I went to the gun range today. Maverick "88" ,Carlson extra full choke tube, Winchester 3-inch#4s and #5s. While both did really well out to 40 yds for some reason the #4s outperformed the #5s. I can't explain it but I seemed to be getting more hits with #4s.
One thing I did notice was that the shotgun seemed to shoot low but once I aimed a little higher it was DEVESTATING!!! I was SUPER excited.
Of course, I am a little sheepish and must confess that I didn't take Clark's advice about the shooter's friend recoil pad and right now I am really regretting it. I shot 45 shot shells today, not to mention the mosin nagant shells I fired(no pad there either) and my shoulder feels like, well it feels like it's been hammered on.
All in all it was a fun afternoon with the wife, we both shot the heck out of things and really enjoyed ourselves.