I have a flintlock that my dad made for me that I hunt deer with. It obviously has a rifled barrel. I would like to try to use it for turkey this year. My question is, can I shot a "turkey load" out of the rifled barrel or will I risk doing damage? If I can shoot a turkey load out of this gun, can you guys tell me what your sets ups include(ie, what shot, how exactly are you loading it, etc). Thanks
Bad idea. However, depending on the type of gun and construction, a smooth bore barrel can be fitted to the gun. In some cases it isn't practical, in some it is fairly simple. It is alsmost harder to find a smooth bre barrel to fit your barrel chhannel than to fit the barrel.
What is some times overlooked in these situations, is the possibility of using another stock and a smooth barrel and making a second gun. It is possible to swap the lock over to the new gun, if short on funds for a new lock.