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Gabriel Suarez
04-11-2017, 10:49 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1n96AwIxrs

AFSOCCRNA
12-10-2017, 04:11 PM
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Did some patterning work with my Stakeout today after zeroing my RMR at 7 yards. I used the Federal 00 and #4 Gabe used in the video and also 00 from Sellier & Bellot. As you can see S&P had a much wider spread than the Federal. Anyone have any experience with it and what is everyone else using in their Steakouts? (Can’t figure out how to rotate the pics with my iPad)

Popshot
12-12-2017, 05:24 AM
Regarding the Federal you used, it resembles results with loadings that have Flite Control wads, which is favored by those who try to turn the shotgun into a rifle. Get some without Flite Control and the patterns will open similarly to the S&B load you tried.

Greg Nichols
12-12-2017, 07:04 AM
Spartan 00 is the best patterning stuff we had at class.

Brent Yamamoto
12-12-2017, 10:08 AM
Spartan 00 is the best patterning stuff we had at class.

And it was easy to handle in the Stakeout.

Papa
12-12-2017, 10:28 AM
I use S&B 00 and #4, as the mood strikes. Recoil is heavy, more perceived with #4. I can keep all or most of the 00 on a 4/5 silhouette at 25, well spread.

It's cheap and reliable. I'll give Spartan a try, based on the above recs.

Brent Yamamoto
12-12-2017, 10:48 AM
The Federal #4 buck that Gabe has suggested is an excellent choice as well. Of the different loads I've fired in my Stakeout, Federal #4 buck and Spartan 00 have patterned the best, and recoil is very manageable for both.

Greg Nichols
12-12-2017, 12:46 PM
I still haven't seen anyone test the Magnum Turkey load yet.

Dorkface
12-12-2017, 02:06 PM
I still haven't seen anyone test the Magnum Turkey load yet.

I have shot 3" mag 00 and 1oz slugs at 1600 ft per sec.... they physically hurt to shoot lol. I actually looked for mag turkey loads at Cabelas and didnt see anything labled that.

AFSOCCRNA
12-12-2017, 03:56 PM
Thanks all, I’ll give these recommendations a try.

PastorM
12-12-2017, 10:01 PM
I shot magnum turkey loads. They were not controllable ... I had some difficulty hanging on to the foregrip. I followed that up with a couple of rounds of 3 magnum #4 DUCK (not buck) rounds ... they were harsher than the turkey rounds!