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Shotfall Formula

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by JPM, Feb 10, 2013.

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  1. JPM

    JPM Member

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    I am providing shells for a Boy Scout Troop fundraiser and shotfall distance is a potential problem. Is there a mathematical formula for determining shotfall distance that includes nominal fps and shot size? I have a chance to get some 12 ga 3/4 ounce #8 shot at 1350 fps but before I do I'd like to know what the shotfall distance is compared to 1145 fps #8 shot. Thanks, in advance. JPM
     
  2. scratcher

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    200 yards from the back of the traphouse would contain both types of loads. Exception would be at higher elevations; distance 25-50 yds. further.
     
  3. Neil Winston

    Neil Winston Well-Known Member

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    JPM, according to Shotgun Ballistics for Windows, the maximum range for the 1145 fps pellets is 662 feet; for the faster 1350 fps pellets it's 680 feet. That's at sea level; higher will mean farther.

    Neil
     
  4. Don S

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    Neil,

    Glad to hear your still around.
     
  5. JPM

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    Thanks, very much. Based on your information the Troop Scoutmaster has asked for the one ounce 1145 fps shells. I really appreciate your information. JPM
     
  6. triplea

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    Journees formula tells you how far shot travels.
     
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