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Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by welderman, Oct 14, 2007.

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  1. welderman

    welderman TS Member

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    My impression from various recent threads is that we tend to take Lowry's work and try to make it answer questions it was not intended to answer. This is one of the reasons I am photographing shot strings. The previous thread showed a custom low velocity load. This photo is the same gun/choke/target, etc., except it is a factory handicap load. The shot pattern is very similar to the previous photo. What I am working on is a system of shot string pattern recording that is almost as inexpensive and fast as shooting a paper target. This is something Lowry couldn't accomplish with the technology he had available to him in the 60's. Tom S (welderman)

    <img src=http://s163.photobucket.com/albums/t297/welderman_07/th_HS10-4A.jpg
     
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    I'll try to make it larger.
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    Only the dark dots are shot. The lighter dots are shadows of the shot. The shadows are not uniformly spaced from the shot spheres because the shot particles are different distances from the background and because they form different different angles to the light source. The shadows should be eliminated by positioning the background further behind the patterns on future tests. Tom S. (welderman)
     
  4. Paladin

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    Very nice Tom. Keep up the good research.
     
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    You get a thumbs up from me, good work. GOOD LUCK
     
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    Tom- Your work fascinates me. I do see one serious problem. If you get your photograph system so it become as fast and inexpensive as you hope, I will end up spending many evenings at the range instead of working.

    Please keep up posting these wonderful photographs for us.

    I do recognize the high tech holding apparatus fastened to the plate. I already have one of them.

    Pat Ireland
     
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    Have you seen the movie of a shot string from a tank? I know it's not the same, but the dynamics are telling. The thread is called "The ultimate shotgun !!!". Check it out. I've referenced the You Tube video here. The second sequence is beautiful.

    Tom's thread is a candidate for thread of the year.
     
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    Ouch!
     
  10. tomk2

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    Maybe that tank would pattern tighter if the wad seperated from the shot cloud sooner? I got the impression that the pieces of shot peeled off the front of the cloud, much in the same way that a comet tail is formed, as well as expanded as time went on. Sure wish similar images could be made with a shotgun and 7.5's. Till then, Tom's work is the best!
     
  11. joe kuhn

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    Tank wad looked very heavy. Petals broke away early. Makes you wonder what they tested in the developement of that round.

    Go Welderman!
     
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