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Old 03-04-2007, 02:31 PM
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I went and shot the Mossberg 535 turkey combo today. At 40 yards I was grouping 70-80 pellets in a 8" circle. I was using 2 3/4 #5 turkey loads..... Is this good? This is my first year and my first turkey gun, any feedback is appreciated.....
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Old 03-04-2007, 04:46 PM
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yeah, that should get the job done. you could go to ur nearest sporting good store and probably pick up a few turkey targets and thatll let ya know for sure.
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Old 03-04-2007, 05:27 PM
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Asking the obvious, I'm assuming that its an 8 inch circle that you are aiming at and not just an 8 inch circle somewhere in the larger pattern. In other words, you were aiming AT the 8 inch circle, correct?

If so, then I'd say you are dandy good for 40 yards............heck, I wish I could put 80 pellets inside an 8 inch circle at 40 yards!

If you've gone this far, it wouldn't hurt to get a few turkey head targets and check one more time.

Good luck, and congrats on having a gun.sheel.choke combo that looks like a winner!
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Old 03-04-2007, 07:07 PM
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We shot at the free printable turkey target from Remington and in the 8" circle put 70-80 pellets. From 25 yards there were over 20 in the neck and head and at 40yards there were between 8 and 14. I took the Red Dot scope off and just shot open sights. Can't wait to see what I can do when I put on a crosshair scope and 3 1/2" #6's.
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Old 03-04-2007, 07:43 PM
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I went and shot the Mossberg 535 turkey combo today. At 40 yards I was grouping 70-80 pellets in a 8" circle. I was using 2 3/4 #5 turkey loads..... Is this good?

Can't wait to see what I can do when I put on a crosshair scope and 3 1/2" #6's.
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Old 03-04-2007, 09:00 PM
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Ummm yes I am..... This is my first gun in many years and first time turkey hunting. Am I missing something?
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Old 03-04-2007, 09:04 PM
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I must be missing it too.
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Old 03-04-2007, 09:11 PM
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Bullrider115 just slow down a little. It sounds like you got a winning combonation there. Keep the red dot scope on the shotgun. You may have young eyes and can shoot open sights good but one day youll need that scope on there again. Theres a lot of advantages of putting a scope on your shotgun. 2 offhand I know of. 1. being safety youll positively identify your target. 2. You can adjust your scope to the best pattern your getting when shooting the shotgun being 1 aiming point with a scope compared too 2 aiming points with open sights. Leave the scope on and be safe and shoot straight Any questions send me a pm or e-mail and Ill try to help you out the best I can.
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Old 03-04-2007, 11:17 PM
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Thanks 3 Gobblers!! Problem was today, battery was dead upon arriving at the range. I took the scope off prior to shooting the first shell. I do indeed want a scope on this gun but, I think a regular scope with maybe a 2X on it as opposed to a battery operated one. I would feel terrible to get in the woods with my daughters, 16,14 and 13 and have a malfunction due to a battery.

Anyways, I loved the gun, the girls had no problems shooting it and it was a great day at the range with my family. We will be going again soon hopefully with a regular scope attached.......
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