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Shotgun Patterning Question
« on: May 10, 2021, 05:18:25 PM »
Anybody had a shotguns pattern seem to change even though choke and shells didnít.

My nova I have I had a really hard time getting it to pattern well. Went through a bunch of different shells and chokes 7-8 years ago till I found a combo that worked well.  Been shooting the primos jelly head and Winchester longbeard # 6s or double X #6 and was really happy with them out to 50 yards.  This year I couldnít figure out why I was had to shoot my first two birds multiple times as they were within 30 yards. Till I shot my 3rd bird which was at 15 yards and I broke both his legs and when I cleaned him he had bbs from his beard down to the bottom of his feet.  Before this when I shot birds at 15 yards they didnít have much of a head left as my pattern was the size of a softball at that range.

After seeing this I went to shoot my gun and itís not patterning well at all. Itís throwing a giant spread in the four shells I tried. Only one it shot ďokayĒ was double xs but thats only out to 30 yards. 

With the ammo shortage I didnít shoot as much as Iíd like to but canít comprehend how my gun would shoot great with the long beard #6s until this year. Same 1 3/4 oz Iv been shooting out of it for 6 years.

Anybody seen anything like this before or had a gun that was difficult to pattern?

Luckily have a 20 gauge bps Iv been using since this issue to keep hunting.

Maybe itís a good excuse to buy a new gun been eyeing the new browning maxus 2 they released this year lol.



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Re: Shotgun Patterning Question
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2021, 06:54:10 PM »
Any choke damage? Barrel get whacked at all accidentally?

Iíve never had one throw great patterns and then not, I have had them shoot different Points of impact but quickly figured out it was loose fiber optics or beads.
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Re: Shotgun Patterning Question
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2021, 07:27:30 PM »
Not that I can see. Choke looks good and no  barrel issues. What I though it might have been at first but donít see any damage to either of them.

Going to take it out with a couple different chokes along with the factory full and shoot some low brass 7s I have and see what they look like.   

Just seems so odd to me something must have changed.  Only shotgun Iv had that was so picky with the shell/choke combos as well. The bps I have I can shoot pretty much anything out of it and they shoot well.



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Re: Shotgun Patterning Question
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2021, 07:47:34 PM »
I run a Benelli Vinci with a Carlsons .665 I believe and the Winchester Longbeard XR 3Ē #5 shoot phenomenal if you havenít tried those. Then again you tried them in 6ís so thatís more pellets anyhow prob wouldnít help
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Re: Shotgun Patterning Question
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2021, 08:48:53 AM »
Pull your choke out and look for damage on choke cracks or unusual wear spots had a choke screw up on me one time small crack don't know how and messed with my pattern installed new choke right back to normal.

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Re: Shotgun Patterning Question
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2021, 06:13:17 PM »
Problems been fixed.

Put an Indian creek choke in it. These were at 40.






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Re: Shotgun Patterning Question
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2021, 04:34:52 AM »
That works!  You bought the Browning?
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Re: Shotgun Patterning Question
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2021, 05:04:53 AM »
Got it so it patterns well now


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Re: Shotgun Patterning Question
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2021, 08:09:54 AM »
That works!  You bought the Browning?

Yeah found a maxus with 26Ē barrel in bottomland. Figured might as well get it as the way things are going cost would only go up or become really hard to get.

Bought some TSS to test as well unfortunately didnít have anymore longbeards to compare it too. It blew the federal 3 rd degree out of the water though

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Re: Shotgun Patterning Question
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2021, 11:59:44 AM »
Yeah not a fan of that 3rd degree
 TSS is impressive out of my .410
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Re: Shotgun Patterning Question
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2021, 12:00:13 PM »
Not a fan of any blendedís
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Re: Shotgun Patterning Question
« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2021, 05:45:02 PM »
First blends Iv tried doesnít seem to be much if any improvements with the new version with tss. I know a few people that really like the heavy shot magnum blend but Iv never tried them.

 


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