Just curious what everyone shoots. I have a buddies who swear on patternmaster. I bought one and am not sold on it yet.. Maybe with better shooting I will be. Currently shooting a Carlson modified over decoys and still trying to give the patterblaster a chance on river hunts.
I shoot a pattern master code black goose for anything past about 30 yards. If they're gonna be in the decoys I switch over to my carlsons modified. I have shot a couple of ducks inside at about 25 yds with the pattern master and it destroys them.
Started shooting fairly well with my Mossberg 500 and factory choke. Used it last year, then my wife bought me a benelli nova. Used the full choke in it and kinda got by. This year has been totally different. Had to switch to my factory modified and have actually been hitting what I was shooting at. I've contemplated even going to my improved cyl. But we will see.
Factory Improved cylinder all last year out of my maxus. Went to the factory mocified this year with similar results on most loads. I don't shoot many over 40 yards, most are close but I have considered getting an ultra tight choke for my 10 exclusively for high flying gees or water swatting.
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I am putting an old Turkey Choke I have in my 870 and taking it as a water swatting gun for cripples this year. I figure some 3 inch - #4 loads with that Turkey choke should put an end to swimming divers pretty quickly.
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I had a Patternmaster and it was great for the long shots. I now shoot a Carlson's extend skeet choke in IM (Improved Modified). It is just a little tight over the decoys but doesn't seem to destroy birds and works for the longer shots as well.
Im using Patternmaster Code Black Duck and Goose tubes, ill switch in and out depending on range/species...If you read into patternmasters and how they work its easy to control your spread depending on what length of shell your shooting too!