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How Many Pellets Does It Take?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by JBrooks, Apr 20, 2009.

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  1. JBrooks

    JBrooks TS Member

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    It has been stated that it takes at least 3 pellets to break a target. A statement that, I might add, I have never seen offered with actual proof. However, how many pellets do you suppose it takes to smoke a target?
     
  2. Spanky

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    ~70/80 Lawrence Brand Magnum no. 8 pellets.
     
  3. maclellan1911

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    I have picked up clays in the field with many holes and not broken?
     
  4. JBrooks

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    "I have picked up clays in the field with many holes and not broken?"

    Me too, but what does that really demonstrate?
     
  5. JerryP

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    maclellan1911 ,how many of those holes were in the rim?
     
  6. clazy

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    I have picked up many clays with one or two holes in the dome, but never one with more than one chip in the rim.
     
  7. Barry C. Roach

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  8. maclellan1911

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    I will admit, I cant say that I have seen holes out on the edges? Always with in the rim.
     
  9. goatskin

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    This is a pretty good treatise on the subject ... and others.

    http://shotgunreport.com/TechTech/TechnicalTracts/ChokesBatteaus.html


    GS
     
  10. Neil Winston

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    One. If it's hit by a second one, that's still one twice, not two.

    Neil
     
  11. zzt

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    Neil, if you use that logic for individual pellets, how come bunker shooters throw 1.75oz of shot at the target instead of 24g twice?<LOL>
     
  12. shannon391

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    I picked up a chip in the field once, but the score keeper still wouldn't give it to me.
     
  13. JerryP

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    maclellan1911 ,I have never seen a whole target with a hole in the rim either. Those are all broken. So, it only takes one.
     
  14. JBrooks

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    Uh guys,

    Most targets break when they hit the ground holes or no holes.
     
  15. Big Al 29

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    4 #8

    3 #7.5

    Break by means of a visual chip or halved target.

    15 #8

    20 #7.5

    Starburst target

    +30 #8

    +25 #7.5

    Inkballed target.

    Verified by snopes.com!!
     
  16. Neil Winston

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    zzt, one system involves counts, the other weights and there's no general reason they should intersect at all. (But for a particular reason, they do in this case.)

    The salient point of the two-shot bunker situation is that there is a direct relationship between weight and the _number_ of pellets. If it indeed takes but one pellet to break a target, which it must much of the time, there is _no difference_ between 3/4 ounce twice and 1 1/2 oz once, since we are looking at the effect of a single pellet and there are twice as many in the two-shot International sport.

    Neil
     
  17. 1881home

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    Ah yes! Some more of Neil Winston's brilliance! Give us a break!
     
  18. Neil Winston

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    There's something specific wrong with my logic, Noodle?

    Neil
     
  19. BigM-Perazzi

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    he just didn't understand it Neil....

    More "Larry the Cable Guy" and a little less Steven Hawking...
     
  20. Frank C

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    OK, maybe two?? Thanks to Weldermans video from last year....
     
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