How to Pattern a Shotgun

When it comes to closing the deal on a turkey this season, patterning a shotgun is among the most important—if frequently overlooked—considerations. Whether shooting a .410 bore, 20-gauge or 12-gauge, TSS or lead shot, to be successful you need to know where your shotgun’s point of impact lies relative to your point of aim.

This video provides an expert breakdown on how to pattern turkey guns with both iron sights and red dots. This process is important for every turkey hunter because every shotgun—even those that are manufactured on the same day, by the same manufacturer—will likely shoot a bit differently.

Hunter aiming shotgun in woods

For more on how to select the right shotgun for your application, check out our Guide to Turkey Guns.

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