11-87 + SSX + H-13 #7

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11-87 + SSX + H-13 #7

Postby turkeyflopper » March 15th, 2011, 8:17 am

Well I just got back inside from letting a round go. Wanted to see how the H-13 3" #7's did. Lets just say I found my go to load. From a laser'd 40 yards it put 216 in the 10" circle. I also had a turkey target on it and it put around 20 in the brain and spine. Before this I was shooting Win X-tended 3" #6 and shot this load when the temps were in the 30's and got 95 in 10" and 40 with the SSX. Today's temp was around 45.
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RE: 11-87 + SSX + H-13 #7

Postby bantamax » March 15th, 2011, 12:02 pm

Isn't 40 yards too far for #7 (even in high density) to have enough energy to break through the spine and/or skull?

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RE: 11-87 + SSX + H-13 #7

Postby allaboutshooting » March 16th, 2011, 4:23 am

Congratulations! That sounds like a winner.

All my best this spring.

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RE: 11-87 + SSX + H-13 #7

Postby turkeyflopper » March 16th, 2011, 5:49 am

To answer your question bantamax, no 40 yards is not to far for this #7 load. I'll try to explain. From what I have read, you go up 2 sizes from hevi-shot to get it's lead equivalent as for as energy. I could do all the calculations to get an exact answer but no need. So that's like saying one of my #7 pellets has the same energy as a #5 lead pellet. Dead turkey. Now worst case scenario let say it has the same energy as a #6 lead pellet, still dead turkey. Also the smaller the shot, the easier it is to penetrate. This is just what I have concluded and believe from research.

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RE: 11-87 + SSX + H-13 #7

Postby Fargohunt » March 16th, 2011, 9:50 am

turkeyflopper...Buffalo, well I'm from Lockport and hunt mostly in Stafford/Batavia area--small world huh!
 
Anyway, I shoot the 11-87 with the Hevi 13's blend of 5's, 6's and 7's and love it--got a sweet choke from Clark as well and my numbers are very close to yours--a lot of dead turkeys[:D]

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RE: 11-87 + SSX + H-13 #7

Postby turkeyflopper » March 16th, 2011, 5:03 pm

Hey Fargohunt, I'm actually from the Clarence area. Yea these loads were night and day from what I was using previously! Knock 'em dead!


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