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3 1/4 dram legal?

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by smsnyder, Nov 23, 2007.

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  1. smsnyder

    smsnyder Well-Known Member

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    i just bought remington shells from dicks at $2.98 a box. i noticed they are 3 1/4 dram but fall into the 1290 FPS rule for 1 oz loads for the ATA.
     
  2. birdshooter

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    For ATA events the rule reads as follows:

    Section XIII(F)(3):

    "A contestant cannot use ... Any load with a velocity greater than 1290 FPS (Feet Per Second)
    with maximum shot charge of 1 1/8 ounces, or 1325 FPS with a
    maximum shot charge of 1 ounce, or 1350 FPS with a maximum shot
    charge of 7/8 ounces, as measured in any individual shotshell. These
    velocities are maximum and no individual shotshell shall exceed
    these limits for the designated shot charge. In addition, no load
    containing more than 1 1/8 ounces or any shot larger than Number
    7 1/2 can be used. Shot charges are maximum and no charge may
    exceed the charge amount by more than 3%."

    If your Reminton Shells are a 1 oz payload and with a speed of less than 1325 fps you are okay.

    birdshooter-
     
  3. pendennis

    pendennis Well-Known Member

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    Your club or shooting range may have a 3-dram limit, no matter the FPS, for target ranges. Ours does.

    Best,
    Dennis

    PS - Are those the shells that are 20/box? Thx.
     
  4. esoxhunter

    esoxhunter Well-Known Member

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    I bought a couple of flats of these shells. They were reasonable enough; but kicked like a mule!! I shot the last of them, (Thank God), last week. I usually shoot 2 3/4 dram 1 oz. Believe me you can tell the difference ! Ed
     
  5. smsnyder

    smsnyder Well-Known Member

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    thanks
     
  6. smsnyder

    smsnyder Well-Known Member

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    yes 20 a box. just carry an extra box. i shot them and they shoot fine.
     
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    hmb Well-Known Member

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    What the box says is taken for granted by the ATA. Many of those shells if tested would be over the limit. There is no testing done at registered shoots, therefore the rule is meaningless. Rules that are not enforced are worthless. The evil doers break the rules and the law abiding are victimized. HMB
     
  8. smsnyder

    smsnyder Well-Known Member

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    hmb, the box says 3 1/4 dram but also says 1200 Fps which is a legal ATA load. I will only use them for practice even though they are legal. It comes out to $3.72 a box of 25. Heck i can't reload that cheap.
     
  9. GunDr

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    Federal has a 1oz game load that stated 1290fps. A sporting goods store up here (Walker, MN) had them for 29.99 a box of 25. A 3 case limit was enacted, but between my wife and I, and three other gals she rides to work with, I got 15 cases. (flats). For the past three years, they've had the same price spring and fall.

    Doug
     
  10. Capt. Morgan

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    <I>"Federal has a 1oz game load that stated 1290fps. A sporting goods store up here (Walker, MN) had them for 29.99 a box of 25."</i>

    What was so special about them for 29.99? Was the shot made of 22 karat gold or were the hulls rolled-up $1 bills?

    Morgan
     
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