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post Feb 7 2009, 02:41 PM
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I'm thinking of letting my 6 year old pull the trigger this year, but only if I can get a gun small enough that doesn't scare him. He has shot a .22 and done well at the range, but I don't want to scare him with a bigger caliber. I have an old .410, but I know that any turkey load will pack a hefty punch for a small guy.

He's very big for his age, but I don't want to start him off poorly...or wound a bird. I'll go and pattern my gun with him, but just curious. Anybody ever tried killing a turkey with a caliber this small? I'd limit him to only 10 or 15 yards out of my DB Matrix and decoy setup with a tripod for the gun as well.
Just curious as to your alls experiences.


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post Feb 7 2009, 02:47 PM
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It will kill one. Sounds like you have a good plan, short yardage, blind, tripod, etc. It will work.
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post Feb 7 2009, 02:59 PM
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im sure it will kill a turkey, but its not legal here.
make sure you check your state regs. and the best of luck
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post Feb 7 2009, 03:09 PM
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It sure will!! been there, done that....

what are your state regs as far as shot size? Does it have to be 4, 5, or 6? Cause there are some tricks you can use with the .410.....
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post Feb 7 2009, 03:44 PM
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The one thing that I do for my little one's .410 is to add a limb saver reciol pad to it . I add a bit of 100 MPH tape to hold it in place . Good luck getting him on a bird .
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post Feb 7 2009, 05:35 PM
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man im getting my boy ready to im letting him shoot light loads till the moment of truth. his little 410 holds a good pattern out to 20 yards so we been shooting from the blind cant wait i think hes gonna do great now i hope i can get him a bird to come in. good luck to you hope yall get one.


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post Feb 7 2009, 06:16 PM
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get him some 3in number 5, and let him lay the hammer on a big ol'gobbler at about 15 yards.


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post Feb 8 2009, 01:12 AM
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get him some 3in number 5, and let him lay the hammer on a big ol'gobbler at about 15 yards.

couldn't agree more! wink.gif
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post Feb 8 2009, 03:21 AM
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if the shot is going to be closer than 25 yards anyway, I'd use 7.5 shot, or at least 6 shot, so up the pellet count and make the pattern as dense a possible... energy is not going to be an issue and you aren't worried about distance....
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post Feb 9 2009, 03:31 AM
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this may sound kinda sneaky but my friend did it with his son. He patterned the gun himself. then let the kid shoot the lightest loads he had so he wan't afraid. then he loaded the gun for the boy that morning with what worked best (the kid thought they were what he was shooting the whole time). the boy got one and never felt a thing or new the difference he was so happy. might want to take a thermacell if its buggy. kids have a hard time with the bugs. the tape idea sounds pretty good too.

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