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Author Topic: Turkey Shotgun Pattern  (Read 909 times)

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Turkey Shotgun Pattern
« on: March 29, 2015, 06:44:25 PM »
I shoot a Mossberg 12 guage Ultra Mag with the standard factory turkey choke. Here is a pattern at 30 yards (not 20 as written on target) with the Remington Nitro #6 shot. What do you think?

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Re: Turkey Shotgun Pattern
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2015, 09:06:59 PM »
I think that will work great  @--0--0118
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Re: Turkey Shotgun Pattern
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2015, 10:10:10 PM »
Looks very good, but you should try it at 40 yds.  You only need 6-8 pellets in the kill zone to put down a turkey.  On some of these tight patterning shells that can reach out to 50 or 60 yds,  if your turkey comes in at 30 yds, it is much harder to hit him as the pattern is considerably smaller.  that's why some guys put reddots or low power scopes on their turkey guns.
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Re: Turkey Shotgun Pattern
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2015, 07:44:41 AM »
Looks good.

I would continue to pattern it at increasing distances.   That way you will know the max distance you should shoot using that load/choke combo.

Also I will take multiple shots at each interval just to make sure I am getting an average, not just a lucky pattern.
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Re: Turkey Shotgun Pattern
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2015, 08:16:35 AM »
Super pattern but need to test farther out. Winchester's new Long Beard turkey loads are incredible and that is all I use now. It is worth the $ to give them a try. The difference in cost from what you use now to the new loads is not much at all. Compared to heavy shot or the other high cost shells, they are a bargain.
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Re: Turkey Shotgun Pattern
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2015, 03:14:16 PM »
That should do the trick!!!! ##$%#11
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Re: Turkey Shotgun Pattern
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2015, 07:01:00 PM »
no problem there. get the grill ready
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Re: Turkey Shotgun Pattern
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2015, 11:40:11 AM »
Nice that should do the trick!!
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Re: Turkey Shotgun Pattern
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2015, 05:25:11 PM »
Looks like you will get your bird with that pattern . @--0--0101
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Re: Turkey Shotgun Pattern
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2015, 06:39:42 PM »
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Re: Turkey Shotgun Pattern
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2015, 10:45:52 AM »
I agree, looks like a dead bird to me.

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Re: Turkey Shotgun Pattern
« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2015, 06:03:39 PM »
Good pattern!

Let's see if I can post mine

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Re: Turkey Shotgun Pattern
« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2015, 08:54:43 PM »
Flint, if you can keep that 20 yard pattern centered on the bird's neck, there won't be much of a problem - that's plenty dense.
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Re: Turkey Shotgun Pattern
« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2015, 08:46:45 PM »
Flint, if you can keep that 20 yard pattern centered on the bird's neck, there won't be much of a problem - that's plenty dense.

Thanks. I think the Indian Head choke really improved over a pretty good pattern I was getting and made it even better.
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Re: Turkey Shotgun Pattern
« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2015, 06:26:32 PM »
Flintlock, those are good patterns with the 835 Mossberg. I shoot the same gun with the standard choke with Remington Nitro's #6. The manual states that the choke is good to 30 yards but the pattern will disperse beyond that which seemed to be true. I'm comforatable shooting out to 30 and don't really feel a need to reach out farther but would be interested in getting a better pattern at 30 with the chole and shot you mentioned. Here are some of my latest patterns. The 30 yard one I was slightly off center so the pattern is slightly off but the 20 yard was dead on. Yo can see the 40 isn't real good and would not take a shot with this combination.



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