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Author Topic: 11-87 20ga 21" barrel  (Read 802 times)

Offline N2TRKYS

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11-87 20ga 21" barrel
« on: March 05, 2020, 10:54:54 AM »
I'm setting up a new 11-87 20ga.  I'm shooting hand rolled 1 5/8oz #7.5s and #9s.  I'm looking for the tightest pattern that I can get at 40 yards.   

What choke tube and constriction have y'all used to get these results in this shotgun?

Thanks 
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Re: 11-87 20ga 21" barrel
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2020, 12:39:58 PM »
Indian Creek .555


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Re: 11-87 20ga 21" barrel
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2020, 01:19:54 PM »
jebs 560 and ic 555

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Re: 11-87 20ga 21" barrel
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2020, 02:50:34 PM »
Thanks for the suggestions.  I'll post a pic of said gun to hopefully make up for my elementary question. 
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Re: 11-87 20ga 21" barrel
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2020, 03:14:06 PM »
I have same exact gun. Put a indian creek 555 in it and itll do what your asking. I personally wouldn't go below 562 and 570 would be even better for a even 20 inch pattern. When you miss with the super tight pattern youll understand my thoughts.

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Re: 11-87 20ga 21" barrel
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2020, 08:19:41 PM »
Indian Creek .555


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Yep, I’ve got the same rig and have tried the Sumtoy 562, Jh 570, Carlson 575, Remington SF, and Truloc 585. The IC 555 did the best.
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Re: 11-87 20ga 21" barrel
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2020, 03:44:53 PM »
https://i.postimg.cc/CxcsFQJy/5-E8-C1-D18-B308-45-EF-A2-A1-D7-FA27-FE27-BD.jpg


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Re: 11-87 20ga 21" barrel
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2020, 03:48:34 PM »
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Re: 11-87 20ga 21" barrel
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2020, 04:15:54 PM »
Thanks, Big Rack. 
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Re: 11-87 20ga 21" barrel
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2020, 06:51:50 AM »
The IC .562 was the ticket.  I got 199 pellets in a 10” circle at 40 yds.  It’s a great pattern. 
« Last Edit: March 14, 2020, 09:26:10 PM by N2TRKYS »
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Re: 11-87 20ga 21" barrel
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2020, 12:32:17 PM »
I was able to kill a turkey with my new 11-87 the other day.  It did a great job. 
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Re: 11-87 20ga 21" barrel
« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2020, 08:37:57 PM »
I shoot an 11-87 w a 21” bbl. I am feeding it 3” Federal HWT 7s. 
Tried multiple chokes and found that Carlson LongBeard .568 by far threw the best patterns consistently 168 to 190 in a 10” @ 40 yds. and the 20 yd pattern was not too tight
But I’m not shooting TSS 9s

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Re: 11-87 20ga 21" barrel
« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2020, 09:49:03 PM »
I shoot an 11-87 w a 21” bbl. I am feeding it 3” Federal HWT 7s. 
Tried multiple chokes and found that Carlson LongBeard .568 by far threw the best patterns consistently 168 to 190 in a 10” @ 40 yds.
But I’m not shooting TSS 9s

Sounds awesome.  I'm shooting #7.5s in mine.  I'm really liking this shotgun. 
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