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Author Topic: Turkey Load  (Read 330 times)

Offline Bearclaw

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Turkey Load
« on: July 01, 2015, 10:42:08 AM »
I dug out my dad's old Mossberg 16 guage (Model 190 with adjustable choke) that shoots 2 3/4 inch shells. Anyone know of a turkey load for this gun? Winchester has one that only has 1 1/8 oz shot. Their Super-X Is that a good load for turkey?
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Offline MI_Bowhunter

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Re: Turkey Load
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2015, 11:49:42 AM »
Note sure on 16G as I've never used it for turkey but I've found just plain ole Remington Express #6's work quite well out of my 20G, Mossberg 500C, at least on the pattern range.  I've not had a shot at a bird with it yet.    My buddy uses the same load in his 20G with a fixed choke and has killed many birds, the key is knowing the pattern and your effective range which for him is 25 yards or less.   

Winchester Super-X #5's have always worked well out of my 12G's but I tend to use either 3" or 3.5" loads depending on the gun I use.

Play with the choke a bit with whatever load you try, adjusting it to super full does not always give the best patterns, it will vary from gun to gun and load to load.   I've had two of the exact same model guns with the exact same model choke pattern completely differently with the same loads. 
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