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What is the best shot for 870 Rem.?

Old 01-02-2002, 04:07 PM
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Default What is the best shot for 870 Rem.?

I am a beginner turkey hunter but have hunted all my life for deer and squirll. All I have left to buy is ammo. What would be the best. I plan on getting a extra full choke .660/.655. For my Rem. 870 12 gauge. I saw in Bass Pro that Rem. has a 4x6 shot three inch mag. shell. Is mixing a good idea? Are these any good? I don't know where to start and would like some good ideas? My state law requires that I use between 4 and 7 shot. Also is this the right choke to look for.
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Old 01-02-2002, 08:54 PM
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I'd go out to a range and pattern your gun at 30 and 40 yards with multiple targets of a turkey's head. See which one puts the most pellets in his neck and head and you've found the load that fits the gun and choke. For my 870 with an extra full choke I shoot 3" #4s.

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Old 01-03-2002, 01:22 AM
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Rem 3" #5's seem to work fine for my 870 .
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Old 01-03-2002, 02:44 AM
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win 3.5 #5 shoot good in my 870
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Old 01-03-2002, 04:39 AM
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My buddy Bob's 870 likes 3" Rem #5's and 3" Fed. #6's
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Old 01-03-2002, 05:33 AM
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..Im a big 6 shot fan,WIN HV 6 SHOT,......870SUPERMAG..

..JESUS IS COMING BACK BE READY...
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Old 01-03-2002, 05:33 AM
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my 870 eats up them 4x6's Remingtons like there going out of style <img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle> ...BT
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Old 01-03-2002, 08:10 PM
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My Rem 870SPT super mag likes Win HV 3&quot; #5's<img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>
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Old 01-04-2002, 06:49 AM
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When hunting in PA I use a duplex 4 and 6 in Delaware you are not allowed to use duplex I use #4..in my 870.. I bought a turkey choke from Cabelas....
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