Re: "Breaking In" a Stoeger M3500
I did the same as joe. I have a post on here somewhere in the waterfowl forum from a couple years back, I think I actually posted the patterns. I used the carlsons choke as well. I tried 6 or 7 loads. Black cloud and kent were horrible in my gun. I got the best patterns, and they were honest to God nice, even, dense patterns, from 3.5 inch BB Remington sportsman steel. The cheapest steel known to man kind, lol. For ducks I shoot 3 or 3.5 inch #2, or hevishot 3" #6. I don't need the 3.5 inch shells for most of the spots I hunt, but they pattern well and I have them, so I shoot them.
I think I'm an alright guy, I think I'm alright