Setting the turkey shoot target distance
After the rail is built, trigger line painted and the gun restrictions set; it's time to set the number of feet to the turkey shoot targets. Now, you know how turkey shooters are – they think that maybe, just maybe one target holder is inches closer than all the rest. OK maybe. But inches don't make that much difference. Now a foot or two, oh yea baby three feet definitely. If your turkey shoot is going to be successful than you have to have some ties and shoot off's. The distance for 7-1/2 – 8 – 9 size is best all round set at 56' – 60'. This distance also works well with the Wagner 2-2-10 shells. NEVER use the 10 shells in a gun with chokes and wad stoppers. A 10 gun is smooth and built like a long funnel.
Giving them a shot
To save money some shoots will pay the runners for their days work by giving them a shot on each round, so they are paid the entry fee amount. The runners also keep the rail clean of spent shells and targets. If the shooters want their shooting targets they better get them before they hit the trash can. Some shooters save the shells to reload but you can't let a shooter bring in a reloaded HOT SHELL and yes they will do it.