20 gauge 1187 set up

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20 gauge 1187 set up

Postby thwackem » March 4th, 2013, 4:44 pm

I bought a 20 gauge 1187 for my kids. I got the remchoke super full tube and am not pleased with the patterning. What combinations do you recommend? Thinking about trying a truglo .555 with some type of hevi shot. I am willing to get whatever..just looking for advice. Thanks

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Re: 20 gauge 1187 set up

Postby bcknuts » March 4th, 2013, 5:58 pm

Your thinking the right way.TruGlo ssx .555 with Hevi 13 is a good choice.Check out allaboutshooting.com they can be a great help to you .

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Re: 20 gauge 1187 set up

Postby thwackem » March 4th, 2013, 6:30 pm

Thank you. I will check them out right now.

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Re: 20 gauge 1187 set up

Postby icdedturkes » March 4th, 2013, 7:00 pm

I have good luck with the SSX 550 in a couple a guns.. Like yours mine did not prefer the more open type 570 choke tubes.. I would personally give the Federal HW 7s a shot with that choke, their not a better pellet commercially loaded in a shell.

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Re: 20 gauge 1187 set up

Postby allaboutshooting » March 5th, 2013, 4:15 pm

thwackem wrote:I bought a 20 gauge 1187 for my kids. I got the remchoke super full tube and am not pleased with the patterning. What combinations do you recommend? Thinking about trying a truglo .555 with some type of hevi shot. I am willing to get whatever..just looking for advice. Thanks


The 20 gauge SSX Rem-Choke is what both Doris and I use in our guns for competition and for hunting. It's hard to beat.

I'd also recommend that you "deep clean" that bore. It really helps moe than you might imagine.

Here's a link to the article that contains the guidelines. http://allaboutshooting.com/article_inf ... les_id=282

I'd also recommmend the "2013 Turkey Hunter's Equipment Guide" from T&TH Magazine, and the article on patterning in there.

Good luck with your new gun.

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Clark
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Re: 20 gauge 1187 set up

Postby thwackem » March 14th, 2013, 4:37 pm

Thanks Clark. I just ordered the choke from allaboutshooting. What load for hunting do you recommend. I am,New to the 20gauge turkey gun scene. In my 12's I have always shot 4's or 5's. It sounds like most guys are going with 6 or 7's with heavishot.

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Re: 20 gauge 1187 set up

Postby mossyoakpro » March 15th, 2013, 7:46 am

thwackem wrote:Thanks Clark. I just ordered the choke from allaboutshooting. What load for hunting do you recommend. I am,New to the 20gauge turkey gun scene. In my 12's I have always shot 4's or 5's. It sounds like most guys are going with 6 or 7's with heavishot.



Federal Heavyweight #7's....out of that SSX choke you will be pleasantly surprised. If you have a BPS close by, they had those shells a week or so back.

Best of luck to you!! My 20 gauge adventure starts tomorrow!!

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Re: 20 gauge 1187 set up

Postby allaboutshooting » March 15th, 2013, 10:29 pm

thwackem wrote:Thanks Clark. I just ordered the choke from allaboutshooting. What load for hunting do you recommend. I am,New to the 20gauge turkey gun scene. In my 12's I have always shot 4's or 5's. It sounds like most guys are going with 6 or 7's with heavishot.


I apologize for being late in getting back to you. I'd recommend 3" Hevi-13 shells with 1.25 oz. of eigher #6 or #7 shot. Many shooters are also getting great patterns from the 3" Federal Heavyweigth shells with #7 shot.

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Clark
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