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Author Topic: Smokepole Gobblers?  (Read 646 times)

Offline MKMGOBL

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Smokepole Gobblers?
« on: January 05, 2018, 09:38:30 PM »
Does anyone on here chase the longbeards with a black powder shotgun? Several years ago I had the chance to buy a MDM Tomwacka from a friend but I don't get it out very often. When I do though, it's pretty fun. I've worked up 2oz lead tri-shot load that is spits out a unfair pattern :o Unfair as in it shoots better than some 12ga shotguns.










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Re: Smokepole Gobblers?
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2018, 10:26:42 PM »
how far is that? nice pattern
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Re: Smokepole Gobblers?
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2018, 06:29:52 AM »
Never used a smokepole on Gobblers...very nice pattern at 20 yards!
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Re: Smokepole Gobblers?
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2018, 11:05:18 AM »
Dead bird for sure with that pattern.  Did you use plain lead shot or plated?  Any buffering?  Haven't used a smokepole shotgun, but that's a heck of a pattern!
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Re: Smokepole Gobblers?
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2018, 11:10:26 AM »
Better pattern than I have seen on most all shotguns. Longbeards and a smokepole sounds like a lot of fun.
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Re: Smokepole Gobblers?
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2018, 11:21:02 AM »
All I use is a shot 90gr. of 777 with 2oz of 5X6X7 shot plain lead out of a Kick's tube. Here's are the 30yd and 40yd patterns along with it in the field.










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Re: Smokepole Gobblers?
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2018, 11:54:35 AM »
I have in the passed used the knight t2000 to kill a bird sent it down to a th summer blast to give away I think mike got it
turkey season was a wet one now on to deer hunting in October





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Re: Smokepole Gobblers?
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2018, 01:07:03 PM »
that is a very nice pattern
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Re: Smokepole Gobblers?
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2018, 03:42:50 PM »
Been wanting to try it since I saw Jimmy Primos kill a turkey with it in one of the Truth videos many years ago.

Maybe someday if I happen to stumble upon on I'll pick it up.    Right now I have at least 4 guns patterned for turkey as well as a few crossbows I like to hunt with.  To many options and only one bird per spring season.
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Re: Smokepole Gobblers?
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2018, 04:18:57 PM »
LOL...I know the feeling MI Bowhunter. I was thinking of doing the Hoyt this spring but it's so hard to put down the shotguns. I do my fall turkey hunting with the bow and this I put it away for the more traditional bowhunt....the recurve. I went over well for the turkeys but not for me...LOL


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Re: Smokepole Gobblers?
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2018, 07:43:54 PM »
Great pattern!
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Re: Smokepole Gobblers?
« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2018, 09:42:01 PM »
Thanks

I've got some research to do on a smoothbore flintlock and might be asking you a few questions Flintlock1776. We have required a B. Turner 20ga at shop the other day and I'm seriously thinking of getting it. Price tag with several nice accessories is $999 but I was told if I wanted it, $725.

The one in this link below looks exactly like it but minus the tacks in the stock.

https://joesalter.ca/products/modern-flint-lock-trade-gun-in-20-ga

 I'd really like to get the Charles Daly 512 in the link below but it's unavailable right now at all our distributors.

http://www.garzafirearms.com/shotguns/side-by-side-shotguns/charles-daly-512-field-12-gauge-sxs-break-action-shotgun-28-barrels-3-chambers-2-rounds-extractors-walnut-stock-matte-blued
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Re: Smokepole Gobblers?
« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2018, 10:40:07 AM »
Those are some great patterns from any gun!!
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