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Rifle Hunting Turkeys; Anyone here do it?

 
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Old 01-24-2013, 03:27 AM
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Rifle Hunting Turkeys; Anyone here do it?

Some states allow Turkeys to be hunted with rifles from .22 Mag thru .223. This seems to upset some people for some reason. Are there any here that hunt turkeys with a rifle? To be honest this has always appealed to me. It is a clean head shot or a miss.

What is your experience?

Check out this video with a pellet rifle head shot on a turkey.


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Old 01-24-2013, 03:48 AM
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Re: Rifle Hunting Turkeys; Anyone here do it?

No, but if I ever do it will be with an old lever gun, cast bullet, 25-35. Cast hard should be ok for a body shot as well.
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Old 01-24-2013, 07:01 PM
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Re: Rifle Hunting Turkeys; Anyone here do it?

Is there no one that hunts turkeys with rifles here?
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Old 01-25-2013, 01:13 AM
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Re: Rifle Hunting Turkeys; Anyone here do it?

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Is there no one that hunts turkeys with rifles here?
Illegal here in Washington, and in a lot of places.
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:35 AM
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Re: Rifle Hunting Turkeys; Anyone here do it?

Hunting turkeys is legal with a rifle in Virginia.

When I was stationed at Quantico, I harvested quite a few with my 22 WMR and 243.

I limited myself to 100 yards and never lost a bird. Clean kill or clean miss on the head for broadside shots. I did however find that shots at the bottom of the wattle provided a slightly larger margin for error and with little to zero meat loss if the bird was facing me.
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:28 AM
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Re: Rifle Hunting Turkeys; Anyone here do it?

I also think that would be a good challenge with a small caliber rifle. But hunting Turkey with a rifle is not legal in NY. Then again, very little makes sense here anymore.
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Old 01-26-2013, 12:36 AM
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Re: Rifle Hunting Turkeys; Anyone here do it?

Here in Pa. you are allowed to use centerfire rifles during the fall season. It has been a few years since I have been out after them. I have taken 2 so far with a 220 Swift. I hunt fields and just wait them out, some do travel in the fields, then I'll go to work.

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