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    Posted: 08 March 2020 at 14:01
Ok  it is close.

What guns and loads are you usung for Spring turkey?????
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I normally don't hunt them in the spring....but if they strut through the back yard?...Win., XXX, BBx4 in the 28" FC 870 does just fine.
...oh yeah! thats gonna hurt!
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YUP Kinda.
My 870 30" barrel extra full extended ported choke.
Home rolled 3 1/2" 2 oz load of #6 nickle plated lead at 1400 fps.
If I anticipate long range shot I go to my coyote load of Lead f's.
I shoot 75 yards plus on coyotes and have the shot go all they way through...
If you want to talk recoil, my 870 loads are WAY worse then any 8 mm's I have tried.
In the fall we can shoot toms and hen with any rifle.


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Use Federal factory loads 12ga in 3"/#5 shot. Mossberg 500 with X-full extended choke w/24"bbl.
Use call and decoy to bring 'em in lots closer than 75 yds....more like less than 35 yds.
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Last one I shot last year was with an arrow.

I like my 20 ga single with 2 3/4   #6.  Seldom shoot over 15 yards.
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