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Author Topic: Browning Maxus All Purpose 26 inch/IC 665/Longbeard 3 1/2 20 yards  (Read 6767 times)

Offline The preacherman

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I finally had a chance to try out the Winchester Longbeards.  I didn't take a pic of the 40 yard shot but it held up great.  Now, I have to get out there and whack one!

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Re: Browning Maxus All Purpose 26 inch/IC 665/Longbeard 3 1/2 20 yards
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2014, 03:38:12 AM »
I used the #5    3 1/2 Longbeards.

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Re: Browning Maxus All Purpose 26 inch/IC 665/Longbeard 3 1/2 20 yards
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2014, 09:07:45 AM »
Looks good.

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Re: Browning Maxus All Purpose 26 inch/IC 665/Longbeard 3 1/2 20 yards
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2014, 09:37:32 PM »
aim straight...good luck!    :welcomeOG:
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Re: Browning Maxus All Purpose 26 inch/IC 665/Longbeard 3 1/2 20 yards
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2014, 09:39:57 PM »
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Re: Browning Maxus All Purpose 26 inch/IC 665/Longbeard 3 1/2 20 yards
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2014, 10:28:21 PM »
I think you killed him.....

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Re: Browning Maxus All Purpose 26 inch/IC 665/Longbeard 3 1/2 20 yards
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2014, 05:11:58 PM »
Gobbler harvested for sure.
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Re: Browning Maxus All Purpose 26 inch/IC 665/Longbeard 3 1/2 20 yards
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2014, 11:28:42 PM »
Real world test this morning.  I shot this gobbler at 56 yards with the Winchester Longbeard #5 with the 3 1/2 inch shell.  I didn't think the shot was that far.  I didn't have time to range him as the two hens with him were getting real nervous.  I ranged him after the shot.  He was in a corn stubble field following two hens and I am aimed at the waddles. He absolutely dropped like a rock.

When I was dressing him out I plucked his feathers in the chest area and skinned out his neck to see the shot pattern on the bird.  I wished I would have taken pics so you could see.  He had 5 hits in the head, 11 in the neck, 6 in the waddles, and his chest from the breast bone up was peppered. 

The Indian Creek choke and Longbeard combination really did a great job.

Offline CrustyRusty

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Re: Browning Maxus All Purpose 26 inch/IC 665/Longbeard 3 1/2 20 yards
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2014, 05:01:09 PM »
My maxus is the best patterning gun I've ever owned, but that's a long shot.  Congrats on the bird.

Offline DirtNap647

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Re: Browning Maxus All Purpose 26 inch/IC 665/Longbeard 3 1/2 20 yards
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2014, 05:09:26 AM »
congrats

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Re: Browning Maxus All Purpose 26 inch/IC 665/Longbeard 3 1/2 20 yards
« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2014, 06:18:31 PM »
 :OGturkeyhead: I had a similar experience   with the Longbeard XR #5's. 52 yards and stoned. I shoot the older version of your gun, Browning Gold 3.5, with a Code Black Patternmaster choke tube. I did skin the bird and there were 43 pellets/ holes from the breast bone up to the eye. Never had a bird go down without a twitch, even at 20 yards. I will shoot this gun and choke/ammo until I check out or they stop making it. This is an awesome load for turkeys, IMHO.

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Re: Browning Maxus All Purpose 26 inch/IC 665/Longbeard 3 1/2 20 yards
« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2014, 09:17:10 PM »
Congrats....

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Re: Browning Maxus All Purpose 26 inch/IC 665/Longbeard 3 1/2 20 yards
« Reply #12 on: June 03, 2014, 01:28:00 AM »
Congrats!
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Re: Browning Maxus All Purpose 26 inch/IC 665/Longbeard 3 1/2 20 yards
« Reply #13 on: June 03, 2014, 06:26:11 PM »
Congrats on your gobbler and your combo you shoot. :OGturkeyhead:
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Re: Browning Maxus All Purpose 26 inch/IC 665/Longbeard 3 1/2 20 yards
« Reply #14 on: June 05, 2014, 06:44:58 AM »
Congrats!
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