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Author Topic: how far will you shoot at a turkey  (Read 3400 times)

Offline steelie74

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Re: how far will you shoot at a turkey
« Reply #15 on: April 02, 2012, 04:12:46 AM »
i use an 11-87 sp full choke #6 hevi-shot and 40 is my limit.
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Re: how far will you shoot at a turkey
« Reply #16 on: April 02, 2012, 08:10:07 AM »
Ill shoot em out to 60.... 62 is my longest but would rather have them crack the 40 yard mark before killing time
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Re: how far will you shoot at a turkey
« Reply #17 on: April 02, 2012, 09:59:31 AM »
never had to shoot any more than 25-30 yrds. i use a BPS 10 ga and could take longer shots, but like 'em up close and personal
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Re: how far will you shoot at a turkey
« Reply #18 on: April 03, 2012, 10:54:28 AM »
I got a Charles and Dailey semi out 12 ga. At 52 yards im pushing it but i have shot one at that distance and there was only one bb that hit him lucky shot. Im comfortable at 30 to 40 yards i got a great pattern at 30 but i will shot any where from 30 to 50 all depends on how comfortable i am with the shot. My uncle SChunter uses a bow and i got the shotgun so if he misses its my turn.

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Re: how far will you shoot at a turkey
« Reply #19 on: April 03, 2012, 10:58:03 AM »


mmm  40 yards so far...

but maybe more now with my new turkey slayer!


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Offline Big Jake

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Re: how far will you shoot at a turkey
« Reply #20 on: April 03, 2012, 12:20:43 PM »
As far as I can.  ;D --099-780

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Re: how far will you shoot at a turkey
« Reply #21 on: April 03, 2012, 01:50:49 PM »
I use a Mossberg 695 with a Rhino choke and 3in Nitro shells 5x6x7 hevi shot-- My best is 45 yards but I like them inside 40.
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Offline MichiganLouie

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Re: how far will you shoot at a turkey
« Reply #22 on: April 04, 2012, 09:03:34 PM »
My 12 ga 870 Express with a Hastings choke (.655") and 3" Winchesters loaded with 2 oz of copper plated 4's will reach out to 40 yds with no problems.  That's the longest shot I have taken.
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Re: how far will you shoot at a turkey
« Reply #23 on: April 06, 2012, 09:28:58 AM »
No more than 40 yds. if I have a good, clear shot.    I like very dense patterns for a quick, clean kill.      I like to get 'em to 30 or less if possible.
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Re: how far will you shoot at a turkey
« Reply #24 on: April 06, 2012, 10:19:38 AM »
I get a special thrill out of having them look totaly suprised when I pull the triger..right up and in their face kinda shot...one bird died as the result of the wad hitting it...well it may have been the many pellets that the wad followed, but the wad was sticking out of what used to be it's head....in other words the closer the better...

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Re: how far will you shoot at a turkey
« Reply #25 on: April 06, 2012, 10:49:38 AM »
not over about 40 yards and prefer less
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Re: how far will you shoot at a turkey
« Reply #26 on: April 11, 2012, 05:39:32 PM »
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Re: how far will you shoot at a turkey
« Reply #27 on: April 22, 2012, 01:02:44 PM »
20-25 yards with my PSE bow
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