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Old 03-01-2010, 03:59 PM
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Default HELP New setup

I recently bought a remmington 870 and was wondering what chokes you guys use (for this gun, or any other gun) and what loads you use to get your best patterns.

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Old 03-01-2010, 04:38 PM
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I have gotten very good results with either an Indian Creek .660 or Pure Gold .665 shooting Hevi-13 3" 2oz #6's. I have not had a chance yet to shoot the Hevi-13 #7's.....I have seen some others with good patterns using them though.
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Old 03-02-2010, 04:23 AM
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For the 870's, I find the Jellyhead .660 works well. Every gun can be different, but I've yet to see a bad combination come out of this set-up. Nitros, in either 4X5X7 or straight 7's.

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Old 03-02-2010, 07:03 AM
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Hevishot magnum blend 5.6.7 Compn Choke .655. Incredible.
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Old 03-02-2010, 01:02 PM
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I agree Indian Creek, with HeviShot 13 #6
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Old 03-02-2010, 03:49 PM
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winchester standard turkey loads and a HS choke. ive shot the primos jelly heads and i love em
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Old 03-04-2010, 03:43 AM
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Kicks .665 choke and Winchester supreme elite 3.5" shells...It puts out an awesome pattern. I've been hunting this setup for a while now it works. Good Luck.
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Old 03-04-2010, 07:31 AM
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I shoot a New England pump with a 22 inch barrel, based on an 870 and I have found that a hastings .640 with winchester #5's works best for me . I now have a 60 yard gun.
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Old 03-04-2010, 04:57 PM
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Kicks Gobblin Thunder 660 and Federal # 5's get the job done.
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Old 03-06-2010, 12:12 AM
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I have used the HS Strut Undertaker xtrafull on three different guns, with 3" wwsupreme buffered #6 loads. One was no head at 15yds,beak and pcs of skin, one was a mushy mess at 30 yds, one at 53yds was just plain dead. On the Redhead turkey target at 50 yds, I get 13-20 kill pellets , not feather cutters (that would bring it up to 30-43).
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