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870 express 3 inch factory extra full choke 21 inch barrel and a clunker of a BPS for a backup. 3 inch winchester #5's or I may have some winchester #5 mag 2 3/4 inchers left,,,they do the job.

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870 w/magnum receiver... not a seasoned turkey hunter but I can pattern well inside of 40yds with my choke and setup.

Still wanna arrow one and gonna try hard as he!! this year.
 

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Originally posted by rat
870 w/magnum receiver... not a seasoned turkey hunter but I can pattern well inside of 40yds with my choke and setup.

Still wanna arrow one and gonna try hard as he!! this year.
shoot him with that 870 first,,,then stick him:D

(i'd like to arrow one too,,but I always windup taken the scatter gun)

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I am admittedly a rook at turkey hunting but I would much more appreciate a bow kill... I got lots of time and chances so I'm gonna give it my best!!
 

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Say... that brings up a good point. Where do we aim at these birds when bowhunting?? I shoot mechanicals... should I (and I know what the answer prolly is) change to fixed??
 

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BPS stalker 3.5in. 10 ga.
 

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I'll be using my Bowtech Tribute w/ 100gr. Rocket Sledgehammers this spring.

If things get real desperate I'll break out the 'Ol Mossberg 835 Turkey Slayer :D

Hey Rat I would definitely stick with the mechanicals on the turks man....They work great because you can get a head w/ a huge cutting diameter and still not have to worry about arrow flight.

I like to shoot my birds head on or facing away from me. Seems like you can really break'em down quick like that. I guess if I were to shoot one broadside I'd aim for the base of the wing.
 

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i was dumb and ****y last year and aimed for head, 17 yd shot! i shoot mechanicals for deer but went with muzzy 75's for birds. liked them during practice,where i aimed right where wing joins body. front or rear whatever he gives you, but i was always told best shot is from behind, right up the ol' wazzoo
 

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Thanks... man, I learn and learn and learn :)

I shoot spitfires and love how they fly. Are there mechs specific to turks?
 

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1940 something Winchester Model 12 with a 30 inch full choke. Shoots only 2 3/4 inch shells but it patterns much better than any of my other guns that cost three times as much. It has a birds-eye maple stock & forearm but I have the entire gun covered with camo tape. I only shoot it 3 or 4 times a year, just enough to put a few breast fillets in the freezer.
 

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Browning BPS Stalker in 12 gauge with a Super-XXX whatever Turkey Choke and fiber optic sights
3" Winchester #6's---puts about all of them in the turkey's head at 40 yards...

A few assorted calls, but I hope to hunt mostly with people that are more experienced callers than I...

And I'll be wearing my leafy Realtree Green HD suit, proly with my coveralls underneath, and my rubber boots on top. Oh, and a facemask, gloves, fanny pack, heat-seat-cushion, and a hat!

Did I miss anything???
 

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Here are some mechanical models designed just for turkeys....

Aftershock Archery Inc. Gobbler 100gr or 125gr. The 100gr. has a 2'' cut and the 125gr. has a 2.75'' cut.

Rocket Sledgehammer Turkey Tom-o-hawk in a 150gr. head with a 3.5'' cut.

Marden Vortex in 125gr. and a 2.75 cut

Or the fixed position Gobbler Gulliotine with the 4''x4'' cut designed for mainly for head shots. NOTE: they also make a broadhead called the Atomic head or something that has a 1''x1'' cut and has 4 spring like razors that flex with bone and then return to their natural state.

I would say that any head with a 1.5'' or better cut will give you great results....

You can take a look at some of these different heads here....

http://store.yahoo.com/archery-experts/broadheads.html
 
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