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Old 03-18-2013, 09:32 AM
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I usually don't hunt turkey much but picked up a box for Federal 3 1/2" #5 with the flight control wad. If I use the plain full choke out of my 11-87 what should I expect for maximum range?

I plan on patterning it when it warms up, expecting 3-5 inches of more snow tonight.

Does anyone have any ideas?
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Old 03-18-2013, 10:59 AM
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I would say 40. Could be more and the only way to tell is to pattern it. Let us know how it goes. Cant wait for that snow tonite woohoo!
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:41 AM
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You might be able to make a 40 yd. shot, but I think 35 yd. might be your limit with a factory full choke. In any case, try at all ranges. It's important to know your range limit. You won't know that until you go beyond it.
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Old 03-18-2013, 04:35 PM
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I'd never recommend more than about a 40-45 yard shot. But I can tell you its probably capable out to around 50 yards. I accidentally mis-judged a shot on a Tom 2 Spring's ago and took what ended up being a 62yd shot and he dropped on the spot with barely a few flaps of the wings. This was with a Winchester SX3, 26" barrel 3 1/2" Federal Strut Shock #4's and the factory full choke. I'd assume #5's might not have the knock down power out that far..but probably fairly close. But again, the disclaimer, don't shoot much past 40-45 yards.
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Old 03-18-2013, 04:42 PM
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Thanks for the info guys. Once its warms up I'm going to pattern it.
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Old 03-18-2013, 06:22 PM
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Warm up? Is it going to do that this year? I'd like Spring 2012 back please.
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:50 AM
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Originally Posted by White_Farm View Post
Warm up? Is it going to do that this year? I'd like Spring 2012 back please.
Tel me about it. Im putting off snowblowing as long as I can. Which wont be long.
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Old 03-19-2013, 09:21 AM
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Warm up? Those happen in ny?
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Old 03-19-2013, 11:14 AM
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40 yards would be my max.As for warming up"I plead the fifth".LOL
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