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Need HELP with Shot Ballistics ASAP

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by TX-MX, Sep 9, 2008.

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  1. TX-MX

    TX-MX TS Member

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    Our local club is fending off a media inquiry, and we need help:

    Approximately how far can #7.5 shot travel? assume a handicap load of 3 dram or more, 12 ga., still air.

    Anyone know of any online resources regarding fall zones and the like?

    thanks for any help you can provide.
     
  2. Jim101

    Jim101 Active Member

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    about 210 yards!!!!!!!!!!!




    Jim
     
  3. Dove Commander

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    Remington use to offer a Print out of basic safety on their site. I have a copy in my office on a 24 x 36 poster type sheet. I'd have to check it one more time for shot fall. Would you like a copy? Rule of thumb is 900ft.
     
  4. Fast Oil

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    Click on above site & scroll down to section 4 page 3. This will give you diagrams and text. From National Shooting Sports Foundation





    http://www.rangeinfo.org/resource_library/facility_mngmnt/environment/EAofCMofOSR.PDF
     
  5. TX-MX

    TX-MX TS Member

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    Perfect; thanks!
     
  6. Fritzboy

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    Check with Shotgun Sports magazine
     
  7. phirel

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    TX-MX- The published reference might help but direct information from your club could be useful. Get a lot of small plastic/paper bags and a small shovel. Start at 100 yards from the 16 yard line. Dig up a small sample of dirt (double hand-full) every five yards for the next 200 yards. Put each sample of dirt in a separate labeled bag. Back at the club, get some old pie pans and wash the samples as if you were panning for gold. You will quickly find out where the shot falls at your club. Keep the samples in small glass jars and anyone else can see where the shot falls at your club.

    Pat Ireland
     
  8. spitter

    spitter Well-Known Member TS Supporters

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    Within the NRA range manual, they publish the Journee Table which calculates the maximum distance of lead balls (209 yards - 7.5 lead). The other thing to note is that while the 300' shotfall zone may be "recommended" by various resources, the NRA range manual places a disclaimer within it and says the NRA does not make recommendations on particular range design.

    Further the manuals states that a range's shotfall zone should be adequate for the ammunition you use. So if you limit ammo to 7.5 lead, as Jim101 rightfully acknowledges, the shotfall zone should be somewhere behind 210 yards, but not necessarily 300.

    From a PR perspective, you may not have meant to imply an adversarial context by using the words "fend off" when refering to this media inquiry, but consider embracing this media by encouraging them to get the whole story in person - get them out into your range, walk the shotfall zone, put a firearm in their hands, get them clean and unused eye and ear protection, pull a few targets for them...

    good luck - and consider contacting the NSSF for their media guidebook.

    Jay
     
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