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    Default Thinking of using rifle for turkey season...

    I'm thinking of using my .223 for this Fall's turkey season. Anybody have any suggestions for ammo? I was thinking target ammo would go right through the bird and not cause as much dammage to the meat as a hunting round.
    Last edited by CZJedi; August 21st, 2007 at 09:01 PM.
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    Default Re: Thinking of using rifle for turkey season...

    I think I read somewhere on the PGC site that bullets must be made of lead or must be designed to expand upon impact.

    That may just be for deer hunting though.

    I'll look when I have time later.

    I've used a .22 LR to take two turkeys in the fall and they both dropped dead on the spot.

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    Default Re: Thinking of using rifle for turkey season...

    Real men hunt turkey with the guillotine arrow

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    Default Re: Thinking of using rifle for turkey season...

    Quote Originally Posted by LorDiego01 View Post
    Real men hunt turkey with the guillotine arrow

    Whoa! That was cool! They don't call it the guillotine for nothin'.

    Have you ever tried those?

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    Default Re: Thinking of using rifle for turkey season...

    Fall Season: 1) Manually operated rifles and handguns, including rimfires;
    2) Manually operated and autoloading shotguns limited to a 3-shell capacity
    in the chamber and magazine combined; 3) Muzzleloading shot-guns, rifles and handguns; and 4) Long, recurve, compound
    bows or crossbows with broadheads of cutting edge design.
    Single projectile ammunition or shot no larger than No. 4 lead,
    bismuth-tin or tungsten-iron, and No. 2 steel
    . The fall seasons
    in WMUs 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 5C & 5D are limited to shotguns
    and long, recurve, compound bows or crossbows with
    broadheads of cutting edge design.


    Turkey regulations do not contain any indication that expanding ammunition must be used. That's generally a big game regulation. As long as the ammunition falls within these guidelines you're good. You should definitely be ok with your .223

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    Default Re: Thinking of using rifle for turkey season...

    Quote Originally Posted by LorDiego01 View Post
    Real men hunt turkey with the guillotine arrow

    That is one of the coolest videos ever!
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    Default Re: Thinking of using rifle for turkey season...

    I was thinking of buying a .223 for fox, coyote, turkey, and lawn beavers (ground hogs). I guess it would be a good universal gun to have.

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    Default Re: Thinking of using rifle for turkey season...

    Quote Originally Posted by Buckmark.35 View Post
    Turkey regulations do not contain any indication that expanding ammunition must be used. That's generally a big game regulation. As long as the ammunition falls within these guidelines you're good. You should definitely be ok with your .223
    No idea if this applies, but turkey IS considered big game in PA.

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    Default Re: Thinking of using rifle for turkey season...

    I routinely use a Marlin 882 .22mag for fall turkey. Have taken several with Winchester 40gr HP ammo.

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    Talking Re: Thinking of using rifle for turkey season...

    Does anyone know if .17 HMR rimfire is legal to hunt with

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