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Setback question

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Grevin, Jun 23, 2010.

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  1. Grevin

    Grevin TS Member

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    Just wondering what info is available in connection with relative degrees of increased pellet deformation resulting from increased velocity. Does the benefit of an extra 100 or 150 FPS for an Annie Oakley shooter generally become nullified due to poorer patterns?
     
  2. crusha

    crusha TS Member

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    Let the light shine, o, you intrepid torch-bearer.


    We may be assured, based on our collective experience with "porch shooters," that they all stand with mouths agape, breathlessly awaiting the proclamations of "science."
     
  3. Neil Winston

    Neil Winston Well-Known Member

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    There have been endless magazine articles about that - Tim Woodhouse is the most prolific right now - but you will search their texts in vain for any evidence, since the writers are unwilling to actually test their theories. "I mean, It's obvious, isn't it? Why try to see if it's true?"

    Up to 1300 FPS there's no difference with factory premium shells from lights. These are averages of ten patterns of each kind,; the shells are Remington STS and Nitro 27.

    <a href="http://photobucket.com" target="_blank"> heavyshellsmorepellets.gif </a>

    Not incidentally, the "setback" thing is cited to support light loads as well. This graph answers the same question "no effect" which does not prevent people from immediately countering "The one-ounce patterns are better" with what evidence I can't imagine.

    Neil
     
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