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Old 03-07-2005, 09:52 PM
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Hey guys IYO what is a good turkey pattern at 30 and 40 yards, I mean pellets in the head and neck. Right now I am getting 50 pellets in the head at 30 and at 40 I am getting 30+, this is with an 870 20 gauge, jellyhead choke, and winchester 3 inch #4. Thanks, Spence.
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Old 03-07-2005, 11:42 PM
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Sounds like you got a shooter now!!! Those are some impressive numbers in the head at both distances for a 20 gauge!!
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Old 03-08-2005, 09:32 PM
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Thanks, any other comments. opinions? Take care, Spence.
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Old 03-08-2005, 11:45 PM
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Spence great pattern your ready go get em!
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Old 03-09-2005, 07:39 AM
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Very dead bird. Don't hink you want to get much tighter. Lots of birds shot under 15 yards. No use haveing your pattern the size of a quarter at ten yards.
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Old 03-09-2005, 02:25 PM
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Well thanks guys sure boosts my confidence, I haven't gotten a bird yet. Last year I passed on a bearded hen at 15 yrds and misjudged the distance of a tom that was 35 yrds away. What do you think of a 40 yard shot with the gun? I wan to keep my shots cat 30 yards or less but in case of an emergency (ie, he is spooked or about leave etc.) should i take him or not? Thanks a lot, Spence.
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Old 03-09-2005, 02:31 PM
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Pattern your gun at 40 and see. Don't know what else to say. Sounds good so far though.
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Old 03-09-2005, 03:29 PM
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If ya can, post your 40 yard pattern pic. Could evaluate it better that way. From the sounds of things though, using #4 shot, (lots of kinetic engery from size), 30 + in the head and neck at 40 paces equals a very do-able distance.
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Old 03-09-2005, 03:35 PM
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From what I've read I think he is pretty much done patterning Sounds like another candidate for the NWTF still target champion ship And with #4's
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Old 03-09-2005, 03:48 PM
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Thanks guys, i must have gotten lucky, I was trying kent #5 turkey loads, and federal #5 turkey, both of which patterned horribly, i decided to put these loads in and they shoot great. They aren't even specific turkey loads just premium, copper plated, buffered 3 inch game loads i use for jacks. Take Care, Spence.
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