Hail the Skychief load

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  1. Apr 12, 2019 #21

    Lobo

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    I tried the Skychief load last weekend, just a couple shots out of my 46" 16ga cylinder bore. I loaded 80gr's of 2ff, over powder card, 90gr's #5 shot, over shot card. Olive oil soaked fiber wad. This was the results at 25yd's. I'll try other loads this weekend.

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  2. Apr 12, 2019 #22

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    Looks to me like that would be one mighty dead turkey. :)

    Try it at a range of 35 yards or so if you can. It's out at the longer ranges that Skychief's "oiled fiber wad over the shot" loads really start separating the men from the boys (or should I say, separating the iffy patterns from the WOW patterns.
     
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  3. Apr 12, 2019 #23

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    That is my understanding as well..
     
  4. Apr 13, 2019 #24

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    I experimented with the Skychief load yesterday with my 20 gauge smoothbore fowler. I did not get excellent results. Not much different with or without the wad. More experimentation will be required. I'm limited to 21 yards with the patterns I'm getting now.
     
  5. Apr 13, 2019 #25

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    ADK -- is your barrel jug choked or cylinder bore? My 20 is jug choked and the load does not provide any better pattern. I am still trying to play with it but so far no improvement.

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  6. Apr 13, 2019 #26

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    21yards! Something seems amiss there bud.
     
  7. Apr 14, 2019 #27

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    Great info everyone. Who is a good smith to have my 20 gauge northstar jug choked by. About what does it cost? I wouldn’t want to send it out until June. Need it to hunt with in may
     
  8. Apr 15, 2019 #28

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    Unfortunately I hit a few health rough spots and haven't gone after the Turkeys this year.
     
  9. Apr 15, 2019 #29

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    Hope you feel better soon Eric.
     
  10. Apr 15, 2019 #30

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    Best wishes Eric.

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  11. Apr 16, 2019 #31

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    Me too Eric. Feel better real soon!!!!!
     

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