Standard shells for turkey

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Standard shells for turkey

Postby Steve_In » November 30th, 2008, 11:05 am

When I took my son on his first hunt I bought some Remington 3" mag 20 gauge #6 lead standard shells.  A box of 25 was about the same as a box of Special lead turkey loads.  I had and extra full Carlson choke for the Remington 870 special field he was to use.  This delivered great patterns out to 35 yards and marginal at 40.  I recently sawsome 20 gauge duck loads in Hevi-Shot on clearance.  Would these perform like the turkey loads thru the correct choke?
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RE: Standard shells for turkey

Postby allaboutshooting » November 30th, 2008, 11:15 am

Hey Steve,

Several turkey hunters have reported to me that they have had better results with the 20 gauge Hevi-Shot duck loads than with the Hevi-13 turkey loads.

If you can find them in #6 shot, I'd sure give them a try. They should pattern better and will have more retained energy at 35-40 yards than the lead shells.

If the price is good, you may want to stock up on them. Prices will be going up again soon I understand.

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