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Rifle Hunting Turkeys; Anyone here do it?

 
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Old 01-26-2013, 01:12 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?
We (dad and I) hunt them with rifles in Texas. 6PPC, 222, 223, 22-250...Dad head shoots them, I tend to aim right where the neck and body meet.

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Old 01-28-2013, 10:26 AM
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Re: Rifle Hunting Turkeys; Anyone here do it?

Wasn't really hunting them the one time I shot a big Rio down in south Texas in the Spring of 2010. We were on a hog hunt and I had my .243 Sako along in the blind when a nice longbeard came straight down the sendero and it just happened to be opening day of turkey season. I put one in him right above his beard and didn't ruin any meat at all on him.
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Old 01-28-2013, 04:38 PM
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Re: Rifle Hunting Turkeys; Anyone here do it?

Thanks for the replies guys. Going after a turkey with a single projectile just has appeal to me; were legal of course.
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:26 PM
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Re: Rifle Hunting Turkeys; Anyone here do it?

I have harvested one in TX with a rifle...clean head shot. I found it a challenge worth taking.
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:39 PM
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Re: Rifle Hunting Turkeys; Anyone here do it?

I grew up in WV and hunted Turkeys alot with 222. I head shot them anywhere outide 50yds. I actually used my dads old over under 12 ga/222. If i called them under 50 they got the 12 ga.

No days i am in WA state and cant use the centerfires on them so it is either 10 or 12 ga here, but i miss hunting them with small caliber centerfire...
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Old 03-10-2013, 02:10 PM
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Re: Rifle Hunting Turkeys; Anyone here do it?

It is the challenge exactly! You must maintain your focus to put that one bullet into a small target. I have always wanted to hunt turkeys but only with a rifle. I started hunting squirrels with a Remington pump .410 shotgun as a kid but as an adult I only use a scoped .22LR for the same challenge. One shot, one kill.
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:58 AM
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Re: Rifle Hunting Turkeys; Anyone here do it?

I just posted a similar question above asking about shooting gobblers with a .243
If I had seen this thread I would not have.
Some good info here...
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