Pattern question?

Guns, ammo, and more! What do you shoot, and why?
WVHILLBILLYJLM
 
Posts: 5
Joined: February 15th, 2009, 2:35 am

Pattern question?

Postby WVHILLBILLYJLM » February 15th, 2009, 8:04 am

Hello all, new here.  I came here to research  for a new turkey gun to replace my 17 yr old Win 1300 NWTF 12 ga.  I then came across a thread about "deep cleaning" the barrel to improve your pattern.  So I am going to try that before buying a new gun.
 
I see that alot of you pattern your guns at 40 yds at a 10" circle.  What do you consider to be a good shot count if the circle as a goal?
 
Thanks

wisturkeyhunter
 
Posts: 299
Joined: April 18th, 2008, 8:16 pm

RE: Pattern question?

Postby wisturkeyhunter » February 15th, 2009, 11:30 am

150 makes me happy with lead, I'd want considerably more if I was shooting the high dollar heavier than lead loads.

User avatar
tracebusta32
 
Posts: 580
Joined: April 9th, 2008, 7:25 am

RE: Pattern question?

Postby tracebusta32 » February 15th, 2009, 12:15 pm

20-30 pellets and I'm heading out for the kill
Malachi 4:5-6
My Brother: WMB

wisturkeyhunter
 
Posts: 299
Joined: April 18th, 2008, 8:16 pm

RE: Pattern question?

Postby wisturkeyhunter » February 15th, 2009, 12:42 pm

ORIGINAL: tracebusta32

20-30 pellets and I'm heading out for the kill

Your kidding right

tinker
 
Posts: 42
Joined: February 15th, 2009, 12:47 pm

RE: Pattern question?

Postby tinker » February 15th, 2009, 12:51 pm

 I guess for me it would depend on the size of shot that I am using.  #6 shot, I gotta go with wisturkeyhunter.

WVHILLBILLYJLM
 
Posts: 5
Joined: February 15th, 2009, 2:35 am

RE: Pattern question?

Postby WVHILLBILLYJLM » February 15th, 2009, 12:56 pm

I have #4, #5 and #6 shot to try.  They are mainly Fed Premium 3" 2oz.  I have a Hastings .660 choke that is as about as old as the gun.  It does not shoot near as well as it used to so I am going to give it a good cleaning tomorrow then try it. 

thundrchikin
 
Posts: 208
Joined: January 16th, 2009, 11:05 am

RE: Pattern question?

Postby thundrchikin » February 15th, 2009, 3:43 pm

Anything over 100 reguardless of shot size should be more than suffecient IMO.
canecreekcalls.com

User avatar
grizzly
 
Posts: 933
Joined: April 15th, 2008, 12:33 pm

RE: Pattern question?

Postby grizzly » February 16th, 2009, 2:46 am

i do'nt know if any of you get fur, fish and game the guy that does the shooting section has a neat test for pattern your gun. you shoot at a papper with a 16 inch circle at difffernt ranges then take a wire coat hanger and fold it in to the shape of a turkey head and neck then you hold it up to the papper and see how many pellets are in the kill zone at any given time in the circle

Ozarks Hillbilly
 
Posts: 435
Joined: February 2nd, 2009, 7:13 am

RE: Pattern question?

Postby Ozarks Hillbilly » February 16th, 2009, 6:21 am

wvhillbillyjlm
 
I used to shoot the older Federal Mag Turkey loads 5's where my favorite out of the 4's,5's and 6's that I tried with my set up. 870 Remington 28" barrel and a Kicks .665 choke. When I ran out and needed to buy some more they had switched to the flight control wad and my gun didn't shoot any of them very well at all. I found my gun liked the Remington premier magnum 2oz #5's. I have not tried any of the Hevi shot type shells just can't justify the price of those shells over the pattern that I am getting now.
These Ozark Mountains Ain't High But The Hollers Sure Are Deep

WVHILLBILLYJLM
 
Posts: 5
Joined: February 15th, 2009, 2:35 am

RE: Pattern question?

Postby WVHILLBILLYJLM » February 16th, 2009, 7:24 am

Well I shot the gun at 40yds before cleaning it and got 48 shot in the 10" circle with #4 3" Fed Prem and after cleaning, Igot only 38 shot.  I thought that I had  #5 and #6 shot but they were 3 1/2".  When the gun was new, it prefered the Active 3" 2 1/4oz. #5 shot but they are not made anymore.  After the Actives, it shot the Feb Prem 3" #4 shot the best.  I believe that it shot much better than it is now.
 
I think I will be looking for something new.
 
Thanks guys!!

Next

Return to Shooting

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 4 guests