I set up five targets and shot each one using different chokes for each one. The yardage, load and aim point (using a simple TruGlo barrel bead) were the same for all the shots. I know that certain chokes like certain loads but I’m thinking by setting a control, I can narrow down my choices of choke to work with.
The number with the V after it is vitals are of the number of hits that were inside of the bird’s silhouette. The number with the T after it is, the total number of hit inside of the 30” circle. And these weren't even "turkey" loads. I'll try a few loads tomorrow to see how it looks.
I'm liking the Kicks and Indian Creek chokes not only for their numbers but for being tight. Kicks more seeing it more uniform. With them being that tight at 20, they should (that's a big should ) be pretty good out to 30 and even 35 yards. So if I were setting this up for myself and looking to add an adjustable sight to dial it in, I've pretty much narrowed down the two chokes I want to work/test more.....but I'm not setting up for me
I'm thinking that Jake's gun doesn't need a Kicks, Indian Creek or Jelly Head tube....yet. What it needs is the Remington modify choke. It's numbers are nearly as good as the other chokes but I have no intentions of Jake shooting past 20 yards. He'll shoot 15 yards and 20 being a max. I think the modify choke will give him the best pattern and less chance of missing if he's not dead on the base of the gobblers head
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Post by noreasttrkyhntr on Apr 3, 2010 23:36:38 GMT
Looks good Tom! that Kicks pattern looks really good. but for Jake I think you are correct the modified pattern will give him more wiggle room in case his POA is off a little. like you said keep it to 20 yrds. max and it is a killer for sure! picture #4 I assume is The Remington super full?? let me know if you can what Winchester loads you where shooting. I have a youth 11-87 to setup and I really like the looks of that Kicks pattern...Bob..