OG shop member gallery
OldGobbler
          bullet Forum Board      bullet Pushpin Turkey Call Blog      bullet Advertising Info     

OG Gear Store

Sum Toy
Dave Smith
Wood Haven
North Mountain Gear
DC Cattle Ranch






Author Topic: 870 express 21"  (Read 909 times)

Offline strum

  • Hero Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 272
870 express 21"
« on: March 27, 2020, 08:17:20 PM »
  Getting there . I think this is a good hunting pattern but if we talking playing the numbers Im not sure Im there yet.
   What you guys say?

 870 youth 21"
  40 yrd. 235 in a 9" circle. 
  870 20 ga
  Apex GT20 #9  3" 1 5/8oz
  .555 BRP choke

Offline nyhunter

  • 2020 SITE SUPPORTER
  • Longbeard
  • ********
  • Posts: 1161
Re: 870 express 21"
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2020, 10:23:02 AM »
Don't play the numbers game, hunt with that and you'll be very happy

Offline wvmntnhick

  • 2019 SITE SUPPORTER
  • Paintbrush Beard
  • ********
  • Posts: 3511
Re: 870 express 21"
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2020, 03:07:15 AM »
I was getting around 260 with every choke I tried. Even borrowed a IC 555 and had similar results. Made one adjustment, bought an IC 555 (only because it had an overall better looking pattern in the 20”) and just last night ended up with 340 in the 10” circle. If you’re chasing numbers, there’s some things to do. If you’re looking for a hunting pattern, you’re fine where you are.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Offline strum

  • Hero Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 272
Re: 870 express 21"
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2020, 10:02:07 AM »
I was getting around 260 with every choke I tried. Even borrowed a IC 555 and had similar results. Made one adjustment, bought an IC 555 (only because it had an overall better looking pattern in the 20”) and just last night ended up with 340 in the 10” circle. If you’re chasing numbers, there’s some things to do. If you’re looking for a hunting pattern, you’re fine where you are.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

 You said you made one adjustment.. what was that?

Offline 2eagles

  • The Boss Gobbler
  • ****
  • Posts: 735
Re: 870 express 21"
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2020, 11:17:49 AM »
How can you not be happy with that?

Offline wvmntnhick

  • 2019 SITE SUPPORTER
  • Paintbrush Beard
  • ********
  • Posts: 3511
Re: 870 express 21"
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2020, 07:16:35 PM »
I was getting around 260 with every choke I tried. Even borrowed a IC 555 and had similar results. Made one adjustment, bought an IC 555 (only because it had an overall better looking pattern in the 20”) and just last night ended up with 340 in the 10” circle. If you’re chasing numbers, there’s some things to do. If you’re looking for a hunting pattern, you’re fine where you are.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

 You said you made one adjustment.. what was that?
Gave the barrel a very good cleaning. It was suggested to use Kroil which I didn’t have time to grab. Therefore, I used Butch’s Bore Shine which is ammonia based so I had to make sure the barrel was oiled. Prior to shooting, I swabbed it thoroughly and removed ALL oil. Talk about a jump in performance.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Offline strum

  • Hero Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 272
Re: 870 express 21"
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2020, 01:32:11 PM »
How can you not be happy with that?

 Lol I am happy and I have already taken a bird with it. Im just a hopeless tinkerer and want to get it even better. No hurry this is something ill work at when our season is over and I move toward learning to roll my own loads.

Offline strum

  • Hero Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 272
Re: 870 express 21"
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2020, 01:34:24 PM »

Gave the barrel a very good cleaning. It was suggested to use Kroil which I didn’t have time to grab. Therefore, I used Butch’s Bore Shine which is ammonia based so I had to make sure the barrel was oiled. Prior to shooting, I swabbed it thoroughly and removed ALL oil. Talk about a jump in performance.
Quote

 Interesting ill have to give it a go.

Offline BINK McCARTY

  • The Boss Gobbler
  • ****
  • Posts: 580
  • Beak first in th' dirt...
Re: 870 express 21"
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2020, 04:34:04 AM »
  Getting there . I think this is a good hunting pattern but if we talking playing the numbers Im not sure Im there yet.
   What you guys say?

 870 youth 21"
  40 yrd. 235 in a 9" circle. 
  870 20 ga
  Apex GT20 #9  3" 1 5/8oz
  .555 BRP choke

Forgive my ignorance....but what does BRP stand for?

Offline strum

  • Hero Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 272
Re: 870 express 21"
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2020, 06:55:23 PM »
Black River Precision

https://blackriverprecision.net/

Offline Gmed

  • Full Member
  • *
  • Posts: 69
Re: 870 express 21"
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2020, 08:03:08 PM »
Love mine. I had it cerakoted and drilled/tapped for a Vortex Venom. Beats lugging the 12 gauge around.