NyDuckMan wrote:Last year I used Kent Fasteel 2 3/4" #4 in my 1100 and dropped birds pretty easy, but I've since bought an 887 nitromag 28" barrel so i dont ruin my 1100 in the swamp, and needless to say, i did early goose with BB Winchest Drylok and a carlson full steel choke and had great results, well i went duck hunting yesterday and i figured i'd try BlackCloud #3 special edition and Hevi Metal #4 and i used the carlson full at first, and since both rounds are under 1500fps, they should've worked, but i had terrible luck, even when i dropped to an improved cylinder. It just seemed like the spreads were too scattered, and my shots were at 20 - 25 yards.
Anyone have similar experiences?? or have an 887 and found an ammo that's the bees knees for it??
NyDuckMan wrote:Yeah, as of current my patterning options are slim to none, if you read my 2nd reply i explain why i never got to patterning it.
It's just weird that I had no issues using the Steel Full choke with BB Drylok for early goose, but once i ran the #3 and 4 through it it just didnt seem to work. Anyways, I've dropped down to my Imp Cylinder steel choke, we'll see how this Satrudays local opener goes.
I'm only going to shoot at decoying birds and not passing till I figure out what the deal is.
I shot sporting clays just yesterday, and did well, so I dont know maybe the excitement of all the ducks flying on Friday got the better of me.
Regardless, thanks for all the solid feedback folks, not one bit of bad information or tips here.
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