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nube

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Turkey
« on: October 25, 2012, 04:49:36 PM »
I just booked a hunt for about 8 0f us to go to Kansas Turkey hunting.  3 of us are taking our kids.  My kids is only 11 and this will be his first real hunt.  I don't know a thing about Turkey hunting but I have a youth 20 gauge for him and just need to know what kind of shot size or loads guys use for Turkey?  Any suggestions?  Any other tips as well?  We will be fully guided so all I need to do is get the kids shooting and teach him how to shoot sitting down I guess and the rest is up to the guide. 

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Re: Turkey
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2012, 07:43:10 PM »
I got a good buddy down there who hunts a lot nube I actually lived in Kansas for about a year and a half. He's got a gun store down there I can get you connected with him if you want.

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Re: Turkey
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2012, 08:26:53 PM »
Thanks for the info guys.  I think the best is to shoot a few loads and find out what groups the best and get a tight choke tube.  I just wondered if there was anything else I was missing?  I have been told #4 and #5's and a tight pattern.  I think I should get the kid out shooting a lot till we leave as well and see if he can handle the 12 but he is a small kid. 

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Re: Turkey
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2012, 09:27:21 PM »
i use  2x6 turrkey loads in my 12 guage     but with a 20 guage    I would use #2  or BB if you can find it  if you have any spots left I would go I have shot alot of Turkeys  when i live in Manitoba i love shooting them

nube

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Re: Turkey
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2012, 09:15:25 AM »
If you want in Darren give Dean an E-mail in the next day or 2 at the most here so he can get it figured out with the outfitter.  I think there are 9 of us going with 3 kids.  Dates are the 11 and 12 of May.  Rob and Daryl and Jamie are going as well. 

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Re: Turkey
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2012, 04:10:52 PM »
When you pattern your loads, get some of those turkey head targets to shoot at.  What you want in a turkey load will be a tight core on the birds melon, vs.  a nice even spread like what you'd want for waterfowl and such.  Try and find some copper plated or nickel plated shot #4 or bigger for that 20, or if you want to try him on a 12 I have the one I cut down for Jarett that he could try out.  I could even build some loads for him to use that won't take his shoulder off... ;D

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Re: Turkey
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2012, 04:38:36 PM »
Just talked to the outfitter a bit.  He said he has guns there for us.  A nice little Beretta will make it a little easier on his shoulder.  I think the key will be to practice lots before we go so he gets used to shooting.  Good idea on the Turkey targets Travis.  Do you want to come on the trip as well and bring Jarret?

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Re: Turkey
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2012, 04:44:01 PM »
Just talked to the outfitter a bit.  He said he has guns there for us.  A nice little Beretta will make it a little easier on his shoulder.  I think the key will be to practice lots before we go so he gets used to shooting.  Good idea on the Turkey targets Travis.  Do you want to come on the trip as well and bring Jarret?

Send me some info, and we'll see...