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Old 11-14-2011, 08:34 PM   #1
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do you have to have a choke to hunt turkey or can you hunt without one
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Old 11-14-2011, 09:31 PM   #2
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No you do not, but it helps.
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No, but ya might want to pattern your shot to see how far it will reach out.
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No you don't, just pattern your gun and stay within it's ranges. You also don't need a 3 1/2" magnum or a 3" for that matter...don't believe the hype.
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you can hunt turky without a gun if you can throw rocks good enough
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No you don't, just pattern your gun and stay within it's ranges. You also don't need a 3 1/2" magnum or a 3" for that matter...don't believe the hype.
Damn thats the truth I have killed turkeys every year for over 30 yrs all with a winchester model 12 16 guage ,not one of those birds went anywhere after the shot I use 2 1/2 inch regular shoty shells. They are birds not bears leave the high dollar **** on the shelf
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you can hunt turky without a gun if you can throw rocks good enough
ROTHFLMAO!!!
Use an old blunderbuss and you can throw a lot of rocks at once!
How about a sling shot?
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No you don't, just pattern your gun and stay within it's ranges. You also don't need a 3 1/2" magnum or a 3" for that matter...don't believe the hype.
i agree, you don't need the 3 or 3.5 magnums for turkey. all they do is give you a little more range. people hunted and killed turkey's for years before the longer shells came out.
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I'm going to guess that you mean do you need a special turkey choke. No, you don't. You don't need 3 or 3.5 inch magnums either, in the sense that you will certainly be able to kill a turkey with 2 3/4" shells.

The turkey chokes and longer shells do give you more range. How important that is depends on where and how you hunt.

What do you have now?
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do you have to have a choke to hunt turkey or can you hunt without one
i'm not for sure if you were asking whether you need a turkey choke or shooting without a choke in the gun. if asking if you need a turkey choke, no you don't need a special choke to hunt turkey, just go to a larger shot in your shells. if asking about shoooting a shotgun without the choke installed, no, because it will ruin the threads where the choke screws into the barrel.
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