solway gunner wrote:A bit like being given a look at velocity print out from that measures 1200fps and then being asked to guess what gauge shot it ..
seriously what gauge are you talking about? .410?16ga? 12ga? 8ga? 4ga etc ,how the hell could the experiment be conducted as the working payloads differ and couldnt be compared anyway!!
inevatbly as ever,this is leading to is TSS 9s being capable of knocking out a M1 Abrams tank at 100.7 yrds through a cylinder bored 3" .410
The payload can be equal in every ga with the possible exception with steel shot of the Ø.410 but say a 1 oz loading or 1-1/8 oz, I have loaded a Turkey load of 1-5/16 oz in my 28 ga. Doesn't really matter as we are talking a killing pattern density and shot pellet energy equality at range.
No Kevin this last question was to clarify my first question wherein I asked:What is the difference between 1 oz of shot, @ 1500 fps, from a Ø.410 caliber ie 36 ga, a 28 or 20 or 16 or 12 gauge at 35 yards? Providing they have all maximized their pattern densities to be equivalent ie chokes and back boring etc.. It's the same speed at target, the same shot and the same pattern density so is there really any difference?
What I am trying to convey is that you cannot tell what gauge the pattern is from and neither can the duck! That being said then, it follows that the gauge of the gun doesn't matter nor the length of the hulls or the gun that was used, IT"S THE PATTERN DENSITY AND THE SHOT PELLET ENERGY THAT IS THE REASON FOR THE BIRDS DEMISE - NOTHING ELSE!
So if you can supply those criteria to the spot the bird is going to be
when the bird and shot meet up you will be successful.
That means you have to know how to shoot and all those factors previously mentioned about the shooters abilities etc come into the equation regardless of what gauge and hull length and gun you are using..