HeavyWeight 3.5-Inch 7ís in Rem Super Mag
I did some testing this weekend with the HeavyWeight 3.5 7’s to see if there were any easy options for a good pattern. I just started with a Remington factory modified choke (.709). I got 66 in the 10 at 40. I was not expecting much, but I wanted to see what would happen.
I tightened up to the factory full choke (.691). I got 112 in the 10 at 40. That was at 84 degrees, but it you want a 40-yard gun, it appears a factory full will get you close with HW 7’s.
I know Federal Flightcontrol wad is not made to perform in ported chokes or in tight chokes, but I had my Jelly Head (.660) sitting there, so I gave it a try. There was a modest increase to 118 in the 10 at 40. I moved back to 60 yards just to see how fast the pattern density drops, and it dropped to 42 in the 10.
So it does not appear that the HW 7’s are going to blow your socks off with just any choke. The Pure Gold Tempest (.670) was designed to work with this load, but the Wingmaster HD Super Full (.675), Undertaker (Hevi-Shot .675), or a Carlson’s 12 GA Extended Turkey (non-ported .670) might all be good alternatives to try in a Remington. If I continue to work with this load, I will post the results.
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