The Keefer Brothers are getting prepared for wild turkey season in Michigan.
The Keefers use the innovative Winchester Pattern Board App to get a clear picture of their shot pattern.
A hungry Winchester shotgun.
A full box of Long Beard XR ammunition.
You’re ready for turkey season.
But wait…Winchester has one more thing to add to the must-have list before you hit the timber for toms. A true game changer: The Winchester Pattern Board App.
The first of its kind, the Winchester Pattern Board App is the most valuable tool there is to help determine your pattern based on shot sizes and choke restrictions. It’s the single best way to see shotshell patterns other than shooting them yourself.
On the app, you can select your gauge, choke constriction, shell length, pellet size, brands and distance to replicate your exact shotgun pattern. You can also compare different patterns based on the variables.
Why is this helpful for hunters?
For one, the Pattern App removes uncertainty. The patterns aren’t based on guessing games or hypotheses. The data is based off actual factory loads fired from factory Winchester firearms. Engineers shot over 3,500 patterns from 10 to 70 yards to provide accurate intel for the application.
Second, this inventive app shows more scenarios than most turkey hunters can create at the shooting range. Ample time is still extremely valuable before pulling the trigger on a long beard, but rather than taking an entire afternoon to perfect your pattern, you can get an idea of results with a simple click of the button. It helps you dial in on what your preferences are, and shows actual pattern results at various ranges, which is extremely valuable to see before heading afield.
Want to check out your shotshell pattern? Here are the steps:
- Visit patternboard.winchester.com on your mobile device or desktop computer.
- Choose your choke constriction, with a range of 15 different choke tubes.
- Choose your gauge: 10, 12, or 20.
- Choose your shell length: 2 3/4, 3, or 3 1/2 inch
- Choose your pellet size: 4, 5, or 6
- Choose your ammo: Long Beard XR, Double X, or Super X
- Choose your distance, anywhere from 10-70 yards.
- Just click Shoot, and it shows you the exact pattern you would achieve with that
Creating a pattern with the Winchester Pattern Board app eliminates the guess work, saves time and builds confidence for your next turkey hunt.
For more information, visit our shotgun section.
As co-host of Winchester Life, he feels it his responsibility to help you find your own definition of the outdoors. He takes this responsibility very seriously and will take the rest of his working life fulfilling this quest. He can go from adventurous woodsman to sharp-dressed dinner guest in no time at all.