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Unread 03-05-2012, 09:50 PM
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Re: Bullets For Turkey

i've shot some turkeys with my 338...not pretty. last one with a 225 ttsx at 850. still not pretty
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    Re: Bullets For Turkey

    I don't know about turkey but I shot a grouse this past season at 100 yards with my .260 and an accubond. I hit it in the lower neck at the very top of the breast bone thankfully it didn't hurt the breasts too bad but it blew the rest of the bird up good.
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    I have never had the opportunity to try it on turkey(none around here that i know of) but I do use a Hammond Game Getter for taking small game with a big bore rifle. It is a cartridge specific adapter that you load a cast bullet or lead ball of your caliber in one end and a Hilti blank in the other end. It is a match for your rifle so it feeds just like a normal round would, just make sure when you eject it you pick it up. I have shot a rabbit with it at just over 50 yards and had a complete pass through, I know its only a rabbit but keep in mind it is a 200 grain cast bullet in a 358 Norma mag being driven by a blank. Not too sure what is required to kill a turkey but with good shot placement and using the highest power blanks for concrete I would think that would be enough. As a bonus it is also very quiet, comparable to a door slamming with the heavy blanks and much quieter with the lower power loads. If any one is interested I can post pictures of it
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    Size is not so much an issue. But, I would not use a Berger or any hollow point.

    Go with something bonded, soft point, etc. It's the massive expansion that'll do the most damage.

    Stay away from FMJ also. Those will pass straight through and you may well not find your bird.

    -- richard
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    Stay away from FMJ also. Those will pass straight through and you may well not find your bird.

    -- richard
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    Unread 03-07-2012, 09:21 AM
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    Re: Bullets For Turkey

    I agree that a soft point would do the job and not create to much damage. I would use the same caliber for both deer and turkey if I was limited in gear.


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    Size is not so much an issue. But, I would not use a Berger or any hollow point.

    Go with something bonded, soft point, etc. It's the massive expansion that'll do the most damage.

    Stay away from FMJ also. Those will pass straight through and you may well not find your bird.

    -- richard
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