OUCH!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Turkey Hunting General' started by Snowman, Feb 5, 2006.

  1. Snowman

    Snowman New Member

    Mar 8, 2005
    Stover
    I just took my 835 with the new Pachmar recoil reduceing pad and the recoil reduceing Comp N Chock outside with some turkey targets and shells. That 3&1/2" fed turkey load almost took my head off :eek: My shoulder is tender through a sweatshirt and a down jacket:eek: and my cheek is puffy:eek: Man was that fun! You turkey hunters are a lot tougher than I ever gave credit:cheers:To make matters even more fun I shot high and right so I need to have some more enjoyable shooting time with that MULE!:peepwall:

    At 40 yards I sure did not blow the turkeys head off!:frown:I am now considering some sort of ajustable sight. Maybe one of dem dare red dot scope thing-a-ma-jigs! Considering the felt recoil......there should have been at least part of the head missing!:D

    Oh did I tell you guys thanks for getting me interested in this fun sport!:bangin:
     
  2. Lefty

    Lefty New Member

    Jun 29, 2004
    MO
    Shooot.... those things don't kick! :hysterical:

    Oh well, it's fun to go out and shoot every once in a while!

    BUT, my 3" bps puts almost all of the pellets in the head at forty yards. Just a thought. (I use a extra whatever turkey choke too and winchester #6's)
     

  3. Snowman

    Snowman New Member

    Mar 8, 2005
    Stover
    Lefty; I probably only had 6 in the whole head!:frown:I did not get the XXX FULL choke just the FULL. Now I am thinking I should have saved the money and bought one of those Bennelli rolling bolts that reduce recoil! :eek:I don't even want to go back outside right now:frown: I was shooting with a empty Bud case to hold the target and I can see most of the pellets hit right even after I adjusted my hold lower. So I do need to get some sort of adjustable sight, and before I torture myself any further.
     
  4. r2ahunter

    r2ahunter New Member

    947
    Dec 6, 2005
    down on the farm
    hang in there snowman......I promise you once you are set up on the big gobbler you wont even feel the impact once that bird is doing the dead tom dance:banana:
     
  5. Lefty

    Lefty New Member

    Jun 29, 2004
    MO
    Well I use a mounted by me fiber optic sight,,, kinda looks like this: o/o/o
    You can get the gist of it...

    I'm guessing you just have the bead?


    But, anyways. The sight thing is really just personal preference. A lot of people have taken a lot of turkeys with just the bead sight.
    I'm sure once you try out the XXX turkey choke you'll see a world or a diference in pellet placment.
    And don't be stuck on the 3 1/2" shells. Most of the time turkeys come in closer than 40 yards, especially in the woods I hunt: 40 yards in the woods isn't a 'good' shot.
    Just try out some different shells and see what your gun shoots best.

    It's gonna hurt... You can always more recoil reducing stuff, like a pad on your shoulder or whatever else. But, the pain is half the fun...:D
     
  6. Lefty

    Lefty New Member

    Jun 29, 2004
    MO
    Exaclty! it's just like when you shoot a deer. You don't even feel the recoil of the shot. You might have ringing ears, but no pain...

    :cheers::cheers:
     
  7. Snowman

    Snowman New Member

    Mar 8, 2005
    Stover
    You killin me Lefty!:D
     
  8. Vector

    Vector VECtor Custom Calls

    Feb 11, 2003
    N/C MO
    My opinion is that 3 1/2's are overkill BIG TIME. Think about it this way....get the XXX full choke now, and you'll save money on the price difference between 3's and 3 1/2's in a year or two.

    I DO NOT like getting my noggin' rocked by big calibers. I'm a big enough boy how I am, I'm not trying to prove anything to anyone. :D

    Parker
     
  9. Snowman

    Snowman New Member

    Mar 8, 2005
    Stover
    Parker; Don't you use a scope of some sort?

    I kid you guys not! I am a hurten unit!
     
  10. Mailman

    Mailman Well-Known Member

    Feb 2, 2005
    Blue Springs Mo
    Snowman I have patterned all of my shotguns with all kinds of different chokes and loads and it all came down to my old Model 12 Winchester. It was made back in 1952 and shoots a 2 3/4 inch shell. It patterned best with the Remington Express #5 shot. I have taken a 24 lb. tom at 75 yards with it. If I were you I would drop down to a 3" shell with 4's or 6's and pattern your gun again. My old Model 12 has a 30 inch Full choke on it. It is my one function gun for turkeys.
     
  11. Vector

    Vector VECtor Custom Calls

    Feb 11, 2003
    N/C MO
    I use a Tasco Pro Point 3, and it has held up VERY well. My opinion is that if you go with a cheaper model, the scope could fail on you because of the shock of the shot. They go for about $100.

    A mount for your shotgun will cost you a little too though.

    It won't work for flying shots on anything, I'll promise you that. It just doesn't work for some reason. I've tried to break clays with it, and its impossible.

    Parker
     
  12. Snowman

    Snowman New Member

    Mar 8, 2005
    Stover
    I think breaking clays is impossible with everything:bangin:
     
  13. Vector

    Vector VECtor Custom Calls

    Feb 11, 2003
    N/C MO
    :hysterical: I can't wait til you get down here! We're gonna have a blast! :hysterical:

    Parker
     
  14. Bricky

    Bricky Active Member

    Jul 11, 2003
    Bonne Terre Mo.
    snowman
    you realy dont need a canon for turks.
    just call them in a little closer and it adds a little more chaleng to the hunt.
    i have a bps 10ga. mag but perfer a old 410 and it dont kick at all ya just got to get um good and close
    :cheers:
     
  15. coyotehunter

    coyotehunter PURE KILLER

    Jan 19, 2005
    mexico,mo.
    they do tend to kick a bit don't they,:hysterical:thats why you should always have a friend shoot it for yah.ive got a 3x9 tasco on mine.but i still feel it when i shoot a turk with it.one word of warning though make sure your shoulder is away from the tree when you let it go.that really hurts.i use a twenty now around here.but when i head to north mo. i take the monster.
     
  16. winger

    winger New Member

    Oct 24, 2003
    i would be careful about over choking your gun. when i pattern my gun i put out a paper plate and count the number of pellets in that circle. don't even worry about the turkey head targets anymore. you probably don't want anything that is going to throw a baseball pattern at 40 yards anyway. open that choke up for a better pattern.
     
  17. rat

    rat Legbone

    Dec 13, 2005
    took the words right out of my mouth wingman
     
  18. Snowman

    Snowman New Member

    Mar 8, 2005
    Stover
    I am looking forward to trying it again, as soon as I heal up! And get an adjustable sight. I can see this getting addictive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  19. Mailman

    Mailman Well-Known Member

    Feb 2, 2005
    Blue Springs Mo
    I think you are just getting soft Snowman. Lounging around the fireside way up north. Packing away all of the La Blatts that you can hold and all. Next time you are down we will have to shoot some clay birds at my place. I have a thrower all set up for you. You can start out with my little .410 since you are a little fragile and work up to my Browning O/U Citori Feather. If you are man enough I'll borrow my buddy's Ithaca mag 10 and let you try thay one on for size. :cheers:
     
  20. spm26191

    spm26191 New Member

    211
    Oct 13, 2005
    Mexico, MO
    I think the empty Bud case was your problem. It is hard to hold steady after a case.:rotfl: