Remington Versa Max patterning ?

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  1. Bottomland hunter

    Bottomland hunter Senior Refuge Member

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    What load have y'all shot that patterned good out of the factory full choke ?
     
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    Alldrakes Elite Refuge Member

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    Do a search I posted a bunch of things a few years back........factory chokes are useless.
     
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    Not Versa Max patterns, but here are a few of my 870's pattern numbers (that I've posted before) with the factory flush full Rem-choke and some commonly used duck loads.

    Patterning results from a 12-gauge 3" Remington 870 Special Purpose with a 28" barrel and factory flush Rem-chokes (pattern average of five, 30" post-shot scribed circle, yardage taped muzzle to target, in-shell pellet count average of five, and true choke constriction from bore gauge).

    40 YARDS Full (.037" const.)
    Federal Speed-Shok 3" 1 1/4 oz #3 steel (186 pellets) pattern 141 (76%)
    Remington Sportsman 3" 1 1/4 oz #3 steel (193 pellets) pattern 150 (78%)
    Winchester Xpert 3" 1 1/4 oz #3 steel (195 pellets) pattern 154 (79%)

    40 YARDS Full (.037" const.)
    Federal Speed-Shok 3" 1 1/4 oz #2 steel (154 pellets) pattern 118 (77%)
    HEVI-STEEL 3" 1 1/4 oz #2 steel (148 pellets) pattern 119 (80%)
    Kent Fasteel 3" 1 1/4 oz #2 steel (155 pellets) pattern 116 (75%)
    Remington Sportsman 3" 1 1/4 oz #2 steel (152 pellets) pattern 117 (77%)
    Winchester Xpert 3" 1 1/4 oz #2 steel (146 pellets) pattern 118 (81%)

    I doubt a mallard could tell the difference! Hope this helps!
     
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    Versamax pro bore and 870 rem choke are vastly different. Rem has s a very good factory choke the pro bore is the worst I have seen.
     
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    I have a 870 and the patterns out of it with a Carlson full is super deadly . I couldn't tell ya what parrtened best out of it why ever I feed it and what ever passes I front of the barrel falls .
     
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    Great........we are talking about the Versamax though on this thread and the patterns the Pro Bore throws.
     
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    I’m a tell you, Carlson’s are probably THE best chokes. Unless you you pattern your shotgun with a couple of them or you just get plain lucky and find the right one, off the bat, you’ll find they offer a choke that’s great for your type of shooting. Most misses are operator error, first and foremost. Most folks can’t judge distance and most can’t judge speed of there target. To shoot a high percentage then you need to shoot them as close as possible so, don’t shoot as tight as you think, cause you’re probably not that consistently good.
     
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    Your right bout them Carlson chokes are pretty good that's what I shoot out of my 870 . I shoot fulls primarily and I'm deadly if I'm using the right shell .
     
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    There’s a huge difference between 30 yards and 40 yards and most shooting factory ammo don’t realize it or won’t admit it. If most folks handed their gun to someone who truly knows how to shoot to gun with the load provided, they’d be embarrassed. Bottom line is most folks don’t know how to shoot their own gun.
     

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