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Postby pennsyltucky » Mon Aug 18, 2008 2:57 pm

if you can figure out how to post your patterns, put em here. try to size them properly so they dont stretch out my screen :biggrin: ill add the ones that i can find already posted. if you want to start a conversation about one, just copy and paste it into a new thread so this one doenst get too far off track :thumbsup:

h2ofwlr wrote:It is about time to get ready for the fall hunting season, so here is the how to of doing it that I have saved in my computer. I hope this helps a few of you out in how to do it.

Patterning a shotgun.

I use Plastic white tablecloth that can be bought in 100' rolls about 40” wide. I use 2 - 2x4's, 6’ long with pointed ends and pound them in the ground almost 40” apart until they are very stable. I staple the plastic on to each side with about 8 staples onto the upright 2x4's. Make sure the plastic is taught across. I add a bold + at dead center for aiming purposesusing a majic marker, and then I use a 15" length of line attached to the magic marker and draw the 30" dia circle. I write on the corner the date, weather conditions, wind speed and direction in relation to target, manufacturer of the load, which load(shot size, amount of shot and FPS), and the choke and which gun. I fire from a bunch rest. A hood of a truck with several boat cushions or such will work too. Make sure you have a SAFE area behind the target. If the plastic tears off from the posts because of the wind, generally it is too windy to get accurate results, so wait for a calmer wind day. You can use a 4x4' piece of plywood as a backer too.

I use 3 shots minimum to calculate percentages and groupings. I circle with a magic marker and count each shot hit in the 30” circle and write it on the target. You can either use ballistic tables which tell you the number of pellets per ounce of shot or you can open up a shell and count the total number of pellets in it. Take the total hits and divide by the total pellets in the shell and this is the percentage of hits that hit within the 30” circle. Use these 3 shots for each choke and Each different load. The idea is to look for nice even patterns with the density you are looking for. This may entail buying many manufacturers and different loads to determine the best loads for your gun.
save the plastic targets for future references.
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Postby pennsyltucky » Mon Aug 18, 2008 3:02 pm

orphanedcowboy wrote:Here's a picture of a 40 yd #6 HD 20 ga pattern:

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Postby pennsyltucky » Mon Aug 18, 2008 3:03 pm

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30 yards SBEII Briley Skeet
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Postby pennsyltucky » Mon Aug 18, 2008 3:04 pm

Theircommited10 wrote:Heres a BB pattern from 2006 I did.
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Postby pennsyltucky » Mon Aug 18, 2008 3:06 pm

r-n-tms wrote:Pennsy i took your advice and tried the duplex 50/50. The patterns were alot better. sbe2 kicks .703 @25y 105/107 tried it at this distance for those close ones. [img][img]http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/r-n-tms/100_0687.jpg[/img][/img]This pic was at 45yards. I know that there not perfect but i am going to try this load in the early season [img][img]http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/r-n-tms/100_0688.jpg[/img][/img]
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Postby pennsyltucky » Mon Aug 18, 2008 3:11 pm

choclab wrote:I patterned a few loads out of the Extrema2 on Friday. I was shooting a Primos Dead Zone choke tube, the decoy model. All shells were at 30 yards with a 30" circle. The Xperts were first and threw an ok pattern. The Feds throw a pretty damn good pattern, but they are also 7-8 bucks a box more, plus I will loose 200 fps compared to the 1550 fps of the Xperts. Do you think paying 8 dollars more per box and loosing 200 fps justifes a slightly better pattern?

Wichester Xperts HV 3" 1 1/8 oz. #3

They patterned a bit high and to the left. The first shot was 148 pellets and the second was 146

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Next was some Federal

Federal Premium 2 3/4" 1 1/4oz. #3 The first was 160 pellets and the second was 168

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Here are the two together

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Postby pennsyltucky » Mon Aug 18, 2008 3:12 pm

pennsyltucky wrote:ok here goes. i hope im not :hijacked: ing choc's thread. i wrote 30 yards, but it was 30 steps... probably about 34 or 35

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and just to show off a bit... i put a big ten-tenner load on there today... :thumbsup:

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Postby mallard molester » Mon Aug 18, 2008 3:25 pm

that last pattern of steel 5s would obliterate anything in its path.
it seams like the pattern would hold out for longer distances than the pellet would have penatration. that would be a great teal load
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Postby pennsyltucky » Mon Aug 18, 2008 3:26 pm

Sagebrush wrote:65 yard # 2 Bismith pattern............

77 pellets inside a 30" dia.

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Not bad for a 2 3/4" hull reload...........

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Postby orphanedcowboy » Mon Aug 18, 2008 3:28 pm

Here is a factory Remington 1 oz load of #7.5's of Hevi in the 20 ga:

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Postby jehler » Mon Aug 18, 2008 5:12 pm

Here is the hevi load of #4's I have loaded for my son for goose season at 30 yards. beretta urika 2 with factory ic
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Postby pennsyltucky » Wed Aug 20, 2008 4:02 am

FullandFuller wrote:That #6 HD is awesome on ducks...the pellet count difference between this and #2 or #3 steel is huge and effective pattern size reflects it.

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Pattern 14
Rem HD #6 1-3/8 oz @ 1450 fps
Rem 1187 LC 28" IC 40 yards - 73%

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Pattern 15
Rem HD #6 1-3/8 oz @ 1450 fps
Rem 1187 LC 28" IC 25 yards - 96%
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Postby pennsyltucky » Wed Aug 20, 2008 7:51 am

harbinger_j wrote:Here you go:
Fiocchi with Accusteel Full Choke
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Fiocchi with Accusteel X Full CHoke
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Remington with Full Choke
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Remington XFull Choke
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Winchester with Full Choke
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Winchester with X Full Choke
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Wolf with Full Choke
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Postby buckshot5792 » Wed Aug 20, 2008 11:13 am

These aren't duck loads, but these are my turkey shoot patterns and my own reloads.

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Postby r-n-tms » Wed Aug 20, 2008 1:48 pm

Here is my duck load lighting steel load #1 7/8oz of steel #3s 35yards [img][img]http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/r-n-tms/100_1319.jpg[/img][/img]
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Postby pennsyltucky » Mon Aug 25, 2008 12:11 pm

TexasGeese wrote:I patterned three loads yesterday. The first was Remington's older Hevishot 1 3/4 oz #2's, the second Remington's Nitro Steel BB, 1 3/4 oz 1260 fps, and the last was Federal Tungsten Poly #6's that Cabelas had on sale a few weeks back. I wanted to pattern the tung/poly #4's as well, but mistakenly picked up two boxes of sixes(they look the same :oops: ). All were shot out of an Ithaca Mag 10, 32 inch barrel, with fixed full choke. The question is whether or not I should open the choke up to modified for a better pattern?


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Postby r-n-tms » Mon Aug 25, 2008 2:41 pm

Lighting STEEL load #25 437.5g of steel#6s @30&35 yards skeet and lm choke. [img][img]http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/r-n-tms/SANY0089.jpg[/img] [/img]Image
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Postby Cavy » Wed Aug 27, 2008 6:42 am

These are patterns using lightning steel loads #1 and #18 with 3's and 1's. Rem 870 express trulock IM and MOD.

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Postby jehler » Sat Aug 30, 2008 12:58 pm

Thundersnow wrote:Also show a 30-40 yard pattern with a 36-42" killing pattern. Show us some good patterns.

Am I wrong?
Here is my first shot load for duck, 1 1/8 oz steel 4's 1685 fps patterned at 20 yards. The circle is 30"s. I have not patterned that load at 30 yards, it is only for close first shot. It took some work to get it opened up like that at 20 yards though :smile:

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Postby Thundersnow » Sat Aug 30, 2008 8:28 pm

Jehler,

That is what I'm talking about. Great pattern :thumbsup:
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Postby Lee Pete » Sun Aug 31, 2008 9:32 am

Here's a picture of my Mossberg 935, Primos choke pattern with Kent 3 1/2"
1 1/4oz #1 @1625fps at 40 yards. Paper is 26"H 30"W


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Postby bluewing77 » Wed Sep 10, 2008 9:09 am

Kent 1 1/4 oz #3, 1425 fps at ~ 35 yards
143/191 = 74%
Benelli M2, factory I/C

this was the "best looking" one of 3. i see now that green sharpie doesnt show up to well on the hits outside the circle.
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here's some turkey patterns i posted in the Turkey Forum, in the thread about my "new" old 16 gauge turkey gun.
http://www.duckhuntingchat.com/viewtopi ... 480#531480
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Postby Sagebrush » Thu Sep 11, 2008 8:05 pm

Patterns,patterns....................

Show me a stringer of ducks, and I will tell you how good your pattern is !!

Only one thing......................

ONLY one box of shells allowed in the field !!

Not 26 or 50....................
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Postby jehler » Fri Sep 12, 2008 8:32 am

Sagebrush wrote:
ONLY one box of shells allowed in the field !!

Not 26 or 50....................


I always have alt least 100 in the field
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I dont have pics of my pattern tests

Postby pmahler » Tue Sep 23, 2008 11:10 pm

But I can tell you that I shot out of my SBE w/5 different chokes at 30 yards (MOD, IMod, C, IC & Extended PatternMaster)
Loads shot....3 inch 4's

Heavy Steel (Son of Heavy Shot)
Winchester Xpert
Winchester Supreme
Kent Fasteek
Federal Black Cloud
Federal Steel Shok

Without a doubt the Black Cloud shot the most consistent...as in NOT EVEN CLOSE. The most expensive, the HEavy Steel, was the least consistent through every choke aside from the Pattern Master (shot well out of that). On top of the fact that it shot the most consistent it was w/out a doubt the hardest hitting as I had my targets up against a tree & there was a literal "THUD" everytime I shot.

I didnt shoot the Black Cloud out of my pattern master as apparently Federal has issued a statement stating that it doesn't maintain its consistency/uniformity through a choke w/ridges in the choke....thus, surprise surprise, Federal has made a Black Cloud Special extended choke tube. I am waiting to test it out myself

Thus....story to be continued

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