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For a dedicates turkey gun that will take a turkey out to 50+ yards would a 20ga work or will i need a 12ga

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  • Smitty18
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    I back Seadog and BigBuck96 whole heartedly in their last comments.

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  • bigbuck96
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    ok Big Red C, is this a joke? Turkey hunting is a pure sport and the game we hunt deserves our utmost respect. Taking a turkey at more than 50 yards is merely shooting, not hunting. Try to get the gobbler within a 30 yard range to ensure an ethical kill. Challenge yourself to become a master woodsman and pull that gobbler in as close as possible.

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  • seadog
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    Sorry for the typos--I guess I was seeing RED--no pun intended. LMAO at these 2 jokers.

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  • seadog
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    I know what I'm about to say is morally wrong so before I actually type it, I;ll gorrow a phrase from Larry the Cable Guy--Lord, I apologise! OK, now that I got that over with, I can't help but wish that Darwinian Natural Selection would select out "hunters" like Big Red C and bbcoach252. IMHO, they're both unethical hunters. Big Red--please stay out of the woods--maybe you could hang out at the casino with the best player the Reds ever had--Mr. Banned from Baseball; and bb, stick to coaching--you obviously don't belong in the woods.

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  • RES1956
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    Somebody explain to this guy what turkey hunting is about,,,

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  • RES1956
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    You don't need to worry about a dedicated turkey gun that will kill them at 60 yards, you need to worry about learning how to turkey hunt. If killing a turkey is all you are interested in, go get you a scoped .22 Hornet. There is a lot more to turkey hunting than killing a turkey, you need to learn what it is.

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  • bbcoach252
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    Big Red C, check out the old gobbler.com website and you will find a wealth of quality information that will open your eyes to your question. Some of you nea sayers that think 30 yards is the MAX need to visit also.

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  • charlie elk
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    Big Red C when you post on a national forum you must expect to be judged by your words. On the other end of the keyboard is a person. We all make judgments and are in turn judged; that is how we learn.
    Please reflect on why you turkey hunt. You might find you are cheating yourself out of the skills and small pleasures that are meant to be discovered in turkey hunting.
    later,
    charlie

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  • the decoy hunter
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    On average 8 to 9 pellets are required for a clean and quick kill....first pattern your choice of firearm and load....to gauge performance at different distances....your shooting range will differ greatly from field conditions....it is a tough call in springtime take the shot that you know you can make...a bird in the bag is the goal

    I talked to several turkey hunters last spring who had knocked toms down....rolled then over....blew feathers off the bird ....but no bird....sure everyone misses but remember dinner for you or the fox or coyotes it is your call

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  • Smitty18
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    Could turns to would in the heat of the hunt. Do the birds a favor and stick to hunting for the remote.

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  • BIG RED C
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    Ok I said I COULD not WOULD shoot a turkey a 70yds my max range is 55yds withs 3.5 inch because I can get 55 pelets in a gobblers neck at that range! So don't judge me!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Chris Johnsrud
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    Seriously?? The Big Red C gets a Big Red F in my book.

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  • pineywoods
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    You must be shooting a double barrel---unethical load in one barrel and irresponsible in the other.
    Sure, you might be able to hit the turkey with a few pellets at the kinds of ranges you are talking about, but the chances are that you'll only wound him and gobblers don't leave blood trails.
    I will shoot turkeys all day long at 40 yards with my 12 ga. 3.5' and kill every one I shoot at, but the distances you are talking about are ridiculous. I'll go along with seadog and suggest that you'd be better off staying home.

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  • Smitty18
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    It is people who shoot turkeys at 70 that give the sport a bad name. Attempting a shot like that is irresponsible and unethical.

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  • seadog
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    70 yards?!? How many birds do you want to injure before you kill one? I hope you just stay out of the woods.

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