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turkey loads and chokes

Discussion in 'Mossberg 535 ATS Pump Action' started by tony10point, Apr 8, 2011.

  1. tony10point

    tony10point Copper BB

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    hey guys, im new here so would like to start by saying hello.i just bought a new 535 turkey and deer combo. it has a 22''turkey barrel and 24'' slug, the question i got is what load and choke is this gun patterning the best with. ide like to shoot 40-50 yrds.i got a carlson turkey choke to start with and the fact choke as well. i got remington 3'' 5 shot and rem 3.5'' 4 shot to start with.but while i still gots a shoulder i figured ide ask.lol..well any help ide appreciate and when i get done testing tomorrow with what i got i will post results...thanks guys.shoot straight...
  2. Rossignol

    Rossignol The Original Sheriff Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator Sponsor

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    Tony, lookin forward to seein what you come up with!

    From the testing I've done, the Federal FliteControl is awesome stuff!!! The do have a turkey load in #4 with FliteControl in a 3" shell for sure, and I believe a 2 3/4" also. I have been able to pattern the 00 buck FliteControl to 50 yards, you may have similar results with the turkey load and your choke.
  3. dysmal

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    My buddy and I both have the 535, and we both use the factory mossberg turkey choke with Winchester's Xtended Range High Density Turkey loads in 3.5 inch, #6 shot. Patterns really well and drops turkeys in their tracks.
  4. John A.

    John A. I'm "THAT" guy Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    I was always partial to Remington 3" nitro mag #4 shot. Out of a fixed full choke of an old Stevens model 79, easily holds a pattern about the size of a cup saucer at 25 yards.

    If your bead is on it when you squeeze the trigger, it's all over.

    I can't visualize myself turkey hunting at 50 yards though.
  5. MikeD

    MikeD I'm Your Huckleberry Staff Member Global Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    Fifty yards is a bit far, I know people that have taken those shots and have been successfull but I think that is pushing it. Although to be honest I've not used some of the longer range heavy shot loads to see how thay pattern at those ranges. I patterned my guns at 30 yards and was happy with the results. The furthest turkey I've taken was at 25 yards, I like to get them close. ;)


    My load of choice is just a plain old copper plated winchester turkey loads (12G 3" #5's). They work well from my 870 and my 930 using a Primos Tight Wad Turkey choke.
  6. rjpoog1989

    rjpoog1989 20g

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    I'm shooting Remington Premier Magnum Turkey Loads. 3.5 inch, 6-shot. I'll say this much, you've got a 535, so use 3.5 inch ammo. Turkeys can be tough, if you're thinking of shooting 50 yards, give er everything you've got.

    Edit: Also, if you're going for distance, 4-shot maybe your best option.
  7. mingaa

    mingaa Raconteur

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    AND have an ice bag waiting at home! :D
  8. celt1314

    celt1314 .410

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    ;) big bang, dead turkey. 3&1/2 , can't go wrong.
  9. datmoss

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    my 535 shoots about a foot high and a little left with 24in. barrel and xxfull accuchoke and will put 93 pellets in a nine inch circle at 40yrds, shooting 3 in. hevi13 1 3/4oz #6. That same shell in an indian creek .660 at that distance will do 116 pellets 6in. high and just left but use win. xtended range 1 3/4oz #6 with the indian creek at 40 yrds. and get 133 pellets in a 9in. circle that pattern just left of point of aim

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