With top-quality turkey loads, my son’s youth shotgun patterns every bit as well as my dedicated adult-size turkey gun. And it makes turkeys flop just as fast too. Turkey loads for 20-gauge shotguns have come a long way, and if you look at the ballistics, you’ll see you aren’t giving up much. Winchester’s Longbeard XR delivers 1 ⁷⁄₈ ounces of No. 5 shot at 1,050 fps from a 12-gauge. The 20 delivers 1¼ ounces of No. 5s at 1,000 fps. Choke options for 20s have also grown in size and variety. Match your favorite load with a quality choke, and you’ll have a shotgun that will break beaks at 45 yards with consistency. Will it kill a gobbler out to 50 and even 60 yards? Probably. But what’s the fun in that?