lead vs. hevi

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RE: lead vs. hevi

Postby wisturkeyhunter » March 7th, 2009, 1:01 pm

1 3/4 ounce in a 2 3/4 inch shell?
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RE: lead vs. hevi

Postby Magnumdood » March 7th, 2009, 3:49 pm

Dunno...1.5 oz?

I haven't started reloading for shotshells yet.

Strictly rifle and pistol right now.

I'll freely admit I only know how much Hevi-Shot is in my 10 gauge Nitro Shells.

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RE: lead vs. hevi

Postby Magnumdood » March 7th, 2009, 3:53 pm

1.25 oz?

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RE: lead vs. hevi

Postby wisturkeyhunter » March 7th, 2009, 5:05 pm

1 5/8 is the heaviest payload available in a 2 3/4 I believe.
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RE: lead vs. hevi

Postby Magnumdood » March 7th, 2009, 6:54 pm

My message got lost in my reloading ignorance.

I meant to say a fixed full-choke single shot will kill turkeys just fine with low-brass 2.75" shells with #6 lead shot out to 40 yards.

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RE: lead vs. hevi

Postby silvestris » March 8th, 2009, 2:38 am

That is not completely true.  I have seen some 2 3/4 inch shotgun/load combinations that should not be used at 30 yards.
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RE: lead vs. hevi

Postby mark hay » March 8th, 2009, 4:19 am

i shoot a 2 3/4 inch chambered double ,,,,,the biggest payload i've found is 1 5/8 oz.

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RE: lead vs. hevi

Postby Magnumdood » March 8th, 2009, 7:38 am

ORIGINAL: silvestris

That is not completely true.  I have seen some 2 3/4 inch shotgun/load combinations that should not be used at 30 yards.

Which combinations would not work?

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RE: lead vs. hevi

Postby silvestris » March 8th, 2009, 7:54 am

I haven't shot a 2 3/4 " load since the 70s.  The only shell I used back then were the Double X Magnum loads.  I had a couple of guns that wouldn't pattern well at thirty yards with those loads.  There were no choke tubes then.  That was before people spent several hundred dollars on choke tubes to find the one that would pattern well with their gun.

But the answer to your question is not in the combinations, but what the pattern paper had to say.
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RE: lead vs. hevi

Postby Magnumdood » March 8th, 2009, 3:05 pm

OK, I'll modify my statement; given an adequate pattern, even 12 gauge low-brass 2.75" shells with #6 lead shot had/have the capability (energy) to kill a turkey.

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