Shot and shot and shot the Mule. Tried alot of the turkey loads. Shot about 100 rounds of various 3inch 2 oz magnum loads.2 3/4 1 oz- Tried hornandy,winchester,kent,federal.suprema,estate in #2,#4,#5,#6,#7.5,#8 Buckshot, and slugs! Steel shot,lead,shot,diamond shot, etc… Magic wads, resin encapsluated shot etc… Some of these shells were + 18.00 for 10.
And the best preforming loads… the cheap stuff… go figure?
Federal #2 steel Nitro mag (high brass) @ 25 yards Phesant load. 2 3/4 shell
Federal #6 Steel (low brass) @ 25 yards Phesant load. 2 3/4 shell
Federal 1 oz rifled slug @ 50 yards in 10 inch circle 2 3/4 shell
Estate OO buckshot. @ 50 yards at least 4 pellets in 10 inch circle 2 3/4 shell
2 3/4 worked better than the 3 inch… hmmmmmmm
Now remember I’m shooting mod and IC fixed chokes. Not super full or Extra full. and a 3 inch chamber but the 2 3/4’s patterned better?
Punsihment, Brusied my birdy finger, my cheek, and shoulder. Trying to manhandle the mule! The Slugs kicked less than the “Turkey loads”
Burnishing the bores of the gun DID help. I did see tighter patterns and the POI (point of impact) was better.
I will be using this beast to turkey hunt here next month. Prob use #6 steel in the Mod and #2 steel in the IC barrels. As long as I can get them in to about 25-30 yards I’ll bag one!
Playing kick the can with # 7.5 was alot of fun!! Quick follow up while the can was moving. This would be a great rabbit gun.
Just for fun I’ll have to keep my eyes out for one of the Old Rossi double hammer overlanders.