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#3173320 - 02/22/13 06:05 PM Re: What 20 gauge shells? [Re: Lawrence]
Wes Parrish
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Loc: Knoxville-Dover-Union City, TN

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If your gun will pattern them acceptably, I'd go with the Federal Heavyweights in #7 shot. Those particular Federals have comparable per pellet energy (Fed #7) to the Hevi-13 #6 pellets.

IMO, Federal makes the most awesome 20 ga. turkey load on the commercial market, and it's significantly more potent than ANYTHING else you can buy. Also note their 20 ga. turkey load is packing 1 1/2 ounce of shot, compared to most others packing 1 1/4 ounce. Remains a mystery as to why Federal doesn't load up their 12 ga. Heavyweights with more than 1 7/8 oz shot considering they've found a way to stuff in 1 1/2 oz in a 20 ga.

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#3173397 - 02/22/13 07:31 PM Re: What 20 gauge shells? [Re: Lawrence]
allchokedup
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Registered: 03/02/11
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I shoot a Benelli M2 20 gauge with Indian Creek 555 choke. It shoots the Hevi 13 #6. Awesome setup that has put many gobblers on the ground.
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#3173684 - 02/23/13 04:01 AM Re: What 20 gauge shells? [Re: Wes Parrish]
Uncle Jesse
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Registered: 04/04/11
Posts: 297
Loc: Estill Springs

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 Originally Posted By: Wes Parrish

Federal makes the most awesome 20 ga. turkey load on the commercial market, and it's significantly more potent than ANYTHING else you can buy. Also note their 20 ga. turkey load is packing 1 1/2 ounce of shot, compared to most others packing 1 1/4 ounce. Remains a mystery as to why Federal doesn't load up their 12 ga. Heavyweights with more than 1 7/8 oz shot considering they've found a way to stuff in 1 1/2 oz in a 20 ga.


I'm thinking it might be a price issue.
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#3178269 - 02/27/13 03:42 PM Re: What 20 gauge shells? [Re: Uncle Jesse]
Adamjcksn
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Registered: 11/14/08
Posts: 151
Loc: Munford, Tn

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I started off with Hevi #7 this year and an IC .555 and it throws a sick pattern at 40 yards. But I wanted a little more pop. So I am going to go with a Remington SF choke and Federal Heavyweight #7. You will most likely want a bigger diameter choke for the Heavyweights, like a .570 - .575 range. A lot of guys are getting better numbers and patterns with that size choke. They are getting anywhere from 130's to 180's.
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