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winchester longbeard xr

Postby bamabirdbuster13 » February 18th, 2014, 1:34 am

anyone shot the new long beard load. interested on how it shoots out of a beretta 390
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Re: winchester longbeard xr

Postby icdedturkes » February 18th, 2014, 9:53 am

Its the tightest lead patterning load ever sold.. It also seems to be working with a wide range of guns and choke designs..

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Re: winchester longbeard xr

Postby charlie elk » February 18th, 2014, 10:36 am

Just bought a box of #5's to test out of an M2. The technology of this load is intriguing. Does the shot pattern spread at all within 30 yds?
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Re: winchester longbeard xr

Postby kygobbler » February 18th, 2014, 10:46 am

Charlie, whenever you get to pattern them would you post some pics. I justed called a store here to see if they had any #5's in stock and all they had was #4s.
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Re: winchester longbeard xr

Postby dewey » February 18th, 2014, 12:08 pm

Is this the product you guys are talking about?

http://www.cabelas.com/product/Shooting ... t104567580

Looks like the reviews are great and $38 for a box of 10 isn't too bad.

Charlie let us know how it patterns when it finally warms up.

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Re: winchester longbeard xr

Postby kygobbler » February 18th, 2014, 2:56 pm

dewey wrote:Is this the product you guys are talking about?

http://www.cabelas.com/product/Shooting ... t104567580

Looks like the reviews are great and $38 for a box of 10 isn't too bad.

Charlie let us know how it patterns when it finally warms up.

Dewey


Dewey, they stopped making those shells last year or the year before. Here is what we are talking about.

http://www.cabelas.com/catalog/search.c ... l+Products
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Re: winchester longbeard xr

Postby Treerooster » February 18th, 2014, 4:15 pm

icdedturkes wrote:Its the tightest lead patterning load ever sold.. It also seems to be working with a wide range of guns and choke designs..


Have you seen any 15 to 25 yard pattern pics?
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Re: winchester longbeard xr

Postby charlie elk » February 19th, 2014, 8:21 pm

Treerooster wrote:Have you seen any 15 to 25 yard pattern pics?

kygobbler wrote:Charlie, whenever you get to pattern them would you post some pics

This one was shot at 15 yards, #5s
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This one shot 25 yards, #5
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Benelli M2 with Carlson Turkey Choke .665
I shot them with less choke constriction and found the patterns fell apart to point a turkey could easily survive if he held still. A tight choke is a must with these shells. All in all a good shell. I'll still limit my shots to 35 yds or less but if the turkey is in an open field and distance is misjudged these loads will likely make the difference in producing a dead turkey rather than a wounded turkey.
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Re: winchester longbeard xr

Postby kygobbler » February 20th, 2014, 12:19 pm

Charlie, Im assuming that was with the 3" shell?

I called the store and they told me that they had some in stock and will put a few boxes behind the counter for me.

When I talked to the Winchester rep at the NWTF show he told me that they would do good in a more open choke. He said that it will keep people from using .650 chokes. I told him that I use a .675 Gobbling Thunder and he said it should work really well out of that choke. I guess I will find out on my next day off. They had targets that were shot at 60, 66, and 70 yards. IMO, the shot pattern was not very good. It did have about 5 pellets in the kill zone but to me that is still hoping that the magic pellet hits the right spot. I told him what I thought about it and his reply was that you would have to pratice a lot from that range in order to kill a turkey.

The only reason why Im interested in these shells is to see how they do compare with the Supremes at 40 yards. Even though they advertise 66 yard shots I know I wouldn't shoot one from that distance.
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Re: winchester longbeard xr

Postby WillowRidgeCalls » February 20th, 2014, 1:12 pm

No offence guys, but at 15 and 25 yards there should of been a hole big enough to stick your fist through, shooting a .665 choke? I would of thought they should of patterned a lot tighter than that?
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