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post #31 of 71 (permalink) Old 01-30-2018, 05:40 PM
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Buy what makes u happy 300 or 1500 dollar, the end result is a dead bird and it don't care what make or model u killed it with
I've seen $1500.00 guns that pattern a foot off at 30 yds and $ 300.00 guns that are dead on at 50 yds. You need to have the right gun/choke/load combo to get the job done. And sometime you get lucky and get an individual gun that for some reason just seems to be a cut above.
It's a crap shoot on any gen u get, I seen a 3000. Trap gun Sunday that was just garbage it is getting sent back. Sunday was it's firs.time.out . I just figured he have known to choke it and pattern the gun .
I have been chasing these birds for 33 years this spring and I do know one thing I find a good gun that has a great POA and pattern good keep it
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I knew a guy in Texas who was a good trap and skeet shot; however, he was missing easy shots on passing doves. So we took his gun and dove loads to the pattering board to test and low and behold the majority of the patterns tested were shaped like a donut. Therefore if he had a perfect hold he was not hitting the bird.

Some people thank you are crazy to pattern a shotgun; however, many of them would be surprise at the POI change when changing ammo and even the POI with the current load they are shooting.

I met a guy several years ago who hunted turkey with a 10 ga. and swore he was killing them at 60 yards. So we challenge him to a test. The results of shots stepped off at 60, aimed over a table resting on a Winter coat he fires at a 11X14 inch paper to put 3 Pellets on the paper spread out at 3, 6 & 9. He shot 3 more times with his best being 6 on a paper.

He never heard him brag again.
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when shooting at the head I want those BB`s in the head and not in the Breast. My wife don`t like biting into them.....
No? We have contests at my house to see who gets the most bb's! lol
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Have you ever patterned your turkey load? The only way I know to determine if your POI needs adjusted and the count of pellets at a given distance is the only way I know to be sure of your sure kill range. Do you have another method?
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Spring Gun-Mossberg 835 12 gauge, HeviShot Mag Blend 3 1/2" shells, Rob Roberts choke, and Leupold shotgun scope.

Fall Gun-Mossberg 535, Hevi Shot Mag Blend 3 1/2" shells, Rob Roberts choke, no scope.

I'm tempted to switch over to TSS at some point, but why argue with success?

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I'm gonna make heads explode with my turkey gun......LOL 20ga flintlock fowler shooting TSS #9's
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I'm gonna make heads explode with my turkey gun......LOL 20ga flintlock fowler shooting TSS #9's
Ladies and gentlemen, the definition of irony
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I'm gonna make heads explode with my turkey gun......LOL 20ga flintlock fowler shooting TSS #9's
Did you buy or build that? Any pattern pics?

Iím a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.
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Did you buy or build that? Any pattern pics?
Had it built..... Ken Moors down in NC

Patterns great with nickle plated #6's and 5.5s but I wanted to try TSS #9's to up the pattern density to 40yds and it knocks the heck out of them. Same weight load (1 5/8oz) I average about 110-120 more hits in 10" at 30 with the #9's vs the #5.5 nickle and that percentage jumps even higher at 40 because of how well those TSS stay together.

The 30yd pattern below isn't the best one I fired but the one I happened to take a picture of...... I yanked it a bit low right but you get the idea LOL

It still keeps 160-170ish pellets in a 10" circle at 40yds. It's truly a 40yd +some flintlock.
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That's a nice pattern and I would believe it to be a 40 yard plus gun.
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