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#3140938 - 01/27/13 12:18 AM Remington 870
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Looking for the best setup for a remington 870 wingmaster magnum for turkey.Looking for best choke and shot. Any opinions are welcome, thanks in advance for info.
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#3140972 - 01/27/13 06:17 AM Re: Remington 870 [Re: ficht295]
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Primos jellyhead .665 and hevishot magnum blend .... very hard to beat!!
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#3140999 - 01/27/13 07:13 AM Re: Remington 870 [Re: wkyhunter]
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 Originally Posted By: wkyhunter
Primos jellyhead .665 and hevishot magnum blend .... very hard to beat!!
yep turned my 870 into a turkey killing machine
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#3141538 - 01/27/13 06:14 PM Re: Remington 870 [Re: ]
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Yep I prefer a kicks gobblin thunder .660 or .655.
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#3141697 - 01/27/13 08:01 PM Re: Remington 870 [Re: Roost 1]
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I currently shoot a 870 SP with 23" bbl. I use an Indian Creek .665 choke with 3.5" Nitros and/or 3.5" MagBlends and its poison on the turkeys. I shot a Kick's GT .670 choke for years with 3.5" Winchester High Velocity #4s and was very pleased with that combo as well. If yours is a Wingmaster, you'll be shooting 3" shells, correct?
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#3141944 - 01/27/13 11:49 PM Re: Remington 870 [Re: Andy S.]
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Yes it will be a 3in shell. Thanks for all the info.
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#3155080 - 02/07/13 02:05 PM Re: Remington 870 [Re: ficht295]
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870, 3", win mags in 12 gauge #4's not sure on choke, take em all the time out to 60 yards, so I don't touch setup.
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#3155219 - 02/07/13 03:56 PM Re: Remington 870 [Re: LSUtigers]
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 Originally Posted By: LSUtigers
870, 3", win mags in 12 gauge #4's not sure on choke, take em all the time out to 60 yards, so I don't touch setup.


And here we go again \:\)
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#3156108 - 02/08/13 11:12 AM Re: Remington 870 [Re: REN]
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My 870 shot the best with winchester high velocity 6s with a comp n choke xxx full.
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#3156176 - 02/08/13 12:09 PM Re: Remington 870 [Re: PREDATORDJ365]
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For 3" shells I would go with .655 1 3/4oz load. Winchester HV 5or6 should work nicely..
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#3156510 - 02/08/13 04:52 PM Re: Remington 870 [Re: REN]
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 Originally Posted By: REN
 Originally Posted By: LSUtigers
870, 3", win mags in 12 gauge #4's not sure on choke, take em all the time out to 60 yards, so I don't touch setup.


And here we go again \:\)


I'm starting to think I'm the crazy one REN. I had my forcing cone lengthened, keep my barrel deep cleaned, shoot 3.5 inch Hevishot 6's through a Jellyhead choke, and I've never considered pattern shooting mine past 50 yards. After reading the stuff on here, my gun should be deadly to 90 yards!
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#3156583 - 02/08/13 06:06 PM Re: Remington 870 [Re: Spurhunter]
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I had this conversation with LSU last year. To be clear I'm not calling him a lier I've just never heard of anyone using a LEAD #4 3" shells that patter with "ethical" patterns at 60yds. Most people shooting 4s I've seen are pushing it to get a round pattern at 45-50 much less 60.

I have also shot and patterned a few lead 4s in a few guns and seen the results. Again not his gun or choke though so anythings possible.
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#3156609 - 02/08/13 06:26 PM Re: Remington 870 [Re: REN]
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It may be that one magic pellet.
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#3156928 - 02/08/13 10:25 PM Re: Remington 870 [Re: chrmayo]
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 Originally Posted By: chrmayo
It may be that one magic pellet.


It would have to be...

But to answer the man's question, I would go with a jelly head .660 and Hevi 13 #7s.
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#3156945 - 02/08/13 10:40 PM Re: Remington 870 [Re: ruger7mag]
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I have a hard time getting some 2-1/4 oz #4 to pattern to 40 in my 10. Ga.
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#3156991 - 02/08/13 11:56 PM Re: Remington 870 [Re: REN]
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 Originally Posted By: REN
I had this conversation with LSU last year. To be clear I'm not calling him a lier I've just never heard of anyone using a LEAD #4 3" shells that patter with "ethical" patterns at 60yds. Most people shooting 4s I've seen are pushing it to get a round pattern at 45-50 much less 60.

I have also shot and patterned a few lead 4s in a few guns and seen the results. Again not his gun or choke though so anythings possible.



copper coated #4's, buffering agent vibrated into shot column before crimping, velocity is just over 1200 fps will produce a 65% pattern at 60 yards, I need to look at some of my old reloading data to find the exact powder and numbers of grains, it was a 1 3/8 ounce reload, nickel #3's would pattern even better back when they were legal
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#3157150 - 02/09/13 08:27 AM Re: Remington 870 [Re: Chaneylake]
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Right but that's hand loading not off the shelf.
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#3157345 - 02/09/13 12:59 PM Re: Remington 870 [Re: Chaneylake]
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 Originally Posted By: Chaneylake
 Originally Posted By: REN
I had this conversation with LSU last year. To be clear I'm not calling him a lier I've just never heard of anyone using a LEAD #4 3" shells that patter with "ethical" patterns at 60yds. Most people shooting 4s I've seen are pushing it to get a round pattern at 45-50 much less 60.

I have also shot and patterned a few lead 4s in a few guns and seen the results. Again not his gun or choke though so anythings possible.



copper coated #4's, buffering agent vibrated into shot column before crimping, velocity is just over 1200 fps will produce a 65% pattern at 60 yards, I need to look at some of my old reloading data to find the exact powder and numbers of grains, it was a 1 3/8 ounce reload, nickel #3's would pattern even better back when they were legal


65 % of the load you mentioned would be about 118 or 119 pellets. What size area were those pellets counted in?
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#3157401 - 02/09/13 02:33 PM Re: Remington 870 [Re: ruger7mag]
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30 inch circle at 60 yards, there are some custom reloads out there that will amaze you
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#3157412 - 02/09/13 02:51 PM Re: Remington 870 [Re: Chaneylake]
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 Originally Posted By: Chaneylake
. . . . . there are some custom reloads out there that will amaze you

I agree.
And sometimes even more amazing is hitting something with them when your target presents at 15 yards instead of 50! \:D

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#3157420 - 02/09/13 03:01 PM Re: Remington 870 [Re: Wes Parrish]
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 Originally Posted By: Wes Parrish
 Originally Posted By: Chaneylake
. . . . . there are some custom reloads out there that will amaze you

I agree.
And sometimes even more amazing is hitting something with them when your target presents at 15 yards instead of 50! \:D


so true, you can either completely take the head off or miss
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#3158416 - 02/10/13 10:11 AM Re: Remington 870 [Re: Chaneylake]
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 Originally Posted By: Chaneylake
30 inch circle at 60 yards, there are some custom reloads out there that will amaze you


No offense, but I would not be happy with a turkey pattern that only had 120ish pellets in a 30 inch circle. There would be way to many holes in the pattern. I'm sure at closer distances the pattern was much tighter, and would be great for hunting. With that few of pellets, you would be border line on the golden pellet theory. A common rule of thumb is, a pattern needs to have 100~ pellets in a ten inch circle to be most effective on a clean kill.
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