Originally Posted by VazDaGoon
I was initially thinking about getting the .308 or 30.06 for big game and a .22lr rifle for smaller game such as turkey and smaller varmints. Would that be possible? Because if so, ill get the .22lr instead of the shotgun.
No, a 22WinMag would be better suited.. For many years AZ did allow the 22mag to take turkeys with. Check your state regulations.. It's also very lethal on porcupines, badgers, bob cats and javalinas. Its a bit much on squirrels, and cotton tails unless you head shoot them.
I've taken a lot of game with that cartridge, One youthful summer growing up my best friend and I made a lot of spending cash pelt hunting Coyotes,plus A local University program during that time was paying a bounty for their stomachs ,a research project on what they were eating...,
For turkeys your better off with a shotgun and heavy #4 turkey loads. A Remington 870 pump would be my choice to start out with, plus the 870 is a great all around bird gun.