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Does 35fps really make a difference

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by jbmi, Sep 30, 2008.

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  1. jbmi

    jbmi Well-Known Member

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    or is it all in your head?
    I'm shooting a 200 bird HC this weekend and am trying to use up inventory left over from shooting this year. I have 6 boxes of STS Lt. HC, 1 1/8oz. #8 @ 1200 fps, I'll add to these 2 boxes of STS Nito 27's 1 1/8oz #8 @ 1235 fps. I'm at the 23 yd. line.
    Will the extra 35fps really make a difference ?
     
  2. arkolaron

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    use the light loads first and as you get tired you then use the heaveyer loads and it is all the same ron
     
  3. Justin L.

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    I'd save the Nitro's for games or shooting from the 27. I used 1145 loads back until the 25. Probably didn't even need the bigger shells until I got to the 27, but I think the 25 is a good place to start getting used to them. So, no, you won't see any difference when you switch over. Other than a little added recoil, that is.
     
  4. JBrooks

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    Will the extra 35fps really make a difference ?

    Do the math. No.
     
  5. shot410ga

    shot410ga Well-Known Member

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    It does if you think it does.
     
  6. timb99

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    SAAMI standards for shotshells allow stated muzzle velocity to vary +/- 90 fps.
     
  7. superxjeff

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    Not one little bit. In fact the shells in those boxes may vary more then 35FPS from shell to shell. I would bet that some will vary even more then that. I proved it to myself by shooting a 200 handicaps targets in one day and shot 96's with Light hanicaps( supposedly 1200 FPS) and Sts Light( 1145 to 1150 or so). Other then getting kicked harder I could see no diffrence. Like you I am a short yardage shooter 23 1/2 and I know that faster shells are all in my head but the head is a powerful thing and not to be underestimated. If you feel better using faster shells then buy a few more boxes and use all faster ammo. Confidence is very important! Jeff
     
  8. g7777777

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    only for recoil

    and the 35 fps is only at the muzzle

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    Gene
     
  9. pendennis

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    35fps at the muzzle means about 15fps-17fps at 30 yards. Negligible.

    As SuperxJeff notes, there is probably that much variation from shell-to-shell in each batch.

    Dennis
     
  10. Rvator97

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    16yds - 27yds....1150s are all you need!(And they are easy on your shoulder!)
    Walt
     
  11. Neil Winston

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    No difference at all. For one thing, you've no idea what the "real" speed difference will be between those two factory loads, which SAAMI voluntary standards give a plus/minus 90 fps leeway to. Shoot 'em.

    Neil
     
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