Interesting! I can read the table just fine, I think. So, the BBB steel I use for late season honkers penetrates 2.25" of gel out to 55.3 yards, if I read this correctly. If I remember correctly from a Tom Roster article, pellets need at least 5 ft lb of energy to be effective on large geese. That same article said that you need a pellet count of at least 50 to 55 pellets in a 30" circle at whatever range you can maintain that level of energy to be an effective, killing pattern. Don't recal reading about the 2.25. I assume that is the theoretical penetration you need to obtain?
correct, I'm using 2.25" gel penetration for geese (suggested in the program), FYI this is at 55.3 yd, with a final velocity of 697 ft/s and an energy of 7.72 ft lbs.
Derby is using 2.5" gel penetration for geese, I'm sure he's killed a lot more geese than I have, so at 2.5" gel penetration, this is at 47.8 yds, 757 ft/s final velocity, energy of 9.11 ft lbs.
Interesting some people use gel penetration 2.25" or 2.5", some final velocity of 600 ft/s, some energy of 5 ft lbs.
I guess I'm leaning toward penetration of 2.5" for large honkers.
Any more comments from the hard core goose hunters? I realize that over decoys and pass shooting are different situations. Thanks Bob and Dr. Swane
Thanks Bob and Dr. Swane