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Old 12-04-2008, 06:45 PM
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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.
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Old 12-04-2008, 07:07 PM
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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
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Old 12-05-2008, 12:00 AM
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I use a Primos Tightwad .660 constriction choke with 3 1/2" Federal #5's. Simply deadly.
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Old 12-05-2008, 07:01 PM
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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.
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Old 12-05-2008, 07:41 PM
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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.
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Old 12-06-2008, 12:05 PM
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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.
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Old 12-08-2008, 07:36 AM
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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
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Old 12-17-2008, 05:44 PM
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I use Nitro 4x5x7 ammo with a Rino choke Great patterns at 30 and 40 plus yards! Takes em down hard and fast.
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Old 12-18-2008, 02:18 PM
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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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