410 for turkey?

Discussion in 'Turkey Hunting' started by midwesthunter, Nov 13, 2014.


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  1. Larry K

    Larry K Member

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    Not sure about legality in Texas but it will definitely kill them with head shots in close
     
  2. CaptnC

    CaptnC Well-Known Member

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    I doubt it's not legal here in Texas. The 22 caliber rule for deer went away years ago. I can't recall if the rim fire rule still exists or not.

    Any way my dad missed one at just less than 15yds yesterday and we had one at 5 steps 20 minutes later at a different set up, but came in silent and was on us before we were comfortable.

    Getting the close shot is what you will have to do and I would think you'd have a dead turkey with a head shot at 20 yards or less.
     
  3. bogey

    bogey Well-Known Member

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    seen some real good patterns with the tss 9 shot
     
  4. wildwings

    wildwings Well-Known Member

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    I have a lot of my friends who are hunting turkeys with
    sub gauges especially the 20 gauge. All of them are
    using the Hevishot Magnum Blends
     
  5. Elfego Baca

    Elfego Baca Well-Known Member

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    This is my second turkey I got with a single shot 410 using #6 shot. I stalked her amongst the trees for a head shot.
    After skinning and cleaning we got not quite 5.5 pounds! F141057D-EB43-4D1C-AF1D-089CD71551D9.jpeg
     
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  6. hunter67wa

    hunter67wa Well-Known Member

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    It will work fine. You have to pattern test to find your max range. 4,5,6 shot
     
  7. wildwings

    wildwings Well-Known Member

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    Agreed, the .410 will be highly effective. Try the Hevishot
    Hevi-X Strut in 3" #6's in your .410. They hit hard
    and pattern flawlessly