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Old May 8, 2013, 12:06 PM   #26
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I've never lived anywhere that allowed rimfires. I'd be willing to try it, but don't know anyone that hunts with a rimfire.

My only turkey kill was with a Subaru station wagon. It was quite effective, and even removed most of the feathers and entrails at the same time.
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Old May 9, 2013, 04:21 PM   #27
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in the spring here its all shotguns,in the fall shotguns or rifles. that being said if any one who uses a rimfire on turkeys and has always killed them all please post here. a turkey is hard to kill without a proper shot and the rimfire,s window to kill cleanly is very small in relation to the size of the bird and many will run or fly off to die a slow death. eastbank.
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Old May 11, 2013, 10:59 AM   #28
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.22LR HP at the base of the neck works good. That area doesn't bob around like the head and gives minimal meat damage.
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Old May 16, 2013, 01:44 PM   #29
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I lived and hunted in a state for a while that allowed rifles for turkeys in the fall. The .22 lr was universally recognized as to small, the .22 mag borderline. The 5mm rimfire came and went, and some guys used it as a turkey rifle. The 17's were not on the market.

What was popular was the old .22 Hornet, the .218 Bee, and the 25-20.

Biggest turkey I ever killed had a .22 hole low in the breast bone. Some migrant tree planters got caught the year before, shooting at birds in the open on our lease. After their work day was done, they'd ride around on our roads sniping at birds. That got very ugly. The guys running the crews finally took to searching their vans before they left in the AM. This old bird likely survived an encounter with the tree planters.
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