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PREFER MAGNUM OR CHILLED SHOT?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by WYBOO WOOD, Mar 9, 2011.

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  1. WYBOO WOOD

    WYBOO WOOD Member

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    I tried a search but was not successful. I'm trying to find out the difference

    between magnum and chilled shot. And why does anyone prefer one over the

    other. I can buy chilled for a little less than magnum. Appreciate the help.

    Thanks, Dave
     
  2. Unknown1

    Unknown1 Well-Known Member

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    The lead in chilled shot is softer. Antimony added to lead makes a harder alloy. Chilled contains less antimony than magnum (2% vs 5%). This also makes chilled shot heavier because antimony is a lighter metal than lead. Shot bushings actually drop a weight closer to true with chilled shot than with magnum.

    I prefer chilled shot. There's no meaningful difference in performance from the 16-24 yard lines and it's cheaper.
     
  3. Old Cowboy

    Old Cowboy Active Member

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    Most Trapshooters prefer Magnum shot because it's harder, therefore not so easily deformed, therefore less flyers in the pattern. At least that's the theory? OTOH, I agree with the above in that unless you're shooting from long yardage I'm not totally convinced it's worth the extra $$$

    John C. Saubak
     
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