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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]
muddyboots
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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]
whiskey
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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]
Spurhunter
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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]
timberjack86
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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]
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]
Setterman
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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]
Wes Parrish
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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]
woodsman87
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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]
Wes Parrish
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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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