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Benelli m2, various chokes and shells

Started by Borden811, April 02, 2016, 12:32:06 PM

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Let me start by saying I can't post every pattern pic I've shot over the last month or so. I'll post the numbers in a follow up post, and put the picks of what I plan to hunt with this year here. I've shot over 80 rounds in the last month, mostly long beards and mag blends, with both a clean(deep cleaned) and dirty barrel. The gun is an m2 with a 21" barrel, steadygrip stock, and an aimpoint 9000sc red dot. Shells were all 1 3/4 Longbeards in 4, 5, and 6, and Hevi 13 magnum blends. I was set on using the blends, or 4s, but couldn't quite get them to shoot the way I wanted. So I've settled on the longbeard 5s, with either an Indian creek .665 or a wrights No.3. I need to do more testing with the wrights. Now for the pics.

The best choke with the 4s was the Indian creek.

I had zeroed the aimpoint with the 5s, planning to hunt them this year. Here's two typical patterns from that combo.

Then I tried the wrights for one shot with a very dirty barrel and got this. I need to test it more, but if this is consistent, I'll be hunting it this year.

The best choke with the 6s was the Indian creek again. Here's an avg pattern from it. Also of note, the sumtoy was right behind it with an avg of 205.

The mag blends shot like crap as far as I'm concerned. The best pattern I got from them was from the sumtoy. The rob Roberts shot in the 160s as well, and was more even, but I didn't get a pic of it.

I'll make another post with the avg numbers of the other chokes n patterns.


Longbeard 3" #4:

Indian Creek .665  126

Sumtoy .650   115

Wrights no. 3  104

Kicks GT .655   102

Pure Gold .670   100

Jellyhead .660   93

Hevi 13 Dead Coyote  90

Rob Roberts .655 80

TruGlo Smack Down 70

Hevi 13 3" Magnum Blend

Rob Roberts .655 160

Sumtoy .650   156

Indian Creek .665   145

Hevi 13 Dead Coyote   142

Wrights no.3   120

TruGlo Smack Down 120

Pure Gold .670  118

Jellyhead .660   117

Kicks GT .655   79

WV Ridge Reaper

Good to see you tried what I recommend! And it even did a little better then I figured

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Good information; thanks for posting. Have you tried any TSS?
Gen 27:3  Now then, take your weapons, your quiver and your bow, and go out to the field and hunt game for me,

Ridge Rooster

Great information. I got 2 M1's like yours. One is a Steadygrip 21" the other is a standard stock 21".  I shoot my handload's of TS 9's and get in the 400 range in 10" at 40 and being I handload and reclaim shot from my shot trap it is fairly economical. Now I totally understand using lead for the obvious reasons but the TSS might save a guy a little cash in the long run by eliminating the need to try numerous chokes/load combo's as  the TSS factory loaded stuff will show a good bit more impressive patterns and kill way further than we are allowed to talk about. Just my opinion as any one of the loads you tried using the IC, Sumtoy, etc will kill for sure.

Ridge Rooster
Old School 11-87 + Nitros = Dead Ridge Roosters