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sighting in my turkey shotgun

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by eastbank, Apr 11, 2013.

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  1. eastbank

    eastbank Member

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    i use a win. 1300 turkey shotgun for turkey and have tried most shells that have came down the pike,from the 8.00 a piece to the elcheapo,s.but i think i have found the ones my 1300 likes and its a cheapo. federal strut-shok turkry thugs,with 1-7/8oz #6 about 10.00 at walmart. here is the last target i shot at 30yds from a rest,the scope is a leupold 1x4. eastbank.
     

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  2. Patocazador

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    I'm unfamiliar with using a scope on turkeys or for a 30 yard shot.
    If 4s or 5s shoot good too, they will have more "downing" ability at longer ranges up to 45 yds. or so.
     
  3. eastbank

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    my eyes force me to use optics as the beads on the barrel just about disappear. and true 4-5,s will carry more energy out to 40-50 yrds,but the pattern thins out too. i believe in the swarm theory and 35yrds is about my limit on fireing on a turkey with a shotgun. 5,s do shot very good too,but its 6,s for me. the 10.5x10.5 target has at least 301 holes in it at 30 yrds out of 420 in the 1-7/8oz,s of #6,s. eastbank.
     
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    a good choke will help drastically. i use a jelly-head and have killed turkey stone cold dead past 50 yards. i usually let them get closer but there are some times you just have to kill 'em when they're on out there and a good turkey choke makes that a real possibility no just a lucky chance.
     
  5. urbaneruralite

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    That'll sure take one. I may have to try those if they ever take that word off the box.
     
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