Senior Refuge Member
- Jul 2, 2022
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I have shot dozens of turkeys and have never used anything more than 2 3/4in 6 shot. Mostly 1 1/8 of 1 1/4 oz reloads 1200-1300 fps
What was the range on that pattern?
Heard about the the#9 in tss amazing it tears em up ,guy I work with got his boy a .410 turkey gun , couldn’t believe how much tss cost60 yards.
I use the TSS in the fall. Works good for geese too. On this hunt. I shot one hen at about 65 yards with this load. Then as the other turkeys ran by closer to me, I missed one (behind it) with the Remington lead 4s.
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On this hunt, I shot a hen at about 50 yards with the tss then double tapped one at 55 yards with lead 4s. I also shot a third hen from the top of a tree. The dog got it up and it landed on the top of a cedar tree. It was only about a 25 yard shot. It wasn’t the best move as my poor shot or the fact that this huge load of TSS 7x9s ruined a bunch of meat.
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For spring hunting, I use Winchester long bead #5s as that load shoots a good pattern at 50 yards and is significantly less expensive. Shot this one at 17 yards in very thick cover.
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Here is a Jake shot at 54 yards in an open field.
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BTW, made turkey leg soup today from a couple hens I shot this past fall.
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Leupold VX-II 2-7x33 shotgun scope I bought back in 2001 on clearance. It makes a world of difference when hunting in thick cover and low light and you can’t tell if the bird is hen of Tom.Type of scope, please?