New Page 2



!!

You are a Guest at TalkHunting

As a guest here, you are able to view some of the topics to get a feel for how this site works. However, you will not be able to post replies until you become a member. We hope that you will register (free) and become a member. This will open up all of the website for you to see. We are a very friendly group and we do not allow any bashing, fighting, or vulgarity. If you are looking for a family friendly site to talk about hunting, you have found it here at TalkHunting. You will find this a very comfortable and friendly place to visit and hang out. We hope to see you soon!

If you are having problems getting registered or you didn't receive your activation email, click the "Contact Us" link at the top left of this page.

New Page 3

Google Ad

Author Topic: Some last minute patterning.  (Read 103 times)

Offline MI_Bowhunter

  • Administrator
  • Contest Team Leader
  • 12 Point Droptine
  • **
  • Join Date: Feb 2010
  • Posts: 3485
  • Location: Flint, MI
Some last minute patterning.
« on: April 16, 2020, 09:16:04 PM »
Got a new Mossberg 935 for my birthday last year so what better time to pattern it then 2 days before the opener.   @--0--0105


I think I'm good.  This is my 40 yard pattern using 3.5" Longbeard XL #5's through an Indian Creek choke tube

The 935 is a dream to shoot compared to the 835, the semi auto really soaks up the recoil


NRA Lifetime Member
NWTF Member
SummerBlast 2015, 2016
KY Meet & Greet 2017
WalleyeBlast 2016, 2017

Offline MichiganLouie

  • 16 Point
  • Join Date: Apr 2009
  • Posts: 8434
  • Location: Climax, MI
Re: Some last minute patterning.
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2020, 09:26:57 PM »
Looks like a pretty decent pattern to me. Good luck this Saturday.
Don't ask the Lord to guide your steps, unless you're willing to move your feet.
NRA Life Member.
Started reloading my own ammo to save money 35 yrs ago.  Should start saving money anytime now.

Offline yari

  • TH Staff - Contest Team
  • TalkHunting Dominant Buck
  • *
  • Join Date: Apr 2010
  • Posts: 13667
  • Location: wisconsin
Re: Some last minute patterning.
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2020, 12:41:48 PM »
I patterned my Benelli at 40 yards w/ Remington #5 today. dead bird -0078 -0078 -0078 -0078 i'll post the story


good luck
'HUNT WITH YOUR KIDS NOT FOR THEM'
NAHC LIFE MEMBER
SCI MEMBER
DU MEMBER
MUSKY hunter
NRA

Offline BLUETOE

  • TH Staff - Contest Team
  • 16 Point
  • *
  • Join Date: May 2009
  • Posts: 8689
  • Location: MARYLAND
Re: Some last minute patterning.
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2020, 03:10:19 PM »
Yep you're good!!!! Nice pattern
If it's brown it's down

Life member of the NRA
Life member of NAHC
Member NWTF
Life member of NTA

Offline Bearclaw

  • 12 Point
  • Join Date: Sep 2008
  • Posts: 2563
  • Location: Western Maryland
Re: Some last minute patterning.
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2020, 03:34:19 PM »
Nice pattern = dead bird! I agree with the 835. That's my gun and it is a mule kicker! Someday I might invest in the Mossberg 20 gauge. I've hear good things about it and at 66, might be looking for a little less kick! Here is my pattern with the Mossberg 835, HS Strut Undertaker choke and Winchester, XR Longbeard, 3 inch, #6. Twenty, thirty and forty yards.

"As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord" Joshua 24:15
'Honor Begins At Home' (from the movie "Courageous")

Offline Madgomer

  • 2016 TH Turkey Champion
  • 14 Point
  • Join Date: Oct 2013
  • Posts: 5158
  • Location: Central IL
Re: Some last minute patterning.
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2020, 06:56:02 PM »
MIB, that's a really uniform pattern, looks like a winner.
All, take a look at that progression of 20, 30, and 40 yard patterns that BC posted - a lot of people struggle to understand how you can miss a bird at close range, but imagine how much tighter that pattern is inside of 20 - if he jerks that head just as you light it off, it's not hard to miss.  The moral of the story is don't let a bird keep coming in once you have a confident shot, use the distance to help your pattern do its thing.
One of God's greatest gifts to us is
the great outdoors - get out there
and enjoy it!

Offline dave 1211

  • TalkHunting Supporter
  • 18 Point
  • Join Date: May 2010
  • Posts: 9600
  • Location: new york
  • deer season
Re: Some last minute patterning.
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2020, 09:23:47 AM »
 ##$%#13   ##$%#15  but the 835 shoot great when you shoot at a turkey it is when you shoot at target with the turkey load that it is bad    ##$%#1118
turkey season is 1 month away





dave 1211

Offline Bearclaw

  • 12 Point
  • Join Date: Sep 2008
  • Posts: 2563
  • Location: Western Maryland
Re: Some last minute patterning.
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2020, 12:30:44 PM »
I think it shoots pretty good at both but obviously, better at the turkey!
"As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord" Joshua 24:15
'Honor Begins At Home' (from the movie "Courageous")

Offline MI_Bowhunter

  • Administrator
  • Contest Team Leader
  • 12 Point Droptine
  • **
  • Join Date: Feb 2010
  • Posts: 3485
  • Location: Flint, MI
Re: Some last minute patterning.
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2020, 05:37:53 PM »
MIB, that's a really uniform pattern, looks like a winner.
All, take a look at that progression of 20, 30, and 40 yard patterns that BC posted - a lot of people struggle to understand how you can miss a bird at close range, but imagine how much tighter that pattern is inside of 20 - if he jerks that head just as you light it off, it's not hard to miss.  The moral of the story is don't let a bird keep coming in once you have a confident shot, use the distance to help your pattern do its thing.

I did that, I just posted a pic from the 40 yard line.    I missed one last year at about 5 yards.  I am intimately familiar with how tight the pattern is at close range.

NRA Lifetime Member
NWTF Member
SummerBlast 2015, 2016
KY Meet & Greet 2017
WalleyeBlast 2016, 2017

Offline Madgomer

  • 2016 TH Turkey Champion
  • 14 Point
  • Join Date: Oct 2013
  • Posts: 5158
  • Location: Central IL
Re: Some last minute patterning.
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2020, 11:26:36 PM »
Me too!
One of God's greatest gifts to us is
the great outdoors - get out there
and enjoy it!

Offline Bearclaw

  • 12 Point
  • Join Date: Sep 2008
  • Posts: 2563
  • Location: Western Maryland
Re: Some last minute patterning.
« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2020, 07:28:18 AM »
And that's why is it so important to pattern our guns each year, especially new guns, ammo or choke tubes. Aside from the potential miss at short range, we owe it to the turkey to take good, ethical as accurate as possible shots for a clean kill. I think a lot of new turkey hunters just think because they have a turkey gun and some well known brand ammo that everything is going to be right on but as we know, that is not always the case!
"As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord" Joshua 24:15
'Honor Begins At Home' (from the movie "Courageous")

 

New Page 3

Google Ad