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Melissa Bachman

How to Set-Up Your Shotgun to Take Turkey, Coyote and Pig on the Same Trip by Melissa Bachman


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At twenty yards I had a great pattern that I felt confident would easily take out a coyote.  Next, I switched over to the RazorBoar XT in 00 Buck.  I also shot this with a full choke and was happy with the results with very little modification. I love having a wide variety of guns, but sometimes […]

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Melissa Bachman

Try the 20 for Late-Season Toms or Next Year’s Gobbler by Melissa Bachman


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I’m the type of person that likes to test the limits on both myself and my equipment so I know exactly what to expect in the field. This removes any guess work and also allows me to confidently take shots where I know the odds are in my favor. So, with the new 20-gauge loads […]

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Melissa Bachman

Spring Turkey Tactics, Part 3


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How can this be done?  Winchester incorporated Shot-Lok technology into the Long Beard XR which allows the shot to hold together longer giving you better patterns down range. One very important thing to remember is just because the ammunition can do it, doesn’t mean you don’t need to put in the bench time.  Each hunter […]

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Live the Legend

Tips for Opening Day Turkey Success


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Be Early – This is particularly critical if hunting shared leased land or public land where you may need to compete for the best spots. Even better, get there the evening before and try to roost a bird by getting it to gobble at owl hoots or coyote howls after fly up. Odds are, your […]

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Nikki Boxler

Tips for Sighting in Your Turkey Gun by Nikki Boxler


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As you can see, I have really good patterns at both 30 and 40 yards. I find that I am a little high and to the right at 30, but dead-on at 40 yards. So, the time I spent (even though it is frigid where I live) shooting the gun has taught me some things […]

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