The quickest way to improve your pattern count is to move south. Here is how much you can improve: If you are getting over 100 pellets in the 10 @ 40 yards in April in Minnesota: That same gun and choke will get ~ 115 in Iowa. Missouri will bring you up to ~ 125. Arkansas will bring you up to ~ 135. Louisiana will bring you up to ~ 145. That is based on the average high temperatures for April. Remember that when you are comparing patterns. A pattern count is only useful if it includes the corresponding air temperature.