Question for the guru’s

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Question for the guru’s

Post by firedup » August 2nd, 2018, 8:20 pm

I have a turkey hunting buddy who has real serious neck / vertebrae issues. Multiple surgeries, etc. The doctors tell him now that he should put up the guns that the risk is too great. But he is a diehard and turkeys and shooting are just part of who he is. So he has decided to explore the world of small gauges, light loads and recoil reduction. I am not sure it’s a wise decision on his part looking at risking being paralyzed or something to continue to shoot but I understand where he is coming from too. But he is a big boy and his rationale is you don’t shoot too much at turkeys. Couple times a year. I value and love my turkey hunting brother and have some serious reservations here but...... he’s my bud. What ya gonna do. All that being said for background....

I am a 20 ga and BP guy for turkeys anymore. Happy happy But I read a lot here and know there is a lot of experience here as well. So for an effective 35-40 yard TSS #9 load, what load and gauge would provide the best pattern for him with a MINIMUM OF RECOIL. Stress MINIMUM. Any input, load suggestions, etc would be most welcome. Any pms with secret loading stuff would be kept in highest confidentiality! ;) THANKS TO ALL IN ADVANCE👍

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Re: Question for the guru’s

Post by Jstocks » August 2nd, 2018, 8:46 pm

410

Get a semi auto 410......

Remington 1100

Buy some TSS from Hal and get a recipe.

Get a Sumtoy choke for it if it don't shoot good from the factory.

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Re: Question for the guru’s

Post by hoobilly » August 2nd, 2018, 9:03 pm

several will tell you that a 9.5 tss in a decent OZ load will easily kill out to 50 yards. With negligible recoil. Get a semiautomatic Tristar 410 or a O/U 410 in Yildiz

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Re: Question for the guru’s

Post by crenshawco » August 2nd, 2018, 9:12 pm

One of my best turkey hunting buddies had his 2nd back surgery 2 years ago. Doc told him no shooting shotguns for a year. He loaded up some 410 TSS and took them to the doc to shoot. Doc shot them and told him he'd be fine. He killed a MS limit and we both killed one in TN that year.

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Re: Question for the guru’s

Post by GLS » August 3rd, 2018, 8:14 am

The Browning BPS .410 would be another choice because of it's heavy weight at 7 lbs. Gil

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Re: Question for the guru’s

Post by kythunter » August 3rd, 2018, 9:09 am

As everyone else has said your hunting buddy should try a .410 with TSS.
For added recoil protection he could add a limbsaver to the gun.
Can't blame him for wanting to hunt hope he does well. :thumbup:

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Re: Question for the guru’s

Post by Waddle Whacker » August 3rd, 2018, 9:49 am

GLS wrote:
August 3rd, 2018, 8:14 am
The Browning BPS .410 would be another choice because of it's heavy weight at 7 lbs. Gil
That’s what I was thinking. The 1100 would be a good choice as well.
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Re: Question for the guru’s

Post by Southern Sportsman » August 3rd, 2018, 11:14 am

Most shoot a 13/16 oz TSS load or near that. But Hal also has a 5/8 oz load that would be even lighter in the recoil department and should still provide an effective pattern to 35-40 yards.

If he is going to make the full transition to .410 turkey loads (which is exactly what I would do if I was in his situation) I suspect he will eventually want to get set up to load them. But if you want to try out a few loads to gauge recoil, etc. before buying everything for loading, I’d be more than happy to help with that. I still owe you a favor for fixing up my broken box call years ago.
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Re: Question for the guru’s

Post by firedup » August 5th, 2018, 10:07 am

Thanks for the offer! May take you up on that. I had forgotten about that little call. Hope you still have it and it’s serving you well 👍 sycamore if I remember right.

I guess I need to be looking out for a 410 auto.....

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Re: Question for the guru’s

Post by howl » August 5th, 2018, 4:15 pm

You could make a zero or even negative recoil .410. The question is whether you want to take it to the woods. How much do crossbows kick?

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Re: Question for the guru’s

Post by xarcher » August 5th, 2018, 4:25 pm

Has anyone mentioned .410?

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Post by Hognutz » August 5th, 2018, 6:19 pm

No.. You’re the first!
May I assume you're not here to inquire about the alcohol or the tobacco?
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Re: Question for the guru’s

Post by hoobilly » August 5th, 2018, 7:32 pm

Hognutz wrote:
August 5th, 2018, 6:19 pm
No.. You’re the first!
:LMAO:

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Re: Question for the guru’s

Post by firedup » August 5th, 2018, 8:26 pm

Well....after the good suggestions, I was really leaning more toward a .410.. :thumbleft:

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Re: Question for the guru’s

Post by chipper » August 7th, 2018, 5:18 pm

Shooter's hotrod load was easily handled by my daughter who doesn't like recoil at all but I did back the powder off to 26 grains and she smashed one at 40+ using a semi.

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Re: Question for the guru’s

Post by hoobilly » August 7th, 2018, 10:34 pm

chipper wrote:
August 7th, 2018, 5:18 pm
Shooter's hotrod load was easily handled by my daughter who doesn't like recoil at all but I did back the powder off to 26 grains and she smashed one at 40+ using a semi.
I only backed it down to 28gm. When my daughter shot her gobbler with the Encore I asked her soon after what she thought of the recoil. She thought for a second or 2 and said she didn’t feel a thing :lol:

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