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Author Topic: Turkey loads for youth shotgun  (Read 4440 times)

Offline ejt022

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Turkey loads for youth shotgun
« on: March 28, 2013, 12:58:51 PM »
I have an 8 year son that will be shooting a Rossi 20 gauge part of the Rossi trifecta what size turkey load should I let him shoot

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Re: Turkey loads for youth shotgun
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2013, 02:16:44 PM »
I don't have any answer for you, but I can tell you how I did it with My son.

He was 9yrs old and I let him shoot my 11-87 12ga. with low brass #7 1/2s at the target and then when we went turkey hunting I put in the round that shot best out of the gun which was 3" #5 Winchester's. He never felt the recoil when he shot his first turkey.

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Re: Turkey loads for youth shotgun
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2013, 02:56:59 PM »
I don't have any answer for you, but I can tell you how I did it with My son.

He was 9yrs old and I let him shoot my 11-87 12ga. with low brass #7 1/2s at the target and then when we went turkey hunting I put in the round that shot best out of the gun which was 3" #5 Winchester's. He never felt the recoil when he shot his first turkey.
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Re: Turkey loads for youth shotgun
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2013, 03:36:20 PM »
Start him out with light reduced loads and as he gets comfortable, increase the kick as you use stronger loads. I have always used 3 inch #5's and have never had a problem.
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Re: Turkey loads for youth shotgun
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2013, 09:12:53 PM »
Inside 20 yards, #6 high brass will do the job.    Beyond that, #5's.
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Re: Turkey loads for youth shotgun
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2013, 08:19:41 AM »
I have purchased 2 3/4 #5's for my son's 1st turkey hunt this spring.
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Re: Turkey loads for youth shotgun
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2013, 12:17:49 PM »
i like the idea of using light loads.my son is worried about the kick.when he shoots trap he says he doeesn't feel the kick.he is nine and loves to shoot so im going to try the light load and then let shoot 3" 5s when he is ready to hunt turkey. my brother taught me shoot when i started hunting and he used a trick to stop me from flinching.he would make me turn my back while he loaded the gun,i would turn around and fire.one time he left the gun empty and i flinched when i pulled the trigger.after a couple of rounds of that i beat the flinches.
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Re: Turkey loads for youth shotgun
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2013, 09:45:55 PM »
Thank you for all the advice I believe I will start out with the light loads and go from there once again thanks to all for the advice

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Re: Turkey loads for youth shotgun
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2013, 10:03:11 PM »
to hunt them with 5s or 6s will work just keep it close
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Re: Turkey loads for youth shotgun
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2013, 04:18:44 AM »
Winchester 20 ga turkey loads #5 or #6 shot should get the job done....
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Re: Turkey loads for youth shotgun
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2013, 09:49:27 PM »
I use 2 3/4 #6 shot for turkles, always have, both in the 12 and in the 20...key to good turkey killin' is how close ya can call'em in and the choke tube ya use...both guns put all the pellets in a 24 inch circle (the 20 at 35 yards and the 12 at 50...) that said furthest shot I have taken on the ugly chickens was just at 27yards with the 12 ga, even at that distance I shot his face clean off...I shoot'em and they stay very dead with those tiny li'l # 6's...

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Re: Turkey loads for youth shotgun
« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2013, 09:34:06 AM »
i have the same gun for my son who is 12yrs old now. i have him shoot winchester #5's seems to work real well.

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Re: Turkey loads for youth shotgun
« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2013, 12:13:02 PM »
Just remember you don't need a 3in shell to kill a turkey.  20 ga 2 3/4 in #6 squirrel loads have killed lots of turkeys. I know cause I have see me do it. The important thing as you know is not to get him scared to shoot. Call that old Gobbler up close and let him whack him!! My nephew was small for his age at 10 and was worried about "the kick" we used 2 3/4in 6's or 5's in a 20 ga and we just didn't stretch the load 25-30 yards was max. Good luck I think you'll be fine.
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