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Old 03-04-2012, 05:10 PM
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Bullets For Turkey

Ok so i know this is gonna be controversial and i am not meaning to ruffle feathers excuse the pun. I am going to be going on a deer hunt in SD this fall and the area i am going has lots of turkeys and it is legal in SD to take turkeys with a rifle. That being said i do not want to wast much meat and would try to pick shot carefully to aim through the side through the wings in hopes of not damaging the breasts if possible.
So i am trying to determine which bullet to use. I shoot a 300 wsm with 210 bergers for big game and am thinking maybe i should load up something a little lighter for the birds. Would a 150gr bonded bullet be better thinking hight velocity and and a tougher bullet might not expand so much in such a small animal.
Any thoughts or experience shooting a turkey would be helprul.
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Mike
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Old 03-04-2012, 05:27 PM
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Ok so i know this is gonna be controversial and i am not meaning to ruffle feathers excuse the pun. I am going to be going on a deer hunt in SD this fall and the area i am going has lots of turkeys and it is legal in SD to take turkeys with a rifle. That being said i do not want to wast much meat and would try to pick shot carefully to aim through the side through the wings in hopes of not damaging the breasts if possible.
So i am trying to determine which bullet to use. I shoot a 300 wsm with 210 bergers for big game and am thinking maybe i should load up something a little lighter for the birds. Would a 150gr bonded bullet be better thinking hight velocity and and a tougher bullet might not expand so much in such a small animal.
Any thoughts or experience shooting a turkey would be helprul.
Thanks again guys
Mike
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Old 03-04-2012, 05:49 PM
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Re: Bullets For Turkey

Take a ar15 60 gr vmax for turkey. an prarie dogs, yotes, jackrabitts.Be safe SLOAN
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Old 03-04-2012, 06:00 PM
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Re: Bullets For Turkey

I sometimes use a 17HMR.
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Old 03-04-2012, 06:52 PM
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Re: Bullets For Turkey

I would use the 210 personally. At the speed its going and the soft tissue of the turkey, I would expect it to pass through with little damage. Just a thought. I know a guy that pegged one with an SMK (think big caliber) in a turkey and he states there was little damage. He was able to eat both breasts.
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Old 03-04-2012, 08:34 PM
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Hey Guys yeah i know i could use a smaller caliber and a different gun but i am thinking more of a target of oppurtunity so using the same gun not bring a different one along just for the turkeys.
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Old 03-04-2012, 08:49 PM
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I would just shoot them in the head, with whatever is handy, shot many grouse this way. there heads are pretty big, they move there head a lot, but if looking or listening the cock it to side and hold for bit.
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