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Patterning target - Your opinions please?

Old 03-13-2005, 09:09 PM
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I hope this works....Please give me your opinion on my pattern. Please excuse the "hot pink" highlighting for the pellets. It's the only way to get them to show up.

The target was shot with a Remington 870 Super Mag with an Xtra Full RemChoke using Federal Mag Shok (no wad flight control) 3" #6 Remington Magnum Turkey Loads at 20 yards. Here is the link:

http://www.imagehost.ca/is.php?i=860...rkeytarget.jpg
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Old 03-13-2005, 09:13 PM
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your pic. didn't work.
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Old 03-13-2005, 09:16 PM
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Got the problem resolved I believe...try again.
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Old 03-13-2005, 09:20 PM
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I saw 13 in the spine and brain,that will kill him DEAD. although I would like to see a lot more at 20 yards. how did you do at 30 yards,or did you try ?

try some Winchester # 6 copper plated in the 3". try at 20 30 and 35 yards. 35 is as far as Iwill shoot one. besides it's all about getting them in close.
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Old 03-13-2005, 09:22 PM
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also it seems the main pattern is a little right.

to be sure try anout 3 shots at each distance with each different brand shells.

then you will know for sure if it is the gun , shell , or you .
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Old 03-13-2005, 09:26 PM
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Not wanting to throw stones at your pattern, but did you mean to say the distance was 40 yards? If that is a 20 yard test, I'd say you should look to a different shot combo. That looks more like an average 35 - 40 yard target pattern IMHO.
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Old 03-13-2005, 09:28 PM
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Not a bad pattern Kitsap..................I would be interested to see what it will do @ 30 & 40.
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Old 03-14-2005, 09:24 AM
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I would have to see a 30 and 40 yard pattern. It would definatly kill a bird at 20 but it looks a little sparse for that short of a distance. You should be able to get that pattern and number of pellets at 30 yards.
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Old 03-14-2005, 02:51 PM
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Little confused did you shoot Fed loads or Rem loads.. Really dosent matter both loads suck... Try some Win High Velocity #5 turkey loads and a Remington super full extended turkey choke

KSC I really don't want to be negitive hear but that is not a good pattern for a turkey gun[]

At 20 yards your pattern should be so tight that you would have a hard time counting all the hits in the vitals

My gun will obliterate a turkey target at 20 and 30 yards.. My 40 yard pattern is better than that...

I hope you get the bugs worked out
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Old 03-14-2005, 03:27 PM
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Just for comparison... here's an old 30 yard target I had in the pattern box...



The pic tells me that choke is a bit too tight... a few holes here and there, but the shot center is well concentrated.

I've owned 870's and know your gun will do better that what your link shows.
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