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    Patternmaster

    Are these any good?in the latest hnf mag seem legit ,any real world experiences?shoot big public water with benelli m2 ,2 3/4in steel #3 usually.most shots around 40m. Thanks

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    I have one, have used it for a couple of opening days now and it does tighten up your pattern. I am going back to a three quarter choke for opening day this year as I am elevated up a bank so the ducks are very close and I feel I am missing them because I'm just too close. I would use again if I had to shoot longer distance.
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    Did you say Hunting and fishing magazine?

    Those magazines are bad, ban em.
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    Use enough gun

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    You’d think Beretta would know how to design a choke considering they’re close to 500 years old Save your money and spend it on extra ammo to see what patterns the best in your gun. Just my opinion though.

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    Yeah I use mine on my Beretta A300. Watch some you tube video's, there are some good ones where they are shooting birds out to very long ranges.
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    The claim for these things is that they even out the shot string reducing the tail and making for a more even disc of shot for the target to fly into.
    In theory its fine but I know someone with one who cant pick any difference on paper which pisses him off.

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    @7mm Rem Mag........ I use a mod/half choke and also have a 1/4 choke........the 1/4 is a heck of alot more forgiving at 35yards or less and the mod make me think I do better closer to 40yards...... its probably more in my head but I do drop more birds with the open choke
    the theory of tightening up the shot string is all fine n dandy untill you bugger up your lead estimation......sometimes a wider pattern and long shotstring can be your friend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Micky Duck View Post
    @7mm Rem Mag........ I use a mod/half choke and also have a 1/4 choke........the 1/4 is a heck of alot more forgiving at 35yards or less and the mod make me think I do better closer to 40yards...... its probably more in my head but I do drop more birds with the open choke
    the theory of tightening up the shot string is all fine n dandy untill you bugger up your lead estimation......sometimes a wider pattern and long shotstring can be your friend.
    Some good advice there
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    Think some of the fancy chokes ur not ment to put fancy ammo though either when I say that I mean the ones with wads that are ment to do the same thing for you I’m not a 100 on it but I no I’ve got one that states in fine print not to not saying don’t try one just check it’ll match your ammo

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    I don’t use fancy ammo that’s for sure,good old falcon is all I use.

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    I patterned my gun the other weekend . I dont think mi will even bother with the pattern master choke this year. The A400 was exceptional at 40 yd s

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    full choke @ 40 yds . 76 pellets inside/on the circle = dead duck


    IMP CYL @ 40 yds 63 pellets inside/on the circle = dead duck


    Modified choke @ 40 yds . 53 pellets inside/on the circle = dead duck


    Conclusion - I can cover my pond . The new beretta is awesome . Looking forward to making the feathers fly come the 4th .
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    When you see the pallet spread on the cardboard you have to wonder how much killing power is left. I should try this but I might just get disappointed with the outcome. Thanks for posting this it is good to see what the spread is.
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    Do the test. I did and found my gun was shooting way high and to the left. Sorted that now. Also my 1/4 choke gave the nicest even pattern out to 45 yards. The mod choke was a bit tighter but not as much as you'd think and wasn't anywhere as even. The beretta 1/4( imp cyl) choke on my 390 doesn't sit flush but protrudes out like an after market one would. I guess they were designed with steel shot in mind and the other chokes for both? With the limited testing I did the steel penetrated as much as lead with number 2 shot and I think 3 shot. The new fast steel is a big improvement over the original steel shot loads.

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    how many closed fists with your thumb sticking out can you put on those patterns without touching a pellet hole......thats the size n shape of mallards important bits. amazing what a different load can do to a pattern....
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