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Pellet Count or Speed

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by $$$SHTR, Jan 9, 2011.

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  1. $$$SHTR

    $$$SHTR Member

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    Getting ready to load up this years worth of shells for singles and the first shot of doubles. Last year I loaded 1200fps 1oz of reclaimed. Seemed to me the shell kicked harder than I had imagined it would. Looking at the loading books, I'm wondering if I should go to the 1 1/8th oz of reclaimed at 1090fps. I use a full choke 3200 for the first shot in doubles and a 19 thousands restriction Ljutic Monogun for the singles. So, which is better, pellet count or speed for singles or first shot in doubles??

    Tomas
     
  2. dverna

    dverna Active Member

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    Full choke for first shot of doubles???? Why? What choke for the second shot?

    If 1 oz at 1200 fps has too much recoil you need to have the gun fit to you or get a semi-auto. My gf shoots that load in a BT-99 and she is not a "big girl".


    Don Verna
     
  3. hunter44

    hunter44 Well-Known Member

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    If your goal is reduced recoil then 1 oz. @ 1090 would be best. Why go with 1 1/8 oz. when you have been using 1 oz.?
     
  4. Tom Ruble

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    For pure simplicity and efficiency, try 1 oz. @ 1150 fps for both shots. Try it, you just might like it. Break 'em all! Tom Ruble
     
  5. JACK

    JACK Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    I'm with Ruble. The diff in recoil with the extra 1/8 oz lead and 10% more speed is significant.
     
  6. $$$SHTR

    $$$SHTR Member

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    Don,

    I didn't say the 1 oz at 1200fps was too much for me, just more than I had expected. The Remington 3200 came from the factory choked full and full. I've never had any luck with any of the after market gurus working on my guns, so I left it alone. I refuse to have choke tubes installed in a good gun.

    Think I'll try the 1 oz at 1145fps.

    Thanks everyone,

    Tomas
     
  7. Shady Creek

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    Or you could use two shells for doubles. One slower,one faster. Myself,I would add some weight to the stock. I know some folks will tell you; the gun has to be perfectly balanced, if I shoot gun up, it doesn't matter at all. If I shoot gun down, it matters................GOOD LUCK
     
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