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I have a Mossberg New Haven 12ga. w/ a vented bird barrel chambered for 2 1/2 & 3 inch shells and a fullchoke-tube. I'm using it

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  • I have a Mossberg New Haven 12ga. w/ a vented bird barrel chambered for 2 1/2 & 3 inch shells and a fullchoke-tube. I'm using it

    I have a Mossberg New Haven 12ga. w/ a vented bird barrel chambered for 2 1/2 & 3 inch shells and a fullchoke-tube. I'm using it for turkey this spring, and I don't want to buy 7 different types of turkey loads to see which ones fly best. Can anyone narrow down my search?

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    winchester super X 3in #5 shot

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      I personally like Remington 3in #4 shot. I'm not saying kolbster is wrong, both will get the job done.

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        I have a Mossberg 835 ultimag and I get really good patterns with 3" and 3.5" Winchester super x 5 shot. My Dad has the Rem 870 Mag and does not get nearly as good a pattern with the same loads but get a really good pattern with Rem 4X6 loads. My old SxS shoot the 4x6's better than my Mossberg but gets the best pattern with Rem 4 shot. I've never any guns that all shot the same load the same way.

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          Remington high density #6 Turkey loads pattern better than lead. This shot is heavier than lead and will not deform in the barrel. It is the all around best load for patterning I have ever used. This is expensive ammo but you only need 1 shot for each Turkey. A box of 5 will last me about 2 years and I usually shoot 2 gobblers every year. Best shot was 64 measured yards on a 23lb bird with 1.25" spurs with my Benelli SBE and 3.5" ammo.

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          • #6
            Nitro 3" #4. very pricy but they do all the patterning for you so if you want to buy a turkey choke, they will tell you which is the best one for that load and your gun.

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            • #7
              I'd try the big three, FED, WIN, and REM. You'll have less than 30 bucks in ammo and you'll have the best shell you can get. Forget about the others. I like the Federal with flight control wad. The Hevishot also looks good but every gun is different.
              I DO KNOW that I took my A5 out today to test fire it (not pattern) and 5 shots as fast as you can pull the trigger will put a hurtin on the old shoulder bone!!! :_ (

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              • #8
                I agreed with Del in KS answer!

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                  I agreed with Del in KS answer!

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                    I agreed with Del in KS answer!

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                      I agreed with Del in KS answer!

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                        I agreed with Del in KS answer!

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                          I agreed with Del in KS answer!

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