fallhunt wrote:This hunt is going to take place in the fall and in MO. It will be in the timber where shots will be close,25 yrds. or less. I won't have to worry about taking down a big ol longbeard becouse I am not going to spend the time to scout and I can count on one hand ,with fingers left over, the amount of times I have seen longbeards on this public land we have been hunting the last 8 years. Calling in birds to this range is easy.I do it every year,Spring and Fall, and kill them with my bow. I sure wouldn't want to be shot in the face with a .410 at 25 yrds. Allaboutshooting,can you tell me about the classic double?I checked on Hevi-shots web site and it says soft like lead.Will it perform better that lead?Have you shot it yourself. Thanks for the help.
I love the fall for hunting turkeys. It's a time when you can see and hear turkeys, up close and personal. I've learned more about how turkeys act in the fall than any other time.
Classic doubles shot was originally designed for older guns, with softer barrel material, for situations in which non-toxic shot is required. It is a cast product that is much softer than original Hevi-Shot or Hevi-13. I have shot a good bit of it in 12 gauge guns and performance is very good. As I recall, it has the same approximate density as most lead shot. They do use high quality components, so you might see better performance from it than less expensive lead shotshells but the price is correspondingly higher. It would be interesting to see if you had better patterns with it than from your other lead shells and since you intend to use it for turkeys, you would not be firing scores of rounds.