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Light Turkey Loads

Old 01-29-2005, 11:51 AM
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Is there any lighter recoil turkey loads than the regular turkey loads
and how are they made by.Its a 12ga and I am 12 and I don't feel
Like getting the crap kicked out of me.
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Old 01-29-2005, 01:05 PM
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i would reccommend first of all going and getting a recoil pad if recoil is that bad of an issue for you, second i would reccommend only using 2 3/4 or 3 in. depending on what gauge you have, you can get 2 3/4 in copper plated #4's from federal. they come in Phesants forever boxes, and they arent that expensive.

remington also sells copper plated #4's in 2 3/4 for 12 and 20 ga.
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Old 01-29-2005, 09:38 PM
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Good advice from Hacimsaalk. However, don't worry about the kick while hunting, if you get a big 'ole tom in range, your adrenaline will be so high, you'll be lucky if you remeber pulling the trigger much less the recoil. Follow Hacimsaalk's advice if it's still a problem and when patterning your gun, but I promise you won't feel the recoil when shooting at a longbeard or a jake for that matter. Good Luck...GB
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Old 02-13-2005, 10:51 AM
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I would recommend the federal Game Shok Metro Sub-Sonic Low Recoil loads. The muzzle velocity is 900 fps. However, these loads are worse than the 20 gauge. Another problem is that they come only in #7 1/2 shot. Also, you didn't specify which shell length you used. If you used 3" shells, I suggest using the 2 3/4" shells. If the 12 gauge is too much for you, that you have to take low recoil 12 gauge loads, I would suggest the 20 gauge. Why don't you ask your dad, bigbulls?
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Old 02-13-2005, 11:12 AM
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Default RE: Light Turkey Loads

Little Bow Man 1 I have a 9yr old son and have him shooting a 1oz 20ga load so he doesn't get the crap knocked out of him. You don't need a huge load to kill a turkey. So go with a 1 1/4oz Pheasant load in 4,5 or 6 shot. You will need to go shoot them to see which patterns out of your gun best. These won't beat you up. Have fun!
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