very good point GSP. most people assume that their shot is flying out to the target in a nice flat 2 dimensional pattern (like we see on the paper we pattern our guns with). not true. it is flying in more of a 3 dimensional blob with some pellets out front and others behind. this is commonly known (to me anyway) as "stringing out". typically, the tighter choke you use (with steel shot) the more strung out your patter will be.gsphunter said:That was good stuff Swampy. I was watching Tom Knapp on TV and he was saying to get an uncomfortable lead, because not all BB's hit at the same time. Many people hit their targets, but only with the lead BB's hit the bird. If you extend the lead, the bulk of the BB's meet with the bird.
He made it really make sense and sound interesting.