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Re: have you pattern tested this LCS for POI ???
I'm thinking Jent is suggesting you pattern each barrel with the same load to determine uniformity (barrels are typically patterned at 40 yards using a 30" circle) and point of impact (where pattern density is concentrated). Counting pellet strikes inside the circle will indicate choke constriction, which can vary by pellet size. If the barrels are correctly regulated, both barrels will shoot patterns to the same point of impact. Barrels not properly regulated might print the center of the pattern high, low, or left or right. But in my opinion patterning is not an exact science as different shot sizes, different loads, and components used will pattern differently in many cases. So my suggestion would be to pattern your gun with different shell brands or hand loads using the shot size you will primarily use; and from those results, determine the load/s that work best in your gun.