mudpack wrote:I used to make a paste out of flour and water when I was a kid. I don't think it would hold any shot together after the shell was fired.
C M Wings wrote:What I read is that the resin in the longbeard loads shatters on load setback in the wad and acts like a very precise buffer. There was an article where the guy compared longbeards to Remington and Hornandy turkey loads. It did perform at close to 2:1 at range as advertised by Winny. I am 100% going to give them a test run on the pattering board.
Loose Wire wrote:JuniorPre 360 wrote:I got 200 @40 yards in a 10 inch circle with the 3 inch #5's.
What gun, barrel length and choke were you using?
JuniorPre 360 wrote:26 inch with a Primos Jellyhead. It wasn't the new model of choke tube, but I don't think that matters. Clean the barrel before patterning.
C M Wings wrote:There are lots and lots of posts on Old Gobbler related to longbeards and patterns.
Seems the way to bet is short barrel, tight choke. Guys with 21-24 inch barrels and .655 - .665 chokes are putting up big numbers in ten inches at 40 yards. Of course shot size drives this too; #6's really pack them in there.
Great site for turkey info - guys are just as friendly and helpful as guys here. I'm sure there is a lot of cross over.
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