Hooked on HuntingPa
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Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Doylestown, PA Bucks County
I've owned mine for almost 20 years and have put a bunch of different ones down through her. The one thing I've found is that with the Mossberg 835, each one is different. What mine likes more than likely yours won't. Mine used to love the Barnes Expanders, on a rest at 100 I could cloverleaf them. But they aren't made anymore. Now I use the Hornady SST's, it's passable, but not as good as the Expanders were. Then again I can't remember the last shot I had over 50 yards and at that range they are very very deadly.
Since using my 835, I only have had 2 deer take a step after being hit. One was with a Copper Solid the first year they came out, for some reason it keyholed on me, that was a long track job, the other one took five steps then flopped, that was with a SST. Most just drop.