While recovering from eye surgery, my mind has been racing. Most thoughts revolve around my black powder hunting (imagine that). Not one to worry much about what the future holds, I still have a concern regarding turkey hunting this late April. I have a suspicion that my surgeon might strongly suggest that I avoid much in the way of recoil. If so, that'll truly be a life-changer. Thinking ahead, I'm wondering about going after a gobbler with a Howdah 20 gauge double barrel pistol, or something similar. I know very little about them only having checked them out on youtube during my recovery. At least as much as my eyes will allow as it's hard looking at these devices for long. I digress..... Please let me know here what you know about these guns (or any hand held smoothbore) and their ability to pattern with enough oomph to put a turkey in the oven. I don't know what kind of powder and shot charges are recommended as maximum. Not looking to turn one into a 30 yard blaster. Would be happy to know a guy could get dense enough patterns for a sure 15 yard kill. If any of you know of a buddy with some experience, here on our forum or elsewhere, ask them to weigh in here please. Thanks and best regards, Skychief.