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Have you ever shot this load?

Postby 10gaOkie » Sun Nov 03, 2013 12:31 pm

I am thinking of ordering a flat of these. Have you ever patterned any of this load?

Remington Nitro Steel 2 3/4" w/ 1 1/8oz #2s

I mainly want them for the hulls but if they shoot ok, that would be a plus.
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Re: Have you ever shot this load?

Postby inthebox30lbs » Sun Nov 03, 2013 5:52 pm

Chris I have shot a bunch of them. They work fantastic. If i didnt reload I that would be my go to load along with the Remington sportsmans steel 1 1/8 of 2's at 1375fps. Now the only load I load is your Holy grail load with 2's, this was as close to the same field performance as the Rems. I load your HG load with 32 grains of steel, 475gr. of shot Win 209 and GEAP finish and it performs better than the rems and patterns tighter with similiar chokes. However I just patterned RSI 131 with 3's and 2's and 4's and its ganna be hard to pass on this load based upon what I saw today on the pattern board. :biggrin:
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Re: Have you ever shot this load?

Postby 10gaOkie » Sun Nov 03, 2013 6:15 pm

I have loaded #131 before. I used it and #130 to come up with my 3" rto load in a Ched hull with Ched primer and B&P35 wad. As it is at 36gr with the 1 1/4oz load of #1s. Since I leave my press set up to fold crimp 2 3/4, I will stick with that length. Note, I liked using the B&P better than the RSI wad in both 130 and 131. The patterns were more even for me. I also got away from using the Win primer and used the ched primer which seems more consistant.

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Re: Have you ever shot this load?

Postby BBK » Sun Nov 03, 2013 6:33 pm

10gaOkie wrote:I am thinking of ordering a flat of these. Have you ever patterned any of this load?

Remington Nitro Steel 2 3/4" w/ 1 1/8oz #2s

I mainly want them for the hulls but if they shoot ok, that would be a plus.


No, but I may have to! Can't find anything in 2's! :lol3:
Why do I shoot 3.5" for geese? Because they don't make a 4" yet!
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Re: Have you ever shot this load?

Postby BBK » Mon Nov 04, 2013 8:04 pm

Broke down and ordered a case today. :thumbsup:
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Re: Have you ever shot this load?

Postby goose_gunner » Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:51 pm

I did it and did good in my brothers 835 and great in my 1200 with my 675 and pm lr it is vary vary even patterning and its the ONLY load I have ever patterned that had the same number of hits for 3 shots running
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Re: Have you ever shot this load?

Postby BBK » Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:23 am

They are working good so far.

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Re: Have you ever shot this load?

Postby mudpack » Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:35 am

Man, BBK, you are pure hell on those suzies...... :lol3:

I hope those are TWO guy's straps, 'cause if you got all of them by your lonesome, you could be subject to a least three tickets in some states (mine included).

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Re: Have you ever shot this load?

Postby Frank Lopez » Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:40 am

My Beretta A390 and Remington 870 and 11-48 all like them, but the ducks don't! :yes:

At the current Rogers offering, if I wasn't so stocked up on shells, I'd order a case.

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Re: Have you ever shot this load?

Postby BBK » Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:55 am

mudpack wrote:Man, BBK, you are pure hell on those suzies...... :lol3:

I hope those are TWO guy's straps, 'cause if you got all of them by your lonesome, you could be subject to a least three tickets in some states (mine included).

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3 of us. 4 hens and 3 drakes. I've gotten 4 with the nitros so far. All stone dead
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Re: Have you ever shot this load?

Postby mudpack » Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:09 am

BBK wrote:I've gotten 4 with the nitros so far. All stone dead


Well done, junior.

As of Oct 31 of this year, I'd gotten 144 ducks, all with 2 3/4" Nitros. Thirteen of those were not stone dead.
So, like you, I believe the short shells really can do the job.
(on Nov 1, I switched to 3" Remingtons....2 3/4" 1 1/4oz steel 3's are getting hard to find and I don't want to shoot up my supply)
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Re: Have you ever shot this load?

Postby BBK » Wed Nov 13, 2013 11:02 am

The little suckers are doing great. Killed a few with them the last few days. No cripples yet.
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Re: Have you ever shot this load?

Postby gooseman1 » Wed Nov 13, 2013 2:53 pm

What choke does that Rem Wad seem to like?
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Re: Have you ever shot this load?

Postby BBK » Wed Nov 13, 2013 3:01 pm

I havent patterned it. All my birds have been stone dead with multiple holes or clean misses so I haven't went out of my way to pattern it yet. I'm using a patternmaster long range. Shot a hen mallard today at about 25 yards, had 5 holes through the head/neck. Needless to say she didnt go anywhere, just fell on her back and kicked one foot for a couple seconds.
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Re: Have you ever shot this load?

Postby baltz526 » Wed Nov 13, 2013 7:51 pm

Very even modified patterns out of a modified remchoke. Is what I have seen in my pattern tests.
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Re: Have you ever shot this load?

Postby rainingmallards » Sat Nov 16, 2013 10:46 pm

BBK, you are wearing them out. I cannot wait until the opener next Saturday.
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Re: Have you ever shot this load?

Postby BBK » Sat Nov 16, 2013 11:08 pm

No, far from that. But it seems we either have a good day or get skunked. There have been no marginal days yet. I don't live in an area with ample opportunity to kill birds, we just get whatever flies over and stops for a drink on their way to Missouri. We don't get masses of birds holding in the area like they do in Kansas, Missouri, Southern IL, Arkansas, and such.

But, so far I have had a pretty good year and have killed some birds with the little green pigeon loads.

We have 3 weeks left in the season and I hope the birds make it here in time! I've heard they are on the ND/central MN line. The last two years the birds came through 3-4 weeks after our season closed and we shot less than 15 birds the entire season. Thankfully we surpassed that the first 20 minutes of opening day this year. :thumbsup:
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Re: Have you ever shot this load?

Postby BBK » Sat Nov 16, 2013 11:09 pm

Talked to Chris today and he said he shot a board with the pigeon load today. Didnt ask for specifics, but he said they patterned very well :thumbsup:
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Re: Have you ever shot this load?

Postby 10gaOkie » Sat Nov 16, 2013 11:22 pm

I found two pieces of plywood from an old blind and patterned two shells where I hunt. I had my rangefinder with me to measure off 40 yards. Despite the strong wind, the load still gave me two good patterns. I didnt draw a circle and count hits but very good imo for a factory load. I feel much better now about using them to hunt with. They both were a tad core heavy which I like. I was using the .700 Terror in my gun.
BBK....did you make any 40 or 45 yard shots with that pip squeek load yet?

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Re: Have you ever shot this load?

Postby z51 » Sun Nov 17, 2013 10:15 am

Don't shoot tha' Momma ducks.
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