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Author Topic: Winchester Double X 3" #5  (Read 2622 times)

Offline tha bugman

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Re: Winchester Double X 3" #5
« Reply #15 on: May 06, 2019, 05:46:24 PM »
"Ol' Gal" with a Ventilator Choke and 3" Hevi 13 #7's will flat out stomp one.  Wish I still had the pattern pics for that one!

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Re: Winchester Double X 3" #5
« Reply #16 on: May 07, 2019, 01:24:53 PM »
Ventilator has definitely been consistent in every Remington I have shot. Its a shame Remington doesn't offer it any more.

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Re: Winchester Double X 3" #5
« Reply #17 on: May 08, 2019, 12:34:42 AM »
My previous post was off. I counted 87 in the ten at 40 yards with #5 when I patterned a few weeks ago. Even pattern for a sure kill though. The same gun/choke does 185 with long beard #5.

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Re: Winchester Double X 3" #5
« Reply #18 on: May 11, 2019, 09:19:25 PM »
My 870/Kicks .660 will scare 100 from time to time with the 3” 5’s.  Shoots a better 40yd pattern with XX 3/2/6’s and Kicks .655. Both are great for hunting inside 35-40yds.

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Re: Winchester Double X 3" #5
« Reply #19 on: May 11, 2019, 10:25:47 PM »
My 870/Kicks .660 will scare 100 from time to time with the 3” 5’s.  Shoots a better 40yd pattern with XX 3/2/6’s and Kicks .655. Both are great for hunting inside 35-40yds.

2 oz #5 or 1 3/4 oz load?

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Re: Winchester Double X 3" #5
« Reply #20 on: May 12, 2019, 03:47:35 PM »
The Winchester XX 3/2/5’s (Red Shell). The HV 1 3/4 5’s shot in the 80’s.
Inside 35yds they are both good hunting patterns. Felt more confident shooting the 6’s in the long run.

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Re: Winchester Double X 3" #5
« Reply #21 on: May 12, 2019, 07:02:01 PM »
The Winchester XX 3/2/5’s (Red Shell). The HV 1 3/4 5’s shot in the 80’s.
Inside 35yds they are both good hunting patterns. Felt more confident shooting the 6’s in the long run.


Where do you find the 2oz loads? I have looked locally and online, can only find the 1 3/4 oz.

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Re: Winchester Double X 3" #5
« Reply #22 on: May 12, 2019, 07:31:37 PM »
The Winchester XX 3/2/5’s (Red Shell). The HV 1 3/4 5’s shot in the 80’s.
Inside 35yds they are both good hunting patterns. Felt more confident shooting the 6’s in the long run.


Where do you find the 2oz loads? I have looked locally and online, can only find the 1 3/4 oz.
https://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/mobile/product/65924/redirect

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Re: Winchester Double X 3" #5
« Reply #23 on: May 14, 2019, 11:48:46 PM »
Thank you sir. I'm going to try those next year.

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Re: Winchester Double X 3" #5
« Reply #24 on: June 02, 2019, 06:55:18 PM »
After patterning several guns and chokes with Pb 5's and 6's..A couple of my set ups will turn 140's-160's with the Pb 6's.  Tough to go out and hunt with the 5's when 80's is about all I can depend on. Shows why with all those years of hunting with Pb 5's we needed to jump up and run to the turkey as soon as we would pull the trigger.

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Re: Winchester Double X 3" #5
« Reply #25 on: June 09, 2019, 07:03:56 PM »
Those shells in an 870 with a Star Dot choke used to throw good patterns.