Which load and choke?

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Just ordered my stepson a Super Bantam 20 combo and was wondering what you guys would recommend for load and choke. I am leaning towards the HW#7 as I do not load and not positive about which choke. Any advice would be much appreciated.
 
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3" TSS #9s from Apex ammunition with factory full choke, or a cheap choke that is slightly more constricted (0.01 - 0.02), keep shots to 50 an under, and life will be good. You'll have approximately 590 very dense pellets going downrange that will out penetrate any other viable option.

https://apex-ammunition.myshopify.com/c ... -1-5-8oz-9

If you want to shoot the 20G Federal HW #7s, I'd suggest stocking up on them as I have heard plenty of chatter that suggests they will likely be discontinued in the near term. Not sure if that is true, but I would stock up if I wanted to continue shooting them.

Good luck with your choice.
 
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Had read all you guys bragging on that load but honestly thought you had to roll your own, good to know they can be purchased online. Going to put a FF3 on top and now wondering about the sight-in. I'm guessing the initial sight-in can be done with lead say out to 30yds, then change over to Apex and fine tune? If that will work it would save some dollars. Thanks for the info!
 
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Yes, sight in with lead 7.5s on a big sheet of paper (35" x 35" as a minimum) and get it dialed in, then fire a TSS shell to ensure POA=POI. I use this paper from HD to test all of my shotgun shells. One roll will last you years unless do a ton of testing, are always switching loads, etc. Good luck!

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Trimaco-35- ... /202040749
 

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