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#2628152 - Sun Mar 25 2012 10:50 PM Muzzleloader shotgun
buddys dad Offline
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Registered: Wed Nov 25 2009
Posts: 369
Loc: Milton, Pa.
I'm goin to try something new this year, Ive taken spring turkeys with 12-20 ga. shotguns and a few years ago I got lucky with my bow, this year I got a 12 ga. muzzleloader barrel for my encore, I was up at my cabin over the week end and shot about 20 shots out of it and I was really impressed, how it patterned, Its a little slow to reload, the choke is so tite you got to un screw it to reload your wad. But other than reloading , I think it will be a blast.....

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#2628170 - Sun Mar 25 2012 11:16 PM Re: Muzzleloader shotgun [Re: buddys dad]
tfabarcher35 Offline
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Registered: Sun Nov 21 2004
Posts: 2870
Loc: The Burgh
Where did you buy it at?
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#2629058 - Mon Mar 26 2012 08:32 PM Re: Muzzleloader shotgun [Re: tfabarcher35]
blackpowder Offline
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Registered: Sat Dec 25 2010
Posts: 1079
Loc: blooming valley pa. in nw pa 1...
wait til you get one flopping around on the ground, and you can't see a thing!!! great time!!!!

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#2629175 - Mon Mar 26 2012 09:53 PM Re: Muzzleloader shotgun [Re: blackpowder]
sq32 Offline
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Registered: Thu Apr 19 2007
Posts: 2082
Loc: Armstrong County 2D Hunter
I will be useing a Knight TK2000
Deadly out to 40 yards.

Scott turkeytrack
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#2629180 - Mon Mar 26 2012 10:10 PM Re: Muzzleloader shotgun [Re: sq32]
blackpowder Offline
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Registered: Sat Dec 25 2010
Posts: 1079
Loc: blooming valley pa. in nw pa 1...
shot my 20gauge flint trade gun at 30 yards and it looked good. going to try some #7 heavyweight to see how it looks.

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#2629216 - Mon Mar 26 2012 10:47 PM Re: Muzzleloader shotgun [Re: buddys dad]
mfuff Offline
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Registered: Sat Jan 29 2005
Posts: 2465
Loc: Schuylkill Co.
I am searching for a White Tominator, but had the chance last spring to help a buddy figure out a load for his TK2000. I was impressed to say the least!
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#2629227 - Mon Mar 26 2012 11:19 PM Re: Muzzleloader shotgun [Re: buddys dad]
dtpa Offline
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Registered: Sat Apr 10 2010
Posts: 809
Loc: Elderton, PA
T/C Black Mountain Magnum w/ an Undertaker. Killed 4 with it so far, and you're right, there's nothing like trying to see thru the smoke to tell if he's floppin or leavin.

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#2629405 - Tue Mar 27 2012 09:47 AM Re: Muzzleloader shotgun [Re: buddys dad]
longfellow Offline
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Registered: Mon Nov 19 2007
Posts: 401
Loc: blue mountain
I'll be using a 20 gage flintlock with a jug choke. So far it is deadly at 30 yards with 36 hits on a turkey head target. Trying to develop a load that will kill to at least 35 yards seeing that in the early part of the season the foliage isn't fully out yet on the mountain I hunt... I have a 10 gage double barrel black powder gun that I've hunted with but it's not any good pass 25 yards for turkeys. It has an open and improved cylinder barrel on it but it kicks harder that my 3 1/2 mossberg. Has a steel butt plate. Good luck.
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#2629574 - Tue Mar 27 2012 12:53 PM Re: Muzzleloader shotgun [Re: buddys dad]
mfuff Offline
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Registered: Sat Jan 29 2005
Posts: 2465
Loc: Schuylkill Co.
Here is a pic of my buddy shooting his TK2000 over the chronograph and at a target at 40yds.


Chrony readout:


40yd target:
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#2629865 - Tue Mar 27 2012 06:31 PM Re: Muzzleloader shotgun [Re: mfuff]
sq32 Offline
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Registered: Thu Apr 19 2007
Posts: 2082
Loc: Armstrong County 2D Hunter
Shoot 102 gr.777 with no.5 or 6 mag.shot works great.
Never tried hevi shot but have been thinking about it.

Scott turkeytrack
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