FAVORITE SHOT SIZE FOR TURKEY?

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Re: FAVORITE SHOT SIZE FOR TURKEY?

Postby grizzly » January 21st, 2013, 5:11 pm

remington nitro turkey in number 5 or 6 shot.....wayne

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Re: FAVORITE SHOT SIZE FOR TURKEY?

Postby ticklishtompro » January 21st, 2013, 5:40 pm

I don't have a favorite, I go with my guns favorite. When I get a new turkey gun I buy a bunch of different brands and sizes of both 3 and 3 1/2 and see what patterns the best. Right now one gun patterns great out to 50 yards with Winchester Supreme, 3 1/2 #4's, and the other 3 inch winchester 6's.
Any shot size will kill a bird, but the pattern is the key.

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Re: FAVORITE SHOT SIZE FOR TURKEY?

Postby turkey junky » January 21st, 2013, 5:49 pm

i got 1 favorite gun & its has a favorite load & thats my favorite as well lol

im trying to rack up as many birds as i can on my turkey gun 21 & counting

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Re: FAVORITE SHOT SIZE FOR TURKEY?

Postby kygobbler » January 21st, 2013, 9:53 pm

What works best for my gun is Winchester Supreme #5.
Is it turkey season yet?

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Re: FAVORITE SHOT SIZE FOR TURKEY?

Postby xcal1ber » January 21st, 2013, 10:30 pm

Always been a #4 shot man, but I will be switching to a HTL (Heavier than lead) in the #6 shot. Simply because That will give me the same energy as the #4 lead shot, but it will have a MUCH better pattern density.
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Re: FAVORITE SHOT SIZE FOR TURKEY?

Postby Uncle Nicky2 » January 22nd, 2013, 8:01 am

Winchester Hevi-Shot, #6s. I had my doubts about using #6 shot at first, I was told when I first started you need #4 shot to knock them down. A buddy swore by them, so I thought I'd give them a try at the patterning board & in the field, and I was impressed, they throw a wicked swarm of pellets. The only downside is now I'm picking more BB's out of my dinner.
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Re: FAVORITE SHOT SIZE FOR TURKEY?

Postby retranger » January 22nd, 2013, 8:50 am

Uncle Nick are you aiming at the head?? I have used both 5's and 6's and very seldom do I have shot in the body.
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Re: FAVORITE SHOT SIZE FOR TURKEY?

Postby fallhunt » January 22nd, 2013, 8:57 am

Rage tiped Easton ACC shaft 8-)

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Re: FAVORITE SHOT SIZE FOR TURKEY?

Postby Chief Many Longbeards » January 22nd, 2013, 10:46 am

my ol' mossberg 3" 12 shoots winchester supreme and remington nitro 5s equally well through an xtra tight choke.

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Re: FAVORITE SHOT SIZE FOR TURKEY?

Postby Uncle Nicky2 » January 22nd, 2013, 10:55 am

retranger wrote:Uncle Nick are you aiming at the head?? I have used both 5's and 6's and very seldom do I have shot in the body.


No, I was taught to aim for the wattles. Turkeys are always jerking & bobbing their heads around.
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