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Double Drops 24 12-04-2008 06:45 PM

Choke/Ammo Combo for 870
 
What combos have worked well out of your 870? I'm going to try some new choke/ammo set-ups this winter to get ready for spring & am looking for some new ideas.

StruttinGobbler3 12-04-2008 07:07 PM

RE: Choke/Ammo Combo for 870
 
I started turkey hunting a few years ago with an old 870 my dad gave to me several years back. It had a hastings super full choke in it, and I always used federal mag shok flite control3" 2oz #6s in it, worked like a charm out to about forty fiveyards. The last couple seasons I've used a benelli supernova with a primos jellyhead, but I have an Indian Creek on the way for it. Load that sucker up with some hevi shot and its gonna be a turkey killing machine :D

SouthernStrut56 12-05-2008 12:00 AM

RE: Choke/Ammo Combo for 870
 
I use a Primos Tightwad .660 constriction choke with 3 1/2" Federal #5's. Simply deadly.

Hurricanespg 12-05-2008 07:01 PM

RE: Choke/Ammo Combo for 870
 
Are you looking to shoot lead or heavier than lead loads?
Shooting heavier than leadI have gotten excellent results with Indian Creek (.665) and Hevi-13 3" #6's as well as Pure Gold (.670) and Winchester Xtended Range 3" #6's.

Double Drops 24 12-05-2008 07:41 PM

RE: Choke/Ammo Combo for 870
 

ORIGINAL: Hurricanespg

Are you looking to shoot lead or heavier than lead loads?
Shooting heavier than leadI have gotten excellent results with Indian Creek (.665) and Hevi-13 3" #6's as well as Pure Gold (.670) and Winchester Xtended Range 3" #6's.
More than likely I'll be sticking with lead. Probably Federal with FlightControl wads or Winchester HV's.

Hurricanespg 12-06-2008 12:05 PM

RE: Choke/Ammo Combo for 870
 
With those loads you will probably end up on different ends of the choke size spectrum.
For instance with the Federal Flitecontrol shells I have always obtained better results with a more open choke (.690 all the way up to Imp. Cyl) that does not have "wad grabbers" integrated into the choke. Basically with the Flitecontrols you will want a choke that does not try to strip the wad away.
With the Winchester HV's I have gotten very nice results with a choke in the .650-.660 range.

Mr. Longbeard 12-08-2008 07:36 AM

RE: Choke/Ammo Combo for 870
 
For the Win HV loads... I would recomend the factory super full turkey choke... For the Fed F/C I would recomend the factory full;)

RockyMtnGobblers 12-17-2008 05:44 PM

RE: Choke/Ammo Combo for 870
 
I use Nitro 4x5x7 ammo with a Rino choke Great patterns at 30 and 40 plus yards! Takes em down hard and fast.

radlad31 12-18-2008 02:18 PM

RE: Choke/Ammo Combo for 870
 
You can also call up Carlson's and they can do a very good job with outfitting you with a choke...VERY knowledgable staff that works there and they are more than happy to help. My dad is a trapshooter and they have helped him over the years with chokes in his shotguns.

I personally use the Remington Hevi Shot choke paired with the Hevi Shot ammo for my 870...it just works well for me, so I stuck with it


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