Do you already have spring turkey hunting on the brain? I don’t blame you. Spring turkey season is just a couple of months away and you know that the time will be here before you know. There is nothing wrong with starting to gear up now. This year Hornady has a brand new turkey load designed to bag your turkey in one shot. Hornady’s new heavy magnum turkey 12 gauge shotshells have their VersaTite wad in them. The VersaTite wad reduces fliers and keeps more pellets on target without the use of a specialized turkey choke.
Dense shot patterns are necessary when trying to bag your gobbler and Hornady’s VersaTite wad is designed to maintain that tight pattern in a standard improved cylinder or modified choke.
The Hornady heavy magnum turkey loads have a three-inch shell and are filled with either #4, #5, or #6 1.5-ounce nickel-plated lead shot. These high-velocity, 1300 fps loads are effective for taking down a big tom in one shot. With most turkey loads being effective to 40 yards, Hornady’s heavy magnum turkey loads are effective out to 50 yards. In tests, the #5 delivers a pattern density of 123 pellets in a 12-inch square at 25 yards.
Ten-round boxes of Hornady’s heavy magnum turkey loads are extremely affordable, especially when compared to other commercial rounds that do not offer the high-velocity knockdown power that these new shotshells promise.