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I've never actually patterned my shotgun at one of them fancy targets so I would have a pellet count, honestly didn't think turkey hunting would be that much fun....man was I ever wrong. Anyway, what I've got is a Mossberg 500 and if they're not pretty much in my lap (20-25 yards) I consider them out of my range. I've rolled a couple just beyond that and won't take a shoot past that now. The extra full choke that came with it measures .680 (inside) and what I've looked so is .675, .670, .660 and .640. Out of them choices what would y'all consider a good starting point. The .675 is a Hunter's Specialty and the others are Carlson's.
 

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Thanks spur, and anybody else in advance. Just so y'all know this will be an ongoing experiment after turkey season. It's just to close to do it now, I'll go with what I know.
 

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I was also wondering how much barrel length would play into it as well. I've hunt with mudshark, a couple different cousins and a BIL it seems their shotguns make mine look like well.......me, short. (20" barrel)
 

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I was also wondering how much barrel length would play into it as well. I've hunt with mudshark, a couple different cousins and a BIL it seems their shotguns make mine look like well.......me, short. (20" barrel)
Maybe you'd like to try mine....it's a mossburg too....has a modified barrel....#6s shoot great out of it:wink:
 

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I'd look at the Carlson's. I don't have that gun, but would guess in a .660; i'd go nonported. you can get them from midsouthshooterssupply.com for $17 bucks + shipping.

you can call carlson's and they will tell you what diameter they recommend. good guys there.

as far as patterning on fancy targets, go on a calm day and just take you some brown packaging paper - put it over a box or something (a poltical sign works well); draw you a dot and make a 10" ring around it - count your holes in most concentrated area, meaning you may have to adjust your point of aim if it's not directly concentrated - guns and different types of shells can all throw this off a little.
 

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I'd look at the Carlson's. I don't have that gun, but would guess in a .660; i'd go nonported. you can get them from midsouthshooterssupply.com for $17 bucks + shipping.

you can call carlson's and they will tell you what diameter they recommend. good guys there.

as far as patterning on fancy targets, go on a calm day and just take you some brown packaging paper - put it over a box or something (a poltical sign works well); draw you a dot and make a 10" ring around it - count your holes in most concentrated area, meaning you may have to adjust your point of aim if it's not directly concentrated - guns and different types of shells can all throw this off a little.
Or a picture of blechk o'mama!:smack:
 

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You can get a little more velocity out of a longer barrel but I think you reach the point of diminishing returns at 28" or 30". My preference is a 28" barrel I like the longer sighting plane and the patterns are great, but tht is only a personal preference.
 
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