Old School Turkey Shells...


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still have some on the shelf
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The prices on the boxes were $8.99 for the Federals and $12.99 for the Winchesters.

Sure beats the prices turkey loads are fetching these days!

"Old School" for me. Was just a fun "find" and took me back to when I started turkey hunting. :)
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old school would be the Winchester Super X red shell in 3" #6 or #4...before there were "dedicated" turkey shells
my box says ''Winchester Double XX copperplated lead shot turkey loads ''.......12ga,-3inch-mag-2oz-6shot , 10 shotgun shells......sticker says $6.99
I still have them because I use the Federals out of a box just like the one in the photo..


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Winchester used to make a XX or Super X with copper plated shot called Lubaloy shot, made for waterfowl hunting. I got hold of a case of 3" #6 shells in 1977 or so from a Winchester sales rep. Not sure when they quit making them before that. That was a turkey killing load.


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Got a few old paper hull shells and some Winchester 2 3/4" super x or xx magnum bb and number 2's. Popular turkey loads from the 60's.
Killed my first turkeys in the early 70’s with a 12 gauge ic 2 3/4 #6 shot. As a nervous teenager who struggled to let them get to 25 yards before shooting one.


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sure did like them Remington hevi=shot
I've shot them since they came out. I found a case of them covered in dust one time a few years ago with old prices on them and I bought every box. I just switched to Longbeards last year.
Ain't much that I cant kill with 2 Oz's of #5. My 870 likes them. Hard to find Federal Premium with out the flight control wad. I figure I'll never have to buy another Turkey Load again