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What gage/length do you shoot for turkey?

Old 12-08-2009, 01:00 PM
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What gage and length do you shoot for turkey?
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Old 12-24-2009, 09:15 PM
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Moved this over to the main forum - it should get more hits now

and I added a few more choices.


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Old 12-25-2009, 11:51 AM
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12 ga 3 inch.....no particular reason why. I was lucky enough to have the first box of shells I purchased pattern decent so I've stuck with them.
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Old 12-26-2009, 08:52 AM
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12 ga with 3 1/2 Winchester #5 out of a Benelli SBE.
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Old 12-26-2009, 12:49 PM
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I have 4 turkey guns... all different gages and length...

I've killed most of my turkeys with a 3" 12ga thoe...
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Old 12-26-2009, 06:02 PM
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Im carring a Charles Daly 12ga with Jelly Head choke and #6 Winchester extended range, for bow Im carring Martin Jaugur Magnum with 100gr Swacker broadheads.
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Old 12-28-2009, 08:54 AM
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I was with at a NWTF meeting a few years ago when the debate over 12 gauge 3 inch vs 3 1/2 inch came up. Everyone was chiming in with their two cents worth until one well-respected guy on the committee said. "I use a 3 1/2 inch gun and I'll tell you why - because they don't make 4 incher yet!" Everyone cracked up and the debate was over.
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Old 12-28-2009, 05:56 PM
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winchester double x #5s out of my winchester 1300 12 gauge
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Old 12-28-2009, 06:56 PM
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I got some Rem. Wingmaster HD to try out this season, but I love that Hevi-shot #4.
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Old 12-29-2009, 09:27 AM
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I use a 10 gauge Remington SP-10 Magnum with Remington 3 1/2 inch magnums loaded with 2 1/4 oz. of #4 lead shot. I use HD shot for waterfowl hunting but it is hard to justify the expense of HD shot for turkey hunting while it is still legal to use lead shot in most locations. In my case I hunt in Northern California where lead shot is permitted but if I were to hunt in California Condor range in the mid and south sections of the state I would have to use non-toxic shot for turkey or any other upland game as well as waterfowl.
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