hawglips wrote:allaboutshooting wrote:It seems to depend upon what choke tube I've used. I'd been seeing good patterns until last Thursday when i shot a couple through a turkey choke that a fellow sent me. It may have been the choke or maybe just a couple of bad shells but the patterns were very poor. They resembled large "8"s with lots of holes and gaps. I shot them through my 935 which normally patterns everything very well. The choke was ported with a .675 exit diameter, so I was a little surprised at the results.
So far I've just shot the 3" shells with #6 shot. I still have the 3" shells with #4 and #5 to try as well as 3.5" shells with #4, #5 and #6 shot.
It's too cold here now, only 18, to do any serious work at the range but when it warms up, I'll shoot a few more and see how it goes.
Clark, since the thing that makes these shells pattern better than other lead shells is that the payload is encased in resin - which holds the shot together for a longer period of time and seems to be broken up as it exits the choke - I wonder if a more open choke might be the way to go with them. Sort of like the principle of the flite-control wad. That would be interesting to test and see.
Hal I believe I have read where it is not the choke but the detonation that turns the resin from a solid to powder or whatever..