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Old 02-21-2012, 07:20 PM
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Default winchester Super Pheasant for turkey?

I have a Remington 1100 with a 2 3/4" chamber and at my local store all i can find is Super Pheasant and Winchester universal.

and no stores around me sell #4,#5 or #6 shot for reloading, So i had to get the Super Pheasant.

I Was wondering, Do you think it would be good for turkeys?
heres the specs off the box, "12 gauge, 2 3/4 inches, 1300 FPS, 1 3/8 OZ., 6 Copper-plated"
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Old 02-22-2012, 03:20 AM
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Sure it will work, turkeys are kind of like "super pheasants". Keep your shots close, like between 20 and 30 yds and you should be fine. Be sure to pattern your gun to determine your effective range with that load.
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Old 02-22-2012, 07:08 AM
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If you have time check Bass Pro online. I was at my local store last week and was checking prices of 3.5 shells. I looked for 2 3/4 shells for kicks since my grandpa gave me his old 1100. I may break it out once I knock down a bird with real favorite turkey killer!

Have fun and get after them thunder chickens!
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:43 AM
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they didn't pattern to well, hopefully i can find some turkey loads or some shot so i can load some.
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Old 02-22-2012, 09:26 AM
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What choke is your gun? Is it a fixed choke, or does it accept choke tubes? A standard full choke is a good place to start. Tighter chokes are available.
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Old 02-22-2012, 12:27 PM
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I just recently got a Primos JellyHead, but its not working as good as i thought it would.

I got 73 total hits in a 10 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of paper at 40 yards with my handloads,
and with the super pheasant it was about 40 somthing total hits at 40 yards

with the Super Pheasant there was a HUGE dropoff from 30 Yards to 40 yards. so if i keep my shots within 30yards i'll be good.

But as of right now I'm looking for reloading recipes and Turkey loads.
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Old 02-23-2012, 06:11 PM
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Jellyhead is a good tube, just have to find the right load good luck with it. As previously posted go online and check some out, I shoot a jellyhead with hevi shot magnum blend and it does a great job
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Old 02-25-2012, 04:12 PM
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Originally Posted by thelukai1100 View Post
I just recently got a Primos JellyHead, but its not working as good as i thought it would.

I got 73 total hits in a 10 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of paper at 40 yards with my handloads,
and with the super pheasant it was about 40 somthing total hits at 40 yards

with the Super Pheasant there was a HUGE dropoff from 30 Yards to 40 yards. so if i keep my shots within 30yards i'll be good.

But as of right now I'm looking for reloading recipes and Turkey loads.
What reload were you using? If nothing else, take the shot out of the Super Pheasant and load it in your home load.
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Old 02-26-2012, 12:29 AM
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Originally Posted by SecondChance View Post
What reload were you using? If nothing else, take the shot out of the Super Pheasant and load it in your home load.
just some 1 1/8 loads/22.5 grains of Imr 800x and a Winchester waa12 wad with Winchester primers
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Old 02-26-2012, 05:50 PM
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Originally Posted by thelukai1100 View Post
just some 1 1/8 loads/22.5 grains of Imr 800x and a Winchester waa12 wad with Winchester primers
Your shooting nothing more than a 3-1/4 dram trap load. It will not tell you one thing about how well a turkey load will perform in your weapon. If you were shooting1-1/8oz of 7-1/2's or 8's compared to the 1-3/8ths of 6's of the Super Pheasant, there were no way to compare them for the pellet count will be different not to mention the characteristics of the differences between the 2 different size of pellets. You have to pattern the style of shells you are planning on hunting with.
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