So I was out Quail hunting this morning and while I was encountering plenty a covey I only came home with 2 birds...
Last time I was out I came home with 7... 3 of those being hit 3 for 3 all in one jump...
Fast forward to today and I had quail jumping from just feet away and me completely missing. What has changed? The choke.
I had been using the Turkey Choke that came with the gun, a Mossberg 835 Ulti Mag.
I had a pretty good early Dove season with it and took good quail shots with it last time out.
I got an Improved Cylinder Choke and that is what I was using today. Now how much difference does the make on pattern? The only 2 I even hit were about 20 yards away and on the ground. Anything that went up in the air we as good as gone
I even took a shot at a quail on the ground at about 35-40 yards... put 2 rounds on him and he still shook it off and flew away!
Is it me not knowing how to shoot that IC choke or is it me just sucking ass?
At this point I am gonna put the Turkey Choke back in. As I understand it, it has a tighter pattern correct? All I know is I could make some pretty nice hits with that Turkey choke and today with that IC choke I might as well been shooting blanks.