BBK wrote:Worse case I think they will make a very good preserve pheasant load. Light enough payload with big enough shot that the birds won't be swiss cheese at 20 yds, and yet plenty lethal on going away shots.
1oz #2s @ ~1475 fps worked very well for me on phez, this year, at closer ranges and a skeet choke. Great penetration and coverage; But that was 20-30 yds, after which, the pattern thinned and woulda been better with an IC choke.
And for close decoying, as well. I found that a 1oz of #3s in the Rem hull, moving @~ 1600 to be most effective, even at 30 yds, with an IC, or LM choke.
Sanch shoots a 15/16oz load; Larry shoots a 7/8 oz load, but not at Lightning speeds/velocities.
Some people's guns don't like certain size shot. Plus, it depends on which choke... the make and constriction and is it a flush mount choke, or an extended?
Having said that, I'll be shooting 10ga/Chris's HG load of #2s, as well this Winter.