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REM STS 1185 FPS, Normally shoot 1250 FPS

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by rkneis, Aug 15, 2009.

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  1. rkneis

    rkneis TS Member

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    I bought some STS's from Able's and the sales rep told me they were 1235 FPS. I got them and the box clearly states 1185 FPS. For those engineers out there, how much does this change my lead or am I making too much of it?????
     
  2. AveragEd

    AveragEd Well-Known Member

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    The answer to your question can be found at the above link.

    Ed
     
  3. WesleyB

    WesleyB Well-Known Member

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    Just my opinion..... at the 16 yard line.. 50fps will not change your lead enough to notice. At the 27 I think it makes a huge difference.

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  4. KEYBEAR

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    It will only make a small very small difference to a shooter unless you are a point stop and shoot kind of guy .
     
  5. zzt

    zzt Well-Known Member

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    However, it may affect your POI.
     
  6. Pull & Mark

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    I believe the difference in lead is about l and l/2 inches at a 16 yard target. That said I was not aware of a ll85 FPS load that is even made by Rem. unless it is a one oz. load. 2 3/4 dram of l & l/8 oz. load is 1145 and a 3 dram is 1200 fps, and max handicap is 1235 fps. A 2 & 3/4 dram one oz. load is normally around 1200 fps, that will vary with powder the shell company uses. A 3 dram one oz. load will be about 1250 fps. again slight differences with different powders. So now you know enough about the drams to order any shells you need. Rems are a bit on the slow side of speeds, and Nobel Sports are a bit fast w/ same drams. I say shoot-um up, and Good Luck and Break-em all. Jeff
     
  7. winchesterm12

    winchesterm12 TS Member

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    STS 1 1/8 oz light handicap loads or the 3 dramers are stamped 1185 fps right on the box
     
  8. JimmyP

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    Winchester, you have to be looking at 1 oz. boxes. None of mine have that on them. According to WWW.Remington.Com the only 1185 load they have is a 1 oz. The light handicaps are 1200 in 1 1/8 oz. The light handicap shell is my favorite shell. All I shot til I got to the 27 yd. line. In my chrono they do go over 1200 though. LOL I believe he must have some 1 oz shells unless they haven't updated their website.

    Jimmy
     
  9. Tom Strunk

    Tom Strunk Well-Known Member

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    Just checked my stash of Remington STS's and the velocity listed on each box is as follows;

    1oz = 1185 fps

    1oz handicap = 1290 fps

    11/8 light target= 1145fps

    11/8 light handicap= 1200fps

    11/8 Nitro = 1235fps


    Tom Strunk
     
  10. winchesterm12

    winchesterm12 TS Member

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    My mistake the 3 dram loads are 1200 fps but I do have a few boxes at the house that are marked light handicap 1 1/8 1185 fps. These boxes are a few years old
     
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