turkey choke and load

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turkey choke and load

Postby wright_hunter » Sun Mar 02, 2008 12:07 am

i have a winchester super x2. with a patternmaster. (i know ill get hell for that patternmaster) but i was wondering if i should use it to hunt turkeys or if i should use my mossberg 535. my mossberg 535 has a truglo turkey choke and what load to use.

thankyou guys for any help and input.
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Postby cut_un » Sun Mar 02, 2008 7:40 am

I guess I'm old school but I've been hunting turkeys every since spring seasons were introduced here in Va. :oops: I think all the talk about patterns, loads are overrated. Yes, you ARE looking for a gun with will shoot a dince pattern, and I'll give you that one load will work better in a certain gun that another, but...... I was killing turkeys grave yard dead with a 2 3/4 " full choke gun loaded with # 6 shot long before all of these "special loads, guns, chokes hit the market. If you are to kill a turkey at 20 yards( I hope you are trying to get that turkey as close as you can :thumbsup: ) with the guns of today will the "super tubes", you had better have it dead on his head or you will miss him.
I do shoot an extra full tube and use Win turkey loads in # 5 but it is not all that tuff to kill a turkey if you can get him in close, and for me, that what the game is all about.
I'm sure either gun will do the job :thumbsup:
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Postby stumpjumper » Sun Mar 02, 2008 4:54 pm

Cut I somewhat agree with you. I think patterning you gun is more important than the actual load and choke. I have patterned many of my friends guns and at 20 yards I`ve seen patterns so far off that they wouldn`t have a chance at killing a bird. So for me a GREAT set of fully adjustable sights is number one. If you can`t hit the bird in his head and neck it doesn`t matter what choke or shot your using.

And by the way I recommend Williams Fire sights.

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Postby cut_un » Sun Mar 02, 2008 6:16 pm

I too amazes me just how different shotguns can and will throw a load. I agree that any shotgun headed inot the turkey woods should have been patterned for shot density. And that adjustible sight will put it on his head :hammer:
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Postby skybuster20ga » Sun Mar 02, 2008 8:43 pm

i agree cut. i shoot most of my turkeys w/ my bow but the times when i did use a shotgun the standard rem turky choke and some 2 3/4 #5 1 1/2oz loads worked flawlessly out around 30yds. i figured good enough! they were kent shells by the way
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