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When Turkey Hunting, You Should Probably Carry a Backup Gun

Lucky for this hunter, he has a backup gun when his .410 shotgun misfires as he’s sighting up a turkey for the table.

Join Backwoods Life as they show how a turkey tragedy is narrowly avoided when this .410 shotgun misfires during a turkey hunt in Texas.

This can of worms also opens up a hot debate between the merits of using a .410 or 12 gauge shotgun to put the birds on the ground.

That is some funny stuff and a good-humored rivalry. While I typically turkey hunt solo this may be a good case to partner hunt in order to up the chances of downing that bird if you experience some technical difficulties.

Some hunters really like using a .410, not only for reduced recoil, but you really have to get the turkey into closer range which ultimately is a testimony to the hunters skills and craft in the field.

Good job on this hunt, but I will stick with my 12 gauge for my turkey hunting experience this spring, unless of course I have a backup gun.

NEXT: Backwoods Life Takes Us on the Quickest Turkey Hunt Ever

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When Turkey Hunting, You Should Probably Carry a Backup Gun