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We have recommendations for a wide variety of guns.  All guns pattern differently and each likes its own shot size.  Give it a chance with proper patterning, and your gun will speak for itself!  Each gun type shows load and choke combinations that are recommended for optimum performance.  Our recommendations are based on what we have found that patterns best out of most guns, so this is just a starting point for your own pattern testing.  Each gun can have a slightly different bore diameter as well as different harmonics (vibrations) within the barrel, so testing on each gun is critical.  All turkey loads show pellet counts In a 10" circle at 40 yards.


For best patterns, we DO NOT recommend having your forcing cone lengthened!!

 
 
 

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12 Gauge  3.5"


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BENELLI NOVA - 12 GA. 3.5"


Turkey loads made with
HEVI-SHOT®
pellets

Chokes:
Jebs .650
Primos Jelly Head .655 (older style)  

Load:  H517C5 #4x5x7 or #2x5x7 Hevishot®  280+ Pellets
Load:  H51013 #4x5x7 or #2x5x7 Hevishot®  250+ Pellets

10ga. 3.5"

12ga. 3"

20ga. 3"

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BENELLI SUPER NOVA - 12 GA. 3.5"


Turkey loads made with
HEVI-SHOT®
pellets

Chokes:
Jebs .650
Primos Jelly Head .655 (older style)  

Load:  H517C5 #4x5x7 or #2x5x7 Hevishot®  280+ Pellets
Load:  H51013 #4x5x7 or #2x5x7 Hevishot®  250+ Pellets

10ga. 3.5"

12ga. 3"

20ga. 3"

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BENELLI SBE - 12 GA. 3.5"


Turkey loads made with
HEVI-SHOT®
pellets

1997 & OLDER

Choke:  Rhino .673 or .670

Load:  H521C #4x5x7 or #2x5x7 Hevishot® 230-270 Pellets

1998 & NEWER

Chokes:
Jebs .650
Primos Jelly Head .655 (older style)  

Load:  H517C5 #4x5x7 or #2x5x7 Hevishot®  280+ Pellets
Load:  H51013 #4x5x7 or #2x5x7 Hevishot®  250+ Pellets

Left Handed

Chokes:
Jebs .650
Primos Jelly Head .655 (older style)  

Load:  H517C5 #4x5x7 or #2x5x7 Hevishot®  280+ Pellets
Load:  H51013 #4x5x7 or #2x5x7 Hevishot®  250+ Pellets

 

10ga. 3.5"

12ga. 3"

20ga. 3"

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BENELLI SBE II - 12 GA. 3.5"


Turkey loads made with
HEVI-SHOT®
pellets

Chokes:
Primos Jelly Head .668 (We sell these for $50)
Indian Creek .665
Rhino .660
Primos Jelly Head .660 (older style)

Load:

H518 #4x5x7 or 2x5x7 Hevishot®  280+ Pellets
H517R #4x5x7 or 2x5x7 Hevishot®  280+ Pellets
H51013 #4x5x7 or 2x5x7 Hevishot®  250+ Pellets

10ga. 3.5"

12ga. 3"

20ga. 3"

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BENELLI SUPER VINCI - 12 GA. 3.5"


Turkey loads made with
HEVI-SHOT®
pellets

Chokes:
Primos Jelly Head .668 (We sell these for $50)
Indian Creek .665
Rhino .660
Primos Jelly Head .660 (older style)

Loads:
H518 #4x5x7 or 2x5x7 Hevishot®  280+ Pellets
H517R #4x5x7 or 2x5x7 Hevishot®  280+ Pellets
H51013 #4x5x7 or 2x5x7 Hevishot®  250+ Pellets

10ga. 3.5"

12ga. 3"

20ga. 3"

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BERETTA A400 XPLOR - 12 GA. 3.5"


Turkey loads made with
HEVI-SHOT®
pellets

Choke:  Rhino .670

Load:  H517C5 #4x5x7 or #2x5x7 Hevishot®  280+ Pellets

10ga. 3.5"

12ga. 3"

20ga. 3"

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BERETTA A400 XTREME - 12 GA. 3.5"


Turkey loads made with
HEVI-SHOT®
pellets

Choke:  Rhino .670

Load:  H517C5 #4x5x7 or #2x5x7 Hevishot®  280+ Pellets

10ga. 3.5"

12ga. 3"

20ga. 3"

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BERETTA XTREMA & XTREMA 2 - 12 GA. 3.5"


Turkey loads made with
HEVI-SHOT®
pellets

Chokes:
Primos Jelly Head .668 (We sell these for $50)
Indian Creek .665
Rhino .660
Primos Jelly Head .660 (older style)

Loads:
H518 #4x5x7 or 2x5x7 Hevishot®  280+ Pellets
H517R #4x5x7 or 2x5x7 Hevishot®  280+ Pellets
H51013 #4x5x7 or 2x5x7 Hevishot®  250+ Pellets

10ga. 3.5"

12ga. 3"

20ga. 3"

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BROWNING A5 - 12 GA. 3.5"


Turkey loads made with
HEVI-SHOT®
pellets

Choke: Rhino .660

Loads:
H517R #4x5x7 or #2x5x7 Hevishot®  250+ Pellets

or

Choke:  Primos Jelly Head Maximum .665

Load:  H517C5 #4x5x7 or #2x5x7 Hevishot®  250+ Pellets

10ga. 3.5"

12ga. 3"

20ga. 3"

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BROWNING BPS - 12 GA. 3.5"


Turkey loads made with
HEVI-SHOT®
pellets

Chokes:  
PatternMaster Code Black .675
Rhino .670

Loads:
H518 #4x5x7 or #2x5x7 Hevishot®  280+ Pellets
H51013 #4x5x7 or #2x5x7 Hevishot®  250+ Pellets

BUCKSHOT

Choke: Rhino .660 to .670

Load:  B510B #00 Buck - All 18 pellets in a 24" circle at 60 yards

10ga. 3.5"

12ga. 3"

20ga. 3"

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BROWNING CITORI


Turkey loads made with
HEVI-SHOT®
pellets

Chokes:  
PatternMaster Code Black .675
Rhino .670

Loads:
H518 #4x5x7 or #2x5x7 Hevishot®  280+ Pellets
H51013 #4x5x7 or #2x5x7 Hevishot®  250+ Pellets

10ga. 3.5"

12ga. 3"

20ga. 3"

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BROWNING GOLD - 12 GA. 3.5"


Turkey loads made with
HEVI-SHOT®
pellets

Chokes:  
PatternMaster Code Black .675
Rhino .670

Loads:
H518 #4x5x7 or #2x5x7 Hevishot®  280+ Pellets
H51013 #4x5x7 or #2x5x7 Hevishot®  250+ Pellets

BUCKSHOT

Choke: Rhino .660 to .670

Load:  B510B #00 Buck - All 18 pellets in a 24" circle at 60 yards

10ga. 3.5"

12ga. 3"

20ga. 3"

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BROWNING MAXUS - 12 GA. 3.5" (Invector Plus)


Turkey loads made with
HEVI-SHOT®
pellets

Chokes:  
PatternMaster Code Black .675
Rhino .670

Loads:
H518 #4x5x7 or #2x5x7 Hevishot®  280+ Pellets
H51013 #4x5x7 or #2x5x7 Hevishot®  250+ Pellets

10ga. 3.5"

12ga. 3"

20ga. 3"

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BROWNING SILVER - 12 GA. 3.5"


Turkey loads made with
HEVI-SHOT®
pellets

Chokes:  
PatternMaster Code Black .675
Rhino .670

Loads:
H518 #4x5x7 or #2x5x7 Hevishot®  280+ Pellets
H51013 #4x5x7 or #2x5x7 Hevishot®  250+ Pellets

10ga. 3.5"

12ga. 3"

20ga. 3"

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CHARLES DALY - 12 GA. 3.5"


Turkey loads made with
HEVI-SHOT®
pellets

Chokes:  
Rhino .660
Primos Jelly Head .660 (older style)

Loads:
H517 #4x5x7 or #2x5x7 Hevishot®  280+ Pellets
H51013 #4x5x7 or #2x5x7 Hevishot®  250+ Pellets

BUCKSHOT

Choke: Rhino .660

Load:  B510B #00 Buck - All 18 pellets in a 24" circle at 60 yards

10ga. 3.5"

12ga. 3"

20ga. 3"

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FRANCHI - 12 GA. 3.5"


Turkey loads made with
HEVI-SHOT®
pellets

Chokes:  
Jebs .650
Primos Jelly Head .655 (older style)

Load:  H517C5  #4x5x7 or #2x5x7 Hevishot®  280+ Pellets

10ga. 3.5"

12ga. 3"

20ga. 3"

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H & R - 12 GA. 3.5"


Turkey loads made with
HEVI-SHOT®
pellets

Choke:  Rhino .660

Loads:
H517 #4x5x7 or #2x5x7 Hevishot®  230-270 Pellets
H518 #4x5x7 or #2x5x7 Hevishot®  230-270 Pellets
H51013 #4x5x7 or #2x5x7 Hevishot®  250+ Pellets

BUCKSHOT

Choke: Rhino .660

Load:  B510B #00 Buck - All 18 pellets in a 24-26" circle at 60 yards

10ga. 3.5"

12ga. 3"

20ga. 3"

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MOSSBERG 535 - 12 GA. 3.5"


Turkey loads made with
HEVI-SHOT®
pellets

Chokes:
Rhino .660
Primos Jelly Head .660 (older style)

Load:  H521C  #4x5x7 or #2x5x7 Hevishot®  230-270 Pellets

10ga. 3.5"

12ga. 3"

20ga. 3"

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MOSSBERG 835 - 12 GA. 3.5"


Turkey loads made with
HEVI-SHOT®
pellets

Barrels 24" & Over (Measure With Choke)

Chokes:
Rhino .695
Primos Jelly Head .690

Loads:
H517 #4x5x7 or #2x5x7 Hevishot® 280-320 Pellets
H518 #4x5x7 or #2x5x7 Hevishot®  280-320 Pellets

Barrels Under 24" (Measure With Choke)

Chokes:
Rhino .695
Primos Jelly Head .690

Loads:
H510 #4x5x7 or #2x5x7 Hevishot®  250-300 Pellets
H51013M #4x5x7 or #2x5x7 Hevishot®  250-300 Pellets

Turkey loads made with
COPPER
or
NICKEL
shot

Choke: Rhino .680

Loads:
501L #5 Nickel Shot 130-170 Pellets
501L #4x5x7.5 Copper Shot 220-250 pellets

ECONOMY

Choke: Rhino .680

Load: 501L 4copper x 5copper x 7hevi-shot® 290-320 Pellets

BUCKSHOT

Choke: Rhino .690

Load:  B510B #00 Buck - All 18 pellets in a 22-24" circle at 60 yards

10ga. 3.5"

12ga. 3"

20ga. 3"

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MOSSBERG 935 - 12 GA. 3.5"


Turkey loads made with
HEVI-SHOT®
pellets

Barrels 24" & Over (Measure With Choke)

Chokes:
Rhino .695
Primos Jelly Head .690

Loads:
H517 #4x5x7 or #2x5x7 Hevishot® 280-320 Pellets
H518 #4x5x7 or #2x5x7 Hevishot®  280-320 Pellets

Barrels Under 24" (Measure With Choke)

Chokes:
Rhino .695
Primos Jelly Head .690

Loads:
H510 #4x5x7 or #2x5x7 Hevishot®  250-300 Pellets
H51013M #4x5x7 or #2x5x7 Hevishot®  250-300 Pellets

Turkey loads made with
COPPER
or
NICKEL
shot

Choke: Rhino .680

Loads:
501L #5 Nickel Shot 130-170 Pellets
501L #4x5x7.5 Copper Shot 220-250 pellets

ECONOMY

Choke: Rhino .680

Load: 501L 4copper x 5copper x 7hevi-shot® 290-320 Pellets

BUCKSHOT

Choke: Rhino .690

Load:  B510B #00 Buck - All 18 pellets in a 22-24" circle at 60 yards

10ga. 3.5"

12ga. 3"

20ga. 3"

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NEW ENGLAND ARMS - 12 GA. 3.5"


Turkey loads made with
HEVI-SHOT®
pellets

Choke:  Rhino .660

Loads:
H517 #4x5x7 or #2x5x7 Hevishot®  230-270 Pellets
H518 #4x5x7 or #2x5x7 Hevishot®  230-270 Pellets
H51013 #4x5x7 or #2x5x7 Hevishot®  250+ Pellets

BUCKSHOT

Choke: Rhino .660

Load:  B510B #00 Buck - All 18 pellets in a 24-26" circle at 60 yards

10ga. 3.5"

12ga. 3"

20ga. 3"

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REMINGTON 11-87 - 12 GA. 3.5"


Turkey loads made with
HEVI-SHOT®
pellets

2010 & Newer

Chokes:
Jebs .660
Rhino .660

Loads:
H518 #4x5x7 or #2x5x7 Hevishot®  280+ Pellets
H51013 #4x5x7 or #2x5x7 Hevishot®  250+ Pellets

OR

Choke:  Primos Jelly Head .660 (older style)

Load: H517C5 #4x5x7 or 2x5x7 Hevishot®  280+ Pellets

2009 & Older

Chokes:
Rhino .665
Primos Jelly Head .665 (older style)

Load: H517 #4x5x7 or #2x5x7 Hevishot®  280+ Pellets

OR

Chokes:
Rhino .660
Primos Jelly Head .660 (older style)

Load: H51013 #4x5x7 or 2x5x7 Hevishot®  250+ Pellets

Turkey loads made with
COPPER
or
NICKEL
shot

Choke: Rhino .660

Loads:
501L #5 Nickel Shot 140-165 Pellets
501L #4x5x7.5 Copper or Nickel Shot 200-225 pellets

ECONOMY

Choke: Rhino .660

Load: 501L 4copper x 5copper x 7hevi-shot® 250-270 Pellets

BUCKSHOT

Choke: Rhino .660

Load:  B510B #00 Buck - All 18 pellets in a 26" circle at 60 yards

10ga. 3.5"

12ga. 3"

20ga. 3"

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REMINGTON 870 - 12 GA. 3.5"


Turkey loads made with
HEVI-SHOT®
pellets

2010 & Newer

Chokes:
Jebs .660
Rhino .660

Loads:
H518 #4x5x7 or #2x5x7 Hevishot®  280+ Pellets
H51013 #4x5x7 or #2x5x7 Hevishot®  250+ Pellets

OR

Choke:  Primos Jelly Head .660 (older style)

H517C5 #4x5x7 or 2x5x7 Hevishot®  280+ Pellets


2009 & Older

Chokes:
Rhino .665
Primos Jelly Head .665 (older style)

Load: H517 #4x5x7 or #2x5x7 Hevishot®  280+ Pellets

OR

Chokes:
Rhino .660
Primos Jelly Head .660 (older style)

Load: H51013 #4x5x7 or 2x5x7 Hevishot®  250+ Pellets

Turkey loads made with
COPPER
or
NICKEL
shot

Choke: Rhino .660

Loads:
501L #5 Nickel Shot 140-165 Pellets
501L #4x5x7.5 Copper or Nickel Shot 200-225 pellets

ECONOMY

Choke: Rhino .660

Load: 501L 4copper x 5copper x 7hevi-shot® 250-270 Pellets

BUCKSHOT

Choke: Rhino .660

Load:  B510B #00 Buck - All 18 pellets in a 26" circle at 60 yards

10ga. 3.5"

12ga. 3"

20ga. 3"

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STOEGER M3500 - 12 GA. 3.5"


Turkey loads made with
HEVI-SHOT®
pellets

Chokes:
Jebs .650
Primos Jelly Head .655 (older style)  

Loads:
H517C5 #4x5x7 or #2x5x7 Hevishot®  280+ Pellets
H51013 #4x5x7 or #2x5x7 Hevishot®  250+ Pellets

10ga. 3.5"

12ga. 3"

20ga. 3"

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TRISTAR - 12 GA. 3.5"


MEGA-WEIGHT™
(Turkey)

Chokes:
Pure Gold .660 (1st Choice)
Unavailable Until Further NoticeIndian Creek .665 (2nd Choice)

Load:  MH51013A #4Mx6Mx7H Mega™/Hevi®  230-270 Pellets

10ga. 3.5"

12ga. 3"

20ga. 3"

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WEATHERBY - 12 GA. 3.5"


Turkey loads made with
HEVI-SHOT®
pellets

Choke:  Rhino .673 or .670  

Load:  H521C #4x5x7 or #2x5x7 Hevishot®  230-270 Pellets

10ga. 3.5"

12ga. 3"

20ga. 3"

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WINCHESTER SUPER X2, X3, & XP - 12 GA. 3.5"


Turkey loads made with
HEVI-SHOT®
pellets

Chokes:  
PatternMaster Code Black .675
Rhino .670

Loads:
H518 #4x5x7 or #2x5x7 Hevishot®  280+ Pellets
H51013 #4x5x7 or #2x5x7 Hevishot®  250+ Pellets

BUCKSHOT

Choke: Rhino .660 to .670

Load:  B510B #00 Buck - All 18 pellets in a 24" circle at 60 yards

10ga. 3.5"

12ga. 3"

20ga. 3"

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