TEST: How much lead at 35 yards ?

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TEST: How much lead at 35 yards ?

Postby Sagebrush » Thu Jan 11, 2007 11:15 am

Most 12 Ga. barrels are about 1 " in diamiter.

So if your muzzle is 35" away from your eye. (most guns )

How many inches will it cover up at 35 yards?


Answers" a. 8" b. 12" c. 16" d. 24"


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The correct answer is b.

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Postby doogie494 » Thu Jan 11, 2007 11:51 am

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Postby steelcommander » Thu Jan 11, 2007 3:59 pm

About 1"? That's one heck of an overboring job. considering that they are not even 3/4" in diameter (inside diameter that is). Actually, it'd be more like a 4 gauge if the inside diameter of the barrel was 1". Man Sage, I thought you were smarter than that!!!!! :smile:
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Postby casey_714 » Thu Jan 11, 2007 7:52 pm

Steelcommander... I believe he's talking about the diameter on the outside of the barrel..... :umm:
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Postby pennsyltucky » Thu Jan 11, 2007 8:39 pm

12ga's are usually between .840 and .900 o.d. but 1" is an easy number.....

i would have thou that a 1" barrel would be bigger than a foot at 35 yards. but im so used to a 10ga sxs, i might be a little off!!! :toofunny:
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Postby steelcommander » Thu Jan 11, 2007 9:30 pm

I gotta quit drinking.
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Postby Sagebrush » Thu Jan 11, 2007 10:00 pm

Hay, if you guys want to whine and Fn bitch..........

Take it up with Remington.com !!
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Postby Citori12 » Fri Jan 12, 2007 10:40 pm

Lets see??????????? at 30 degrees f?????? Oh here is my .02 your brain is smarter than you............I usually swing through....but steel or non-tox in cold weather just like rifle ammunition looses velocity cause the powder is only rated for??????? well if you shoot factory then its your problem. hunting conditions dictate lead.......my best answer is shoot some sporting clays and if you can hit 30% out of a 100 you will do just fine on ducks and lead...........well until something changes
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Postby Sagebrush » Sun Jan 14, 2007 11:58 am

Citori12;

Faster loads in winter or real cold temps..............

Does that mean going from 1 1/4oz down to 1 1/8 oz loads?

Or 2 3/4" hulls up to 3" or even 3 1/2" shells ?


What works best for you?

Ever go to the "Duplex loads" ?


When it gets REAL COLD, I give two boxs of shells to my hunting

partner and say, "Go get me some ducks" !! :laughing: :laughing:
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Postby Citori12 » Sun Jan 14, 2007 8:16 pm

Sage,

The trick is at <30yards, no lead necessary unless you are shooting crossing birds. in 60mph cross winds and over head shooting another story..at trap ranges you can pre-determine lead given station 1-5 at various angles..in the field not so true....I uses several lead methods depending on conditions.....sustained lead usually winds me up with a big goose egg....swing through is best. the gun moves faster than the target and therefore the only obstacle to overcome is stopping the swing or a gun that shoots low or high.....its not an exact science that is why I love shooting shotguns...my 270 will shoot where I want it too every time..but usually I pull the trigger on it only once or twice a year and then I gotta work....the shotgun does not perform anything like a rifle....so here is what I am saying...my patterns in 30 degree weather are far superior to my -10 degree patterns. or it depends.....just like a rifle if you do not use it or practice with it in all kinds of weather then you really do not know what it can do...but please do not take a new shotgun target practicing at a SWA...cause you will be asked to leave!!!!!!!!!!!
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