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#3156664 - 02/08/13 07:02 PM Just made the switch.
timberjack86
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I have decided I am switching back to lead. I love the patterns with the magnublends but I am not paying over $20 for 5 shells. Besides lead always served me well for years at 40 yards. Dead is dead. Just order some winchester double x #5. Cant wait to go to the pattern board.
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#3156715 - 02/08/13 07:41 PM Re: Just made the switch. [Re: timberjack86]
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Good luck. I couldnt do it myself.
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#3156747 - 02/08/13 07:56 PM Re: Just made the switch. [Re: muddyboots]
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I hate spending the money, but I love the hevi 13 #7's.

Are you shooting 3" or 3.5"?
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#3156822 - 02/08/13 08:46 PM Re: Just made the switch. [Re: whiskey]
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Enough hevi 13s to last me a season cost less than a half a tank of gas. Plus I stocked up when Dunn's had 3.5s for 19.99 before the rebate. No lead for me.
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#3156832 - 02/08/13 09:01 PM Re: Just made the switch. [Re: whiskey]
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 Originally Posted By: whiskey
I hate spending the money, but I love the hevi 13 #7's.

Are you shooting 3" or 3.5"?

3 inch. Hopefully the wife will get to hunt some with me. I dont think she could handle the 3.5 s.
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#3156833 - 02/08/13 09:04 PM Re: Just made the switch. [Re: timberjack86]
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I love the patterns but I never had any trouble killing them with lead. I dont want to shoot any further than 40 yards anyhow.
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#3156852 - 02/08/13 09:21 PM Re: Just made the switch. [Re: timberjack86]
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I hunt with a guy here who has always shot 3" lead and he has never had one issue with it, and I have watched him smoke a bunch of birds with a 3" shell.

I would happily shoot a 3" lead load if they patterned as well as the 3.5" did out of my gun.

Far too many people shoot 3.5" because they think they need it, or they feel like they need to shoot 60 yards. Shooting 60 yards isn't necessary with good calling and good set ups, and for birds called into the gun a 3" lead load is more than sufficient.

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#3156865 - 02/08/13 09:32 PM Re: Just made the switch. [Re: Setterman]
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 Originally Posted By: Setterman
. . . . . for birds called into the gun a 3" lead load is more than sufficient.

Actually, can say same for a 2 3/4" lead load out of my "old" squirrel gun that for many years got the job done on turkeys.

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#3156886 - 02/08/13 09:46 PM Re: Just made the switch. [Re: Wes Parrish]
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I killed lots of turkeys with a Remington 1100 2-3/4" loads lead. It was improved cylinder too.
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#3156901 - 02/08/13 10:01 PM Re: Just made the switch. [Re: woodsman87]
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Yep, when we get right down to it, once a turkey gets under 35 yards, it becomes more about the shooter than what he's shooting.

By the way, some of my most memorable turkey hunts were while using 16 gauges. I've killed several turkeys with three different 16 gauge shotguns, all of which had 2 3/4" chambers, none of which were manufactured to be a "turkey" gun.

MANY years ago, I decided I wanted to kill a turkey with each of my grandfathers' (on both sides of family) 16 gauge quail guns. That mission was accomplished during the 1st two days of the TN's turkey season that year, and I was done for the season, as the turkey limit was two a year back then. Killed one on opening morning with a 16 ga Stevens side-by-side, got one the next morning with a Browning Sweet 16. By so many of the imposed standards we're "given" today, I shouldn't have had much chance of killing a turkey back then. Yet, every time I got one up close, I'd shoot and carrying him out, never knowing I was supposed to be wearing a face mask, special camo, special choke, and special shells. I just used the same shells I used for rabbits & squirrels, called very little, and sat still until the turkey was up close.

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#3156908 - 02/08/13 10:08 PM Re: Just made the switch. [Re: muddyboots]
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 Originally Posted By: muddyboots
Good luck. I couldnt do it myself.


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#3157049 - 02/09/13 05:51 AM Re: Just made the switch. [Re: Wes Parrish]
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Don't rule out Kent just because they're cheaper, if you haven't already decided on a shell.
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#3157224 - 02/09/13 10:07 AM Re: Just made the switch. [Re: Uncle Jesse]
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I am thinking of doing the same thing once I shoot up all of my XR.
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#3157260 - 02/09/13 10:50 AM Re: Just made the switch. [Re: booth]
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 Originally Posted By: booth
I am thinking of doing the same thing once I shoot up all of my XR.
Check with Macks P.W.

They had them in their spring magazine.... at the same price as years past... $40 for 3.5" 12ga.
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#3160708 - 02/12/13 08:00 AM Re: Just made the switch. [Re: timberjack86]
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 Originally Posted By: timberjack86
I have decided I am switching back to lead. I love the patterns with the magnublends but I am not paying over $20 for 5 shells. Besides lead always served me well for years at 40 yards. Dead is dead. Just order some winchester double x #5. Cant wait to go to the pattern board.


If you need more, our Wal-Mart had their turkey loads in the glass case last night.... They had the Winchester Double X and Federal Turkey Thug brands.... I picked up a few boxes of 3" & 3.5" XX's....
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#3161274 - 02/12/13 03:17 PM Re: Just made the switch. [Re: Grizzly Johnson]
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 Originally Posted By: Grizzly Johnson
 Originally Posted By: timberjack86
I have decided I am switching back to lead. I love the patterns with the magnublends but I am not paying over $20 for 5 shells. Besides lead always served me well for years at 40 yards. Dead is dead. Just order some winchester double x #5. Cant wait to go to the pattern board.


If you need more, our Wal-Mart had their turkey loads in the glass case last night.... They had the Winchester Double X and Federal Turkey Thug brands.... I picked up a few boxes of 3" & 3.5" XX's....
Thanks. I might pick up a box of the 3.5 xx's and see how well they pattern.What size shot did you get?
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#3161547 - 02/12/13 06:40 PM Re: Just made the switch. [Re: timberjack86]
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All they had was #5's.....

Text me if you go in the evening, I'll see about getting your turkey call to ya.
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#3161667 - 02/12/13 07:55 PM Re: Just made the switch. [Re: Grizzly Johnson]
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I don't know how many shells most turkey hunters shoot in a season, but compared to what I pay for leases, gas, equipment and lunch afterward, shells are the least of my expenses.
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#3162715 - 02/13/13 04:09 PM Re: Just made the switch. [Re: Grizzly Johnson]
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 Originally Posted By: Grizzly Johnson
All they had was #5's.....

Text me if you go in the evening, I'll see about getting your turkey call to ya.
Hey man just saw this I am thinking about going Saturday.
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#3162999 - 02/13/13 07:39 PM Re: Just made the switch. [Re: timberjack86]
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I won't be able to during the day.... previous plans....
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#3163062 - 02/13/13 08:12 PM Re: Just made the switch. [Re: Grizzly Johnson]
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 Originally Posted By: Grizzly Johnson
I won't be able to during the day.... previous plans....
Dont worry about it. Mabey next week.
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#3163065 - 02/13/13 08:15 PM Re: Just made the switch. [Re: timberjack86]
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Just give me some notice.... see what I can work out... \:\)
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#3163095 - 02/13/13 08:33 PM Re: Just made the switch. [Re: Grizzly Johnson]
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 Originally Posted By: Grizzly Johnson
Just give me some notice.... see what I can work out... \:\)
No problem man. I am not in any hurry. Heck it can wait till we go hunting this spring.
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#3163224 - 02/13/13 09:39 PM Re: Just made the switch. [Re: timberjack86]
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 Originally Posted By: timberjack86
 Originally Posted By: Grizzly Johnson
Just give me some notice.... see what I can work out... \:\)
No problem man. I am not in any hurry. Heck it can wait till we go hunting this spring.


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