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I believe that nickel is usually harder than copper, though with both only found in premium loads which are usually buffered, I doubt either you or the turkey would notice a difference.
 

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Getting buffered loads is probably more important than whether you get copper or nickel plated.

Buffered loads will give you very tight patterns which is essential for killing turkeys.
 

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If you are talking about buying shot to reload the important thing is how hard the shot is under the plating. A few years ago I bought some nickel plated shot that was made overseas (Italy if I recall correctly) and the lead was very soft under the plating. It looked pretty but didn't pattern any better than chilled shot. The American made copper plated shot has been consistently good.
 
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