Exciting combo loads. Deadly sub-gauge options. Devastating long-distance performance. Today’s latest turkey ammo is too good to miss.
Federal 3rd Degree w/Heavyweight TSS. Popular and proven Federal Premium 3rd Degree gets an upgrade for 2018 with the addition of Tungsten Super Shot (TSS). Also, the new wads used allow you to use these shotshells with any choke or ported gun. The big news is a three-stage
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payload consisting of No. 5 copper-plated lead, No. 6 Flitestopper lead and now No. 7 Heavyweight TSS shot, providing large, heavy-hitting patterns whether your target is up close or at extended ranges. Available in 12- or 20-gauge options ($17.99 to $20.99).Winchester Xtended Range Bismuth. Winchester Xtended Range is now offered with bismuth shot ($30-$35), not only extending range, but offering hard-hitting consistency.
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Specialized wads allow for any choke options. Bismuth performs much like lead does, providing solid downrange energy and penetration. And a bonus: Bismuth is classified as non-toxic, meaning you can use it in areas that require lead-free shot, targeting turkeys, waterfowl, or upland birds. Federal Heavyweight TSS .410. The 20-gauge is becoming more popular for hunting turkeys, but have you ever considered a .410? Federal Premium is offering Heavyweight Tungsten Super
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Shot ($37.99) in 12-, 20-, and even .410-gauge loads, which are most interesting. The 13/16-ounce payload patterns tight with rear-braking wads. The real secret is the tungsten-alloy pellets are 22-percent more dense than other tungsten pellets. They hold more energy and hit harder, leaving no doubt a .410 is enough gun. Aguila 28 Gauge High Velocity. More and more turkey hunters are challenging their skills with sub-gauge shotguns. Aguila has extended its shotshell loading to include 28 gauge, which will ground-truth
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any gobbler at your decoy. Available in 2 ¾ inch, there are lead options for 6, 7 ½, 8, and 9 shot sizes ($10.69 to $11.40). Aguila uses a 236-foot tower to roll all its shot. The height of the tower ensures perfect spheres and consistency in the making of each pellet. Federal Premium Grand Slam. If you’re a veteran turkey hunter, you’ll appreciate the copper-plated lead shot in the new Federal Premium Grand Slam. New wad technology allows you to use this shotshell with any choke or ported gun, for long-range consistency. Most turkey hunters
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started by shooting lead and still have that option, which is economically priced. And included is a nifty bonus: Every shotshell hull offers a measuring device to check length of spurs and beards in the field. Available in 10-, 12- and 20-gauge options ($14.95 to $23.95).
Kent Ultimate Diamond Shot Turkey Loads. Savvy turkey hunters demand the utmost in lethality and consistent tight patterning—because they know every shot counts. In patterning percentages and velocity, Kent Turkey loads are favored by seasoned shotgunners over equivalent lead loads. All Ultimate Turkey loads contain Kent’s hard-hitting Diamond Shot lead, and are available in 2.75-, 3-, and 3.5-inch 12-gauge loads, and 3-inch 20-gauge, in 4, 5, or 6 shot.Hevi-Shot Triple Beard. Always respected for the innovation it has brought to shotshells, HEVI-Shot has brought its winning formula to 20- and 12-gauge loads for turkey hunting. This all-lead turkey load combines multiple technologies to deliver better performance. The Triple Beard load combines an
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equal mix of premium lead antimony pellets in sizes 5, 6 and 7. Available are a 3.5-inch 12-gauge, and 3-inch 20- and 12-gauge loads. Those old longbeards better keep their heads down! Suggested retail: $16 to $20 per box.