Was wondering how many guys pattern their guns before the season or do the "see how it hits on opening day" patterning? Had Littleking and Peteyeh down the other day to pattern. Pete had a very nice even pattern and did very well, I shot some reload HV #6 and was a little disaapointed in my results. Last night my son patterned his gun with my hv loads #6,Estate #4,Win 2's. Unbelievable grouping with ALL of rounds!! He is sooo happy and just loving rubbing it in my face , lol He will have no problem out to 50 yards with my HV loads and shame on anything with in 40 with the other loads !$ . I changed some stuff around and came up with a better pattern but now as good as his. I'm going to try to slow my Hv load down below 1550 fps, maybe down to 1350 and see how it does. If you do pattern How about posting up:Gun,shells (size and fps) chokes and results at 40 yards. Might help others with their shooting by giving them a place to start. Highly suggest you pattern your guns, is a VERY nice feeling knowing that when you pull the trigger, if you do your job, the bird is going down . Not a good feeling having 4 birds light into the deeks at 20 yards and 3 shots later, they are showing you tail feathers and laughing all the way .