I have a ? about Turkey hunting. I've never hunted them( hunted deer a few times), may try sometime though. I am wondering why turkey's require such heavey hard-hitting loads? I may be wrong but it seems that uaually Turkey shells are made in 3.5 or 3 inch laods and pack a wollop. Are Turkeys alot tougher than they look? Is it the feathers? Do they act as a kind of bullet proof vest;f ? Also, why not just use a 2 3/4 buck load and save your shoulder? I can understand if it is a sporting range thing, but if you used buck you could still call the Turkey's in to a suitable range before shooting.Would 00 buck not be enough to humanely hunt Turkeys? Just something I've been wondering about. I could be off base here altogether. It just seems strange to me to hunt something so small with a load that kicks like an elephant gun( exagertion I know). Maybe I just haven't seen any of the less powerful loads. Sorry, I realize that was more than one question.;f Wanna kill these ads? We can help!