Winchester® Long Beard™ XR™ Turkey Shotshells

   

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12 Gauge

4

Velocity (fps):
1200

Shell Length:
3.5"

Quantity:
10 rounds

Ounces of Shot:
2 OZ

12 Gauge

5

Velocity (fps):
1200

Shell Length:
3.5"

Quantity:
10 rounds

Ounces of Shot:
2 OZ
  • Winchester's most advanced turkey load - increased lethality at longer ranges
  • Heavier-than-lead load performance at a fraction of the cost
  • Shot-Lok® Technology - increased shot stability for better downrange performance
  • Devastating terminal on-target performance
  • Tighter patterns - 2X the pellents in a 10" circle up to 60 yards
  • Deeper penetration and devastating knockdown at longer ranges
  • 10 rounds
Giving you the tightest patterns and longest shot capability of any lead turkey load Winchester has ever offered, Long Beard XR Turkey Shotshells deliver deadlier performance at longer ranges. Putting twice the pellets in a 10" circle than comparable turkey loads out to 60 yards, Long Beard XR shells feature Shot-Lok technology to deliver devastating terminal on-target performance shot after shot. Shot-Lok shells encase every pellet in a hardened resin to prevent pellet deformation during acceleration through the barrel. Avoiding any deformation, the pellets remain round to fly straighter and tighter for highly consistent payloads and devastating knockdown at longer ranges. A game changer for hardcore turkey hunters, Long Beard XR shells give you heavier-than-lead load performance at a fraction of the cost. 10 rounds per box.

Shot-Lok Technology
Shot-Lok loads feature a hardened resin that completely encapsulates the lead pellets. This resin eliminates air space around the pellets, preventing movement, which ultimately leads to virtually no pellet deformation during in-bore acceleration. As the shot is charged, the resin fractures, forming a micro-buffer as the shot pattern leaves the gun barrel. This buffer helps the pellets stay round to fly straighter and tighter, resulting in highly consistent payloads and devastating knockdown at longer ranges.
Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 11 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best turkey load on the market I couldn't believe the patterns I got with this. At 40 yards it was like shooting 20 and 60 yards was like 40. The only load I am going to use from now on. Gonna go drop from first gobbler with it. CAN'T WAIT! April 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Turkey Load Everyone should try this load. I used the 3.5inch 5 shot. Today I killed my second Osceola at 47 yds. My first bird was at 58 yds. Well worth the money. March 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by I'm afraid it's bad news Tom. I have been using Winchester turkey loads for many years and have never been disappointed. The turkeys I hunt are field birds so I wanted to try the Long Beard™ XR™ Turkey 3 1/2" #6 loads for a little added yardage for those birds that just don't want to close the gap. I have a Remington 870 Super Mag Turkey fitted with a Hevi-Shot® Hevi-13® Turkey choke and a Nikon Turkey Pro scope. I placed a target at 50 yds. The target is 8 1/2" x 11" and the entire shot column is on the target. I'm impressed! I can't wait to try them in the field this turkey season. March 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Performs as billed Usually shot 5's at turkey, Got 4's to compensate with losing velocity at extended range, Shot at 40, put enough in the kill zone that I moved to 60. patterned as advertised. wind was a factor with patterns at this range. Other reviews are accurate regarding optic at this range as well; the bead on a 870 displaced turkey head sized target at 60yds. March 17, 2014
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im not sure what size I wanna shoot. I don't plan on shooting any hail mary shots, forty is gonna be my max. got an 3" 870 with a 28" tube if that helps.
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In my opinion I would go with 6 to get more pellets down range.
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I have been using #6 for years and have never lost a bird. They pattern really tight out to 50 yds. and will practically decapitate a bird inside of 30 yds due to the density of the shot pattern. #5 will give you a little more knockdown, but not enough to make a difference if you keep your shots at 40 yds or less. Either one will work fine. Good luck!
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Aswallace911 ....go for the #5 shot if you thinking of longer range shots the #5 shot will carry farther than the #6 shot ....if your in thicker closer brush then #6
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Id opt for 5's. They hit harder and you will still have more than enough on target at 40.
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Number 5's for sure. With number 5's you get the best of all worlds. Good patterns, Knock down power and they will cut through undergrowth when hunting thicker areas. Good luck!
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Number 6 lead will kill cleanly at 40 yds all day long. Get a choke with .660 to .665 constriction and you'll be good to go!
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Every single guy on the show turkey thugs have 30-40 years hunting turkeys, each. and every single one of them recommend #5s out of shot sizes 4, 5, 6. go watch their videos and they will teach you a thing or two. that's what I go with as well, cheers.
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Definitely go with the heavier shot. More and better penetration when the shot is not ideal.
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I use number 5 shot, think it is the best compromise between the pattern density provided by number 6 shot versus the retained energy of number 4 shot.

Winchester Long Beard ammo will definitely reach out there to 50 - 60 yards, but you'll need optics in order to hit a bird in the head neck area
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