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Gone Hunting.. => Turkey Hunting => Topic started by: MKMGOBL on January 05, 2018, 09:38:30 PM

Title: Smokepole Gobblers?
Post by: [Blocked] on January 05, 2018, 09:38:30 PM
Does anyone on here chase the longbeards with a black powder shotgun? Several years ago I had the chance to buy a MDM Tomwacka from a friend but I don't get it out very often. When I do though, it's pretty fun. I've worked up 2oz lead tri-shot load that is spits out a unfair pattern :o Unfair as in it shoots better than some 12ga shotguns.

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2861/34029989966_f5c317777a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/TR7AqW)
 (https://flic.kr/p/TR7AqW)







Title: Re: Smokepole Gobblers?
Post by: [Blocked] on January 05, 2018, 10:26:42 PM
how far is that? nice pattern
Title: Re: Smokepole Gobblers?
Post by: [Blocked] on January 06, 2018, 06:29:52 AM
Never used a smokepole on Gobblers...very nice pattern at 20 yards!
Title: Re: Smokepole Gobblers?
Post by: [Blocked] on January 06, 2018, 11:05:18 AM
Dead bird for sure with that pattern.  Did you use plain lead shot or plated?  Any buffering?  Haven't used a smokepole shotgun, but that's a heck of a pattern!
Title: Re: Smokepole Gobblers?
Post by: [Blocked] on January 06, 2018, 11:10:26 AM
Better pattern than I have seen on most all shotguns. Longbeards and a smokepole sounds like a lot of fun.
Title: Re: Smokepole Gobblers?
Post by: [Blocked] on January 06, 2018, 11:21:02 AM
All I use is a shot 90gr. of 777 with 2oz of 5X6X7 shot plain lead out of a Kick's tube. Here's are the 30yd and 40yd patterns along with it in the field.

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2881/33258632303_eb53f4a490_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SEXbET)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4728/38633167965_7e6764d635_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/21RT5SR)

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2859/33940856961_60af97f0da_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/THeLhZ)



Title: Re: Smokepole Gobblers?
Post by: [Blocked] on January 06, 2018, 11:54:35 AM
I have in the passed used the knight t2000 to kill a bird sent it down to a th summer blast to give away I think mike got it
Title: Re: Smokepole Gobblers?
Post by: [Blocked] on January 06, 2018, 01:07:03 PM
that is a very nice pattern
Title: Re: Smokepole Gobblers?
Post by: [Blocked] on January 06, 2018, 03:42:50 PM
Been wanting to try it since I saw Jimmy Primos kill a turkey with it in one of the Truth videos many years ago.

Maybe someday if I happen to stumble upon on I'll pick it up.    Right now I have at least 4 guns patterned for turkey as well as a few crossbows I like to hunt with.  To many options and only one bird per spring season.
Title: Re: Smokepole Gobblers?
Post by: [Blocked] on January 06, 2018, 04:18:57 PM
LOL...I know the feeling MI Bowhunter. I was thinking of doing the Hoyt this spring but it's so hard to put down the shotguns. I do my fall turkey hunting with the bow and this I put it away for the more traditional bowhunt....the recurve. I went over well for the turkeys but not for me...LOL

Title: Re: Smokepole Gobblers?
Post by: [Blocked] on February 21, 2018, 07:43:54 PM
Great pattern!
Title: Re: Smokepole Gobblers?
Post by: [Blocked] on February 21, 2018, 09:42:01 PM
Thanks

I've got some research to do on a smoothbore flintlock and might be asking you a few questions Flintlock1776. We have required a B. Turner 20ga at shop the other day and I'm seriously thinking of getting it. Price tag with several nice accessories is $999 but I was told if I wanted it, $725.

The one in this link below looks exactly like it but minus the tacks in the stock.

https://joesalter.ca/products/modern-flint-lock-trade-gun-in-20-ga (https://joesalter.ca/products/modern-flint-lock-trade-gun-in-20-ga)

 I'd really like to get the Charles Daly 512 in the link below but it's unavailable right now at all our distributors.

http://www.garzafirearms.com/shotguns/side-by-side-shotguns/charles-daly-512-field-12-gauge-sxs-break-action-shotgun-28-barrels-3-chambers-2-rounds-extractors-walnut-stock-matte-blued (http://www.garzafirearms.com/shotguns/side-by-side-shotguns/charles-daly-512-field-12-gauge-sxs-break-action-shotgun-28-barrels-3-chambers-2-rounds-extractors-walnut-stock-matte-blued)
Title: Re: Smokepole Gobblers?
Post by: [Blocked] on February 22, 2018, 10:40:07 AM
Those are some great patterns from any gun!!