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Old November 15, 2006, 05:19 PM   #1
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Mossberg 835 buckshot.

I am in the process of getting a Mossberg 835 for turkey and I would like to get another choke tube to use for deer in the fall. What I am wondering is, what is the best buckshot type and size combined with what choke to get the tightest groups possible?
#1 shot is the smallest legal here for deer.
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Old November 16, 2006, 09:03 PM   #2
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i use 3.5 federal premium 1 buck with a mod choke, works wonders
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Old November 17, 2006, 08:28 AM   #3
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for deer hunting, all u need is a open choke if your range is within 30 yards, and your barrel is longer then 26" i beleive, my friend shot a nice spike bout a month ago with standard remington double ought 2/34 loads and it was rite at 20 yards, the deer dropped like a sack of spuds. If you wanted to go longer you could get the gobblestopper full choke setup and be effective to a good 50 yards atleast, as my shotgun keeps 7 of the 9 00 federal load in the target at this range.
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Old November 17, 2006, 05:48 PM   #4
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i want something that can consistantly put enough pellets in an area the size of a deer's head, we do road hunting along dirt roads and only are alowed to go onto the land 20 yards either direction of the road, but the shots go along the road up to about 50 yards, most are does so i dont care about harming a rack, i just need to know that there will be a good hit if i were to fire at the deer's head
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Old November 18, 2006, 02:32 PM   #5
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id say up to 25-30 yards, u cood land all the pellets in the head with the gobble stopper choke, after 30 u mite just want to see how your gun patterns. Also ammunition is key i really reccomend federals classic buckshot, it seems the best for keeping things tight. And the gobblestopper choke and fiber optic sight combo works very well, at 50 yardsa a majority of the pellets should be in the headshot area. If your worried about losing meat, meat loss was minimal with 00 buck, but it did blow the left shoulder out of the socket.
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