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Kent's Impact Tungsten/Matrix

Discussion in 'Guns and Ammo' started by Procraftboats21, Aug 24, 2004.

  1. Procraftboats21

    Procraftboats21 Original OGF Member

    Has anyone used it? how does it pattern? I was looking at 12ga 3'' 1 1/2oz of #3's for Ducks and 12ga 3'' 1 5/8oz of #1's for Geese.
     
  2. haven`t tried it myself but i was wondering the same thing. if you try them let me know. if i do i will post the results.
     

  3. freyedknot

    freyedknot useless poster

    i like the #5's for ducks in close. #3 after the first shot on ducks. my pattern is good on an sbe w/a patternmaster tube. but i am thinking of switching to heavi shot. it is a better from what i hear.
     
  4. Yes, I've used the 1 5/8 oz Kent Tungsten Matrix in #1 and #3 on geese. Pass shooting "snows" and "blues" out in South Dakota you need a round with range that steel just doesn't seem to have. This spring I shot seven birds, three with steel BB and BBB which required further chasing. I took two with the #3 shot of Tungsten-Matrix, but they required dispatching on the ground as well. The two I shot with #1 just folded up in the air and hit the ground dead, blood oozing from their nostrils like lung-shot deer!

    I used the same modified Rem-choke my 870 express came with, but with such a lead-like shot I think I will invest in a full choke to compare pattern for fall.

    Sweatin' it out til September,
    -Dave
     
  5. thanks for the info Dave.i think we are going to try and plan a trip out your way this fall some time to try and pound a few geese.


    Bub
     
  6. I have not used the Kent Matrix but have shot Federal Tungsten-polymer. Don't know that they still make it. They are very similar and performed very well on the ducks at various ranges, much beter than steel at extended ranges. A few buddies have shot the Kent and really like it.

    If I have the scratch, I buy the hevishot. We used it out in Illinois a couple of years ago and was very impressed by the performance. We have had no problems killing geese with 3" #4 shot at 40 yards in the early season and in January we use #1 or #2 in the 3.5" Very seldom that we need to do a long retrieve.