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MossbergMaverick 03-25-2013 05:08 PM

Ok so I just bought a new Mossberg Maverick 12 gauge and Im not too sure what turkey load I should get. I'm not a big turkey hunter but I am trying to go a descent amount this year. If anyone has any good suggestions I would like to hear them. I have a full and a modified choke. It hold 2 3/4 and 3 inch shells

akers06 03-25-2013 05:34 PM

Buy the federal mag shok 3" 2oz #4 shot they are the best lead Turkey load on the market they will run you around $15 a box but they are well worth it...use those with your full choke and you will be able to kill a Turkey out to at least 40 yards also look into getting you a after market Turkey choke for your gun to extend your range even more

MossbergMaverick 03-25-2013 06:34 PM

Alright man thanks I will be sure to look into getting me some

akers06 03-25-2013 09:08 PM

No problem buddy

jeepboy4life 03-27-2013 03:48 PM

Undertaker extra full turkey choke with remington mangum #5 shot. but thats what works outta my gun, buy yourself a nice choke and a few different kinda shells and see what patterns the best, every gun is different

natman 04-04-2013 05:04 PM

I've had excellent results with my Mossberg 500, the factory Xfull choke and Winchester 2oz 3" #4s.

http://www.winchester.com/Products/shotshell-ammunition/Advanced/Double-X/Pages/X123MXCT4.aspx

27 one shot kills in a row.

natman 04-04-2013 05:09 PM

I've had excellent results with my Mossberg 500, the factory Xfull choke and Winchester 2oz 3" #4s.

http://www.winchester.com/Products/shotshell-ammunition/Advanced/Double-X/Pages/X123MXCT4.aspx

27 one shot kills in a row.

Here's a quote from a study by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation:

Quote:

the 3-inch Winchester Double X Magnum Turkey load with 2 ounces of No. 4 lead shot exceeded both pattern density parameters, and it registered the highest pattern percentage (94%) of all lead loads tested at 40 yards!
http://www.wildlifedepartment.com/hunting/turkey_loads.htm

These loads are not just "adequate" or "acceptable" out to 40 yards, they are downright deadly. If you want to shoot farther than that, it's time to pony up for heavier than lead loads.

Devin556 04-04-2013 05:36 PM

I also use the Winchester 3" no.4 shot. I'm using a stoeger 2000 with a extra full choke that has a muzzle brake made on the end of it.


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