I got a patternmaster this summer and so far I've had 2 cripples out of about 25 birds. I shot at a cripple goose at around 10 yards and dam near took his head clean off, that's enough proof for me that the patternmaster rocks! :thumbsup:
I just got a Patternmaster choke tube for my 870, and I will NEVER go back to shooting anything else. Using that tube, I absolutely HAMMERED the ducks like never before - only one I hit kept flying, and I have a feeling I just grazed him. I thought I was going to have to start buying the expensive shot shells to kill birds, but the Patternmaster groups so tight, that I just don't think I need to anymore. One word or warning, though - if you hit them too close, you will lose some meat! Steel finally kills like it should now that I have this choke. Get one - it is worth the $85.
There are variations of it, but the original Patternmaster is designed to keep the pattern tight for longer distances, therefore allowing longer shots. However, they do have chokes for specific situations, such as shooting over decoys, which patterns best from 25 to 35 yards, and one specifically for the 3 1/2 in shells as well. Check out their website if you need more information. http://www.patternmastersales.com/index.html
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