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20 ga for Turkey?

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by viking499, Nov 24, 2007.

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  1. viking499

    viking499 Member

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    Can you hunt turkey with a 20 guage that shoots 2 3/4 shells?
     
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    Certainly, if it patterns reasonably tightly and you don't try to stretch your shots.

    John
     
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    +1 to what john bt said. Hevi-shot works well for turkeys in 20 gauge
     
  4. evbutler462

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    Same here. Lots of turkey hunters here use 20 gauge. The president of the state wild turkey foundation uses a 20 gauge sometimes and does quite well.
     
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    I know a couple of kids that live in Corning that have hilled a lot of turkeys with a .410 shotgun. Not really recommended but its all they have and they get real close.
     
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    20 gauge is plenty good for turkey. I have taken turkey with .410 too. You just have to remember that you have less shot in each shell and adjust accordingly.
     
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