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Thread: Gonna turkey hunt with a 410

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    Gonna turkey hunt with a 410

    For medical reasons i am weaning myself off of heavy recoiling long guns. My safari rifles are gone and the 10ga and 12ga slug and scatter guns are next. Gonna hit the local gunshows heavy this fall.

    I still plan to turkey hunt this spring and the only smoothbore i am keeping is a 410 bore 500e full choke mossberg. I plan on launching 11/16 oz of 6 shot around 1150 fps. Gun patterns acceptable to 30 to 35 yards. I hunt thick woods and my longest shot to date is 15 yards so should be good.

    Anybody plug a nice Tom with a 410?

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    No, but seems to me like you are on a good path. We want pictures when it happens.

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    There is a growing group of hunters going to the 410. Check out gobbler nation website and do some searches for Yildiz 410 and tss shot. They are loading the TSS, (tungsten super shot?) In #8 or #9 and getting great patterns at unbelievable distance. The downside is the shot costs 50$ per pound, the loaded ammo is 6$ or more per single round! A very good friend just got his pound of shot and started working up a load from the data provided by the shot seller. He will be using an 11-48 this year, combination of wanting less weight, more challenge, and neck/ shoulder pain.
    Have you seen this? http://www.gobblernation.com/phpBB3/...ic.php?t=17133
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    BB, you know dead is dead is dead. 3 #6 shot is his warty old head is dead, dead, dead. That gun with that load will be overkill at 30 yds with its tight little pattern. Just don't miss! BTW, toldxyou I was cooking today. Lit the fire at 7 this morning and it was 21*. Can u be here in 8 hrs?
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    HT,

    I can make it in 2 hours if my son left the key in his F-16.

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    Wow, $50 a pound! Unfornately i am more like a $0.10 a pound shooter. If i see a Tom past 20 yards i will wait him out.

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    Why not just use lead shot????
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    Friend of mine that’s eat up with the turkey hunting thing killed them with 10 , 12 , 16 and 20 . Don’t think he ever tried a 28 and 410 isn’t exactly legal here ........., but he took his Contender in 45 Colt that had a screw in choke stuck a 410 in it and killed one or two gobblers . If memory serves his is a 10” barrel contender .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Markopolo View Post
    Why not just use lead shot????
    I will use chilled lead shot. The woods i hunt don't allow clear long shots.

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    Isn't the only thing that *really* matters that a pellet going a lethal velocity clips the bugger in the nugget? You're just sacrificing the breadth of the pattern. No reason you can't! I say go for it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Markopolo View Post
    Why not just use lead shot????
    Well, a tiny #9 tungsten pellet at a moderate 1300 fps will still have enough oomph to reach the vitals of ducks at 70 yards! No doubt it will take down an old Tom as well with a couple of hits in head and neck.
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    But the tungsten might as well be gold plated...
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    It's got nothing to do with gage, it's all about shot density at distance used. A 410 will kill a turkey just as dead as a 12ga if the shot pattern is the same density. To do that, choke and distance are the key. That being said, I'd opt for a 20ga auto and 1 1/8 oz of shot. A gas gun in 20 won't kick any worse that the 410 will if it's a double or bolt. Just something to consider. (I've killed a bunch of turkeys with the 20ga and it worked just fine).

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    Here is an article , 410 TSS vs. 20 gauge lead turkey loads.

    https://www.outdoorlife.com/review-f...ey-load#page-2

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    Try the bismuth or hevi-shot. A head shot at <20 yards should work.

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    My buddies 8 year old daughter that weighs a whopping 40 lbs killed one with a little PP mosberg pump. I think she used plain old number 6’s if I remember. I’d tell you to go 16 or 20 gauge I’d you can swing it.
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    After a few years hunting turkeys, i moved away from the 3" 12 with 2oz of shot to a 20 with 2 x 1 oz of 6s and a #4 follower. Haven't looked back. If I was to hunt themsame area, I wouldn't feel undergunned with a 410 and a load worked up with 6 or 7.5 shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markopolo View Post
    But the tungsten might as well be gold plated...
    Actually, gold shot, with a density of 19.3 g/cm3, would be the ultimate game-getter
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cap'n Morgan View Post
    Actually, gold shot, with a density of 19.3 g/cm3, would be the ultimate game-getter
    Here is my #7 TSS.

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    Call them in and it's no problem. A 410 will do it fine at 25 yards and here we brag about how close we shot them. My personal best is 6 yards in buckskins.

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