dogknott wrote:I'm getten back into turkey hunting and see that there is a pile of aftermarket tubes. Got to thinken, how tite is too tite on constriction, I shoot 3 1/2 12 gauge lead, no hevi-shot yet.
Will .655 be too tite and tend to distort the pattern?
Will a 665 still give a good pattern out to 50 yards?
I plan on patterning several differnt loads, just dont want to end up with something too tite. If it matters, i will probly be shooting a Remington and 5 or 6 shot
Yep there is a thing as too much choke for certain shot. For example, I shot a Mossberg 835 with a 28" barrel, and using a Pure Gold .670 tube. I purchased MANY different rounds to fire out of this gun. All of them were 3 1/2" shells except I bought some 3 1/2" hevi-13 and two different 3" Heavi 13 loads ( 1 3/4 and 1 7/8 ).
I couldn`t for the life of me get ANY of the 3 1/2" loads to pattern, so I thru in the 3" Heavi 13 1 7/8 oz and let her rip. Pattern city right there. Then I fired the 3" hevi 13 1 3/4oz round. MONEY!!!!!!! At 40 yards no bird would have lived thru that pattern. Could kill one out farther BUT I will not pull the trigger if he is a step out more than 40 yards. Showed the pattern to a few other real turkey hunters and they were very impressed and swore I had used 3 1/2" high oz #5`s.
In the end, a tight choke is necassary to produce good patterens down range ALONG with other things that help ( backboring, overboring etc ) but one can go over bored and condense the pattern down so far that you distort the pellet shape and end up with alot of fliers or an all out blown pattern.
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