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Posted: 5/26/2003 10:19:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/26/2003 10:20:16 PM EDT by Big_Bear]
I thought you guys might like to see how a Mossberg M590A1 patterns at 25 yds. I circled the holes to make them easier to see. Estate Cartridge 00 buckshot 9 pellets 2 3/4" shell (not the SWAT load). Standard B27E target shot from a benchrest. Extreme spread 14". I think a Vang Comp treatment would probably reduce the pattern size by half.

Link Posted: 5/27/2003 4:04:45 AM EDT
Bear, Not a bad pattern for an improved cylinder choke at 25 yards, but still to open for my liking. I do not understand why Mossberg does not put screw in chokes in the 590. Plus they put fixed modified chokes on 590's that have the double action trigger and improved cylinder on the regular trigger 590's. What sense that makes I don't know. If I were you I would look at having screw in chokes installed rather than a single use system like the Vang Comp. Maybe Hadaway could chime in on this and offer some advise. MIKE.
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 4:59:11 AM EDT
You just shot that poor paper guy with the equivalent of 9 .32 caliber bullets in one shot.

When I got mine I put bird shot ,either 8 or 9, in to check the pattern and shot a large fridgerator box at about 25 yards. What a sight, it was all over the box. Seems to hold a bit tighter with the OO.

Thanks for the pic, you said you would.
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 5:33:38 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/27/2003 5:34:33 AM EDT by 9supercomp]
Shot a 3-gun match and decided to use an extra full turkey choke for 00. At 35 yards I was getting all 9 pellets in a 12" circle.

For home defense, I use #6.
I patterned it at 25 feet since that is the longest shot inside my house. Tore a 4" hole in double thick cardboard, but only goes thru one sheet of drywall. I tested #6, #4, #2, and 00.
I keep the 00 and slugs on the side saddle if needed. Used both a 590 and 870 for testing. I think they are both IC.
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 8:24:57 AM EDT
Super, Remington and Mossberg don't recommend using buckshot thru the X-full turkey choke's but I always wanted to try. How many shots did you fire, was it hard to unscrew the choke afterwards or any other damage? MIKE.
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 9:37:32 AM EDT
I fired 8 rounds in 5 seconds.
Didn't have any problems taking the choke out.
No damage to the shotgun.
I didn't read that on the tube when I bought it, but it was years ago when I got the choke.
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 9:52:27 AM EDT
Super, The choke only states "for lead shot only". I read the warning on the websites in the FAQ's. The only trouble with the X-full turkey chokes is that you could miss! MIKE.
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 10:39:14 AM EDT
Hit all 8 targets center mass.
9 holes in each.
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 12:32:04 PM EDT
Super, I meant in theory, not a comment on your shooting! MIKE.
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 1:52:25 PM EDT
Big Bear killed the paper man!


P.S.: Yes, yes, I fed the marmots already.
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