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I need a deer/ turkey gun #5490725 12/21/14 05:44 PM
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Ever since we found out there were turkey in the property we have wanted to hunt turkey's but we also want to have a gun that can take down a deer. I was thinking a .223, what are y'alls suggestions?


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Re: I need a deer/ turkey gun [Re: SWtexashunter] #5490789 12/21/14 06:44 PM
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What do you guys use?


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Re: I need a deer/ turkey gun [Re: SWtexashunter] #5490861 12/21/14 07:44 PM
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IMO just use your deer rifle. Shot turkeys with everything from 222 to 300wsm and even 1 with 45-70. Most of which were with 25-06 and 22-250AI. As long as you keep it low off the breast bone you're good, and not sacrificing anything rifle wise on the deer. I know 223 is capable.. Just not my preference for deer.

Re: I need a deer/ turkey gun [Re: SWtexashunter] #5490946 12/21/14 08:58 PM
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Yeah I didnt think it could kill a deer clean either


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Re: I need a deer/ turkey gun [Re: SWtexashunter] #5490968 12/21/14 09:17 PM
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Anything will kill a turkey, need to worry about good caliber for deer.

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I use a 270, would that work?


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Re: I need a deer/ turkey gun [Re: SWtexashunter] #5491069 12/21/14 09:57 PM
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Sure.

Re: I need a deer/ turkey gun [Re: SWtexashunter] #5491213 12/21/14 10:55 PM
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270 will do the trick. Try to avoid the breast, if you hit the breast wont be much meat left. Lower 1/3 right between the legs is my favorite shot on them with rifle.

Re: I need a deer/ turkey gun [Re: SWtexashunter] #5491390 12/21/14 11:53 PM
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Will do, thanks RC


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Re: I need a deer/ turkey gun [Re: SWtexashunter] #5491443 12/22/14 12:11 AM
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Spring turkey hunt with shotgun and decoys. Calling in gobblers is really fun!

In the fall you can use any caliber you use for deer.

Re: I need a deer/ turkey gun [Re: SWtexashunter] #5491808 12/22/14 02:52 AM
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How would a 12 gauge do at 20 yards? Thats where the box blind is


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Re: I need a deer/ turkey gun [Re: SWtexashunter] #5491965 12/22/14 03:48 AM
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It would do great! Just go get some turkey loads

Re: I need a deer/ turkey gun [Re: SWtexashunter] #5491993 12/22/14 04:03 AM
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2 guns, a shotgun and a rifle, 243 or 270 are my choices.


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Re: I need a deer/ turkey gun [Re: SWtexashunter] #5492455 12/22/14 02:36 PM
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Thank you Dogcatcher, I was considering getting a .243!


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