Man, those new Longbeard XR's are something else!!!

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Man, those new Longbeard XR's are something else!!!

Postby I am A Redneck » Tue May 13, 2014 6:24 pm

A couple of days ago I patterned my gun with a load I already had and some of Winchester's newest ammunition. I shot both loads at 40 yards with a standard full choke in my 870. I had some Remington Nitro Mag 3 1/2 #4's and those put 12 pellets in a 10 inch circle. The Winchester's however, (3 1/2 #4's) with the same scenario put 49 pellets in a 10 inch circle!!! I was completely blown away with the XR's performance. Since then I have purchased a turkey choke for my gun and I am very excited to see what that will do with the pattern!!
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Re: Man, those new Longbeard XR's are something else!!!

Postby d.winsor » Tue May 13, 2014 7:47 pm

I have a number of 870's and all of mine shoot #5 Shot best out of a .665 choke, I use a Briley, straight rifled choke tube. I have shot the Longbeards also and with a tight choke the pattern is almost to tight to hunt. If you experience the same thing just use a more open choke. Hope you enjoy the experience.
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Re: Man, those new Longbeard XR's are something else!!!

Postby duckman27 » Sun May 25, 2014 3:56 pm

We're 17 for 17 over the last 3 years with Hevi 13 6's out of an Indian Creek .665 in an 870. Puts 230+ in an 8 inch circle at 40yds. Not trying to burst your "happy bubble" but there are WAY better options out there :thumbsup:
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Re: Man, those new Longbeard XR's are something else!!!

Postby kcwellington » Thu Nov 20, 2014 10:59 am

870 super mag 3 1/2" jellyhead .662 shooting federal hw #7's 252 pellets in a 10" circle at 35 yards. The longbeards are nice but I like the pellet count in the #7's. The federal hw #7 have the same energy as #5 in most brands. Try em. I believe you will like them alot.
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