Pat Riot, SASS #13748 Posted December 13, 2022 Share Posted December 13, 2022 I have been researching turkey hunting here in WV and plan to hunt the Spring season. I currently do not have a turkey gun. I have been researching shotguns and came across guns listed as “Turkey shotguns” in .410. At first I thought it was some know nothing blogger spewing silliness until I researched it a bit more. A few gun makers list .410 shotguns as turkey guns. The first I discovered was a Savage / Stevens 301 single shot. Then the Henry single shot and Mossberg 500. Then I found some articles on this issue, still thinking “This is nuts! Everyone knows you got have a 12 gauge!” Well, apparently not. Check this out…if you’re interested. https://www.fieldandstream.com/story/hunting/the-best-410-turkey-shotguns/ Or this: apparently they did see the above article. https://www.nwtf.org/content-hub/are-410-shotguns-ready-for-turkey-hunting In the past decade I have injured myself pretty well. Fractured vertebrae, rib fractures and plating, joint surgeries, punctured lungs, herniated discs and so on. Firing heavy recoiling shotguns and rifles no longer has the allure it once had and I also have this bizarre paranoia about pulling the trigger and having some bone fragment pierce a spinal nerve and “Ta-Da” new lifestyle change! Sorry…silly dramatics. Anyway, I am curious. Have any of you turkey hunters heard of this? Apparently it’s been around since Tungsten shot shells have been tested for turkey hunting in 2018. 40 yard kills with a .410 sounded a little far fetched until I did some reading. https://www.wideopenspaces.com/410-shotguns-for-turkey-hunting/ http://www.onwisconsinoutdoors.com/WisconsinBlog/Turkey-Hunting-with-a-410--TSS-Shot I could see one of these with a red dot mounted on it as a neat little gun. https://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/new-stevens-301-single-shot-410-shotgun-for-turkey-hunting/ Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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