28 ga. & .410 turkeys

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Re: 28 ga. & .410 turkeys

Post by Waddle Whacker » April 17th, 2014, 7:17 am

Congrats Hal! Awesome pic, beautiful bird!
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Re: 28 ga. & .410 turkeys

Post by GLS » April 22nd, 2014, 10:30 am

Nice going, Hal.
This turkey was caught today trying to steal a friend's jonboat. Good thing he had his popgun with him.
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Re: 28 ga. & .410 turkeys

Post by hawglips » April 23rd, 2014, 9:39 am

Good thing indeed Gil!

And yesterday I got some revenge on this field gobbler that wouldn't play fair on Saturday. He made the mistake of loafing and hanging out in the woods at mid-day....

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Re: 28 ga. & .410 turkeys

Post by GLS » April 23rd, 2014, 9:57 am

Looks like a nice set of spurs from where I sit, Hal. Gil

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Post by HartClemson99 » April 24th, 2014, 10:43 am

Joined the .410 club this morning in SC! 18lbs, 1 1/4" spurs, melanin deficiency in beard.
Hal's .410 load with 9.5s dropped him at 16 yards!
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Re: 28 ga. & .410 turkeys

Post by GLS » April 24th, 2014, 11:38 am

HartClemson99 wrote:Joined the .410 club this morning in SC! 18lbs, 1 1/4" spurs, melanin deficiency in beard.
Hal's .410 load with 9.5s dropped him at 16 yards!
Isn't it nice shooting a turkey gun that doesn't cross your eyes when you shoot it?

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Re: 28 ga. & .410 turkeys

Post by hawglips » April 24th, 2014, 2:22 pm

Way to go Jason!

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Post by HartClemson99 » April 24th, 2014, 5:48 pm

GLS wrote:
HartClemson99 wrote:Joined the .410 club this morning in SC! 18lbs, 1 1/4" spurs, melanin deficiency in beard.
Hal's .410 load with 9.5s dropped him at 16 yards!
Isn't it nice shooting a turkey gun that doesn't cross your eyes when you shoot it?
It sure is a lot different from when I was 17 weighing 165lbs soaken wet and shooting 3.5" loads out of my 835! It kills the birds just as dead, but it's nice not to have a slight concussion after a good morning in the turkey woods!

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Post by ccleroy » April 24th, 2014, 9:45 pm

This thread has given me the fever, I'm setting up a .410 after all this hoopla...y'all are killing me, great job

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Re: 28 ga. & .410 turkeys

Post by GLS » April 25th, 2014, 4:40 am

Photo poached from another site. Neat photo of box, bird and Yildiz .410 by Ryan
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Re: 28 ga. & .410 turkeys

Post by Rattlesnake Jim » April 25th, 2014, 8:58 am

Wow, those small bores work well on turkeys. Where can I get that TSS 9 shot and reloading data?
I have a couple each 28ga. and .410 bore shotguns and turkey season is open here in New Mexico until May 10.
What factory load of standard lead shot would you use if you couldn't get the tss stuff? I may take the .410 tomorrow with 3" #6 factory lead shells. Your advice?
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Re: 28 ga. & .410 turkeys

Post by GLS » April 25th, 2014, 9:17 am

pm hawglips about tss. In the meantime, use #7.5 shot rather than #6. With #6, you will run out of pattern density before penetration and #7.5 is deadly for head/neck regions inside 30 yards. Pattern the gun at 30 yards with the shot. If you don't have about 100 inside the 10" ring, you'll need to restrain yourself from shooting at that distance. Find the distance where you can put about 100 shot in the 10 ring and govern yourself accordingly. Check your state regs for the minimum size shot you can use on turkeys. Some states won't allow small shot. Gil

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Re: 28 ga. & .410 turkeys

Post by Rattlesnake Jim » April 25th, 2014, 11:40 am

GLS wrote:pm hawglips about tss. In the meantime, use #7.5 shot rather than #6. With #6, you will run out of pattern density before penetration and #7.5 is deadly for head/neck regions inside 30 yards. Pattern the gun at 30 yards with the shot. If you don't have about 100 inside the 10" ring, you'll need to restrain yourself from shooting at that distance. Find the distance where you can put about 100 shot in the 10 ring and govern yourself accordingly. Check your state regs for the minimum size shot you can use on turkeys. Some states won't allow small shot. Gil
Thanks Gil, for the fast reply. I'll see if I can find some #7.5 in 3" shells. New Mexico allows any shotgun using shot only. They don't mention shot size.
I'll pattern it this afternoon.
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Re: 28 ga. & .410 turkeys

Post by Rattlesnake Jim » April 26th, 2014, 2:34 pm

GLS wrote:pm hawglips about tss. In the meantime, use #7.5 shot rather than #6. With #6, you will run out of pattern density before penetration and #7.5 is deadly for head/neck regions inside 30 yards. Pattern the gun at 30 yards with the shot. If you don't have about 100 inside the 10" ring, you'll need to restrain yourself from shooting at that distance. Find the distance where you can put about 100 shot in the 10 ring and govern yourself accordingly. Check your state regs for the minimum size shot you can use on turkeys. Some states won't allow small shot. Gil
Gil you were right. :thumbleft:
I found some Winchester .410 bore 3 inch #7.5 yesterday evening, but I didn't have time to pattern my Mossberg 500 .410. My hunting buddy called last night and wanted to go this morning. So, we went hunting this morning and I killed my first turkey using a .410 at about 15 yards.
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Re: 28 ga. & .410 turkeys

Post by GLS » April 26th, 2014, 3:31 pm

Sir SnakeJames, nice job!! Gil

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Post by hawglips » April 27th, 2014, 7:09 pm

Another 28 gauge bird from yesterday.

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Re: 28 ga. & .410 turkeys

Post by DocHolliday » April 27th, 2014, 7:37 pm

Hal:
Ain't it FUN! Hard to pack the 20 bore. Never thought I'd say that when I started this little 28 project 5 yrs ago! Thx for making it possible w/ the TSS!
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Re: 28 ga. & .410 turkeys

Post by Waddle Whacker » April 28th, 2014, 8:46 am

28 gauge KS bird
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Post by HartClemson99 » April 28th, 2014, 2:07 pm

Nice Dixon Vest and nice gun! What type of gun is that?

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Post by hawglips » April 28th, 2014, 2:31 pm

Brent busted one with the. .410...

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Re: 28 ga. & .410 turkeys

Post by Waddle Whacker » April 28th, 2014, 2:32 pm

HartClemson99 wrote:Nice Dixon Vest and nice gun! What type of gun is that?
Thanks man! The gun is a Franchi 48AL in 28, and I love it! It was the NWTF gun of the year this year, and I happened to win it. I just wrapped it in the Mossy Oak Graphics stuff, it was too pretty for a permanent dip. It averages around 240 with 9.5's out of the flush full.
About two months before I won the gun I had purchased a CZ Woodcock to hunt with. The Franchi performed better and was dead on with the bead, but Hal's pics are just so darn pretty with that little CZ.....makes me wanna tote it. I added a set of fire sights, but didn't have time to get it straight this year, and really had no need to.
That bird was shot at about 40 yards and didn't flop a time. He did a few leg kicks, but that was it.
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Re: 28 ga. & .410 turkeys

Post by pedro » May 4th, 2014, 8:35 am

I made it into the club! Shot this guy this morning at 25yards. 500 youth fixed full choke bead sight.
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Re: 28 ga. & .410 turkeys

Post by hawglips » May 5th, 2014, 9:36 am

Way to go Pete!

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Re: 28 ga. & .410 turkeys

Post by Rattlesnake Jim » May 5th, 2014, 10:44 am

Way to go guys!

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Re: 28 ga. & .410 turkeys

Post by yelpy » May 7th, 2014, 4:13 pm

Congrat's to all who harvested those nice gobblers with there small bores!!!! Makes me want a 28 or a good 410.

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