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#1 SpokaneSlayer

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Posted 31 March 2008 - 05:12 PM

The wife and I got out yesterday despite the snow to pattern our guns for turkey season. She was shooting her Mossberg 835 Ultimag with the factory choke and I was shooting my Remington 870 Super Mag with a Jelly Head choke I just bought. Shells tested were Winchester Supreme #5, Remington Nitro #4, and Federal #5, all 3" shells. We started at 30 yds then moved back to 40 yds.First, the Mossberg. Seems like her gun liked the Remington Nitro loads best. Put 27 pellets in the kill zone at 30 yds. But when moved back to 40 yds, the number of pellets dropped significantly. I don't recall the number of pellets, but not enough to provide a clean kill. I estimate her effective range at 35 yds.Attached File  IMG_1353.jpg   120.06KB   80 downloadsMossberg; Remington Nitro @30 ydsNext the 870. My gun like the Federal loads best, 22 pellets, followed by the Remington loads at 20 pellets. Fairly close but the Federal was tighter. Moved out to 40 yds. this is where my gun/choke combo out performed the Mossberg. I put 11 pellets in the kill zone. I really like the Primos Jelly Head choke. I would have tested my factory super full choke, but it was getting dark and cold. But if I recall right from last year, the Jelly Head is better.Attached File  IMG_1355.jpg   126.69KB   89 downloadsRemington 870; Remington Nitro @ 30 ydsAttached File  IMG_1357.jpg   122.68KB   82 downloadsWinchester @30 ydsAttached File  IMG_1358.jpg   121.14KB   87 downloadsFederal @ 30 ydsSo, the Mossberg appears to have done better at 30 yds, but the Remington was better 40 yds.While out there, we heard 2 seperate packs of coyotes howling. I ALMOST brought my calls and the 25-06 with me. Just before we left, a little tweety bird tried to land ON my barrel. Lucky for it, the gun wasn't loaded. Driving home, we saw the biggest porcupine I have ever seen. We thought it was a tumbleweed until it moved. Sorry, no pic. So that was our evening. Enjoy!

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Posted 31 March 2008 - 05:47 PM

Sounds like you guys had a very productive evening. Nice going.
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Posted 31 March 2008 - 05:52 PM

You only need one pellet in the eye. But you did have a productive day. It looks like you learned a lot.

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Posted 31 March 2008 - 05:55 PM

We did learn alot. And the turkey I got last year was the golden bb in the eye...lol.

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Posted 31 March 2008 - 05:57 PM

That golden BB is the one that counts.LOL

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