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?gun)
Check out this video with a pellet rifle head shot on a turkey.
Stands with feeders and rifles has been the norm for turkey hunting since I was a kid. Just out glassing and spotting on quads is also fun. laser range finders with ballistic tables for your rounds. It's probably been 20 years since I shot a shot gun. I remember as a kid biting down a piece of lead shot that was in some bird dinner.
Hard copper bullets are the best. 140 gr Gamekings @3100 fps out of my 29 inch 270 . Really great long range turkey round. They just leave tiny .224, .243,.270 and .7mm holes in the fanning Toms way down on the fields below.
Serious turkey hunters in the south don’t spray and pray I’m sorry . When you find the choke and loads that your gun likes (as in a rifle ) some of us a scope on our turkey guns you know where your shot pattern is going . I haven’t had pellets in a turkey breast in 25 yrsHECK YEAH! shotguns suck! spray and pray that a piece of shot or 3 connect to kill.
kind of like the turkey shoots where your shot has to be closest to center. like you have control over that.
i went trap shooting not long ago and a true shotgun shooter called me out the second he saw me! he said , your a rifle shooter ,aren't you?