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Author Topic: Run away turkey!  (Read 2434 times)

Offline Flintlock1776

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Re: Run away turkey!
« Reply #15 on: March 30, 2011, 02:07:05 PM »
I have only aimed for the head.  -0078
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Offline DRT

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Re: Run away turkey!
« Reply #16 on: April 17, 2011, 12:59:04 PM »
Well I'm glad I'm not the only one with a run away Turkey!   @--0--0109
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Offline growalot

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Re: Run away turkey!
« Reply #17 on: April 18, 2011, 06:59:58 AM »
First bird I ever shot....It hit the ground flapping then popped up and ran like the wind, tilting to one side...I sat in that blind several minutes listening and feeling sick to my stomach....Then deer hunting mode kicked in

Sit tight and wait...maybe it's laid up and bleeding to death don't push it....After 20 min I went in the direction it ran and started looking behind every bush and log...nothing....went back to the blind and started off due south and then circled around to get a different sight angle...I found him a hundred yards down the hill under some Mayapples...caught sight of a few wing feathers....one bead caught him in the lower neck

Offline DRT

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Re: Run away turkey!
« Reply #18 on: May 19, 2011, 01:58:19 PM »
growalot, that awesome that you found him, we tried but to much woody area.
The place I hunt, the land owner said I would do better with a full choke tube instead of a turkey choke tube! I have to agree with a big pattern!
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Offline MichiganLouie

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Re: Run away turkey!
« Reply #19 on: May 19, 2011, 08:21:55 PM »
One thing I have heard time and time again, and that is you need to pattern your turkey gun.  You need to know how the choke handles the ammo you're using.  Try different brands, or different shot sizes of the same brand.  Shoot at a turkey target from 40 yds away.  You should be getting 7 or 8 pellets in the kill zone.  Keep in mind that a pattern 24" in diameter at 40 yds is like the size of a softball at 10 yds.  I know it's not fun shooting those 3" mags at paper, but it will pay off in the long run.
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Offline Uncle Bucky

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Re: Run away turkey!
« Reply #20 on: May 19, 2011, 10:23:44 PM »
My son did last  year, 27 yards, 3" #5 shell 20 gauge, bird flipped back and took off. Slow motioned the video and it sure looks like he nailed it, maybe a tad low, but all around the lower neck ?????? 
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Offline growalot

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Re: Run away turkey!
« Reply #21 on: May 19, 2011, 10:54:01 PM »
Thanks ...It was pure luck I found him...a Jake...but I was using my browning 20 ga 3" with a modified choke.....Mr. B bought me a Mossburg 20ga turkey gun with screw in chokes after that...It's a turkey killing machine @--0--0137.... -0078....

Offline 5114TX

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Re: Run away turkey!
« Reply #22 on: May 20, 2011, 11:17:53 AM »
Sorry he got away, DRT.  Gotta make that head and neck shot next time.  He won't go anywhere then.   -0078 
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Offline DRT

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Re: Run away turkey!
« Reply #23 on: May 20, 2011, 04:00:11 PM »
Gotcha, I'm gone to make double sure I take my time and place the shot to the head and do a little more practicing 5114TX!
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