Got this gobbler this morning. 60 yards with Hevi-shot dead coyote with a full choke. Not sure how many pellets I got in him, I'll clean him when I get home. He walked around for about 10 yards then just dropped. The most surprizing thing though was there was two, the smaller one had a slightly long beard, but he sat their fighting the dead one, completely ignored me.
No lie, I got within 10 yards of the other one, and I was barking at him so he would move away, he challenged me by fluffing up in my direction, I stomped at him and he decided to leave, never seen a turkey do that. Our camera died about 2 minutes in, so we didn't get it on video, which seems to happen a lot on occasions like these.
The shirt and clothes I am wearing were my camo, I saw him from the house just as we were going to work, he was about 400 yards from the house with a smaller tom and a hen. I sidehilled him as far as I could, got about 60 yards away, and I had no more cover, so I picked out the bigger one, and pulled the trigger. I will get an exact weight and spur length and beard length when I get home. His spurs are not that long, rounded and worn down it looks like.
I saw a larger tom a few weeks ago, longer beard and possibly heavier, but I am very pleased with this bird, he has some great color on him too. The other one had more white, a redder head, and some more green but was a much smaller bird. This is the first actual tom I have shot, my first two were jakes. Now for some pictures.
Now I know what you were talking about Mudhen, sorry for doubting you.