What is the best 3 inch turkey load?

Lead Turkey Loads A good compromise is #5 copper-plated lead pellets loaded in a 12-gauge 3-inch magnum shot shell. With this setup, you’ll be good out to 40 yards, and perhaps 50 if your gun is patterned tight. If you want better range and lethality, you’ll need to consider using tungsten shot.

Which Turkey shells are best?

Top 5 Turkey Loads

  • Federal’s 3rd Degree. Unequivocally, I like Federal’s new 3rd Degree load as my favorite turkey load.
  • Remington Premier High Velocity Magnum Turkey Loads.
  • Hevi-Shot Magnum Blend Turkey.
  • Winchester Long Beard XR.
  • Federal Premium Mag-Shok Heavyweight Turkey.
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What size shot should I use for turkey?

Use a turkey load with #4 or #6 size shot. The smaller the shot size (the larger the number), the greater the number of pellets in a shell. However, the smaller pellets weigh less, carry less energy, and penetrate less deeply than a larger shot size. Turkey loads that have a com-bination of#4 and #6 shot are available.

Do you need 3.5 for Turkey?

Most semi auto 12 gauge shotguns (all that I own anyways) will shoot 3 or 3.5. With that, I always head to the turkey woods with 3.5’s. They group better and hold there pattern better for me. Plus with a gas operated semi auto you can’t tell a difference in recoil.

Is 5 shot good for Turkey?

5 shot, should kill any gobbler in range. Fives seem to be the perfect compromise between numbers of shot, energy and distance.

Is 5 shot good for turkey?

Is T shot good for turkey?

A good rule of thumb is to lean on the simple physics of heavier shot having more mass and carrying more energy down range, even beyond 40 yards where necessary, to get the job done on a spring gobbler. 4s are larger and many turkey chokes extremely tight, some guns simply don’t pattern the larger shot very well.

Whats better for Turkey 4 or 5 shot?

What is the best shotgun for Turkey?

A 12 gauge shotgun remains the preferred weapon for most turkey hunters. There are a variety of turkey-specific models to choose from, although a standard shotgun will still get the job done if needed.

What is a good Turkey shotgun?

When looking for a turkey shotgun, you should opt for one that has a 12 gauge load. 12-gauge shotguns offer more velocity and energy because it generates more pressure. The most effective choice for hunting turkey is probably the 3-inch magnum 12-gauge shotgun.

What are the best shells for turkey hunting?

Guns & Ammunition. Youth and some women use 20 gauge shotguns for turkey hunting. However, the 12 gauge is the standard gobbler gun. If you have one chambered for 3 ½ inch shells, even better.

What kind of ammo do you use for turkey hunting?

Most turkey hunting is done using a shotgun and special turkey ammo (more on that later). The right gun is an important part of your turkey hunting decision, but that mostly comes down to what kind of gauge you want to use. Twelve gauge and 20 gauge are the two most common sizes used for turkey hunting.