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I'm curious...what type of weapon #7123277 03/26/18 03:41 PM
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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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Shotgun, 12 gauge, 50 yards with a extended full
Rifle....never have
Bow, compound 40 yards
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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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Re: I'm curious...what type of weapon [Re: Deerhunter61] #7124528 03/27/18 03:18 PM
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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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Re: I'm curious...what type of weapon [Re: Deerhunter61] #7124934 03/27/18 08:09 PM
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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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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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Check your county regs, I can only use a shotgun in my county.



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Benelli full choke #4's


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.22 hornet up to 250 yds or Hoyt powermax #70 with Easton axis 300 up to 65 yards

Re: I'm curious...what type of weapon [Re: Deerhunter61] #7129577 04/01/18 04:13 PM
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.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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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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Mathews Drenalin at 60lbs out to 15 yds, ( prefer 8-10yds) with rage broadheads

Re: I'm curious...what type of weapon [Re: Deerhunter61] #7130821 04/03/18 01:23 AM
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Remington 870 Super Mag SPS
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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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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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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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Originally Posted By: RattlesnakeDan
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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And here I thought everyone in Tejas just lassoed their gobblers.

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Originally Posted By: MoTex
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.410 single barrel. With my handload it'll kill past forty yards. I prefer to have them at about 35 yards.



Wow, thatís impressive!


Using TSS in #9's, its possible to have a very dependable killing machine.




" I don't hunt turkeys because I want to, I hunt turkeys because I have to."
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If you use a .22, where is your kill shot?

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Originally Posted By: Bald Eagle
If you use a .22, where is your kill shot?


I use a .17 and the kill shot is the base of the neck. Got one this past Sat that way.

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Monday I was in a tripod waiting for hogs and a turkey walked right under me.
300 RCM with Barnes 150TTSX has plenty of knock down at 25 feet. Hit far enough forward meat loss was minimal.
I had sat in the same tripod for days with a shotgun and no turkey, bring rifle and they show.
Having both a rifle and shotgun in elevated stand is a pain.

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I haven't shotgunned a turkey in years, but when I did it was a Berretta AL 390 with 3" and no. 5 shot. I mostly bowhunt them now, and my latest is an Elite Synergy with either a Rocket Hammerhead or a Grim Reaper.
Shotgun up to 50 yd.
Bow out to 25 yd. but if they get closer that's fine with me. grin

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When I use to hunt them I used a Savage mod. 24 .223 over 20 ga.Shotgun for turkey and .223 for hog......

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I also use a Savage 24 for turkey and coyote hunting. Winchester white box 45 grain for the 223 and 3 inch #6 for the shotgun. Great combination for my use in Navarro and Hamilton counties.

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I could of used a spear for this turkey or hogs on my location 2 days ago. The full moon had animals movin at high noon. Looked up and said that aint that buzzard that's been swoopin down at the water puddle. Blackberry snacks!! was their fancy.

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