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Author Topic: Hevi #4 870 SM Choke Recommendations?  (Read 1044 times)

Offline Extremesolo

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Hevi #4 870 SM Choke Recommendations?
« on: March 27, 2012, 12:10:49 PM »
I have a 28" 870 SM and I have several boxes of old remington 3.5" hevi #4, 1 7/8 oz shells that I may try this year.  I currently shoot hevi #6 or #7 through a .665 JH and get great patterns, I just wanted to try something different.  The hevi #4 should have plenty of energy at 40 yards and I did shoot one out of the .665 JH at 40 yards and got over 120 in a 10" circle.  Should I try a tighter or a more open choke with the #4 hevi?  I usually carry a 20 ga or my 835 in the spring but usually use this 870 in the fall season.

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Re: Hevi #4 870 SM Choke Recommendations?
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2012, 12:13:20 PM »
I doubt you will do much better than 120.  There isn't many pellets in that load.  Shoot another just to check and if you get 100+, then you should be golden
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Re: Hevi #4 870 SM Choke Recommendations?
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2012, 01:49:18 PM »
120 with 4's with that load is very good. If it ain't broke don't fix it. My 870 throws a mean pattern with 4's and the Rem super full choke. Nothing wrong with 4's if that's what your gun likes to eat.

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Re: Hevi #4 870 SM Choke Recommendations?
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2012, 02:45:45 PM »
I shoot that shell in 6's out of my Browning gold with an SSX. I get about 170, but it looks like it has shot sizes 7-4 in it.

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Re: Hevi #4 870 SM Choke Recommendations?
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2012, 10:53:57 PM »
Dawei shoots the 4's exclusively, but only shoots lead.....give him a pm and maybe he can offer some advice on choking down a load of 4's

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Re: Hevi #4 870 SM Choke Recommendations?
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2012, 08:32:00 AM »
I doubt you will do much better than 120.  There isn't many pellets in that load.  Shoot another just to check and if you get 100+, then you should be golden

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Re: Hevi #4 870 SM Choke Recommendations?
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2012, 06:12:36 PM »
I doubt you will do much better than 120.  There isn't many pellets in that load.  Shoot another just to check and if you get 100+, then you should be golden

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Agreed.......120  4's would be a shock to his system..I'd go with it.
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Re: Hevi #4 870 SM Choke Recommendations?
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2012, 12:53:48 PM »
I shoot the "Old" Rem. 3.5" HV Hevi-Shot 1 3/4 oz. of #4 out of my 26" barrel Rem 870 SM. It shoots better patterns with #4 than #6. This combo is a real killer. I shoot it thru a Rem. original .675 Hevi-Shot choke tube. I only have 16 shells left so I don't shoot it at paper anymore! I would sure like to find some of these loads somewhere.
« Last Edit: March 29, 2012, 10:25:38 PM by WildTigerTrout »
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Re: Hevi #4 870 SM Choke Recommendations?
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2012, 02:41:21 PM »
I shoot it thru a Rem. original .675 Hevi-Shot choke tube.

I know it's a little off topic but that's a very under-rated choke. The Rem SF Hevi is what I hunt with and I also have a Kicks .655, Rem Ventilator .655, Truglo SSX .643, and JellyHead .665 if that tells you anything.

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Re: Hevi #4 870 SM Choke Recommendations?
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2012, 04:40:40 PM »
I shoot it thru a Rem. original .675 Hevi-Shot choke tube.

I know it's a little off topic but that's a very under-rated choke. The Rem SF Hevi is what I hunt with and I also have a Kicks .655, Rem Ventilator .655, Truglo SSX .643, and JellyHead .665 if that tells you anything.
I agree with your opinion of the Rem. original Hevi-Shot choke tube. It's a keeper! Mine really patterns those "old" Rem. shotshells.
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Re: Hevi #4 870 SM Choke Recommendations?
« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2012, 05:26:42 PM »
I shoot it thru a Rem. original .675 Hevi-Shot choke tube.

I know it's a little off topic but that's a very under-rated choke. The Rem SF Hevi is what I hunt with and I also have a Kicks .655, Rem Ventilator .655, Truglo SSX .643, and JellyHead .665 if that tells you anything.

hevi shot can make any choke look good