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Old 12-30-2003, 11:28 AM
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Any one ever pattern Different makes of shells. I am sure the make and type of barrel you shoot makes a big difference, just looking for some base line testing.
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Old 12-30-2003, 11:51 AM
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Default RE: Shell patterns

Hevi-shot patterns better than anything i have ever used, but it is expensive if you want a good shell for the money Kent Fasteel is the way to go.
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Old 12-31-2003, 12:06 PM
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Default RE: Shell patterns

My Rem. 870 likes anything I put in it. So does my Benelli for that matter. I too prefer Kent Fasteel.
I can't really tell a difference in the patterns when I shoot the water. I did have a Rem. 870 that refused to eject a 3" Federal shell. I had to pay attention and use only Rem. 3" in it. I traded that one making sure that the new owner knew about the Fed. ammo.

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Old 12-31-2003, 02:28 PM
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That is not the first time I have heard that about a REM. I have a couple of buddies that have the 11-87 that say the same.
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Old 01-02-2004, 03:31 PM
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Default RE: Shell patterns

I was having problems with my 870 like you described and it turned out that shells vary in size by about a 1/4 inch. The longer shells were causing my plug to stick and not let the shells drop like they were susposed to.

I altered the plug and no more problem.
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Old 01-02-2004, 06:01 PM
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Default RE: Shell patterns

no federal will eject from our 2 870 super mag 12s.
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Old 01-05-2004, 04:56 PM
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Default RE: Shell patterns

Mossy Oak I had the same problem last year. So this year when I was reloading them I sized them tighter then normal. That worked because it did not expand as much so it could eject easier. If you reload your shells you could try that.
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Old 01-06-2004, 11:11 AM
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You need to really do testing with your specefic gun/s. Each gun will pattern differently than each other. Even if they are the same model gun, choke, barrel length and ammo.
By the way 2001, Skidoo's rule!!!!
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Old 01-08-2004, 06:28 PM
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I agree with Worc
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