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Old 08-22-2006, 02:28 PM
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if it is ok to shoot a turkey with a bow, why isnt it better to shoo it with a .22LR it has more energy and should be more humane, what is the difference in killing power, and the way it kills.
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Old 08-31-2006, 07:54 PM
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i TOTALLY disagree. yes a .22 bullet goes faster but is only like 30 grains at 1300 fps. try shooting a frikin turkey with one and ur screwed. bow is a lot better for them because it has more knockdown power, is challenging, and ur shooting a 400-500grain arrow at 315 fps. also if u cut the main artery of a turkey it will usually die in about 15 seconds. bow is definitely better and a lot more fun. .22s are for squirrels
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Old 09-01-2006, 08:41 AM
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22LrB,

Back about 30 yrs. ago, I tried turkey hunting with a 22 Magnum. I'm sure it could and would kill a turkey if you shot it in exactly the right spot on the body. However, I only tried for the head. I believe that the 22LR would kill one instantly with a head shot, but as I mentioned, I tried it 30 yrs ago and I was a lot steadier. Trust me, a head shot on a turkey is difficult under the best conditions. I personally wouldn't even attempt it today.

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Old 09-01-2006, 09:26 AM
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if it is ok to shoot a turkey with a bow, why isnt it better to shoo it with a .22LR it has more energy and should be more humane, what is the difference in killing power, and the way it kills.

If I were to try it, I would surely not do it on Public Land where there are other turkeyhunters, I would do it on Private Land.
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Old 09-06-2006, 06:26 AM
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For one in most states its illegal to possess a rifle during turkey season. And the only way to kill a turkey wiht a .22 is in the head, thats a pretty small target. Youre better off withning nothing less than a .410 or a bow.
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Old 09-16-2006, 07:00 PM
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a .22 will blow a dime sized hole in it's head. believe me, it will.
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Old 09-20-2006, 06:49 AM
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why would you want to?you can frame a house with a pen knife and a rock, but why bother when there are better tools available?.............
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Old 09-20-2006, 09:09 AM
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If I were to try it, I would surely not do it on Public Land where there are other turkeyhunters, I would do it on Private Land.
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