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Author Topic: hey i have a question.  (Read 1670 times)

Offline BeaglePup

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Re: hey i have a question.
« Reply #15 on: January 19, 2010, 10:39:01 AM »
All are great answers.  But, you also need to consider what you are hunting for.  getting the pattern with the shot and choke you intend to use but also what are you hunting for and the distence you will be shoting.  I use #8's for dove in my 20g., #6's for rabbit and squirrel but change the choke i use for each.  In the 12g. i use 00 buck in my Remmington because the pattern for the 000 buck is not as tight at 40 yards.  My Husband uses a Mosburg 12g. to hut deer and he shoots a better patern with 000 buck heavy loads.
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Offline quackhead4life

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Re: hey i have a question.
« Reply #16 on: January 19, 2010, 03:01:54 PM »
yes, great answers guys Pattern your gun and you are on the right foot
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Offline Hyperhound

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Re: hey i have a question.
« Reply #17 on: January 21, 2010, 08:02:23 PM »
I agree with the others - pattern the gun and let it dictate what you should use and its effective range.  I tried 4s, 5s and 6s from Federal, Winchester and Remington and found that my gun preferred the Remington 5s.  The manufacturer also plays a part in patterning your gun - it is rare that a gun will shoot the same size shot from different manufacturers the same.
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Offline muddpuppi

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Re: hey i have a question.
« Reply #18 on: January 24, 2010, 10:54:27 PM »
every one has pretty well covered it...but the only thing i did not see anyone mention was heavy shot or heavier than lead shot...such as tungsten...alot of new shell manufacturers us a heavier alloy thus making a smaller shot have better penetration than larger shot...i shoot a rem 870 20ga with a pure gold choke in .550..i get 120 to 140 pellets in a 10" circle @ 40 yrds with heavy 13 3" #6 and right at 180 or so using nirto strait 7's...also nitro and some other companies are loading mixed shot...such as 7-8's in the same shell...but the nitros are not for the faint of heart they are very pricey where the hvy 13's are bout the same as rem,win or fed...the main thing is to know your gun, it's limits and yours...


Offline kyhareraiser

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Re: hey i have a question.
« Reply #19 on: February 04, 2010, 07:54:03 PM »
 i use # 6 shot early in the spring b4 every thing greens out .# 6 shot has more pellets and a thicker group ,and then i use #4 after it greens out and all the leaves are thick  because they knock through the weeds and leaves better... both will kill a turkey out if you take a good shot
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Offline davjau

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Re: hey i have a question.
« Reply #20 on: February 04, 2010, 08:02:23 PM »
Everybody has their opinion and every gun patterns differently, but I like 3" #5's......still a big pellet, but more than you get in #4' the middle I guess you would say of turkey loads...kinda like Goldie Lox....not to big, not to small, but juuuuuuuuust right


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