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Title: Camo and found some turkey loads to try
Post by: shorthair15 on November 12, 2019, 05:53:48 PM
Iím guessing it helps to wear a face net camo one so only your eyes are exposed. Iíve heard turkeys have good eye sight just thought I would check here. Found some federal number 5 and Kent diamond shot number 6ís to try in my benelli nova to see how they pattern later they where on sale.
Title: Re: Camo and found some turkey loads to try
Post by: Dan-o on November 12, 2019, 06:07:56 PM
Honestly, It's really about being motionless when you are in sight.

I wear a camo top and blue jeans, and kill turkeys every year.
Just DON'T MOVE WHEN THEY CAN SEE YOU!

That's my experience.

But, confidence counts, and more camo cant hurt.

Good luck!
Title: Re: Camo and found some turkey loads to try
Post by: ThurstonCokid on November 12, 2019, 08:33:15 PM
I always say that birds have the best awareness. Ducks and turkey especially. I think full camo is a great way to go with turkey. Especially calling them close. Any movements will have the birds on edge if not running or flying well out of range. Iím newer to turkey hunting but have had great success. For sure a fun season to add!


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Title: Re: Camo and found some turkey loads to try
Post by: TheStovePipeKid on November 13, 2019, 03:21:14 PM
I have a pale complexion so I always wear a head covering snugged up around my eyes. Turkey detect movement with their eyes as opposed to being discerning. As was stated, cover yourself as much as you can while you are knocking the rust off your turkey skills and hold very still.
Federal makes great stuff. I'm not a fan of kent for hunting, but your shotgun will tell you what it likes. Expect to drop some bills on ammo while you pattern and sight in. Once you get sighted and pick a round you can strech a box out over a few season.
Title: Re: Camo and found some turkey loads to try
Post by: carvermoe on November 17, 2019, 07:44:54 PM
You might try Federal tss. #7
Title: Re: Camo and found some turkey loads to try
Post by: birddogdad on February 25, 2020, 09:33:02 AM
You might try Federal tss. #7

 :yeah: or 9TSS even better~!
Title: Re: Camo and found some turkey loads to try
Post by: Wanttohuntmore on February 25, 2020, 01:29:55 PM
I've had turkeys that were afraid of me at 500 yds, and others that walked up to me while I was walking on the road.  I think they see well but some are dumb.
Title: Re: Camo and found some turkey loads to try
Post by: grade-creek-rd on February 26, 2020, 10:20:34 AM
Regarding shot shells for turkeys...yes, you can kill them with regular loads but one reason why those "turkey" loads are so expensive compared to standard upland loads is because they are high dram equivalent (more powder and shoot faster) and most will either be a blend of shot (5,6,7 in Triple Beard for example) or are tungsten instead of lead because tungsten is 30% heavier (and again a higher dram so they shoot fast)...a TSS #9 load (which is tungsten) is shooting around 1200 fps and hits as hard as #6 lead but you have way more pellets per ounce...#6 has about 225 pellets per ounce and #9 has about 585 pellets per ounce...so you have 360 more chances at hitting the brain!

Just fyi...I too cringe at the "turkey" loads but it's worth the extra $$$ especially when you shoot one a year (hopefully) for each tag you have.

Grade
Title: Re: Camo and found some turkey loads to try
Post by: birddogdad on February 26, 2020, 11:26:41 AM
https://apex-ammunition.myshopify.com/pages/apex-choke-tubes

9 tss is like 5 lead. above table shows pellets per oz for var size. 7 tss are approaching lead 3 shot (energy wise at 40 yds). pellet count/pattern density is where its at here...

i have been toying with reduction to a ultralight 20 ga for shagging mountains. 1 5/8 oz of 9 tss in a 20ga is over 600 pellets. "20 is the new 12" is the slogan being spoken with this apex stuff at the shows...

not a seller out west for the Apex ammo that i can find yet but they do ship and offer military discounts.. fyi

if there is an interest , maybe we could do a bulk order next summer? i don't know what the rules are on that either?
Title: Re: Camo and found some turkey loads to try
Post by: grade-creek-rd on February 26, 2020, 12:08:10 PM
it all depends on dram and load size (ounces) as some claim #9 tungsten = #6 lead, others say #5 lead...I went with the #6 comparison because some won't believe the #5 comparison...and I got handed a good one on another thread so I error'ed on the side of caution! Yes, the "20 is the new 12"...and the .410 is the new 20!!!! I'll be using the new Steven 301 turkey in .410 this spring. Should be nice to carry afield!
 
Let me know if you do a bulk order...so far there is no restrictions on ammo sales with buddies in WA...BTW...20 gauge with 1 5/8 oz load??? is that a 3" shell? That is a heavy load for 20ga.

Grade
Title: Re: Camo and found some turkey loads to try
Post by: birddogdad on February 26, 2020, 01:17:55 PM
it all depends on dram and load size (ounces) as some claim #9 tungsten = #6 lead, others say #5 lead...I went with the #6 comparison because some won't believe the #5 comparison...and I got handed a good one on another thread so I error'ed on the side of caution! Yes, the "20 is the new 12"...and the .410 is the new 20!!!! I'll be using the new Steven 301 turkey in .410 this spring. Should be nice to carry afield!
 
Let me know if you do a bulk order...so far there is no restrictions on ammo sales with buddies in WA...BTW...20 gauge with 1 5/8 oz load??? is that a 3" shell? That is a heavy load for 20ga.

Grade

yes 3" 20ga 1 5/8oz 9 tss look at apex site