Today I thought I'd pattern my 12 gauge and my 20 gauge today. Now my 1100 being old, it has a fixed modified barrel. And my 20 gauge I shot with my full and modified. I shot 2 shots out of each at 30 yards. I shot the new black cloud close range #2s 1 1/4oz, and my most successful shell, of last year, Remington sportsman #2s 1 3/8 oz. and out of my 20 gauge I shot black cloud #2s 1oz with my full and mod choke. With the 20g, the full choke put 84 pellets on the 20x14 piece of card board. Very tight pattern, looked great. The modified choke, I completely blew, and flinched before I shot and missed completely.... Only brought 2 shells as to not waste! So that's a bust, but the 12g mod barrel shocked me... The Remington shell put only 44 pellets on the sheet! And had a very blotchy pattern.... Surprising considering I did great with this shell. The bc close range stuck to its name and had only 56 pellets on target, but did have an evenly distributed pattern. Knowing that I see how my 12g should have a wide pattern, good on those birds zipping by at 30-40 yrds, and seeing how tight the 20g pattern is, I'll definitely be using that this year.... Thought I'd share my outing today!
The worst thing about missing isn't the ridicule from your buddies, its the disappointed look of your dog