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Author Topic: Mossberg 500 Carlson LB XR .660 Am I on the right track?  (Read 1367 times)

Offline strum

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Mossberg 500 Carlson LB XR .660 Am I on the right track?
« on: March 30, 2018, 05:25:29 PM »
 First off guys I know my camera work  and spelling sucks lol . All loads were  3" 1 3/4oz
  I tried the factory XX choke with Long Beard  5s and 6s then went to the Carlson  and looks like the
 Long beard #6 was the best. Thats the middle pic I forgot to write the shot size on the paper .
  I also tested some Federal Grand Slam # 5s  and Mag-Shok #6 with both chokes.
  While I feel every one of them could kill the Long beard #6s did the best .
 I was aiming at the center of the circle on these shots not the waddle and I may still be a touch high but if I aim at the waddle it'll make a mess of turks head Im thinking. .
  148 pellets in a 7" circle at 30 yards im happy.
 I didnt try 40 but Im not worried. lol.
 
 
 
« Last Edit: March 30, 2018, 07:32:51 PM by strum »

Offline TJK68

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Re: Mossberg 500 Carlson LB XR .660 Am I on the right track?
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2018, 07:38:23 PM »
Second pic looks like a dead Turkey to me, pattern looks pretty even as well. Go hunting!!!  :OGturkeyhead:

Offline WisTurk

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Re: Mossberg 500 Carlson LB XR .660 Am I on the right track?
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2018, 11:17:01 PM »
2nd pic is your best pattern for sure. I have a 500 as well, and I could never find a shell that patterned well out of the XX factory choke. Right now my best is the 3" longbeards in either #6 or #5 with the Carlson longbeard choke. Very tight at 20 yds or closer, but fantastic patterns at 40.

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Re: Mossberg 500 Carlson LB XR .660 Am I on the right track?
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2018, 07:51:06 AM »
Sturm, It looks like your on the right track.  The second Pic (003) looks pretty good with the Carlson and LB 6's.

Offline roverboy

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Re: Mossberg 500 Carlson LB XR .660 Am I on the right track?
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2018, 01:36:18 PM »
I think your good to go. Good hunting.
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Re: Mossberg 500 Carlson LB XR .660 Am I on the right track?
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2018, 01:41:30 PM »
I see these are at 30yds. Did you ever shoot a 40 yd? Did you connect this year? :camohat:
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Offline strum

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Re: Mossberg 500 Carlson LB XR .660 Am I on the right track?
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2019, 09:16:08 PM »
  Never connected last season but Ive already taken 2 birds so far this year. One was about 25 yards and the other 15 so I cant say  how it does at any distances but I can say those birds didn't like it much. :turkey2:

Offline Swenny

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Re: Mossberg 500 Carlson LB XR .660 Am I on the right track?
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2019, 03:30:58 PM »
Nice work!

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Re: Mossberg 500 Carlson LB XR .660 Am I on the right track?
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2019, 04:13:03 PM »
That should do the trick