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Hevi 13 Pattern

Old 03-09-2013, 07:56 PM
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Mossberg 835 Tactical Turkey; 20 inch barrel; Hevishot choke; Hevi 13 3 1/2 inch number 7. 298 pellets inside 10 inches at 40 yards.

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Old 03-10-2013, 04:11 AM
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Very nice pattern. Is this your first season using this set up?
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Old 03-10-2013, 05:12 AM
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Second year. I alternated between Hevi-13 6's and 7's last year. Killed two bird with the 7's last year. One at 40 yards and one at 18. Neither of them even flopped. Killed 2 other birds with the 6's but they were at 10 yards and 25 yards so no real test there.
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Old 03-10-2013, 05:39 AM
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My hunting partner and myself kicked around the idea of trying the Hevi-13 7's but we never got around to it. We use the Magblend and 6's. May have to open up that conversation again.
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Old 03-10-2013, 06:02 AM
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I know the 7's are good to 40 yards. Would they still kill at 50 yards with this velocity? Don't know. But when I hunt in thicker woods where I probably won't have a shot until he is at 40 yards or closer I carry the 7's.
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Old 03-10-2013, 09:04 AM
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great pattern and all but what if you get a turkey in to 10 yards?
the reason I use lead is because it patterns decently out to 40 yards and still hold a wide enough pattern at 10 yards so it acts like a shotgun not a slug.
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Old 03-10-2013, 09:36 AM
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Originally Posted by thelukai1100 View Post
great pattern and all but what if you get a turkey in to 10 yards?
the reason I use lead is because it patterns decently out to 40 yards and still hold a wide enough pattern at 10 yards so it acts like a shotgun not a slug.
At 10 yards you better hold true whether you are shooting lead or denser than lead shot. I'd be willing to bet you there isn't very much difference at all in the pattern size of our two guns at that distance. And I have shot it at 20 before. The pattern at that distance was about 14 inches wide.
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Old 03-17-2013, 07:23 PM
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That's a great pattern. I have used the Hevi-13 #6 and had phenomenal results with it. Last fall, I used Magnum Blend and killed a Tom at 50+ yards, one shot. I get great patterns with the MB and Hevi-13.
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Old 03-18-2013, 12:07 AM
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what choke are you using? nice pattern....I use the same ammo but in either #5 or #6, same gun but with a 24" barrel, the gun I purchased new like 15 yrs ago, also using Indian Creek Choke
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Old 03-18-2013, 05:11 AM
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what choke are you using?
It's a .676 Hevishot choke made by the same people who make Hevi-13 shells.
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