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4 gauge 'Grand Slam' on turkeys

Post by hawglips » May 7th, 2012, 9:52 am

I finished a life-time grand slam in 2002, with an osceola. I never tried to do it in one year, though I had the chance and didn't go on the final leg of the hunt.

However, this year I set out to do something a tad different. I wanted to kill one with the 4 competition (skeet) gauges -- 12, 20, 28 and .410. And I wanted to do it all with my own handloads.

On Saturday, I finished out the final piece of the 4 gauge slam:

March 24, GA
12 gauge
2 oz T98s
42 yds
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April 14, VA
28 gauge
1-5/16 oz T9s
35 yds
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April 28, NC
20 gauge
1-7/8 oz T9s
30 yds
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May 5, NC
.410
3/4 oz T9sxPb6s
20 yds
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Re: 4 gauge 'Grand Slam' on turkeys

Post by FuzzSawyer » May 7th, 2012, 10:30 am

Very Cool! Congrats!

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Re: 4 gauge 'Grand Slam' on turkeys

Post by Turkey Talker » May 7th, 2012, 11:33 am

Hawglips what state are you in?
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Re: 4 gauge 'Grand Slam' on turkeys

Post by Splittoe » May 7th, 2012, 11:43 am

Very nice. It is as much of an accomplishment as a handloader as it is as a turkey hunter.

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Re: 4 gauge 'Grand Slam' on turkeys

Post by Gobbler » May 7th, 2012, 12:11 pm

That is really cool. Way to go Hal. :thumbup:

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Re: 4 gauge 'Grand Slam' on turkeys

Post by hawglips » May 7th, 2012, 2:37 pm

Turkey Talker wrote:Hawglips what state are you in?
TT, I live in NC.

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Post by guesswho » May 7th, 2012, 3:11 pm

Congrats Hal!
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Post by Jaybird » May 7th, 2012, 10:04 pm

That one I haven't heard done before. Congrats :thumbup:
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Post by GOLD HUNTER » May 8th, 2012, 12:40 pm

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Re: 4 gauge 'Grand Slam' on turkeys

Post by jrseale82 » May 8th, 2012, 8:01 pm

Way to go. I would like to try this one year also.

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Re: 4 gauge 'Grand Slam' on turkeys

Post by TRKYHTR » May 8th, 2012, 11:05 pm

Hal I think I am going to try and do that next year. What kind of 410 shell did you use and where did you get them?

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Re: 4 gauge 'Grand Slam' on turkeys

Post by hawglips » May 9th, 2012, 11:35 am

TRKYHTR wrote:Hal I think I am going to try and do that next year. What kind of 410 shell did you use and where did you get them?

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All the shells used, including the .410, are my TSS handloads.

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Re: 4 gauge 'Grand Slam' on turkeys

Post by TRKYHTR » May 9th, 2012, 5:32 pm

hawglips wrote:
TRKYHTR wrote:Hal I think I am going to try and do that next year. What kind of 410 shell did you use and where did you get them?

TRKYHTR
All the shells used, including the .410, are my TSS handloads.

Would you sale me some or know where I could buy some 410 turkey loads?

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Re: 4 gauge 'Grand Slam' on turkeys

Post by GSLAM95 » January 17th, 2013, 1:24 pm

Congratulations on the multi-gauge slam..... I have quail hunted over dogs but never turkey hunted with a 410 that would be a fun hunt. :thumbup:
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Re: 4 gauge 'Grand Slam' on turkeys

Post by hawglips » November 21st, 2016, 10:29 am

I did the 4 gauge 'slam' again in 2015:

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Re: 4 gauge 'Grand Slam' on turkeys

Post by HunterGKS » November 21st, 2016, 12:22 pm

Congrats Hal. That's a pretty amazing achievement. When I read the title, my 1st though was: "HOLY CRAP!! HAL'S USING A PUNT GUN!! How the heck does he aim it??"
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Re: 4 gauge 'Grand Slam' on turkeys

Post by OLE RASPY » November 22nd, 2016, 8:49 pm

Congrats man. What a accomplishment :thumbup:
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Re: 4 gauge 'Grand Slam' on turkeys

Post by jmbradt73 » March 16th, 2017, 6:24 am

HunterGKS wrote:Congrats Hal. That's a pretty amazing achievement. When I read the title, my 1st though was: "HOLY CRAP!! HAL'S USING A PUNT GUN!! How the heck does he aim it??"
Lol, that's what thought also, my next thought was if a 12 bore uses 2 ounces of tss, how much does a 4 bore use?

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Re: 4 gauge 'Grand Slam' on turkeys

Post by bpettet » February 9th, 2018, 6:51 pm

Pretty awesome. How close are your .410 shots? You should add the 10 gauge to it.

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Re: 4 gauge 'Grand Slam' on turkeys

Post by Cut N Run » February 12th, 2018, 10:02 pm

I, too felt like an idiot once I finally understood the thread title. Duh! I was trying to imagine how much of any turkey would be left after absorbing all the shot from a 4 gauge.

How long before you work up some 16 gauge TSS loads Hal, or has it already been done?

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