 03/15/13 03:19 PM
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OK thanks I will be patterning today I guess what I really needed to know is what loads will carry enough energy for a 50yd shot

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In a study on shot energy they determined #5 lead and #6 heavy shot have energy to break a turkey neck or skull at 50 yards. From my experience that holds true


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Re: need some advice [Re: kmon1] #4123645 03/15/13 08:08 PM
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work on your camo. You should be able to get them in closer than that.


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