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What is the longest successful shot you have taken with a gun or Bow at a turkey? 

 

What was your setup?

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monstermoose78

30 yards with a 870 with turkey choke and federals 3 inch turkey with flight stopper wad with 6 shot high density. The other ones have been with my crossbow have at less than 7 yards. 

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ANYFISH2

35 yrds shooting a Winchester model 1200 2 3/4" full choke.  Winchester supreme 6 shot shells.

From a blind over a chopped corn field.

 

Wouldn't take a longer shot.  That is about it for effective range with this set up.

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eyeguy 54

40 yards.  hoyt ultratec. magnus stinger broadhead. 2011

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turkey 2011.jpg

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Wanderer

I don't like taking them but I've killed two birds at about 50 yards with my Benelli SBE.  3 1/2 in Winchester Supreme 5 shot, extra full choke.  That's the only 2 I've shot at that far out and they got deader faster n my 30 yard birds.

 

Last night I blew my first archery kill at 28 yards.  I watched and worked that bird for at least an hour before he committed.  Shoulda let him get closer even though he looked close.  He didn't show signs of being hit but I know I did.  He eventually flew off after 20 minutes of thinking about coming back.  Felt worse than a miss.

 

I'll set the deke at 10 yards next time instead of 15.

 

 

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DonBo

I've killed a couple with my 870 out past 45 yds. Don't normally like to shoot that far. Both were more misjudged distances than anything.  Federal Premium #5's.  I've also killed two with my 20 ga at near 40 yds. Heavy Shot choke tube w/ Heavy Shot Magnum Blend. An awesome combo.

Most of my bowkills have been less than 10 yds, longest, maybe 15.

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rundrave
On 5/6/2017 at 6:19 PM, 11-87 said:

What is the longest successful shot you have taken with a gun or Bow at a turkey? 

 

What was your setup?

 

We can use rifles here in SD. I haven't personally taken one with a rifle but I have personally witnessed some long shots :)

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bigbucks

I killed a poult in the fall at about 60, actually running through the woods.  There was a narrow gap between 2 trees & I figured pretty much I'd get head or miss, I got the head.  I shoot the 3" Federals with the standard full choke tube out of my 870.  I shot a jake once at 55 & had to shoot him again.  I've killed 3 other birds at 45 yards, one flew & then piled up, the other two tipped over & started flopping.

 

I have had birds at that distance run away apparently unharmed a couple of times too.  The power is still there, but the gaps in the pattern are definitely growing.

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bigbucks

I should say I shoot #4's all the time.  The pattern isn't as tight, but they hit them hard.

 

If they stop & are clear anywhere from 40 in I shoot.  I don't wait for them to get closer, because I know they don't need to & they can so quickly go back out of range.  I'm definitely from the first good shot school of thought.

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DonBo
7 hours ago, bigbucks said:

I should say I shoot #4's all the time.  The pattern isn't as tight, but they hit them hard.

 

If they stop & are clear anywhere from 40 in I shoot.  I don't wait for them to get closer, because I know they don't need to & they can so quickly go back out of range.  I'm definitely from the first good shot school of thought.

 

Yep, anything inside 40 with my 12 ga is a done deal. I sometimes let 'em come closer though if I'm really enjoying the show. And yes, that has occasionally cost me a bird.

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Wanderer

I did some lengthy practice with my bow last Sunday after blowing the shot on my bird and found I wasn't holding my group as well as I should be.  

 

Off to the shop the bow went to get restrung and a new rest.  Practice went better after that.  I could hold a decent group again at 30 yards.

 

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Went out tonight.  Saw three but didn't have a shot on anything.

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paceman

The longest shot I have taken with the shotgun is 35 Yards, and the longest with the bow is about 20. I try to set up so if they come in they are likely to be in range. Field corners, openings in woods... I try to get them in as close as possible. To date I have never missed but now that I stated that next year I probably will........

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bigbucks

I hear you man, but you can setup in a field corner & they can come not out of the corner.

 

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fivebucks

I range my setups out to 50 yards and pull the trigger anything inside of that.  3" #5's with turkey choke are still a tight pattern when I pattern my gun.  That said I have taken a couple birds at 50 yards but if they are coming I will let them come in a little closer if I can wait.  I too am of the mindset with turkey and deer that I take the first good shot I have.

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