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Author Topic: Best load for old fixed choke guns  (Read 204 times)

Offline Nate K

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Best load for old fixed choke guns
« on: January 10, 2019, 11:12:04 AM »
This is probably a long shot but here goes:

I have an older Ithaca M37 20 gauge with a 28" fixed full barrel that I would like to try and bag at least one turkey with this year. Obviously I will be limited on range compared to my M2 but that's kind of the point.

Do you guys have any advice on different loads (2 3/4" only) I should try from this old gun? I figured for now I'm just going to try as many different loads of lead #5s and #6s and go with what has the most even pattern at a reasonable range but any info would be great!

Also, any warnings on what not to shoot through an older gun would be appreciated!

Thanks.

Offline roverboy

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Re: Best load for old fixed choke guns
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2019, 06:41:59 PM »
My brother in law used to hunt with an old Remington M41 pump 20 gauge. It had a standard fixed full choke. He used to used  1 ounce loads with 5 or 6 shot. It only had a 2 3/4" chamber too. I know it don't sound like much but, he killed at least 8 or 10 birds with it. He didn't take shots over about 35 yards. Federal makes a 2 3/4 Wing-Shok load with 1 1/8 oz.
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Offline CrustyRusty

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Re: Best load for old fixed choke guns
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2019, 01:20:22 PM »
Winchester make a load called the Super Pheasant I believe.  May want to check that out

Offline Deputy 14

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Re: Best load for old fixed choke guns
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2019, 07:22:28 PM »
I’d bet some of the flight control was shells from Federal should pattern pretty decent.
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Offline daddyduke

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Re: Best load for old fixed choke guns
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2019, 01:24:56 PM »
Had good luck with Federal Game-Shok 2 3/4 #6s.
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