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Need help with Nova pattern

Old 03-28-2005, 07:06 AM
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Default Need help with Nova pattern

Using a benelli Nova for the first time this year and after talking to some others I chose an undertaker choke with federal high velocity supremes #5's. Pattern is terrible at 40 yards. Buying a new choke is out of the question right now. Any suggestions? I heard I should try the factory full.
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Old 03-28-2005, 07:12 AM
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Default RE: Need help with Nova pattern

I use a hastings choke....0.665

You might try a different load. I also use Winchester 4s that do well for me.

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Old 03-28-2005, 08:25 AM
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Default RE: Need help with Nova pattern

buy yourself some Rem. Hevi-shot, Win. Hi-density Extended range, or Federal Heavyweight loads. Any of the heavier than lead loads pattern better than lead loads in my Nova. Using a Trulock Tky .660. #6 loads pattern better than #5's for me
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Old 03-28-2005, 02:08 PM
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i have a kicks gobblin thunder and at 35 i had 101 on a 11 inch by 8 inch peice of cardboard unsing win hv 31/2 5's
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Old 03-28-2005, 03:12 PM
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You never said what the constriction was on your undertaker so I'm assuming that it is .665... Go out and get yourself a box of Winchester HV #5's
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Old 03-28-2005, 07:39 PM
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do you think thats a good pattern?
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Old 03-29-2005, 09:59 AM
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Try Remington number 6s. They pattern well in my son's 20 gauge Nova with Undertaker choke.

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Old 03-29-2005, 12:12 PM
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I have a suggestion...

Sell the Nova. Get a Remington 870.
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Old 03-29-2005, 12:19 PM
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Already have one. Doesn't pump well and rust at the first sign of water.
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Old 03-29-2005, 07:17 PM
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My Nova patterns very well with just about any #5 or #6 load (3 or 3.5) that I put in it. I am shooting through a .673 Rhino, and wouldn't hesitate to kill a bird at 40-45 yards. I have an 870 Supermag with a Rhino .660 that does a very good job as well, it's just the Nova handles neglect and slop a lot better than my Remington.
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