View Full Version : Thinking of trying turkey hunting for first time

April 15, 2009, 09:19 PM
I have a Winchester 1400 with the standard chokes, ie full, mod etc. I am getting a late start on spring turkey season and would like help on selecting a load. I, of course, will pattern any loads before going into the woods but I don't have enough time to work through all the available ammo. Please help with what has worked for you as far as full, mod chokes and 2 3/4" ammo. Thanks in advance.


April 16, 2009, 12:00 AM
Be sure to compare your Mod against your Full. Some guns will pattern better with a Mod. I use Remington #4 Copper Plated Buffered shot as I believe it hits harder than other sizes and patterns about the same. Personally that is the only load I use, but others like # 5 or #6. Any will work if the range is right. Good luck on your Turkey.

April 16, 2009, 06:27 AM
Thanks for the info. I don't expect much since I have never tried 'talking' to them. When working the call I'll probably sound like a cracked up hooker hen that no tom wants a part of. But I think it will be fun.

April 16, 2009, 08:01 AM
Tony, Don't write off your odds so fast... We all seen episodes of "COPS" that have some guy busted with a "Cracked up hooker" in the car:D:eek:;)
The Tom may leave a bit to be desired 'cuz not every guy has what it takes to impress the sweet soundin' $1,000 "escort"!

April 16, 2009, 08:21 AM
Tony, if you don't remember anything else remember this. Turkey eyes are something like 20 times better than humans. CAMO, CAMO, CAMO and be still. Don't call too much. A little goes a long way.