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Old February 3, 2010, 02:26 PM   #1
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My shotgun pattern (pics) maverick 88 w/ .650 choke

I know this is not a turkey forum but i want to post a thread about my patterns lol.
I used #5 Winchester High velocity 3" loads 1 3/4 oz .Maverick 88 .My choke is a Wilson precision accu-comp .650 constriction.



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black one is a HV turkey load 3"


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Old February 3, 2010, 02:38 PM   #2
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What size is the circle and at what distance?
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Old February 3, 2010, 04:25 PM   #3
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40 yards 10" circle
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Old February 3, 2010, 04:30 PM   #4
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I believe you'll be having turkey for Spring dinner....
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Old February 3, 2010, 05:18 PM   #5
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I don't hunt Turkey ......but shooting # 5's ..... and if, as you say, that represents a 10" circle at 40 yards ......seems like its enough choke. Just looking at a reloading table quickly / # 5's in 1 3/4 oz ought to yield about 300 pellets.

Looks to me like you have about 25% in a 10" circle / and close to 90% in a 20" circle ......

I would say that's dense enough to kill a Turkey ( I seem to remember reading somewhere that Turkey hunters want at least a dozen pellets in a 5" circle at 40 yards / where the neck and head are going to be obviously ....) but I'll defer to " Turkey Hunters " ....

I've seen tighter chokes than that advertised ....for Turkey, etc ... so you could tighten it up a little if you think its necessary ...
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Old February 3, 2010, 08:58 PM   #6
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actually .650 is really tight most avid turkey hunter s use something .660 or less.
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Old February 4, 2010, 12:16 AM   #7
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how tight is the pattern at 20 yards. Cause on the contary to what some believe you can actaully miss what you are shooting at with a shotgun. I shot 3in #5s and at 20 yards they are great. Also 40 yrds is kinda pushing it IMO. then again 25-30 yards is a far distance where i hunt
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Old February 4, 2010, 12:31 AM   #8
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Um 40 yards is the norm lol.I've talked to hundreds of hard core turkey hunters and 100% tell you to pattern @ 40 yards and draw a 10"circle around your density section .20 yards is like a slug .Starts to spread past that .
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Old February 4, 2010, 12:39 AM   #9
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what oz load velocity etc /copper plated/ buffered ? both? choke ? gun?.
al play a part with this 2 oz of #5's is more than you need @ 40 yards
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Old February 5, 2010, 06:01 PM   #10
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40 yards is the usual and you usualy aim for the center of a 30 in. circle
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Old February 5, 2010, 11:43 PM   #11
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Dam where are you guys hunting, Im up here in MA and 20 yards is the norm and 30 is a reach. then again im hunting in the woods and not on the edge of fields
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Old February 8, 2010, 02:05 AM   #12
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What length is the barrel?
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Old February 11, 2010, 08:25 PM   #13
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Old February 13, 2010, 06:55 PM   #14
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For most turkey hunters that is about right. I had my tactical shotgun worked like a turkey setup with threaded barrel for extended turkey choke and a cone job and you can't ever go wrong with that setup. I am the b*stard though with 2 roost's on his property. I could shoot a turkey every day of the week... Still like my butterball better though
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