Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Alaska & Florida
My grandson killed a nice gobbler during the spring youth turkey hunt here on the ranch this spring. I had given him a savage turkey single shot turkey model using TSS #9s. One shot at 45 yards. Bird was dead right there. That federal TSS turkey shells are a little over $4.oo each at target sports. Free freight if you buy 10, 5 packs. That’s what I did.
I had him start out with Winchester 3” 6s and after sighting in and lots of practice with them I let him shoot further out to 50 yards. That gun and shell will kill turkeys at 50 yards. But you must shoot it more like a rifle, that why I put a red dot on it. He just puts the dot on the turkeys head and presses the trigger.
He used a benelli 20 gague before that but he was afraid of it. My SIL just about ruined him before I switched the grandson to the 410. A 3” 20 guage with 3” mag turkey loads will make a kid lose interest in hunting. You’ve got to give them something to shoot that will kill the game and that he’s not afraid of.
So I’ve got him hunting deer with a AR 15 and turkey with the 410. He killed two deer last fall and two turkey, one fall and one spring.
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