Rated 5 out of 5 by medallionhunter great turkey load
I have tried many turkey loads in the past but nothing I have shot compares to the 3 1/2 inch 7 shot magnum blend. It has great power and great patterning to get out to the long ranges. This is a high quality turkey load and I recommend this to everyone who turkey hunts.
February 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by HoustonScott One shot, one kill
After zeroing in my red-dot scope on my turkey gun with "cheap" shells and seeing what that pattern looked like at 50 yards, I pulled out the Hevi-Shot to confirm the zero with the load I was going to hunt with.
There is a noticable difference between this and standard turkey loads. The standard turkey loads tended to have a pattern that was uneven with little groups within the pattern. This load shot perfectly smooth across the entire pattern, which was about the size of a dinner plate at 50 yards using a turkey choke specifically made for heavier-than-lead.
In the field, I bagged a nice gobbler with a 10" beard about 30 yards out and he went down easily. Maybe the cheaper stuff would have done the same thing, but I sure appreciated knowing I was shooting something with a pattern I could trust.
April 25, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by cwd243 Best turkey load of rem 870
carlson ported turkey choke + rem 870 + hevi shot mag blend 3 inch = dead turkey at 50 plus yards.
very expensive but well worth it.
April 25, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by macil Heavy 13 WOW!
If you want super knock down killing shots these are it! I use the magnum blend and put down two big Rio's in Kansas one at 53 yds both with one shot! I then went to Nebraska a had two successful kills on Merriams one was at least 60 yds again 1 shot. These are a little pricy but in my opinion they are worth every cent.
April 23, 2012
HeviShot makes a turkey choke that is designed to work with their products. The HeviShot turkey tubes come in models that fit most shotguns. I get great patterning results out of my SX3 and Benelli Nova using Hevi tubes.
Only shot one choke with these shells and I've been very impressed with it. Bought Indian Creek Turkey choke and I would hate to know there is a better combination than this.Killed three birds at fifty plus yards.You can try other chokes/shells if you would like but I've found mine and I live to turkey hunt and that is all I study.
As always, Patterning a shotgun for turkey hunting can be a time consuming adventure. I love to pattern new loads and new chokes to try and maximize my effective range. Pick yourself out a few different types of ammunition, and then buy a choke tube or 5. Mark each target with 1.) range 2.) ammunition used and 3.) choke used. this will give you an idea of which loads are going to pattern out of your shotgun / choke combo. have fun! These are great Turkey loads.
I'd say personally a turkey choke. you can get them from bass pro in prolly any gauge you use. I know I myself have one for my Remington 870 Express 20 gauge in 20 gauge, just screws into the end of my barrel and I'm good to go.
These blended loads are unbelievable at 30-40 yard range. But some of us turkey hunters are female ... thus 20 gage ! I hate having to reorder from one of your competitors that stocks these in 20 gage.
If u go to hevi-shots website u can get shells for the 20ga i use the 3" #4s and they work great i can shoot 60 yards and still feel confident that it will be a 1 shot kill i was averageing 5-8 pellets in the kill at 50 and 60 yards this product works great at longer yards.
Melonie, I would call them and ask if they could order them for you. Haven't seen any online but also if you live pretty close I would run by there and see if they have any. Sometimes they have stuff in the store but not online so go by there and check.
There are only 5 shells in a box, and you only get one box for the price shown. These are super-premium shells meant for turkey hunting where you're really only likely to use one shot for one kill, so one box might last you an entire season.
5 Shells per box, One box per price ( around $20 ) These are the top of the line turkey loads! They deserve every penny you spend on them. I would probably buy 2 boxes if i had never used this load before, 5-6 rounds to pattern and 4-5 rounds for hunting. Remember that turkey hunting isnt like shooting clays, hopefully you are only shooting one shell per turkey! Spending a little extra money for increased range and effective energy is money well spent in my books!
The box size looks like 5/box. Yes, that's $4+ per shell, but you are not dove hunting with these things. Deer hunters never hesitate to pay upwards of $2/shot. $4 is absolutely inconsequential in the overall cost of getting a big ol' gobbler home. If you were in a situation where you could legally take a second bird, would you hesitate to shoot because of the price of the shell? Not me! Hevi-shot is the deadliest stuff out there.