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Old 11-24-2013, 05:44 AM
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Re: Turkeys with .243?

A buddy of mine in NZ uses .22lr, .22WMR or a .222 for shooting turkeys on his folks farm. (They are considered a pest there).

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Old 11-29-2013, 07:07 PM
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Re: Turkeys with .243?

We are not allowed to hunt turkey around here with a rifle, but have heard from someone that has in other states. They like to shoot them though the hips, puts them down quickly and does not ruin the breast.
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Old 11-29-2013, 07:32 PM
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Re: Turkeys with .243?

Here in Pa we can hunt turkeys in the fall season with rifles. I've never seen one walk away from a .223, .22-250, 6mm (fmj), or for the past 6 years or so a .204 w/32gr. V-max. The key is to shoot them behind the wing and in front of the tail. They fold up like a $2.00 suite case. I've also seen several shot with .22WRM and .17HRM. At times they fold, but often with the rim fires they can walk away from a body shot. Head shooting is of course the best way, but the turkeys around here don't seem to want to keep their heads still for long.
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Old 12-10-2013, 09:34 PM
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Re: Turkeys with .243?

WY allows 22 centerfire. I beg to differ with you on the shot placement.


The key is to shoot them behind the wing and in front of the tail. They fold up like a $2.00 suite case. I've also seen several shot with .22WRM and .17HRM. At times they fold, but often with the rim fires they can walk away from a body shot. Head shooting is of course the best way, but the turkeys around here don't seem to want to keep their heads still for long.

I use my varmint rifle, the last two turkeys I dropped were at over 200 yds. Both head shots. The only problem is waiting for the bird too stop bobbing long enough to squeeze your shot. They do.
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Old 12-18-2013, 10:31 PM
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Re: Turkeys with .243?

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WY allows 22 centerfire. I beg to differ with you on the shot placement.


The key is to shoot them behind the wing and in front of the tail. They fold up like a $2.00 suite case. I've also seen several shot with .22WRM and .17HRM. At times they fold, but often with the rim fires they can walk away from a body shot. Head shooting is of course the best way, but the turkeys around here don't seem to want to keep their heads still for long.

I use my varmint rifle, the last two turkeys I dropped were at over 200 yds. Both head shots. The only problem is waiting for the bird too stop bobbing long enough to squeeze your shot. They do.

I always thought turkey hunting with a rifle was unethical and "cheating" til i popped one at 220 yards behind the eyeball with a 22-250. I love the challenge of the shot. I love the challenge of the HUNT with a shotgun, but i appreciate the SHOT with a rifle. I never shoot for the body though. I shoot for head and neck only.
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Old 12-27-2013, 08:52 PM
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Re: Turkeys with .243?

Wow I guess in Texas it's anything goes lol ya we can't shoot turkey with a rifle in California might take the fun out of it don't you think?
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Re: Turkeys with .243?

I shot one in texas 150 yard head shot with my 300 win mag sendero.........he died!!
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