I received my SSX-Rem- Choke and it is all you said it would be. I truly
love this choke. I also have a Smith and Wesson Model 1020 semi-auto 20Ga.
shotgun. I would love to have one of these choke tubes for that gun also.
Can you help me out? I think it uses the same threads as the Berretta and
Bennelli choke tube.
Your choke tube is truly one of the best on the market.
Thanks soooo much for the advice. It can be a confusing turkey gun
world with all of the different companies promoting their chokes and
ammo and you just don't know who or what to believe. I really
appreciate your unbiased advice and will be visiting your web site
regularly. Thanks again for your help and I will pass your site and
advice on to all of my turkey and waterfowling friends. Thanks again.
Many thanks for your patience and for working with me
on my patterning problem. I tried some other web sites but they either
didn't respond to me or just wanted to sell me their products.
I appreciate your help and will tell all my shooting buddies about your site.
I still find it hard to believe that you don't
charge anything for your advice. Not that I want to pay, ha, ha! At
first I didn't believe some of the things you told me about ammo, choke
tubes and barrel length. Then I tried some of your advice and it worked.
Keep up the good work.David
Clark, Thank you so much! I'm glad I lucked out
You’re very prompt. I usually get no reply when
trying to find something out. I got lucky with you.
I took a real nice chief Tuesday morning, 10½ " beard
and 1¼ " spurs.
Choke and shot worked great but then any would at 17
Patterning my gun, I feel comfortable up to 62 yards
I visited with you three or four times last week at
the NWTF convention concerning your choke tubes. I
purchased the #2 tube for a Remington 11-87. I
finally got a chance this past Friday to try it.
I was very pleased. I followed your advice
and tried Winchester 1¾ oz. HV and got a great
pattern. I then tried a Federal Premium 2 oz. #6
and got an even better pattern. I would like to send
it to you and let you take a
Based on our conversation about my Browning BPS, I
tried the[company name omitted] choke with #5s. I
could not believe the difference in the pattern vs.
the factory choke and using #6s. The #5s made all
the difference. I could only find 1⅞ oz in the #5s.
Since the [omitted] did improve my pattern
tremendously, I plan to order a Wright tube for the
BPS. Your advice was dead on. I have told many of
my friends about you and also several members of the
NWTF. I have carried the targets and showed them the
results. I also plan to recommend the Wright tubes
to [company name omitted] and ask them to
carry the tubes in their product line. They may not,
but that will be their loss.
If you will send me your mailing address I will send
you a couple of the labeled targets. I can only say
that you gave me more practical advice than anyone I
have spoken with. All the experts I know here are
rifle specialists. Very few folks
seem to understand shotgun patterns and choke tubes.
Thank you again for your very patient and kind help. Please
give my regards to your wife. I hope to see you in
person again in Nashville at the next convention.
I,m perfectly happy with the tube you sent me , If you want to send
me a choke send me one of your hybird tube for a 935 mossberg 3 1/2
mag. I'll be happy to pay for any of your products. I've patterned
the M-2 Tube and it's almost unbelieveable. Your customer service is
great. Thanks Steve
Yes sir, that barrel looked shiny as a new nickel on
apparent nicks, dings, trash, ....just metal...didn't
know a barrel could be
I did not know that there were still people in this
world as kind as you for taking your time to share
your knowledge. I truly appreciate it.
received my Swarm choke today, Wednesday the 14th.
you very much for the fast service and shipping.
to know someone cares about their customer and does business the good
old fashion American Way.
Purchased some Hevi 13's in #6 today. Now I need a turkey volunteer
let you know how things workout.
hi clark sorry it took so long to get
back to you. been busy trying to get ready for my new shop. just let
me know what i need to do to get one of those # 3's for mySBE II.
thanks again for all your help. and good luck on those longbeards
seasons just around the corner.
Thank you for your quick service.
I can't wait! Thank you for thinking of me and
taking the 20 gauge to a new level of performance.
I have two 20-gauge guns that I'll be using this
spring on the TV trail - a Remington 870 and a
Awesome! Thanks again.
Thank you for all your help. The #2 choke for my
BPS increased my number of shots in a 8 1/2 x 11 Turkey Target by 75%
with Winchester Extending Range and Winchester #5 lead shot.
Thank you again for your help. I will need more help on another
I now have two 20 ga turkey guns, a
Benelli M1 Super 90 and a Browning BPS both equipped with your SWARM
chokes. The BPS is equipped with a Nikon turkey scope, 1.5
-4.5. Both pattern well with several loads but the Hevi-13
seems to work best. I have also found that Cabela's laser bore
sight with a 20 ga sleeve is a great help in zeroing the scope at 40
yds. Have you had any experience with that?
I've tried Federal Mag-Shok Heavyweight
in my 12 ga, but I've not found any of that in 20 ga.
Thank you for your quick reply to my questions.
I would like to thank you for taking the time to
give me some examples and recommendations. I will
be making these changes after the ending of this
years spring season.
I don’t understand the engineering and such of
choke tubes, however is there a reason why you
prefer a non ported choke tube vs a ported one?
And when shooting the Fed. Hevi out of my Extrema2
would I use the non ported choke tubes?
Thanks again for your time and your web site.
Hey, I was wondering if you have used the 'new'
Federal Mag-shok heavyweight loads? They say that
they are 25% heavier than Hevi-Shot with a
gravimetric density of 15.2!!!!!!! 50 % heavier than
lead! Is this true and what do you think of them?
I hope they hurry and come up with a 20 gauge load...
........If you have used these federal loads which do
you think is the best 12 gauge load? 5,6, or 7's?
I'll be trying out your swarm choke and Hevi-shot 20
gauge 1 1/4 oz #6's Aprils first on a gobbler here in
I'll let you know how it does. It sure patterns
well on paper, even out to 50 yards! Thanks, I hope
you can give me some input. Joe
I bought a swarm choke for my 20ga Benelli
for turkey hunting awhile back and really
enjoy it. Could you tell me wether the
newer Hevi-13 will pattern better than the
Hevi-shot made for Duck Hunting. Both
shells have the same load in them
(1 1/4 6' ).
I got to get out and put a few rounds through before the wind picked up.
Temp 60 Humidity 85%
wanted to see what my dads 500 grand slam would do with the .643
truglo choke, this gun has been a pain in my butt.
Supreme 2 oz 3inch 6s 129 ten inch at 40 Winchester Ex Elite 1
3/4 6s 126 ten inch at 40 Hevi 13 Old Whitey 100 ten inch circle
This gun has never liked hevi for some reason????/
most pleasent suprise was when I screwed that choke in an NEF 24 inch
barrel. I shot old white hevi one time at a true 40 and got a 180, I
would say that gun is good to go.
problem I ran into was this gun loves the ancient hevi 2 3/4 1 5/8 6s
with a (brand omitted). Them shells are obsolete, so I tried the 3inch
white hevis through it and only got 120s. So i bought this choke and
Hey I just wanted to let you know that I am absolutely impressed by
the Swarm choke hevi-shot 20 ga #6's pattern! I have yet to
beat it with ANY other gauge gun-choke combo that I own! I bet
if I got a specific choke with hevi shot #6's or federal heavyweight
#6's in 12 gauge It wouldn't be THAT much better! My 20 ga NOW
shoots/patterns BETTER than my 12 gauge! But, I shoot only lead
#4's or lead 5's in it with the standard Remington turkey choke. I'm
not too sure if throwing a soft ball size pattern at 50 yards is
ALWAYS the best, ya know? ESPECIALLY when I am only shooting
with the front bead as my sight. Anyways sorry to be blabbering
to you and wasting your time. I'm anxious to be out turkey
hunting(it opened today) but I couldn't go out because the snow from
the other day made it too muddy. We probably won't go out until
tuesday. I'll let you know. Have fun! Joe
Thanks for your insight and quick responses. I'm
very happy with the Hybrid tube. After the season,
I might play around with some heavier than lead shot
Win Extended and Hevi-13. Looking forward to the
reading the results of the testing you're currently
I'll let you know if I have any luck in Missouri
next week. This last week of waiting is killing me.
Good luck this spring...
I am interested in getting a tigher pattern for my
Rem. 1187 12ga. I hunt only turkeys with this gun.
What choke tube and ammo do you suggest?
I have been reading your website it's awesome, the
vast information you have just unbelievable.
Thanks for your great website. Alan T.
I have been reading your website
and your posts on the NWTF forums and really appreciate all the
testing you do and the advice you give.
Soon I will be taking my cousin
out for the junior turkey hunt here in PA. He is using my youth model
Mossberg 20ga. with a 22 in. barrel and undertaker choke. Can you
recommend a shell and shot size I should
pattern through this gun and choke
combination? Thanks for all your help.
Just wanted to tell you, got a nice turkey
(20#-10 inch beard-1 inch spurs) Tuesday
morning. The shot and choke combination
worked like a charm at 35 yards. Tell you
all about it when I see you. hope this
message gets to you Clark. Thanks.
and foremost, really neat website!
saw that you offered advice on loads and choke tubes and thought I
would give you a try.
recently purchased a Benelli SBE that was one year old and the owner
threw in Kick’s Gobblin Thunder .655 choke tube as well. I
have yet to shoot the gun with any new loads. I have shot
Heavyshot the past 2 years with great success, but I was interested
in the New Federal Heavyweight loads as well as the Heavy 13 and
Winchester Xtended loads. I am looking for any info on Loads,
choke tube preferences, what worked, didn’t work, pretty much
in advance for your time and information.
Thank you so very much for the information. I feel like I should buy you and your wife dinner for the all of the money and frustration that you have saved me. Is there anything that I can do for you for your time and priceless information?
Thank you very much for cleaning the choke tube. I have a couple
of questions for you.
1. I know you suggested
Winchester 2 oz. lead 6's or 1 3/4 oz. lead 6's. Is it
worth trying Winchester 2 oz. lead 4's and 5's
and Winchester 1 3/4 oz. lead 4's and 5's through the
tube or is it better with the 6's due to the tight constriction?
2. I've never shot Hevi 13. I know the load you talk about being so good is the old
white 3" 1 3/4 oz. 6's. Have you tried the new Hevi 13 2
oz. 6's through the tube? If so how did they
P.S. You are a tremendous asset to the
NWTF forums and I really appreciate your help
I guess to be honest with you, I wouldn't
mind trying this trigger assist thingy...
I WOULD MUCH RATHER SEE A major shotgun
company put out a shotgun designed to shoot
like a rifle WITH a 'rifletype' trigger
that breaks at like......... three lbs.
Or even sell replacement triggers for our
On another note, In YOUR honest opinion
from ALL of the shooting and tests/
comparisons you have done over the years,
are 12 gauge 3 1/2 inch better than 3 inch?
I mean....................Patterning them
for turkeys my 20 gauge with the swarm
choke and 3" 1 1/4oz #6's patterned WAY
better than my buddies 12 gauge 3 1/2"
with 2 1/4 oz. of #5 Win copper plated
I'm serious, 3 1/2" loads don't impress me
All they seem to do is kick! What are
your thoughts on all of this. Out of all
the loads/choke combinations you have EVER
shot in ANY gauge/length What do you
believe to be the best gauge load combo
turkey killing machine?
Hey sorry..........I know I have a lot of
questions for ya but I know you're a good
guy and can try to help me out. thanks! Joe
p.s. I'm headed out to get a turkey
in the Black Hills this Wednesday after
work. I'll let you know how these
Hevi-shot #6's do! Wish me luck!
this was my first one with that SSX.
.... He didn't know what had him at 53
steps. I would of never guessed he was an
inch over 40yds..... Thanks for the help
on the choke! By the way.... Did you know
you were in Turkey Call Magazine last
month? I'm impressed! Good article.....
I returned from
Tuesday night. Luckily, the weather was great and the late cold
weather killed most of the mosquitoes and the poison ivy.
wanted to report to you that the Hybrid choke performed beautifully
out of my 870. I killed a bird stone-dead on our last day at
about 35 yards with 3.5” Federal FliteControl 2.25oz #5s.
again for your time and insight. Hope you had some success as
a side note, do you plan on manufacturing this choke for other guns
or just the Remingtons?
Thank You for your fast response to my 20 gauge 11-87
question. I have another question for you if your not to busy.
I have been your comments on the nwtf website and I have noticed that
you repeatedly advise people that a 3" shell usally shoots
better than a 3 1/2''. Is there a particular reason for
this? My current turkey gun is a Rem 870 Supermag with a
26" bbl and a .655 Kick's choke. I shoot 3 1/2 Win
XR- Hi Denisty. This patterns extremely well at 40 and even 50
yards. I have never tried the 3" XR because I was under
the impression you wanted that extra 1/4 ounce of shot. I
killed my first turkey ever on Saturday 4-29 with this load combo.
It was only 27 yards so needless to say it thumped the turkey pretty
good. In your opinion does the 3" still have the Killing
power of a 3 1/2" at the longer distances? Thank You
for all your great infromation you provide to people.
Matt from Western Maryland
wanted to tell you that my little 20 ga. B.P.S. and your Swarm tube
has worked real well on the turkeys.We have taken 2 so far, one at 35
and one at 46 steps that my buddy shot with it. Both birds hit the
ground and never even flopped once.Needless to say my 12 ga is
gathering dust and my buddy is looking for a 20 !!
for a great tube!!
just wanted to follow to let you know that I recieved the tube and to
thank you for all of your help. The tube I got from you was for my
brother. To make a long story short he took a real nice bird using
the choke tube last week, 21lb. 10in. beard and 1in. spurs. We
used the range finder to measure the distanceb of the shot and
it was 48 yards. The bird dropped in it's tracks. With out that tube
he calims he not only would not of shot that range but, he would of
not had chance if he wanted to. The tube made all the difference in
filling the tag and walking out saying woulda,coulda, shoulda.....
RE: Cleaning a Shotgun Barrel by Briar52
Clark, I wanted to take this
opportunity to thank you for the service
you provide to the shotgun using community.
I went to your website and was blown away
by the amount of free information you
provide there. Some of us are full of
opinions and provide them freely but you
sir provide a resource that I for one truly
appreciate. Again, many thanks
Thanks for the prompt reply. I
don't see how you respond to your emails so quickly.
I am really a little surprised.
Your customer service is second to none.
I will let you know after I
pattern the Federals. Thanks again.
thought I would share a picture with you. You did help with the
information you shared. This was my second son’s first turkey and
with a Swarm choke.
Final report. The EZ trigger
works. Thanks for the info and the supply.
The SSX Choke is great!
The new 2oz ammo from Hevi is
amazing. My M2 shoots it perfectly. The pattern is great.
It also patterns pretty well with
the Federal heavy shot but the 1 and 5/8 just does not compete with the
Hevi 2oz. Twice as many pellets in a 12 inch circle at 35 yards. Thanks
for all your help.
I wanted to thank you again for the Swarm choke for
my daughter Alli. It was for for her Benelli 20 gauge.
It worked out great this year when we took her
to Texas to turkey hunt. Alli competed in the
Campbell Outdoor Turkey Challenge in Clarendon, TX
and won 3rd place against 10 other ADULT teams
from across the nation. I have a DVD of her hunts
that I would like to send you. Thanks so much.
Look forward to hearing from you.
I simply cannot thank you enough for doing
this with me. It means a lot to even be
considered for such an interview. Hopefully
your readership will enjoy what I had to say.
Keep in touch, and let me know how you like the book.
Had a chance to shoot
the Wright's #2 tube today in my Beretta 686.
In every case, the
#2 tube outshot my other tube.
At any rate, I am quite
pleased with my results and will be shooting the XRHD shells next
year. There isn't really a significant difference in performance
between them and the FC HW, but my local Walmart carries the XRHDs
and closed them out this year after the season for $13/box; what a
Thanks again for all your help. Your satisfied
Thanks again for your time
I had written earlier per my 870 Remington , choke
possibilities and Heavy shot bronze 3 inch # 6 shot 2
oz shells. I plan to purchase a Strut Stopper choke
and will continue looking for better patterns
I send this with gratitude for your help with my
sons and their efforts in patterning their guns
My 14 y/o shot his Mossberg Maverick 3 inch pump
with a Tru Glo .665 and 3 " Heavy shot 2 oz Bronze # 6
shotshell yesterday First shot was very even , no
holes , 164 pellets in 10 " circle @ 40 yds. I had
shopped for a choke with .670 exit diameter, but
this was my closest choice
We were impressed as this gun has had poor patterns
in past and your help with suggestions drastically
improved this gun's pattern
My 15 y/o is now looking to purchase a shot gun as
he has used mine the last 4 years and we will use your
recommendations in his gun/choke /shotshell
My thanks is for several reasons
I began turkey hunting because these 2 sons wanted
to learn to turkey hunt and I strive to become more
informed to be more helpful to them
I can not think of a better legacy to pass on to
them than being safe turkey hunters , but a close
second is to be well informed. Your web site and all
this info will help them in thier ability as sound,
I hope you will appreciate their thanks for your
efforts and willingness to share your experience and
valuable information These 2 young men are probably
better prepared and confident in their potential for
good clean harvest as opposed to others who have not
considered proper patterning Thank you again as it is awesome to think they have
this info and are off to a better start in this area
than many mature hunters
What better than to share with the next generation
of hunter's and know this is good for our sport
Kolby 15 y/o
Jonathan 14 y/o
DEAR CLARK, I RECIEVED THE SWARM TUBE I ORDERED THURSDAY 1-17-08, BUT
HAVE NOT TRIED IT YET, THANKS FOR THE SPEEDY RETURN, THE BEST I EVER
HAD, BEEN TOO COLD HERE TO TEST TUBES FOR ME, DO YOU TEST IN WINTER
TIME, OUTSIDE, WEATHER GETS ROUGH IN ILL. ALSO , I WILL LET YOU KNOW
MY RESULTS WHEN I FIND OUT. WEATHER BE BETTER IN FEW DAYS HERE IN MS.
MAYBE, WE HAVE LOTS OF UPS AND DOWNS. THANKS AGAIN JAMES!!!!!!!!
good morning and how are you? I bought the 20 rem. Swarm choke
form you last year. I think it is responsible for the death of
5 longbeards last year alone in my wife’s gun. Using Hevi 13
she killed 3 and I shot 2. I may never use my 12 ga again.
For the past two years I have been following the development of
Tungsten Super Shot in hopes Kyle would produce a 20 ga shell.
I talked to him yesterday to learn it will be coming to market this
week. I asked what choke he had tested and I told Kyle that I
wanted to try it in a Swarm. He said that he has just sent you
some to test. I am wondering if you have had a chance to test
it and what you findings are. I am particularly interested in
the 1 oz #8 load for the 20 ga. Thanks and have a great day.
I just wanted tosay one last thanks for
helping me out and teaching me what to
look for when patterning.
I really do appreciate it and
hopefully I didn't annoy you with too many
dumb questions :)
again for all your help,
THANKS FOR ALL THE INFO YOU HAVE GIVEN ME, AND THANKS FOR THE SWARM
PURCHASE SHIPMENT, THAT SWARM HAS MADE A TURKEY KILLING MACHINE I
THINK OF THE 20 GA H&R GUN. I GUESS YOU ARE GETTING TIRED OF ALL
MY QUESTIONS, ITS THAT IM A TURKEY NUT, CRAZY ABOUT TURKEY HUNTING,
IF I WAS YOUNGER AND ABLE TO HUNT MORE THAT IS, I USED TO HUNT 4
STATES IN A YEAR NOT ANYMORE, I HAVE HUNTED MS., ALA., MO., INDIANA,
IN YEARS BACK NOW JUST MY HOME STATE, MS.,.THAT IS GREAT DORIS HUNTS
WITH YOU, I WISH MY WIFE WOULD, SHE THINKS 3 A.M. IS CRAZY. HA , IT
IS BUT I DO IT EACH YEAR, QUESTION DOES FEDERAL CO. MAKE THE TURKEY
MAG, SHELL WITHOUT THE FLIGHT CONTROL WAD. THANKS JAMES!!!!!
ALSO QUICKEST SERVICE I EVER HAD. IM SURE GLAD I FOUND OUT ABOUT AAS
I WILL KEEP PASSING THE WORD ALONG, IS THIS YOUR COMPANY THANKS
First, I'd like to thank you for
providing the shooting public with data
and advice that would be impossible for
most of us to gather ourselves.
Your information helps all of us in more
ways than you'll ever know.
My questionis this... I have a Benelli
Nova 26" and I would like to use the 3"
"bronze shell" this spring turkey season,
but I don't know which choke(s) produce
the best patterns with thisgun/ammo
combination. Your opinion would be
Thank you for your time. Adam.
CLARK, MY YOUNG FRIEND, I E-MAILED
YOU ABOUT, GOT HIS FIRST TURKEY TODAY,
ALTHOUGH THEY NEVER CONTACTED YOU,
I TOLD HIS DAD THAT YOU SUGGESTED A 670
TUBE AND CLEAN THE BARREL GOOD, YOUR
KNOWLEDGE PAID OFF AGAIN, THEY BOUGHT A
670 TUBE BRAND UNKNOWED TO ME, KILLED A
GOBBLER 60 YARDS TODAY, REM. EXTENDED
31/2 INCH SHELL WITH HIS 835 MOSSBERG,
IM SORRY THEY DID NOT GET YOUR
TUBE, I TRIED BUT SOME PEOPLE DO THESE
THINGS, THEY ARE NEW TO TURKEY
HUNTING, THANKS AGAIN FOR THE INFO FOR
THEM, I THOUGHT THEY MIGHT BUY
YOUR TUBE, BUT THEY DID NOT.OUR SNOW ALL
GONE TODAY PRETTY 60 THIS
AFTERNOON, HE SAW THE TURKEYS ABOUT THE
TIME THEY SAW HIM AND SHOT AT HIM
RUNNING, SOME LUCK.. THANKS AGAIN JAMES!!!!
I had an opportunity to do some patterning last week
with two 12 gauge 870s equipped as follows along with
the patterning results at a MEASURED 40 yards from a
28" barrel, TruGlo Strut Stopper Xtreme (as
recommended by you)
Patterns were excellent with 3", 2 oz. Hevi-13 #6 and
with Remington 3" Hevi-Shot 1 1/2 oz. #6
Hevi-13--140 in 10" circle, Remington Hevi-shot--90
in 10" circle
My daughter's Gun:
21" barrel, Indian Creek Black Diamond .665
Also excellent patterns with 3" 2 oz. Hevi-13 #6 and
with Remington 3" Hevi-Shot 1 5/8 oz. #6
Hevi-13--140 in 10" circle, Remington Hevi-shot--121
in 10" circle
I tried other combinations and found that my 21"
barrel didn't pattern nearly as well as my daughter's
21" or my 28" especially with the Remington Hevi-Shot
My daughter's gun clearly preferred the 1 5/8 oz.
Remington Hevi-Shot over the 1 1/2 oz. loads, while mine did pretty well with the 1 1/2 oz. loads.
I think people get too hung up on high pellet counts
in 10" circles (200 or more). I couldn't have been
more pleased with my patterns noted above that
produced 90-140 pellet count in 10" circles. The
turkey patterning targets make for very impressive
proof of my patterns.
I may still do some more experimenting with my 21"
barrel to see if I can get better results from it.
I didn't try it after getting such great results
with the 28" barrel, but notice that my daughter's
gun produced patterns as good or even better than
my 28" barrel. I am still surprised at the
differences in individual barrels. My barrel
had some work done on it 10 years or so ago
(lengthened forcing cone and barrel polishing)
and that could be part of my problem, as I'm not
sure of the quality of the work. From the
standpoint of field performance, it has been
outstanding with the Remington Hevi-Shot #6
with the Remington Hevi-Shot choke tubes, and
the new high quality choke tubes have increased
the pattern performance significantly.
I would never have dreamed that the newer
high quality choke tubes like (brand omitted) and
the TruGlo SSX would have improved my patterns
I'll have to admit I was surprised at how well the
SSX tube with .643 constriction did after hearing for
years about how the Hevi-shot did better with more
open chokes. (Name omitted) with (brand omitted)
didn't recommend his .665 tube due to it being too
tight and suggested I buy a similar tube in .675 from
(brand omitted)that was designed by the
(brand omitted). Your advice was right on about that
TruGlo tube's performance.
Thanks for your assistance and I look forward to
corresponding with you in the future as well as
reading your articles posted on your website.
I hope your wife is doing better. I read on one
of the forum sites that she was in the hospital and
I lifted her name in prayer to our Lord. You told
me in an earlier e-mail that both of you had to mis
the NWTF convention due to the flu.
P.S. I'll be hunting with the 2 oz. Hevi-13s and my daughter will be
using the 1 5/8 oz. Remington Hevi-shot.
You may know this by now. I have
just ordered theSSX Choke tube you had recomended
from youre web site.Ordering from youre site was the
least i could do for all youre help.I think its
wonderfull that you make youreself available the way
you do.Thank you so much.Ill be in touch to let you
know of my results when im able to get out again..
Thanks so much for the help. I
can't begin to tell you how much help you have been.
You savedme a lot of frustration and quite frankly,
a lot of money. Oh by the way, the first time I shot
my Mossberg with the turkey loads,I almost dropped it
it kicked so hard. I normally shoot with a
relaxed grip on the forearm. I knew better the
My son got a good laugh.
One last thing.
We just bought our son a Remington 870 Express Super
Mag with a 26" barrel for his college graduation
Any suggestions on a choke tube and shell combo?
Thanks again for everything.
I have to tell you about how Swarm helped me out of a
I was control burning for a client and somehow a
rotten knot on an oak tree had caught fire and it was
on the other side of the security line.
Thirty feet or more off the ground last thing in the
evening and we couldn't leave it burning.
What if we took the shotgun and shot the knot off?
Well I had my Swarm choke and a new box of some Win
Supreme 2 3/4 #6s I had bought for my wife to shoot.
With only a handful of shells we shot the knot off
and literally shot the fire out of that tree. It was
really cool watching the small area hit with that
combination. Thanks for supplying me with another
"tool" for burning problems.
Robert(Getting set for Saturday)
Clark, News Flash!!
Swarm swoons 18 3/4 lb..9" beard opening day at 19 steps for Robert
The turkey was no match for the Hevi-13 #6 , a .555 Swarm choke and
the Rem.870 20 gauge . Very clean and decisive kill
First would like to say that I have thoroughly enjoyed reading your
material on the website. I find it very informative, educational, and
really appreciate your advice and reviews of shotshells and turkey
chokes. I am on the quest for a Great turkey gun, and have read
everything I can find on the subject to try to put together the right
combination BEFORE I get obsessed with this and rabidly spend too much
time and money. I have a strong desire to start out right in the new
era of precision chokes and superb shotshells, and I have a couple
questions for you.> Thank you so much for reading, and I am sorry for so many questions but
you are a wealth of knowledge on this subject. I appreciate all that
you do for the sport of hunting and the beloved wild turkeys. Sometimes
I feel I am getting overzealous about turkey hunting and “doing it
right”, but I LOVE it – and the turkeys are worth it
hey there, i have a few questions for you. my friend told me about
this site and he said you were probably the best person to ask. i just
bought a rem. 870 express 3'' and i am wondering what ammo i should
use and what chokes i should use. first i got a 23'' turkey barrel;
what type/brand of choke do you recommend? also what size of shot
and brand do you recommend? secondly i have a 20'' fully rifled deer
barrel; what type and brand of slug would you recommend? and lastly
i have a 28'' bird barrel; i would mainly be hunting geese and some
other waterfowl, what choke/shot size/brand would you recommend? i
would also be using it for small game to, anything you would
recommend in that field? i know thats a lot to ask but i heard
you were the best so i feel confident asking you. thanks in
advance for any help/info you can give me! have a good one
and taker easy, > Thank you so much for reading, and I am sorry
for so many questions but
RE: 535 Recoil Pad Help by kpmurphy
Thanks a ton for all your advice. I've been reading
your posts and they have been a key factor in my
decision to buy the 535, the Gobble stopper extreme
choke, the winchester HV 3" #5s, and now the shooters
friend recoil. I know that there are other solutions
(many!) out there, but I appreciate your willingness
to share your ideas & experience with those of us
that are just getting started. It makes it a lot
Now, I'll go out this week and shoot this set-up and
see how it all works together! Opening day in Kansas
is April 9th. Now, if only finding a place to hunt
were as easy as buying the gun & ammo!!
You are great, and I appreciate your help
Just wanted to let you know i recieved
my "Swarm" choke, and have already tested it. The 2
3/4 #5s at 40 yards had around 15 shot in the kill
zone.(coming from a 20 guage using a cheap shell i
thought that was pretty respectable)
The recoil was minimal so i stepped up to a 3 in Rem
nitro #4, -and had at least 20 in the head and neck
on a turkey target at 40 yds. I am definately happy
with that! I will recommend you and your
allaboutshooting website to anyone i meet.
Thank you for all your
help, Nathan E
P.S. I cant imagine the pattern this
thing would throw with hevi-shot,
but Is there really such a thing as
" More Dead" thanks again
I received the STRUT-STOPPER XTREME choke tube that you
recommend on Monday. My son and I went to the range on Wed.
and it was like you said my pattern improved by nearly 3x.