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Question by lovetohunt. Uploaded on April 25, 2009
Generally it's the size that patterns the best. Meaning a nice tite pattern with no holes in it. Shot size in turkey loads range from #4 to #7 1/2 in lead or high density loads. My favorite is #6 high density. Not only does high density pattern better than lead it carries more energy per pellet. At long range #6 lead may pattern well but not have enough energy to penetrate sufficiently for an instant kill. It you like bang-flop kills use high density turkey loads. They are expensive, but you only need a handfull if you don't take risky shots.
Whether it's #4's, #5's or #6's they fall dead when you make a good shot. I grab whatever ever is sitting on the gun cabinet and have never missed a bird.
i use a five shot and i am 13
Remington used to make some AWSOME round called "Duplex"(2x4,2x6) I've got a buddy who reloads them for me now. LOVE EM !!! I use the 2x4s, like hitting them with the board !
For a 20ga. I use 6 shot 3 in mags (Winchester)and for a 12ga I use 6 shot 2 3/4 or 5 or 4 with 3 inchers.
My turkeyu gun patterns best with size six and since I hunt in the close quarters woods/swamps I don't need much down range energy since all my turkey shots have been inside 30 yards.
Well 6 gives you pattern density, but 4 gives you range so I said "Hell I can't decide, so I'll split the difference!" Walla! That's why they make 5 shot!
I prefer 4.
I use a 4, and after I shoot they dont move
Depending on what kind of gun you use and what kind of terrain you hunt...For large fields, I like to use 3 1/2 inch mags in #5 shot for my remington. When I am hunting woodlots, I use 3 inch mags in #4 shot for a browning...
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