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Old February 10, 2012, 10:32 AM   #1
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20 gauge turkey loads?

Does anyone know what shells one should use to hunt turkey with (20 gauge) or does such a animal exist?
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Old February 10, 2012, 11:54 AM   #2
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Can't say for everybody but my turkey gun is a scoped Win mod 1200 20 gauge and my turkey loads are mostly:

1. Estate 2 3/4" 1 oz #4 high velocity hunting loads
2. Remington (same load but #6 shot)

Most shooters I know who use 20 gauge, (we seem to be in the minority) use the Federal turkey loads 2 3/4" #4 but I haven't tried them.
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Old February 10, 2012, 12:26 PM   #3
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Thanks "Old Grump",
I could'nt make much sense of it all looking at ammo and figured that I could benefit from others experience. I still not sure I'm going to try turkey hunting just yet, but I do have an invite in hand.
Thanks again!
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Old February 10, 2012, 03:54 PM   #4
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I use Federal 2 3/4" classic #4 magnum loads for turkeys. Bought a box many years ago, and still have a decent supply. After all, it only takes one.

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Old February 10, 2012, 03:58 PM   #5
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I use Federal Game Shok Lead #4 2 3/4" 1oz.
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Old February 12, 2012, 06:06 PM   #6
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Nitro Cartridge Company Hevi 3 inch 5's or 2.75 inch 7's.
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Old February 13, 2012, 12:13 AM   #7
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I would come down in favor of a stout charge of #6 lead. #6s will keep your pellet count high, and lead, unlike tungsten (or steel) based pellets, a stray pellet will not cost you thousands at the dentist's office.
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Old February 15, 2012, 06:35 PM   #8
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.20 guage

yes, turkey loads for a 20 do exist. i got a nice jake with one. my savage model 330 dropped him like a rock.
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Old February 19, 2012, 11:18 PM   #9
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Remington manufactures great turkey loads

There are several loads for 20 gauge. Read up at this link.
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