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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-29-2019, 02:45 PM
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I spoke to a technician from the Mfg. before I bought the Indian Creed Black Diamond Strike Turkey Choke.
He told what shells patterned best out of it and Strongly suggested keeping the bore and choke clean.
I also read that keeping a clean bore in slug guns using sabots was important for best accuracy.
I didn't watch the video posted, I prefer to Keep all my Firearms Clean.
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post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-29-2019, 10:40 PM
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In my experience, I've found most of my shotguns shoot turkey loads better with a clean bore. Seems like my patterns blow out a bit after the first shot, especially with the HTL loads. I've started keeping a bore snake with me when I'm patterning, and just run it through between each shot. Might not be as good as an actual cleaning, but it seems sufficient enough to keep my results a little more consistent.

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post #13 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-29-2019, 10:50 PM
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Believe it or not but my Mossberg 500 12ga gets the best pattern from a dirty bore. I’ve cleaned it, shiny clean, and the pattern really sucked lol

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post #14 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-15-2019, 02:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Moss View Post
Believe it or not but my Mossberg 500 12ga gets the best pattern from a dirty bore. Iíve cleaned it, shiny clean, and the pattern really sucked lol
Have a new Mossberg 500 in 20 gauge which I patterned today using an IC .555 and handload TSS 9s. Definitely preferred a dirty barrel. My old 12 gauge Winchester 1300 was the same way shooting Hevi 7s, but my single shot with the same Hevi 7 load patterns better with a clean bore.

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I pattern my Spring Turkey gun with two shots each Spring and if the pattern is successful. I clean it. Shoot the first gobbler with a clean bore and hunt until it rains, I have my limit or the Spring Season ends. Repeat next year.

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post #16 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-30-2019, 09:54 AM
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I found when shooting hand loaded TSS It did not matter clean or dirty, the patterns were always smoking. But I always at last run a bore snake through the tube after I shoot. Now I did not receive the same e results with factory loads. Be it Federal Heviweights, Winchester extended range or even the old Active shells. They all required a clean barrel to get the best pattern.

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