Rifle for Turkey

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Re: Rifle for Turkey

Postby wfolds » March 15th, 2014, 8:00 pm

Ok! After eating a bunch of Crow for supper I decided to post the results of my first Turkey hunting trip this morning. Used my shotgun instead of my rifle and am glad I did. Turkey was called in to @20 -25 yards and using my 12 ga Benelli with #5 Winchester Longbeard shells took this 18-20 pound Osceola gobbler. "I understand, I understand"

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Re: Rifle for Turkey

Postby Steve_In » March 15th, 2014, 10:07 pm

Like Willow ridge I would like to use a .36 Muzzleloader, flint to boot. I would self limit my shots to the head neck only. This would be a one time thing for me.
I did get one years ago at an old time turkey shoot with my .50, OLD UGLY (Ver 1.0) Did a number to him. Watch the Movie SGT YORK that is what the turkey shoot was like.
Steve, I love "smoked" turkey

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Re: Rifle for Turkey

Postby kygobbler » March 16th, 2014, 9:14 am

Congrats on a nice bird.
Is it turkey season yet?

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Re: Rifle for Turkey

Postby charlie elk » March 16th, 2014, 4:21 pm

Congrats on your bird.
On a Wyoming hunt a few years ago I used a round ball in a .50 Hawken Rifle. Called the tom in and promptly missed his head at 30 yds., after a lot of fumbling I reloaded and called him back to place a nice round hole in the center of his head at 20 yds.
If a rifle is used to body shoot a turkey across a canyon - not too much fun.
If a rifle is used to head shoot a turkey called into shotgun range - mighty fine turkey hunting.
If you agree with me call it fact; if you disagree - call it my opinion.
After all - we are talking turkey.


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