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Should I reload 1oz. at 1154fps?

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  1. FarmerD

    FarmerD TS Member

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    Go 1200 fps for 1 oz. I think is gives better breaks. Richard
     
  2. bigclown

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    Yes. 1 oz. at 1150 - 1200 fps. works great. Ed
     
  3. Dale Z

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    If you are used to shooting at 1145 FPS I would stay at or as close to that speed so you don't have to readjust the way you are shooting. I loaded some shells only changing the wad and shot bushing for 1 oz They shot very well and soft however I did notice a difference in the speed. As I had kept the powder the same.

    Dale
     
  4. emm2

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    build your reloads as close to the factory ammo as you can.
     
  5. Dr.Longshot

    Dr.Longshot Banned Banned

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    Those 1310 Fps 1 oz loads are too fast, at least for me. shoot the speed of the shell you like in 1 1/8th oz and you will be very satisfied.


    Dr.longshot
     
  6. BDodd

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    Technically, a 2 3/4 dram equiv. 1 oz load would be 1180 fps while the 1 1/8 oz load would be 1145/1150. But, if you cook up a good recipe that has your 1 ozers doing 1150 to 1200 fps, you'll not notice any difference except perhaps a little recoil difference. What I've suggested to many is to check recipes and if you see X gr. of powder A will give you 1150 fps and Y gr. will get you to 1200 fps, I'd just drop into the center of drops X and Y and accept that I'm in the middle. Remember, you're chasing a 43 MPH (from the machine) bird with a load that's give or take 800 MPH (from the muzzle) and you should worry about any difference?....Bob Dodd
     
  7. zzt

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    I shoot better when everything goes the same speed. Since factory loads, and my reloads for 1 1/8oz go 1145/1150fps, that's exactly what I make my 1oz reloads go. If you decide you like Light handicap loads then make everything go 1200fps.
     
  8. Pull & Mark

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    I think it best to keep all your loads at the same speed. Load to match your l and 1/8 oz. factory loads.Break-em all. Jeff
     
  9. bridgetoofar

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    Same speeds for 16s and short handicap makes sense, but a bit fater for longer caps also makes sense. Check speeds with a chronograph, but remember, your home chrono works at 10-15 ft from the muzzle, so you need to adjuster a few fps to figure your actual mv. Today's chronos are cheap and fairly accurate.
     
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    By chronographing, DB Bill.
     
  11. grnberetcj

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    1 oz. @ 1200 fps for singles and both shots of doubles.

    1-1/8 oz. @ 1250 fps for long yardage 'caps.

    Curt - Delaware
     
  12. folothru

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    at state shoot i was shooting a federal 1oz load, on the box it said on the box 1185 ft. smokeballs . 99,199 on singles great load went back to fur / fin to get more all gone the secret was out.
     
  13. mercedesman1981

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    Instead of 43 mph vs 800 mph how about 63 feet per second versus 1150 - 1200 fps. I don't think I could tell the difference from 2 3/4 or 3 dram equiv, one just kicks harder. The better question is how does speed effect the shot pattern from your particular gun since it has been proven speed tends to open the pattern.

    Mike
     
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