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Turkey with a 410? #6657991 02/02/17 02:30 AM
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Quick question, my son isn't comfortable with a 12 ga just yet but he loves the 410. Question is there a certain type of ammo they sell that would work for say a 10-15 yard shot on a turkey? All I've beeen able to find is bird shot and slugs. Should we even try to take a turkey with a 410? Those are the only two shotguns I own.

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Pattern your shells and see. At that range you should easily kill one with high brass shells. It's a trick to get them that close but a strutting decoy could do the trick.


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If you load your own, have you investigated Tungsten Super Shot (TSS)?

If you stay with commercially available loads, think small shot for a dense pattern. At that range, 7's will get the job done. Aim for the base of the neck.




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Killed several with a 410 and #4's. Make sure and pattern it. My pattern really loosened up after 40 yards so I keep shots under 30.


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I haven't got the stuff to reload .410 in TSS yet, but I will after I kill several with my 28ga. I've seen patterns from a .410 with TSS that will kill to 40 yards all day long. I'd call up William at SumToy and ask him about shell/choke combos with a .410.

Have you tried a youth model 20ga with him yet? I have one set up I bet he could shoot if you are local and want to let him try it.


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Use a 22

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The biggest turkey I've been involved with taking was shot by my 7yr old son with a .410 and #6's at about 20yds. Pattern and if the gun is throwing good patterns, get 'er done.

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I've shot several with 3 inch #5 Remington game loads. My gun is really deadly out to 30 yrds. It's just fun to grab the little gun sometimes!

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Absolutely at close range dead bird


Re: Turkey with a 410? [Re: BUBBAJ 115] #6662365 02/05/17 02:48 PM
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Thanks everyone, just didn't want to injure a bird. Wanted to make sure it would work.

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