2 3/4 turkey loads
Posted 06 April 2006 - 06:57 PM
Posted 09 April 2006 - 12:13 AM
Posted 09 April 2006 - 10:48 AM
Why do I use a 3 inch mag then. Confidence. I feel much more confident shooting at 35 to 40 yds with my 3 incher than I did with my 2 3/4. Of course most turkeys are shot at 20 to 30 yds anyway and at that range my 3 incher must be aimed because of the extremely tight pattern.
No matter what the chamber will accept anyone that hunts turkeys should have a setup expressly for that bird with as tight a pattern we can get, that is the confidence factor.
Edited by PA RIDGE RUNNER, 09 April 2006 - 10:50 AM.
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Posted 09 April 2006 - 03:19 PM
As long as I can shoot the 3 1/2" I will not go back to 2 3/4" shells for Turkeys.
It's true you can choke 2 3/4" shells to pattern as tight, and the pellets got plenty of oomph but the number of pellets just isn't there. Only pellets that penetrate gord or spine drop the bird. Everything else is a flesh wound.
With a really tight patterning gun it's flat hard to hit the birds closer than 35yds. You can do it but better practice some. Blast some pattern targets at 25, 30 and 35yds. Only count the pellets that hit gord and spine (these are the only ones that really count).
In general where the neck joins the body is the best aiming point but when the bird gets real close (inside 15yds) aim just above the beard in the body. That gobbler noggin and neck moves way too much to aim at when he's at point blank range. You can either believe me or find out the hard way ;)
Posted 09 April 2006 - 05:14 PM
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