I realize turkeys can be tough, but the way the warden treated my nine was like it would have been totally useless against turkeys.
Well, I don't know about totally useless, but turkeys are tough. There is a reason that people use a 3 1/2 inch 12 ga. load for turkey. I've seen them shot with high-caliber rifle rounds, and they fly away. They have a pretty small vital area.