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Turkey loads

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by Showman, May 4, 2013.

  1. Showman

    Showman Member

    Does anyone here have a preferred shotshell for turkey hunting? I like Winchester 2 and 3/4 and 3 inch #5. I also like Federal 5s and old Remington 2 oz. 5s.
  2. eastbank

    eastbank Well-Known Member

    the old federal strutt-shok is now the new federal turkey thug and my win 1300 turkey gun loves them. 1-7/8 oz 6,s put 300-310 #6,s in a 10x10 paper square at 30yds. and they are around 10.00 dollars for 10,eastbank.
  3. kbbailey

    kbbailey Well-Known Member

    I just finished some pattern experiments with 4s vs 6s in my b/p sxs. I found too many holes in my pattern with the 4s. Even though I prefer the heavier shot for breaking bones and penetrating feathers....I had to load the 6s b/c of the better patterns. I wish that I had some 5s to try, that may be a good compromise.
  4. natman

    natman Well-Known Member

  5. jmr40

    jmr40 Well-Known Member

    I use the same Winchesters as you. I think the #5's are a good compromise between pellet count and pellet size.
  6. Mobuck

    Mobuck member

    The Winchester 2oz #4 put a lot of turkeys in the grass for me. Longest DRT shot from my customized 870 was 53 yards. The one last week was 46 yards.
    A smaller guy like myself may get tipped over backward unless he's got some back support.

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