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#5679986 - 04/01/15 04:08 PM Gonna' pattern my turkey guns:First results
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I'm going to go this afternoon and pattern my 12ga Mossberg 935 with extreme turkey choke and my Charles Daly 20ga with extreme turkey choke. I will be shooting the 3 1/2" rounds from the 12ga and 3" from the 20ga. I bought several different loads to test and I will try to post up some pics of the results for anyone whom is interested.


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#5679987 - 04/01/15 04:11 PM Re: Gonna' pattern my turkey guns [Re: Booner1]
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Why so serious cheers


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#5680057 - 04/01/15 04:54 PM Re: Gonna' pattern my turkey guns [Re: Booner1]
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Where are you going to pattern. I need to do that too

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#5680496 - 04/01/15 09:31 PM Re: Gonna' pattern my turkey guns [Re: Cleric]
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Where are you going to pattern. I need to do that too

I have 18 acres between Kaufman and Terrell where I shoot.
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#5680520 - 04/01/15 09:44 PM Re: Gonna' pattern my turkey guns [Re: Booner1]
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Okay, I went, I shot, I was very disappointed. I bought a Tru-Glo Gobbler Stopper(trying to save a few bucks, first mistake) choke tube for my Mossberg 935 12ga and Charles Daly 20ga. The 20 shot very well with 3" #5's out to 30 yards but the Mossy 12 "TOTALLY" was the pits out to 35 yards. It patterned really well but every shot (2 Each) from 4 different types of ammo shot high and to the left with #4,5 & 6. The six shot held a better pattern but it was all very disappointing. I am open to any suggestions for choke types that might help me with my Mossy. My cousin is bringing me a tube from his Mossberg 835 Turkey gun to try out, it is a extra full turkey. Thanks in advance.
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#5680724 - 04/02/15 06:50 AM Re: Gonna' pattern my turkey guns [Re: Booner1]
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It sometimes happens that a choke tube can over-contrict the pattern and actually make things worse. It happened to me once with a BPS I owned: even the Full choke produced wider patterns than the Modified when using copper-plated 3" sixes and fives. And commercial turkey chokes were a joke in this particular gun. So, just because a choke says Full or Extra Full doesn't necessarily mean your patterns will always tighten up. You just have to experiment and find out. I'm more worried frankly about the "high and left" shooting, which MAY not correct; try different loads and see.

The late Don Zutz, one of the best shotgun writers I've read, once described shotgun chokes as being like an adjustable spray nozzle on a garden hose. You can twist the nozzle and watch the water stream get tighter and tighter...then you reach a point where further twisting only makes the spray pattern worse. The same holds true with your chokes. Your Mossberg, being the individual that it is, may prefer a more open choke to produce its tightest patterns.
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#5681067 - 04/02/15 10:48 AM Re: Gonna' pattern my turkey guns [Re: Booner1]
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Iv never missed a turkey with a shot gun and I just got a regular full choke in it that is rusted in shut... don't take but a few BBs to do the job and your working with around 100... YOUR THINKING TO HARD grin
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#5681431 - 04/02/15 02:17 PM Re: Gonna' pattern my turkey guns [Re: Booner1]
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I think that I would have missed had I of shot at a turkey. When I say high and left, I'm talking about afoot high and left. I have a Mossberg XF turkey choke to try now, if that doesn't work I will use the full and the modified tubes. I just know that I can kill the heck out of duck with this gun.
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#5681455 - 04/02/15 02:32 PM Re: Gonna' pattern my turkey guns [Re: Booner1]
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use your duck choke.. How many times did you shoot to get high and left?
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#5681504 - 04/02/15 03:05 PM Re: Gonna' pattern my turkey guns [Re: Booner1]
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I fired 9 rounds from 4 different types of ammo and every one of them shot high and left.
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#5681542 - 04/02/15 03:29 PM Re: Gonna' pattern my turkey guns [Re: Booner1]
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Originally Posted By: Booner1
I just know that I can kill the heck out of duck with this gun.


As long as it is coming from the right and rising. grin

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#5681561 - 04/02/15 03:43 PM Re: Gonna' pattern my turkey guns [Re: Buffs 1]
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Originally Posted By: Booner1
I just know that I can kill the heck out of duck with this gun.


As long as it is coming from the right and rising. grin

I actually wrote on one off the targets that I had to shoot at his azz to hit his head, lol.
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#5682431 - 04/03/15 07:41 AM Re: Gonna' pattern my turkey guns [Re: Booner1]
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Originally Posted By: Booner1
I fired 9 rounds from 4 different types of ammo and every one of them shot high and left.


All with the same choke?

I agree with Navasot...just use your duck choke.

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#5683479 - 04/03/15 08:11 PM Re: Gonna' pattern my turkey guns [Re: Booner1]
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I may have to put in my modified steel choke and shoot 3" number 4 steel like I did for the ducks. Hope I don't blast a gobblers head off, it won't make for a very good mount.
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#5683564 - 04/03/15 09:10 PM Re: Gonna' pattern my turkey guns [Re: Booner1]
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Everything you need to know about patterns: http://www.nwtf.org/tips_adventures/tips.php?id=13279
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