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Longbeard XRs possible problem

Just a heads up you all might want to check out.
On one of my other sites, someone posted that he is not getting satisfactory patterns from newer (last year) purchased Longbeard XR shells that he had been used to getting in the past. He was a dedicated LB user and tester.


If you use LBs you may want to check them at the patterning board.
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Just to be clear, patterns went from Very good, to totally unsatisfactory using the same gun, choke and shooting off a bench. Others claim the same problem with "newer" lots.
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I am always concerned with the change in any ammo from any company year to year particularly if there appears to be any changes....even if the color of the box or wording chances. Therefore when I find a good load I buy several boxes to last me several years of spring gobbler.

What ever ammo I plan to use for spring gobbler season is tested before each season and I only hunt with the ammo out of the the same box and lot number.

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Well, I have 5 rounds left, so I won't need any for 5 years, hopefully they will clear it up by then.
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I use the Remington Nitro loads in a #6 and have great results killing turkeys. I'll stick with them and they are cheaper.
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I use the Remington Nitro loads in a #6 and have great results killing turkeys. I'll stick with them and they are cheaper.

Interesting you should say that. They are nearly universally regarded as the worst patterning turkey loads on the planet, possibly in a tie with Hornady loads.
Glad they shoot for you, but every time I've ever seen them patterned they were abysmal.
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I also use the Remington Nitro`s in #4 and they work well for me as well. shot several with them over the years.
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I use the Remington Nitro loads in a #6 and have great results killing turkeys. I'll stick with them and they are cheaper.

Interesting you should say that. They are nearly universally regarded as the worst patterning turkey loads on the planet, possibly in a tie with Hornady loads.
Glad they shoot for you, but every time I've ever seen them patterned they were abysmal.
I second this. I killed a good handful of birds with them back before I started putting shots on paper, but once I actually saw how poorly they patterned compared to virtually every other round I tried, they went to the back of the shelf and they're still there. YMMV.
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I also use the Remington Nitro`s in #4 and they work well for me as well. shot several with them over the years.
I too have used em in my 20 ga.and they get the job done.I got em on sale to boot.
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I also use the Remington Nitro`s in #4 and they work well for me as well. shot several with them over the years.
I have a 16 gauge Ithaca M37 that I occasionally use for turkeys, and use #6 Remington Nitro Express in it for turkeys. Works well.

They appear to be a popular choice!
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