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Old 02-26-2014, 02:30 AM
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Default 4s, 5s, or 6s?

Which do you prefer - 4s, 5s, or 6s for turkeys?
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Old 02-26-2014, 03:12 AM
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It depends. When I've shot lead I really like 5's. But I usually shoot Hevishot and I tend to like 6's with that. They give you more pellets but also as much or more energy than lead 5's.
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Old 02-26-2014, 03:40 AM
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I shoot a blend of all 3 together. Seems to work and pattern well.
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Old 02-26-2014, 05:50 AM
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I would not be as concerned on size of shot as I would the pattern. All of those size pellets will kill a turkey..you want the pattern to be dense and consistent.

I shoot 7's..but they are HTL. By using different choke tube diamters and brands, I was able to tune the gun to shoot a dense, even pattern with this size shot.

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Old 02-26-2014, 06:13 AM
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I shoot 4's they pattern the best with my gun and have worked well.
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Old 02-26-2014, 07:03 AM
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4. I like bein able to get good distance. incase a longbeard holds up.
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Old 02-26-2014, 09:57 AM
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Winchester 3 1/2" #6's for me. My Mossberg really likes them.
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Old 02-26-2014, 10:10 AM
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I use 3" 2oz #6 remington premier turkey or federal 3" 2oz # 6 . use the remington in a 870 express turkey, 1100 Magnus and a savage 24f 12/222. the federals in a valmet 412s 223/12.
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Old 02-26-2014, 12:33 PM
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As others have said, depends a lot on the gun and choke you have. My Nova and Jellyhead choke patterns better with the 6's. ( lead or Hevi shot ) I currently use the Mag Blend with good results.
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Old 02-26-2014, 05:17 PM
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I shoot Remington Nitros #5s in 3 inch mag...
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