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Old 02-11-2009, 10:58 PM
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Question Best Turkey Choke for Mossberg Ulti Mag 835?

I would like to shoot Hevi Shot 3 1/2" shells #6 with max load with my 12 Ga. Mossberg Ulti Mag 835.

Do you have a recommendation on what brand choke I should use?

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Old 02-11-2009, 11:02 PM
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I use a Gobbler Guns Final Strut .675 Choke Tube with 3.5" Winchester Extended Range #6's in my 835. If you do a search for Mossberg 835 Patterning in this Category you can see the patterns that I am shooting with this combination.
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Old 02-11-2009, 11:25 PM
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pure gold .670 is what I am currently using. it produces a killing pattern to 65 yds. I am shooting the 2 1/4 oz shot #6's in the 3 1/2 inch shell...... I'll post pattern from my mossberg
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that is 60 yds........ mossberg 835, 3 1/2 shell, #6 shot, 2 1/4 oz., pure gold .670 I keep it inside 60 yds........ this was the yardage that I was starting to loose the pattern. anything inside 40 is shreaded.
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Old 02-11-2009, 11:38 PM
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poi is different with hevi-13!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! u need a redot or atleast i did
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Old 02-12-2009, 03:50 AM
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Rhino .695
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I shoot a kicks gobblin thunder and have killed them@ 62yds, i'm going to buy an brileys and pattern it next.
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Old 02-12-2009, 07:40 AM
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I shoot a Primos Jelly-head out of my 835. With Hevi-shot 3 1/2" 1 3/4oz #6, I was averaging 150 pellets in 10" circle at 40 yards. I have since got the same shells with 2 1/4 oz shot, but have not shot them yet. I anticipate a similar pattern, with more pellets in a 10" circle at 40 yards.
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Old 02-12-2009, 11:41 AM
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i shot a gt. 670 with 3.5" nitro #7 last year and got +/- 275 in a 10" circle at 40 yards in a 21" bbl 835.
i plan to experiment with a jelly head and the nitro 4x5x7.5 this year to see if i can get 300+
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That's a heck of a pattern @ 60 yds
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Rhino .695 all the way. Shoot hevi-13 2 1/4oz #6s or the real Nitros in them and it will make you dizzy at how good it is.
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naw--they will make you dizzy at how bad they kick
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naw--they will make you dizzy at how bad they kick
Come on man

You want even notice when you are aiming at a turkey.
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full choke with 3 1/2 #6 will make them dead as a hammer.
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you are right. when you shoot a bird you never feel it, but getting the patterns dialed in is a different story
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Thanks all!

I found the ones you mentioned:

Gobbler Guns .640 constriction, $75

Pure Gold ,choke constriction not shown, $65 (Cabelas rating 4.3/5.0)

Gobblin thunder , choke constriction not shown, $60 (Bass Pro rating 5.0/5.0)

Primos Jelly Head, $45 (Cabelas rating 4.6/5.0)

Rhino .695 , $108

Rhino had some compelling arguments about Turkey Chokes on their web site but I could go broke taking on all their recommendations. Their advice sounds good if you want the very top of the line but I've dropped enough birds over the years at having a less than perfect set up.


Just one more questions before I make a decision: has anyone experience with:

Carlson's® Ported Turkey Choke Tubes

Briley Hevi Shot® Extended Turkey Choke Tubes .675 (although no listing for Mossberg 835 in Cabelas) so I suppose that one is out.

Truglo® Gobble-Stopper Choke Tube

M.A.D. Calls Super Max Hevi-Shot® Turkey Choke Tube

Briley Ported Super Turkey Chokes (although no listing for Mossberg 835 in Cabelas) so I suppose that one is out.

I may be leaning towards Rhino but I just want to avoid trial and error and go with a good choke that won't have issues with Hevi Shot. That is my main concern.


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Again, Rhino .695

And if you want to take it up one more notch, buy the Nitros reccomended for your gun.

Whatever you buy, don't "overchoke" your gun. That is a mistake that people have a tendency to make with these 835's.
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Again, Rhino .695

And if you want to take it up one more notch, buy the Nitros reccomended for your gun.

Whatever you buy, don't "overchoke" your gun. That is a mistake that people have a tendency to make with these 835's.
Thanks. Looks like the same constriction for Rhino and Nitro, what is the difference?
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Old 02-12-2009, 09:08 PM
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Thanks. Looks like the same constriction for Rhino and Nitro, what is the difference?
Nitros are the shells and of course, Rhino is the choke. Nitro ammo company loads Hevishot shells with "specific recipes" for different guns as well as providing you with the reccomended choke for a particular gun.

http://www.nitrocompany.com/pattern....ended%20shells ........ so for your gun get the H517 4x5x7
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Old 02-12-2009, 09:17 PM
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Here are a couple of links to threads about Nitro

http://forum.gon.com/showthread.php?t=297193

http://forum.gon.com/showthread.php?t=288145
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the bores on the 835 are almost that of a 10 ga. i found last year prior to the season that i was WAY over-choked. most of the better patterns will come from a .670 ans up--with the nitro 4x5x7.5 they recommend the .690 jellyhead or .695 rhino. i am shooting a .670 with the nitro #7's and it patterns good. i also have a .685 in my longer bbl 835 that is a .685--amd i may part with it of you are interested. pm me
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Thanks everyone especially the advice about trying to get too much constriction. I went with the Jelly head .690

For ammo (Cabelas is sold out on everything I tried) I went to Bass pro and got
Remington® Premier® Magnum Turkey Loads Shotshells
Hevi-Shot® Hevi-13™ Turkey Loads - 12 Gauge

This will give me a good variety to try the gun with plus used a bunch of left over ammo of various types I have. I'll find the one that works best with my set up.

Now, all I need is a cooperative Tom!


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I am going crazy over picking a turkey choke for my 835 i am thinking about getting a indian creek or pur gold i shoot winchester xtended range 3.5 #6 anb hevi 13 how do i figure out what one to order
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I get excellent patterns out of my stock Ulti-Full choke that comes with the gun. I would definitely give it a try before you go spending the cabbage. I have been told that the Jellyhead performs about the same as the stock choke.
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You may try a Flite-Control shell by Federal in the factory (non-ported) choke. Start with a load you think you might like and work from there. You may get a good pattern without spending the extra money on a choke. That will let you try more loads. I sometimes shoot Win. XX with a .670 Pure Gold out of mine, also have a Jellyhead (.695) or Federals with the factory choke (.710 I think). The factory choke feels like it does not kick as bad. It still hurts either way, when patterning. Good luck. My gun does not like the Win HD stuff at all.
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