What ammo do you use for turkey hunting?

A standard 2 ¾-inch or 3-inch magnum tungsten load is more than enough for killing turkeys out past 50 yards. Additionally, the advantages of tungsten shells make 20-gauge shotguns indisputably effective turkey killers.

What is the best turkey ammo?

Top 5 Turkey Loads

  • Federal’s 3rd Degree. Unequivocally, I like Federal’s new 3rd Degree load as my favorite turkey load. …
  • Remington Premier High Velocity Magnum Turkey Loads. …
  • Hevi-Shot Magnum Blend Turkey. …
  • Winchester Long Beard XR. …
  • Federal Premium Mag-Shok Heavyweight Turkey. …
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What shot for 20 gauge turkey?

5 shot in 20 gauge 3-inch shells. Federal maintains that their data shows subgauge shotguns and smaller shot sizes in TSS are now more than adequate to cleanly kill turkeys at traditional distances, and prohibiting these shot sizes and gauges is not science based any longer.

Can you use birdshot for Turkey?

You will be fine you just have to determine the limits of you set-up. If you want to spend some extra $ get a turkey choke and it will extend the range some. But for a 20 with little testing you will be limited to 20-25yrds.

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Do you need 3.5 for Turkey?

Most semi auto 12 gauge shotguns (all that I own anyways) will shoot 3 or 3.5. With that, I always head to the turkey woods with 3.5’s. They group better and hold there pattern better for me. Plus with a gas operated semi auto you can’t tell a difference in recoil.

Will 7.5 shot kill a turkey?

The #7.5 shot is lethal on turkeys at 40 yards if you hit the vitals, that is to far to shoot with a 28 gauge. Try both #6 and #7.5 shot and shoot the one that patterns the best.

Will a 20 gauge kill a turkey?

There is one disadvantage to hunting with a 20 gauge instead of a 12, and as you may have already guessed, it is effective range. You will have to work the bird about 10 yards closer—a maximum range of about 30 yards—to make a killing shot. … But you may enjoy this added challenge and test of your turkey hunting skills.

What is the best size shot for turkey?

7 shot as the best shot size for turkey hunting. It is even prevalent in some areas to use the only No.

Does Turkey shot kick?

Approximate recoil energy from Winchester, 12-gauge, high-velocity “turkey” loads fired from an 8-pound shotgun: … A 3.5-inch turkey load produces more than four times the recoil of an Ought-Six and twice that of the mean-kicking .

Do I need a choke for turkey hunting?

if asking if you need a turkey choke, no you don’t need a special choke to hunt turkey, just go to a larger shot in your shells. if asking about shoooting a shotgun without the choke installed, no, because it will ruin the threads where the choke screws into the barrel.

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Can I use Target loads for turkey hunting?

As long as the shot size, weight and velocity is the same it has the same per pellet energy so it isn’t like a “turkey load” is the only load that could kill a turkey. There has been many turkeys killed with low base shells.

Do you really need a 3.5 shotgun?

Re: 3″ vs 3.5″ shotgun

You don’t need 3.5″ shells. A good 3″ lad is more enough to bring down any bird at reasonable range. You’re better off getting a good quality 3″ gun from Browning, Franchi, Benelli or Beretta than a low quality 3.5″.

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