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Thanks a lot Mr. Bush. Your response and attentiveness on this has been remarkable!

I'm looking forward to getting this for my son's Mossberg 500A 20G turkey gun. I've spoken to some people who have this choke and they swear by it. We can't wait!!

Thanks again
My hunting buddies and I got our first geese this morning using your 
choke/ammo reccomendations. Thanks again it was a
hunt ill never forget. A side story I think you will appreciate....We ran
into a few older hunters at the boat launch and began to chat with
them. After telling them we were using # 6 shot we recieved a stern
scolding about how "BB and BBB is the only way to go for geese." You shouldve
 seen their faces after we knocked a few geese flat at 35 yards with a 20
 gauge. The new ammo revolution sure has changed the sport! Finally got to shoot the wife's M1 20 ga. today and I'd like to
 thank you for the recommendations you gave me.  I'd not have a
 problem shooting at a turkey at 40 yards with the hevi-13 #6's
with this gun with the Swarm tube I bought from you.  Thanks again.
  You saved me a bunch of time and money.
Clark, THX for the quick turn around on shipment. I'm
helping a 14 year old with his set up and we look forward to getting the
 choke tube. Thanks again and I look forward to working with you in the future.

Clark, Thank you so much for upgrading the shipment, it really wasn't necessary, but very much appreciated. I really enjoyed our conversation. I am sure I will be speaking to you again, as we are trying to figure out which choke is best for my Mossberg Bantum. Thank you so much much for your information and I will definately be giving out your name and web site to everybody I know.

Thanks, Shelly

Clark, I can already see that I came to 
the right place. Thank You Much.
Thank you so much for all your help and
I met someone in Bass Pro, here in Tulsa,
however he lives in Texas but I told him
about the web site and the SSX Chokes so
I expect him to contact you in a few days
Hey Clark,

Sounds great and I'm looking forward to
 using it this Turkey Season. Thanks for
all the advise and help.

Kevin
Hi Clark, Just wanted to let you know that a friend
came over and he brought his Indian Cr.
and Pure Gold 20 ga tubes for my Browning
guns to try.You will be happy to know that
 the Swarm beat them both with hevi shot
or lead.The xx was second and xx came in a
 distant third.I have a first season tag
this year but can't hunt until Wed.I have
 a new Browning Silver Mossy Oak 20 ga to
 use this year and can't wait to Swarm one
! Good Luck to you! Kirk

Clark,The SSX worked great for me. My patterns really improved, they were tighter and more uniform than with any of the other chokes I tried. I was using the Hevi 13 3.5-2.25- 6's.

at 40 yards i had 160 in the 10"
and 306 in the 20"

at 30 yards i had 254 in the 10"
and 438 in the 20"

Previously the best i could get was 106 in the 10" at 40 and 198 in the 10" at 30, so i saw a great improvement. My goal was to get 150 in the 10" at 40, and this choke accomplished that.

Zack


Hi Clark,

Wanted to tell you I got some of the new 20 HW 7s to try. With my new Browning Silver 28" barrel I had 166 in a ten inch circle at 40 yardds with the Swarm tube. I can send a picture tomorrow if you want one. I have a 5th season tag for pike and I'm chasing birds in the morning!

Kirk

from outa,The best choke I believe on the market is the TruGlo SSX (Stut Stopper Xtreme) with a .643 restriction shooting Winchester Supreme HV #6 and the TruGlo Fiber Optics. I shoot a Rem. 870 Super Mag with this set up and at 40 yards I average about 36 pellets in head of H. S. Strut practice targets. Check out allaboutshooting.com a great website soley dedicated to shotguns.

Clark, 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 Steve


Clark,


Thank you so much for your help this past year with finding the best choke tubes for the particular guns that I own,you eliminated a lot of the trial and error that I would have experienced trying to find them on my own,as well as probably saving me a good deal of money. I know I never would have found that kind of co-operation anywhere else. With my Winchester all set up for this coming spring and hopefully my Remington as well I am already starting to think about turkey hunting.
I guess it is a little early really to be thinking turkey hunting,but you can't start planning too soon.Once again thanks for everything Clark and take care.
Rob.

Clark, My first encounter with the Shooter's Friend came about this morning. I was shooting a BPS 12 gauge w/18.5" barrel with the extended rifled choke tube made by Browning and shooting 2 3/4 " slugs.
I only took two shots to realize that it was already zeroed in. Those were the two most enjoyable slug shots I have ever experienced, not because they were on target but the recoil was more like a light load 20 in a gas operated gun.
This product absolutely works . It's a good thing that the guns make noise because a 20 may not kick enough to know if it fired or not!
A new friend of Shooter's Friend,
Robert


Clark, I have been shooting 3 1/2 
Winchesters with 2oz of #6 through a
.650 XXX tube and have been getting
30 pellets in the turkey kill zone at 30yds.
With the new Wright's tube you sent 
and the federal heavyweight 1 7/8 oz #6,
I put 41 pellets in the kill zone at 40yds!
Needless to say I am very impressed and
have been recommending the tube and
your website to my friends.
Thanks,
Marc

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.
Brandon

Clark,

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.

Bill

Mr. Clark,
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
finding you.
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 
yards.
Patterning my gun, I feel comfortable up to 62 yards 
for turkey.
Thanks again,Steve


Mr. Clark,
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
look.

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.

Kenny
Waynesboro M

Clark, 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 
the inside.....No
apparent nicks, dings, trash, ....just metal...didn't
know a barrel could be
that shiny.

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
.

Clark,

I received my Swarm choke today, Wednesday the 14th.

Thank you very much for the fast service and shipping.

Nice 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 for testing.

I'll let you know how things workout.

Thank you again.

Regards,

Charles


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.


Clark,
Thank you for your quick service.
Regards,
Charles

Clark -

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
Browning Gold.

Awesome! Thanks again.
Rob
/cb

Clark,

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 shell.

Paul


Clark,

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.

Larry


Clark,
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.
Vic

Clark,
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
WY!
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


Dear Clark,
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' ).
Thank you
Dave B

I got to get out and put a few rounds through before the wind picked up.
Temp 60 Humidity 85%

I 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.
Winchester 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 at 40
This gun has never liked hevi for some reason????/

The 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.

The 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 it helped


Clark, 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

Clark-
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
working on.
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...

Clark,
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.

Clark,

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.

Hello!
First and foremost, really neat website!
I saw that you offered advice on loads and choke tubes and thought I would give you a try.
I 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 anything!
Thanks 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?

Thanks again

Bryan


Hi Clark,
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 perform?

Thank You,

Jim

P.S. You are a tremendous asset to the NWTF forums and I really appreciate your help



Hey Clark,
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
other shotguns...
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
lead.
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!


Clark,
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.....


Clark-

I returned from Missouri on Tuesday night. Luckily, the weather was great and the late cold weather killed most of the mosquitoes and the poison ivy.

I 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.

Thanks again for your time and insight. Hope you had some success as well.
On a side note, do you plan on manufacturing this choke for other guns or just the Remingtons?

Mr. Clark,
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

Hi Clark,
Just 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 !!
Thanks for a great tube!!
Kirk

Clark,
I 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.....

Thanks,
Matt

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

Clark,

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.

Wes


Hello Clark,

I 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.

Thanks.

Larry

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.


Hi Clark,
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.
Darrick

Clark,
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.
Thanks again,
Marty

Clark,
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 deal.
Thanks again for all your help. Your satisfied customer.
Wes

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 combination 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, ethical hunters 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 With gratitude Tom 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!!!!!!!!

Clark, 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.

Clark,

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 :)

Thanks again for all your help,

Robert


CLARK, 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 JAMES!!!!!


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

greatly appreciated. 

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!!!!


Clark,
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
rest: My Gun: 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
so dramatically. 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. Thanks again, Mike H 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.

Clark,

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..

Joe



Hey Clark,

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

second shot.

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

present. 

Any suggestions on a choke tube and shell combo?

Thanks again for everything. 

God bless.Terry


Clark,
I have to tell you about how Swarm helped me out of a
jamb today. 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 Clark:

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
easier.

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

Kevin



Hey Clark, 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


Clark,  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.

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