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Author Topic: 1 Gen. A5, .665 IC with 3" #5 LB XR  (Read 6358 times)

Offline darn2ten

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1 Gen. A5, .665 IC with 3" #5 LB XR
« on: February 17, 2014, 04:58:38 PM »
You know sometimes when you see something, but you still got to try it yourself to believe it? Well let's just say I believe! I've had these shells for a while but was waiting for a decent day to try them, even though today wasn't ideal I just had to try it. I shot a Turkey Thug 3-1 7/8-5 first and got 131 in the 10. Gun is a 26" barreled original stalker A5 Invector plus with a .665 IC. I bore snaked and alcohol swabbed before shots. Was 57 degrees, cloudy and a little windy. This was a taped 40 yds from the end of the gun barrel. I believe these may be to tight as most of the pattern is in the 10 with very little in the 20, but 203 in the 10" @ 40 with a 3" lead #5 is unreal! I got a box of #6 on back order with Cabelas, who knows what they'll do. Won't really matter though because I'm a #5 guy anyway. [/URL]

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Re: 1 Gen. A5, .665 IC with 3" #5 LB XR
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2014, 05:02:19 PM »
I believe this is the first time I've seen seen 3" #5's break 200!!!!  WOW!!!  :happy0064: :icon_thumright: :happy0064:
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Re: 1 Gen. A5, .665 IC with 3" #5 LB XR
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2014, 05:10:46 PM »
Man, I was just telling my wife how ridiculous this even sounds. I do a lot of patterning, and I still can't fathom this. I just told her they're going to call me a liar, because I don't know if I would believe it if I hadn't seen it with my own eyes. I assure you this is the honest to goodness truth, I have no reason to lie I just posted because I thought it was amazing!

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Re: 1 Gen. A5, .665 IC with 3" #5 LB XR
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2014, 05:13:48 PM »
Nope I believe it 100%. A member here, which is a friend of mine posted up a pattern with the Long Beards #5's at 38 yards and was over 200. That right there will take a turkeys head clean off it's shoulders.
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Re: 1 Gen. A5, .665 IC with 3" #5 LB XR
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2014, 05:17:14 PM »
Good deal! Going to try the 3.5-2-5 and 3.5-2-6 in my Browning with the .665 IC later this week. reflexl

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Re: 1 Gen. A5, .665 IC with 3" #5 LB XR
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2014, 06:40:58 PM »
Good deal! Going to try the 3.5-2-5 and 3.5-2-6 in my Browning with the .665 IC later this week. reflexl
Roy, that 30" barrel ought to show out. I couldn't get the numbers you've got before with some other #5 lead with this same gun, but it sure liked these shells. Who knows, it was only 1 shot and may not do it again. Post up pics when you do. Still got to try my 3.5" gun with the #5 and #6 LB's.

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Re: 1 Gen. A5, .665 IC with 3" #5 LB XR
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2014, 06:55:16 PM »
That is awesome. I believe you 100%. That is tight for 3". My 3.5" is doing 180ish in 10" circle with enough room for error that I am comfortable. I bet that 3" has little to no wiggle room. Maybe too tight?

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Re: 1 Gen. A5, .665 IC with 3" #5 LB XR
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2014, 07:00:48 PM »
What's it look like at 20 I am thinking softball size hole

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Re: 1 Gen. A5, .665 IC with 3" #5 LB XR
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2014, 07:04:03 PM »
That is awesome. I believe you 100%. That is tight for 3". My 3.5" is doing 180ish in 10" circle with enough room for error that I am comfortable. I bet that 3" has little to no wiggle room. Maybe too tight?
Yeah, really I was hoping for the 150 to 175 range. I've got 3 other chokes for this gun, 2 are pretty tight and shoot about like the IC, but I've got a Kicks .680 that just might be perfect.

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Re: 1 Gen. A5, .665 IC with 3" #5 LB XR
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2014, 07:08:26 PM »
What's it look like at 20 I am thinking softball size hole

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I have no idea, I only shot 1 time. I do intend to find out, because thats what I am worried about. I'm going to try it with a little more open choke and see what happens.

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Re: 1 Gen. A5, .665 IC with 3" #5 LB XR
« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2014, 06:52:08 AM »
Great looking pattern....

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Re: 1 Gen. A5, .665 IC with 3" #5 LB XR
« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2014, 08:15:34 AM »
Wow!  This things are unreal!

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Re: 1 Gen. A5, .665 IC with 3" #5 LB XR
« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2014, 09:30:53 AM »
awesome pattern, Im going to try some 3.5 #5 longbeards today

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Re: 1 Gen. A5, .665 IC with 3" #5 LB XR
« Reply #13 on: February 18, 2014, 09:40:42 AM »
Check out the patterns I posted at 40,30,25,& 20 with the 3.5 6's

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Re: 1 Gen. A5, .665 IC with 3" #5 LB XR
« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2014, 08:42:12 PM »
that is one mean looking pattern for lead #5's :drool:
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