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Author Topic: Choke and Shell for Turkeys, Updated 26 Jan 13  (Read 1566 times)

Offline Puddle Jumper

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Choke and Shell for Turkeys, Updated 26 Jan 13
« on: January 15, 2013, 07:29:33 AM »
OK,
I messed up trying to update this post.  I lost the original post with all my questions on Turkey Hunting.

Here goes.

I got a few items, still looking for shells to use.


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« Last Edit: January 28, 2013, 07:33:14 AM by Puddle Jumper »
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Choke and Shell for Turkeys
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2013, 08:14:00 AM »
The extra full turkey choke, while not necessary sure does help you reach out and touch him when he gets hung up just outside 40 yards. As far as which shells to use, you need to get a couple different boxes of different sizes and see which ones pattern best


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Re: Choke and Shell for Turkeys
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2013, 08:14:52 AM »
I use a Remington 870 but shoot 3 1/2 inch in mine. A full choke will work howeve there are serveral reall good turkey chokes on the market today in the $50 to S60 range. I have a Kick's Gobblin Thunder choke and have taken turkeys out to 50 yards with it. Winchester Surpreme Turkey loads #5 shot work great in mine. Should be able to get a box of ten in 3" for $10 to $15 at Walmart. Turkey loads are copper plated lead.....
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Re: Choke and Shell for Turkeys
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2013, 08:20:47 AM »
I use a Remington 870 but shoot 3 1/2 inch in mine. A full choke will work howeve there are serveral reall good turkey chokes on the market today in the $50 to S60 range. I have a Kick's Gobblin Thunder choke and have taken turkeys out to 50 yards with it. Winchester Surpreme Turkey loads #5 shot work great in mine. Should be able to get a box of ten in 3" for $10 to $15 at Walmart. Turkey loads are copper plated lead.....

Is that choke a .655 or a .665??

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Re: Choke and Shell for Turkeys
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2013, 12:32:51 PM »
I use a model 37 Ithaca which is a custom NWTF turkey gun but it has a kicks turkey choke and I shoot #5 heavy shot (Goblin Thunder choke)
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Re: Choke and Shell for Turkeys
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2013, 03:13:37 PM »
Been looking at type shells for Turkeys.  Would be a no brainer if steel shot were not required for waterfowl now.  Would use number 5 high brass loads.

Turkey's in a seperate category from waterfowl, so check your regs closely. They may allow the brass shot. Here in RI we can only use #4,5,&6 magnum loads, but not limited to steel.
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Re: Choke and Shell for Turkeys
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2013, 03:44:06 PM »
PJ, I use the extra full turkey choke and number 6 double magnum winchester copper coated turkey loads...no survivors ;D
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« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2013, 04:03:39 PM »
I use a Remington 870  Winchester Supreme Turkey loads #5 Shot 3 1/2 inch
I use a PureGold Extra Full Turkey Choke
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Re: Choke and Shell for Turkeys
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2013, 05:00:36 PM »
Been looking at type shells for Turkeys.  Would be a no brainer if steel shot were not required for waterfowl now.  Would use number 5 high brass loads.  Looking at chokes also. 
Plan on using my Remington 870 express 3 inch in 12 GA.  It is all black and currently use it for deer hunting with buckshot.  Has a full choke in it right now. 
I saw some lead Turkey loads for $55.00 for 10 shells!!!    ##$%#12

Should I get an extra full for Turkey and should I get it so I can also use waterfowl type shot (steel) if needed?


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PJ dont spend that money on special shells like that...get a extra full turkey choke fits your remington for lead and the copper coated are harder hitters ,you can get winchester double magnum any shot size in a 10 pack from anywhere  especially wally world from 9 bucks to 15...I even got an extra box I'd get to ya if I was coming that way  I'm not till summer

and...there not considered waterfowl in any state that I know of you can use lead...I have even used my plain number 6 shells and 4's
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Re: Choke and Shell for Turkeys
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2013, 05:05:07 PM »
I use a Remington 870  Winchester Supreme Turkey loads #5 Shot 3 1/2 inch
I use a PureGold Extra Full Turkey Choke

PJ this is a great setup
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Re: Choke and Shell for Turkeys
« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2013, 07:57:08 AM »
I use a Remington 870 but shoot 3 1/2 inch in mine. A full choke will work howeve there are serveral reall good turkey chokes on the market today in the $50 to S60 range. I have a Kick's Gobblin Thunder choke and have taken turkeys out to 50 yards with it. Winchester Surpreme Turkey loads #5 shot work great in mine. Should be able to get a box of ten in 3" for $10 to $15 at Walmart. Turkey loads are copper plated lead.....

Is that choke a .655 or a .665??

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Mine is the .665 which is recommended for #4 and #5 shot. My gun patterns better with #5 shot.
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Re: Choke and Shell for Turkeys
« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2013, 07:06:26 AM »
PJ its like others have said shoot you gun see what patterns best in it

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Re: Choke and Shell for Turkeys
« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2013, 09:19:57 AM »
Tutkeys here in NY can be shot with lead shot, I use Federal 3 1/2 inch #5 turkey loads, seems to pattern well in my Mossberg 870 with the turkey chock.
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Re: Choke and Shell for Turkeys
« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2013, 10:44:58 AM »
Tutkeys here in NY can be shot with lead shot, I use Federal 3 1/2 inch #5 turkey loads, seems to pattern well in my Mossberg 870 with the turkey chock.

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Re: Choke and Shell for Turkeys
« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2013, 04:50:50 PM »
I use a Rhino choke .665 and Nitro shells from Nitro Cartridge co.-- They are very expensive however so I shoot Winchester supreme 3in #6's- The black ones most of the time, They work out to 40 yards the Nitros give me a little more distance.
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