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well i went and purchased some federal flightcontrol #6 today. I cant wait for the snow to stop so I can get out in the field and try em out! Im sure by now everyone has seen my previous patterns with #4 but ive heard that #6 shot will pattern alot better. So why do you guys think..

 

4 5 6 7? what do you prefer?

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I shoot Win. Hi-Velocity #6's. 2 oz. load. I am going to pattern the Hevi-13 with an Indian Creek .665 choke, this spring, or as soon as the weather warms up here. I have the shells and the choke. It is just too damned cold here now, but that won't last forever. I hope... Mike

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yeah man i heard that! its freezing and we are supposed to get 4-8 inches of snow tonight. bleh. Let me know how those hevi's pattern. I have used win. hi velocity #4's but never the 6's. This will be the first time ive ever used 6's. Those black shells are mean man. I think im going to put up some poster board or some big piece of wood and test my pattern inside of a 30 inch circle. Any patterning advice?

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yeah man i heard that! its freezing and we are supposed to get 4-8 inches of snow tonight. bleh. Let me know how those hevi's pattern. I have used win. hi velocity #4's but never the 6's. This will be the first time ive ever used 6's. Those black shells are mean man. I think im going to put up some poster board or some big piece of wood and test my pattern inside of a 30 inch circle. Any patterning advice?

 

I use a turkey poster. Then I shoot at 20, 30, and 40 yards. Make sure that you are rock steady so you can determine if the gun is shooting to a good POI. I'm sure that you will be good to go with either the #5's or #6's. At least by patterning, you will know what you got, and that is important. Good luck... Mike

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yeah its the only one i got. I got a 10 gauge but its an old topper model H&R..Ive only shot it a couple of times. My SN was a gift from my parents and it truly is a great gun, im just trying to find the perfect combo.

 

ive got the sluggin down.. now im startin to move on to the perfect turkey pattern. That is why im trying all these different ammo brands and sizes.

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I'm fairly happy with this pattern at 35 yards with H-13 from a 12 gauge BPS, but I'm still trying to do better. It goes down to around 300+- at 40 yards, and delivers a killing pattern out well past 50 yards.

 

I like long-barreled pumps for turkey guns, might consider a SN 28" with whatever IC recommends someday....

 

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yo mud.. can you send me a link to those shells you were using?

 

The 10 gauge shell is from Nitro. Can't remember the #, but I think it's 3oz of something:

 

http://www.nitrocompany.com/ammunition.htm#top

 

The 12 gauge is from EM :

 

http://www.hevishot.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=86:tech-center-hevi-13&catid=17:tech-center&Itemid=71

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