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Turkey Guns & Shooting => 12 ga Mossberg pattern pictures => Topic started by: tha bugman on January 04, 2019, 10:07:37 AM

Title: Maverick 88 Patterning?
Post by: tha bugman on January 04, 2019, 10:07:37 AM
Anyone done any pattern testing with the Maverick 88?
Title: Re: Maverick 88 Patterning?
Post by: Tennessee Lead on January 04, 2019, 10:47:23 PM
I currently only have a modified choke in my 88 with 28” barrel.
I shot some longbeards through it and they were very large patterns.
It’s my everything else other than turkey gun but thought I would check it and see what pattern it would throw in its current state.
I plan to pick up a turkey choke for it and have a backup option if needed.


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Title: Re: Maverick 88 Patterning?
Post by: roverboy on January 05, 2019, 06:44:24 PM
I think if you get a good choke it'll be really good. All 3 of my guns shoot ok with modified chokes but, a lot better with chokes from .640 to about .685 constriction.
Title: Re: Maverick 88 Patterning?
Post by: Bowguy on January 05, 2019, 07:56:32 PM
My godson has a 20. It’s only good to maybe just over 30 but that’s without a turkey choke. I’m no fan of the gun per se but it’s as good as many without tweaking chokes, barrels, loads. He’s shooting federal mag shock 6s or  5s I forget. He’s a busy young fellow and doesn’t live near me so we didn’t go nuts getting gun right. Instead we stayed inside effective range. He’s used it three times w 2 dead birds. Wish I still had pattern pics for you. I’d think the 12 would be fine especially if messed with to get the most out of it.

Just fyi w the chokes he had the federal was the best. We tried no hevi shot type loads, all coated lead. Nothing below 6s.
Title: Re: Maverick 88 Patterning?
Post by: tha bugman on January 07, 2019, 08:34:05 AM
This video is what got me to wondering...I was impressed with a lead load and undertaker choke!  2.50 minutes is where they start pattern testing.

https://youtu.be/gApeKD1ual0