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"The Effect of a Shot-string" by Ed Lowry

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Neil Winston, Apr 5, 2010.

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  1. Neil Winston

    Neil Winston Well-Known Member

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    It's 30 years old, but it remains the last word. If you want to know about shot strings it's all here.

    It's pretty tough going in places, but I hope you will come away with

    1. How he did his tests

    2. The "cylinder of candidate pellets" which is a huge restriction on what shot string can do.

    3. Give some time to the shot string factor and see that the minor effect you get from the cited example table B depends on a crossing target at 70 fps. In the trap situation the crossing speed is a tiny fraction of that, leading to table B results that are so small you can discount shot string entirely, _including_ as an explanation for putative superiority of light loads.

    If you don't want to slog through the whole thing, you can just read the last two sentences.

    ". . . Burrard's conclusion that the practical effects of shotstring are very slight. The best evidence is that Burrard was right."

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    Neil, do you read your PM's?
     
  3. wireguy

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    Very interesting that a guy with a sharp mind and only the crudest of measuring instruments and methods correctly assessed what much more refined means merely verified.
     
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