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This is a discussion on 357 Mag Turkey Hunting within the Wheelguns forums, part of the Armory category; Recently in the past day i got this crazy idea to go out fall turkey with my S&W Model 19 357 Combat Mag. I was ...


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Old November 22nd, 2011, 02:00 PM   #1
 
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Recently in the past day i got this crazy idea to go out fall turkey with my S&W Model 19 357 Combat Mag. I was wondering if anyone has had experience hunting turkey with a handgun? If so, any advice..as in good idea or just stick with a 12 gauge
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Old November 23rd, 2011, 12:59 PM   #2
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Old November 23rd, 2011, 03:37 PM   #3
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Haven't used a .357 but my .308 takes their heads right off.
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Old November 23rd, 2011, 04:27 PM   #4
 
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Haven't used a .357 but my .308 takes their heads right off.
I have heard stories using a .270 and the damage done. Cant imagine what a .308 does.
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I have heard stories using a .270 and the damage done. Cant imagine what a .308 does.




All it does is decapitate them which has to be done prior to cooking. You don't or shouldn't hit them in the body or they would be scattered all over the countryside. I don't like having to spit out the shot while eating Thanksgiving dinner.
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All it does is decapitate them which has to be done prior to cooking. You don't or shouldn't hit them in the body or they would be scattered all over the countryside. I don't like having to spit out the shot while eating Thanksgiving dinner.
well you must be one hell of a shot to pick off a turkey head with a high power. I go for the easy body shot!
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As far as I know, hunting turkey in KY, with a handgun is illegal. However, I haven't hunted turkey since about 2003, so that may have changed. I've never met anyone here that hunted turkey with a handgun, only shotguns with "Turkey" (extra full chokes), and bow. Some, who really like to go "primitive" use black powder shotguns. I wasn't aware that you could hunt turkey anywhere with a handgun, but of course I haven't hunted everywhere, so I guess I learned something new today.



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As far as I know, hunting turkey in KY, with a handgun is illegal. However, I haven't hunted turkey since about 2003, so that may have changed. I've never met anyone here that hunted turkey with a handgun, only shotguns with "Turkey" (extra full chokes), and bow. Some, who really like to go "primitive" use black powder shotguns. I wasn't aware that you could hunt turkey anywhere with a handgun, but of course I haven't hunted everywhere, so I guess I learned something new today.



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From the guide book in pa is says one can use rifle in the fall, and a revolver is consider a rifle. its says you can hunt with pistol for every other game so i just figured. yes ive never heard of anyone to take a bird with a pistol
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