20 Ga. at 55 yards ?

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20 Ga. at 55 yards ?

Postby Sagebrush » Wed Nov 02, 2005 10:13 pm

Just got my Hevi-shot manual. They say a # 5 is as good as a # 2 steel ? Anyway....Load # 56 a 3" 20 Ga hull... 1 1/8 oz 1295fps @ 10,500psi.
Sound good so far? ................ with # 6 232 pellets c/o 50 yards

With # 5 there are 178 pellets c/o 55 yards. ........ This is a rough guess, since the data is c/o 1350fps. At 1350fps the manual said a # 5 will kill at 75 yards; so I cut off 30 yards to be on the safe side.
I got the manual from Bucksrun Sports.......$10.00

Just try'n to keep you guys up to date....Sage
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Postby Citori12 » Thu Nov 03, 2005 7:50 am

Ballistic data can also be very misleading. A single pellet could very well possibly be lethal at 75 yards. But in my opinion shotgun ballistics are not as cut and dried as say figuing out energy ballistic coeffecient and velocity of say a 300 win magnum where a single projectile is thrown at a specific velocity. First of all for a shotgun to be lethal you must make multiple hits I am not even sure an xtra full turkey choke would provide reasonable pattern at 75 yards. And if your hunting ducks you could get a day when your whacking birds at 20 yards...( I would hate to see what a duck looked like after hitting him that close with an xtra full choke) I happen to know that a #5 lead load at 1330 is devestating at 40 yards. I guess it all boils down to hunting situation. We have a public area here where they use BBB loads for teal on a pass and they surely hit some. I prefer to select loads that provide energy and pattern inside 50 yards. On river hunts I choose loads and chokes the give even consistant results to about 40. I limit my shots inside those parameters. But I do wonder what a 10 ga 2 oz load of number fives would look like at 60 yards????? hmmmmmm
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Postby goosehunter2118 » Fri Nov 04, 2005 11:03 am

As long as you can hold it together out there, yes, they will be lethal on any duck at that distance with #5s.
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Postby Sagebrush » Sat Nov 05, 2005 12:26 am

Citori 12; 5 lead at 1330fps, :salude: Only because I still have one box of 1 1/2 oz # 4 lead @ 1330 fps !! Too much for dove & quail, maybe I can get ride of them on 60 yard rabbits ?? Yea thats it rabbits !! Maybe a 50 yard "yote" ? See you guys later.......Sage
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Postby Admin2 » Thu Nov 24, 2005 7:04 am

It comes down to foot pounds of energy to kill a bird. The larger the bird, the more energy needed. So often multiple hits in the vitals is required. 575 ft/lbs is a minimum for a bird.


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Postby Sagebrush » Thu Nov 24, 2005 9:38 pm

Thats why I shoot # 5 and hit em in the eye !!
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Postby Elvis Kiwi » Sat Oct 05, 2013 3:05 pm

Admin2 wrote:It comes down to foot pounds of energy to kill a bird. The larger the bird, the more energy needed. So often multiple hits in the vitals is required. 575 ft/lbs is a minimum for a bird.

:lol: :lol: wow 1000ft/lbs is recomended for a DEER and 7-800 is ok
yip its an old thread but holy smoke batman how come nobody picked up on this????
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