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A little Help with Target and hunting loads

Postby WTRlabDOG » Fri Jul 05, 2013 11:29 am

I know what y'all are thinking I should probably put this question in the Shotshell forum, but there's a lack of talking on the IL forum so here I go.

The over all question is: how important is it to match your FPS of your target load to your hunting load?

I spent a good amount of time this weekend looking for a target load that matches my 1450 FPS hunting load. The load I bought is 1150 fps. Is this going to throw me off during duck/dove season. Any insight from some IL guys would be great.
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Re: A little Help with Target and hunting loads

Postby straitkilla02 » Fri Jul 05, 2013 3:29 pm

It shouldn't have that much effect. For me personally I don't change my approach when shooting trap or while hunting. The biggest thing is to find a shell/choke combination that patterns well out of your gun.
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Re: A little Help with Target and hunting loads

Postby WTRlabDOG » Fri Jul 05, 2013 3:51 pm

Great thanks for your insight
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Re: A little Help with Target and hunting loads

Postby jaysweet3 » Thu Jul 11, 2013 3:32 am

I try to find the fastest target shells I can find. My club allows 1200 fps. But I've seen some on Rogers at 1300.
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Re: A little Help with Target and hunting loads

Postby jaysweet3 » Thu Jul 11, 2013 3:36 am

I also do most of my shooting, with the same gun I hunt with.
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Re: A little Help with Target and hunting loads

Postby OmegaRed » Thu Jul 11, 2013 5:37 am

It doesn't matter much. As stated, the effect of FPS on your pattern is more important than the small amount of "reduced lead" (that's pronounced leed, not led)
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Re: A little Help with Target and hunting loads

Postby gearhead80 » Thu Jul 11, 2013 5:07 pm

jaysweet3 wrote:I also do most of my shooting, with the same gun I hunt with.


I pretty much only shoot my gun that I hunt with. I was one of the few guys shooting league with a camo gun and a sling.. haha Then got asked if I was at least shooting a trap type choke, and nope, shot with the Wad Wizard tube. I do play shoot other peoples guns for testing whether I like the way the shoot or not for future reference and so I can give other my opinions when someone asks about certain guns. Load speeds I don't think matter too much since the clays are usually going away from you and when you hunt birds are usually coming at you. IMO shooting clays is only practice for handling and getting used to mounting and shooting your gun.
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Re: A little Help with Target and hunting loads

Postby jaysweet3 » Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:36 am

gearhead80 wrote:
jaysweet3 wrote:I also do most of my shooting, with the same gun I hunt with.


I pretty much only shoot my gun that I hunt with. I was one of the few guys shooting league with a camo gun and a sling.. haha Then got asked if I was at least shooting a trap type choke, and nope, shot with the Wad Wizard tube. I do play shoot other peoples guns for testing whether I like the way the shoot or not for future reference and so I can give other my opinions when someone asks about certain guns. Load speeds I don't think matter too much since the clays are usually going away from you and when you hunt birds are usually coming at you. IMO shooting clays is only practice for handling and getting used to mounting and shooting your gun.

Even at sporting clays, I start with the gun down, safety on. I shoulder the gun, turn off safety, then shoot to simulate hunting.
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Re: A little Help with Target and hunting loads

Postby gearhead80 » Fri Jul 12, 2013 10:34 am

Are sporting clays the ones that go over your head??
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Re: A little Help with Target and hunting loads

Postby OmegaRed » Fri Jul 12, 2013 1:22 pm

gearhead80 wrote:Are sporting clays the ones that go over your head??


Sporting clay games simulate hunting. There is no predetermined path of the clay - they can go over head, underneath, across the ground, straight up, away or towards. If you shoot 3d archery, it's like that but with clays. You walk around the woods and there are launchers in different locations on different stations. Do a youtube search if you want to see some different ones
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Re: A little Help with Target and hunting loads

Postby gearhead80 » Fri Jul 12, 2013 3:21 pm

OmegaRed wrote:
gearhead80 wrote:Are sporting clays the ones that go over your head??


Sporting clay games simulate hunting. There is no predetermined path of the clay - they can go over head, underneath, across the ground, straight up, away or towards. If you shoot 3d archery, it's like that but with clays. You walk around the woods and there are launchers in different locations on different stations. Do a youtube search if you want to see some different ones


Well that sounds fun as crap!! I'll have to see who does that around here.
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Re: A little Help with Target and hunting loads

Postby OmegaRed » Fri Jul 12, 2013 6:17 pm

gearhead80 wrote:
OmegaRed wrote:
gearhead80 wrote:Are sporting clays the ones that go over your head??


Sporting clay games simulate hunting. There is no predetermined path of the clay - they can go over head, underneath, across the ground, straight up, away or towards. If you shoot 3d archery, it's like that but with clays. You walk around the woods and there are launchers in different locations on different stations. Do a youtube search if you want to see some different ones


Well that sounds fun as crap!! I'll have to see who does that around here.


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Re: A little Help with Target and hunting loads

Postby gearhead80 » Sat Jul 13, 2013 9:31 am

SWEETthanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :thumbsup:
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Re: A little Help with Target and hunting loads

Postby WTRlabDOG » Thu Jul 18, 2013 3:11 pm

Thanks for all the insight. I'll let you know after I get done patterning my gun.

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Re: A little Help with Target and hunting loads

Postby artedog » Thu Aug 15, 2013 10:01 am

winchester came out this year with a target load called trAAcker...special wad that follows shot flight path and shows you where you are shooting, hit or miss. I'm sure they have been hyping them quite a bit at sparta this week at the Grand.
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