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Patterning This Weekend

Going to pattern my Mossberg 935 this weekend.. I have a new X-Factor choke i want to try.. What do you guys use to pattern.. Target, distance, ect.

I'm thinking 30 yards max with a roll of rosin paper i had for hardwood flooring.. then you guys usually check off with a sharpie all the holes in a 10" circle right?

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Re: Patterning This Weekend

I shoot at 40 yards once I have the gun sighted in, to test for pattern density. Then draw a 10" circle around the densest part of the pattern, and count the holes. Also, I shoot at the biggest piece of paper I can find, like a 3'x3' square, just to make sure I get all of my pattern on the paper. If I'm shooting a brand new gun, I start at 20 yards to sight in the gun, then move to 40.

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I shoot at 40 yards once I have the gun sighted in, to test for pattern density. Then draw a 10" circle around the densest part of the pattern, and count the holes. Also, I shoot at the biggest piece of paper I can find, like a 3'x3' square, just to make sure I get all of my pattern on the paper. If I'm shooting a brand new gun, I start at 20 yards to sight in the gun, then move to 40.
811 is right on...That is a really big payload of pellets for 30 yards....But I prefer to shoot them close also.

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Re: Patterning This Weekend

Ive used my gun for 3 years but never patterned it.. shoots fine up to 30 but haven't shot it any further for turks.. this weekend is as good time as any. Thanks guys

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I pattern at 40yds as well. I draw a 10" circle on a big sheet of cardboaed. I get appliance boxes that are discarded in local dumpsters (yeah my wife loves me crawling in those). The local Home Depot or Lowe's are always willing to give me large sheets of cardboard they are getting rid of also.

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I own a business myself so i have plenty of cardboard. Ill post a picture so we can ooooooo and ahhhhh

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I have been thinking about trying to get out to pattern my old 870 but not sure where to go. Not a member of any club and the sgl range at Wexford prohibits shot shells. Any one have any suggestions?
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Re: Patterning This Weekend

I don't get into all the technical stuff with respect to patterning. I usually just put a turkey head target out about 30 yards and see which loads shoot the closest to dead on and check the pattern densities visually. I don't count pellets in a 10 inch circle or none of that...What looks good to me gets taken into the woods. What doesn't gets shot up on the skeet range.
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