Why didnt you use a shotgun for the turkey?It shot it with a 30-06. I was aiming at the base of the the neck, but he was walking in line with several others. That is actually the exit hole showing. Lost some of the breast meat and a leg. Took a hen last year with a 7.62x39. Since my buck season is over, I will be bringing my .223 the rest of the year. I still have 3 anterless tags and we have a late season for spikes and anterless.
The 30-06 is all I had in the stand with me. My feeders are about 128 yards away--too far for a shotty. Usually, I just hit em in the base of the neck, but this one was walking toward my right in line with several gobblers. I forgot to lead it slightly and he caught it in the top of the right breast. The round turned and exited its right leg. Saved most of the meat though.Why didnt you use a shotgun for the turkey?
Umm, is that a western thing or something? Being out hunting and not having a round in the chamber? Honest question because the second I walk out my door I have one in the chamber. You never know when you will see one.By the time I chambered a round and swung on target,