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04-03-2021, 05:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 174
Posted By Whitetailturkey01

Muzzleloading Turkey

Thinking about building a muzzleloading rifle for turkey hunting. I'm stuck between 36 and 40 caliber. Might take the occasional squirrel on the side but its primary use would be turkey. What are...
Forum: Optics
12-29-2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,578
Posted By Whitetailturkey01

I use the Bushnell Banner 3-9x40 scope for deer...

I use the Bushnell Banner 3-9x40 scope for deer and coyote hunting. I have it on my 243. Great scope, clear glass, and it's only $89 bucks on Amazon. I've only put about 40 rounds thru the gun and I...
Forum: South
12-29-2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 386
Posted By Whitetailturkey01

Thanks for the heads up. I was planning a trip to...

Thanks for the heads up. I was planning a trip to Big Woods WMA this January/February to hunt rabbit, but I guess not anymore. I agree that the dog hunters attitudes are pretty arrogant,...
12-18-2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 443
Posted By Whitetailturkey01

30-30 bullet weight

I'm currently looking at a Henry Single Shot in 30-30 Winchester to use primarily for Whitetail deer and Black bear. My question is what bullet weight should I use? I will be using Winchester Super X...
12-10-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,469
Posted By Whitetailturkey01

Id go with either the 270 or 308. My personal...

Id go with either the 270 or 308. My personal pick would be the 308 because you can shoot heavier bullets with a little less recoil(not much though) if you wernt planning on black bear I would say...
12-07-2020, 10:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,084
Posted By Whitetailturkey01

Thank you for all the advice. So if I get every...

Thank you for all the advice. So if I get every thing right: use about 15-20 grains of 3f powder and start with a .15 patch for the 32. And use about 80 grains of powder for deer in the 50 caliber...
12-06-2020, 01:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,084
Posted By Whitetailturkey01

Ok. So they don't kick very much then. That's...

Ok. So they don't kick very much then. That's good to know. I've actually never really shot a 20 gauge before. Only shot one once or twice and even then I don't really remember what the recoil felt...
12-05-2020, 03:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,084
Posted By Whitetailturkey01

Thank you for all the advice. I'm kinda new to...

Thank you for all the advice. I'm kinda new to muzzleloaders. I got my first black powder deer last year with a 50 caliber inline. But I like the more traditional style better, which reminds me hows...
12-04-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,581
Posted By Whitetailturkey01

It will work. TOO WELL. 25-06 is WAY too big for...

It will work. TOO WELL. 25-06 is WAY too big for squirrels. It's more of a deer, antelope, and coyote caliber. If you want to hunt squirrels then may I suggest a 22 lr with 36-40 grain copper plated...
12-04-2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,084
Posted By Whitetailturkey01

Never mind about the extra barrel question. I'm...

Never mind about the extra barrel question. I'm pretty sure that the recoil would cause the stock to crack. So here's another question. Could I use .310 BUCKSHOT(#1.5 buck size) as round ball ammo?...
Forum: Black Powder
12-03-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,726
Posted By Whitetailturkey01

To me they are worth it. Last year was my first...

To me they are worth it. Last year was my first year muzzleloader hunting. About 30 minutes before end of shooting hours I got my first black powder deer(a doe). Ever since then muzzleloader season...
12-02-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 510
Posted By Whitetailturkey01

Yes I'm hunting private property. I've only seen...

Yes I'm hunting private property. I've only seen bear scat once on the property but that was 2 -3 years ago. The most recent pic of a bear was back in June at about 10:30 p.m. (He came to a mineral...
12-02-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,084
Posted By Whitetailturkey01

What's the barrel thread on the crockett rifle....

What's the barrel thread on the crockett rifle. Looking at a 45 caliber barrel for it for deer(.45 caliber is the minimum legal caliber here in VA for deer) or would the stock be too narrow for the...
12-02-2020, 07:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,128
Posted By Whitetailturkey01

Ok thanks. Sounds like #5 have plenty of power...

Ok thanks. Sounds like #5 have plenty of power for my distances. Im hunting brush woods and open hardwoods, so not far shooting. I have some Federal Heavy field game loads. ( 12 gauge 2.75 inch 1220...
12-02-2020, 06:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,084
Posted By Whitetailturkey01

Sound like the 32 is a pretty versatile caliber...

Sound like the 32 is a pretty versatile caliber for small game turkey and the occasional varmint. Whats the difference between 32 and 36 caliber other than 32 being .310 and 36 being .350? I dont...
12-01-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,084
Posted By Whitetailturkey01

How does the 32 preform on small game. do you...

How does the 32 preform on small game. do you think that a 32 could be effective on turkeys. My primary interest is small game(squirrels/rabbits) but was wondering if it could take turkey too if I...
12-01-2020, 07:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,084
Posted By Whitetailturkey01

.32 caliber muzzleloader

I'm thinking of getting a 32 caliber muzzleloader for small game. I'm looking at the Traditions Crockett rifle. Does anyone have any experience with this specific rifle? If so what are the pros and...
12-01-2020, 06:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 510
Posted By Whitetailturkey01

Yes i do plan on eating the bear. I only hunt for...

Yes i do plan on eating the bear. I only hunt for meat not horns(or size) I do have access to a atv. There's not very many bear hunters around here mostly just deer and rabbit hunters and they really...
11-30-2020, 07:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 510
Posted By Whitetailturkey01

Need help with black bear advice

So today is virgina opening day of firearms bear season, and this year I got a bear tag. The problem is I've never hunted bear in my life. So I need some advice on bear hunting such as where to hunt...
11-23-2020, 06:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 297
Posted By Whitetailturkey01

So i called them and they said that it is safe to...

So i called them and they said that it is safe to shoot #4 buckshot. They also said that once you get to your bigger buck pellets (00&000) then it becomes unsafe to shoot, and you can shoot #1 buck...
11-23-2020, 06:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 297
Posted By Whitetailturkey01

Thanks. I'll call and ask and let you guys know...

Thanks. I'll call and ask and let you guys know what they said.
11-22-2020, 08:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 297
Posted By Whitetailturkey01

Predetor chokes.

I have a Carlson's Coyote choke for my shotgun. They claim that it can be used for predator and turkeys (which is why I bought it plus it was on sale) now my choke measures .662 constriction. The...
11-21-2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 829
Posted By Whitetailturkey01

Got it. So pretty much no buckshot for hogs. My...

Got it. So pretty much no buckshot for hogs. My primary ammo as mentioned are 1 oz slugs. Just wondering is buck was a good backup ammo. I'll use slugs only when I go hog hunting. Thanks
11-21-2020, 04:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 488
Posted By Whitetailturkey01

You misunderstand. I had the red dot on my gun....

You misunderstand. I had the red dot on my gun. Just sighted it earlier in the week. My guess is somewhere between my house and the stand it got knocked off center or the deer took a step right as I...
11-19-2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 856
Posted By Whitetailturkey01

I do have a few cameras up. I mostly turkeys...

I do have a few cameras up. I mostly turkeys walking by my deer stand at least once a week at about 1:00p.m. they're almost always hens although i do get some pretty nice gobblers on camera sometimes
11-18-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 829
Posted By Whitetailturkey01

Shotgun hog ammo

Would #4 Buckshot be good for hogs at close range? I have a Carlson's Coyote choke that I can shoot #4 buckshot out of. I also have 1 oz rifled slugs(these are my primary ammo with my rifled choke...
11-18-2020, 06:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 856
Posted By Whitetailturkey01

Where I'm hunting is a mixture of areas. Most of...

Where I'm hunting is a mixture of areas. Most of the property is brush and hardwoods/pines. There's a creek that runs through the property with several hills and draws/creek bottoms and swamps. There...
11-17-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 856
Posted By Whitetailturkey01

Need turkey hunting advice

I need some advice for FALL turkey hunting. I'm not much of a spring hunter or a turkey hunter in general. I prefer to hunt in the fall. I've put some other threads on here about guns ammo and stuff...
11-15-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,227
Posted By Whitetailturkey01

A good cheaper sabot slug ammo for shotguns would...

A good cheaper sabot slug ammo for shotguns would be the Federal Power Shok Sabot slugs. I bought a box of them at Cabelas for $8.50 per box. Pretty good cheaper alternative to SST, Accu tips,...
11-15-2020, 03:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 488
Posted By Whitetailturkey01

Tru glo shotgun sights

After accidentally gut shooting a NICE buck today(I looked for him for 9 hours today, didn't find him) I've decided to put some Tru Glo vent rib sights on my 870 21 inch "Turkey" barrel.(I don't have...
11-13-2020, 03:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,132
Posted By Whitetailturkey01

I know this is late but heres a suggestion Get...

I know this is late but heres a suggestion
Get a 5'foot ultra light rod amd a shimano seinna 500 spinning reel. Spool with 4-6 lb line. Great for trout and panfish. P.S. I caught a 6 lb largemouth...
11-13-2020, 03:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,227
Posted By Whitetailturkey01

Personally I'd choose the shotgun. Easier to...

Personally I'd choose the shotgun. Easier to clean. However the muzzleloader has some advantages.
1: There's not as many hunters in the woods during muzzleloader season which means less pressured...
11-13-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,323
Posted By Whitetailturkey01

Ok. Theyre out of stock right now so I cant order...

Ok. Theyre out of stock right now so I cant order any. Will.have to look somewhere else.
Forum: South
11-13-2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 486
Posted By Whitetailturkey01

That's what I've heard to. The problem as...

That's what I've heard to. The problem as mentioned before, is that I don't know anyone over there, so not sure how anyone would feel about a complete stranger knocking on they're door. Plus I've...
Forum: South
11-12-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 486
Posted By Whitetailturkey01

They won't release they're locations because of...

They won't release they're locations because of privacy reasons for landowners.
Look on Va DWR website and look up feral hogs. Click on the first link.
11-12-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 720
Posted By Whitetailturkey01

I know this is a few months late. A bare minimum...

I know this is a few months late. A bare minimum set up would be
1: 12 gauge shotgun (Pump or semi auto) with 2.75 inch #4 27 pellets or 3" inch BB lead shot
2: Primos Still cottontail/mouse...
11-12-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,128
Posted By Whitetailturkey01

I'm using a Remington 870 express 12 gauge. I do...

I'm using a Remington 870 express 12 gauge. I do have a Weaver No-Gunsmith scope mount and a Axeon red dot sight. I had it on my 870 but took it off for a rabbit hunt (long story short I didn't go...
Forum: South
11-12-2020, 07:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 486
Posted By Whitetailturkey01

Thanks for replying. Which 243 round would be...

Thanks for replying. Which 243 round would be better? The 100 grain at 2960fps or the sierra 90 grain at 3200? And where do I shoot them in the vitals (ex. behind shoulder, shoulder, etc...) i know...
11-12-2020, 07:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,323
Posted By Whitetailturkey01

#2 turkey load???

I was looking for ammo online when I found some remington #2 12 gauge loads. Now the maximum allowed shot size here in VA during spring turkey season is #2 shot, and I started thinking," How would...
Forum: South
11-11-2020, 04:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 486
Posted By Whitetailturkey01

Public land hog hunt

Does anyone know of any public land in or by Southeast Virginia/North Carolina that has hogs? I know there's Big Woods WMA in VA, but I don't think they have hogs. I am willing to go into NC to hunt...
11-10-2020, 04:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,128
Posted By Whitetailturkey01

Ok. Now that I think about it, yeah it's probably...

Ok. Now that I think about it, yeah it's probably not a good idea to shoot buckshot thru a turkey choke(except maybe #4 buck) I tried my shotgun with slugs this afternoon. Got 3 shots cloverleaf at...
Forum: Guns
11-10-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,130
Posted By Whitetailturkey01

243 vs 308 for deer, coyotes, & black bear

Ok. Let's here everyone's thoughts on these 2 calibers. For arguments sake let's have the rifles loaded with these 2 rounds:
243: 100 grain soft point (winchester super x)
308: 150 grain soft point...
11-09-2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,128
Posted By Whitetailturkey01

Could I safely shoot any buckshot (preferably #1...

Could I safely shoot any buckshot (preferably #1 up) thru a .687 extra full choke. If so what could I expect from a pattern(from previous testing I found that Full choke patterned tighter than...
11-08-2020, 02:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,252
Posted By Whitetailturkey01

When I was little (I think about 6-8 yrs old) I...

When I was little (I think about 6-8 yrs old) I had a buck jump over my legs when the dogs were running it( back when we hunted with dogs. We don't any more) still remember it like it was yesterday.
11-08-2020, 02:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,128
Posted By Whitetailturkey01

Thanks for all the replies. I'm kinda new to...

Thanks for all the replies. I'm kinda new to turkey hunting. Just trying to learn as much as I can. My 870 patterns okay-ish with them. That's at 40 yards with a factory choke. Not sure which...
11-07-2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,735
Posted By Whitetailturkey01

Congrats on the elk.

Congrats on the elk.
11-07-2020, 05:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,128
Posted By Whitetailturkey01

Thanks for the answers. I wasn't sure about...

Thanks for the answers. I wasn't sure about copper plated shot thru a lead only choke, but I patterned them (the 1 3/4 oz load) and had no issues. J.W. How does 4 shot compare to 5 or 6 shot? I know...
11-03-2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 899
Posted By Whitetailturkey01

Shotgun coyote load question

I have some questions about the Hornady Heavy Magnum coyote shells(3 inch 00 buckshot) The main question being can they be fired out of a lead shot only choke being nickel plated? Also could they...
11-03-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,128
Posted By Whitetailturkey01

I shot at each target twice thinking "Maybe I...

I shot at each target twice thinking "Maybe I flinched both shots" nope..i didnt flinch. I got.the same result both shots. Only a couple pellets on the paper. If I could figure out how to post photos...
11-03-2020, 01:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,128
Posted By Whitetailturkey01

I have a full and improved cylinder choke. I'll...

I have a full and improved cylinder choke. I'll try those but I only have 3 remington shells left. Cant find any more no one has them
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