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If this has been discussed before I apoligize and did not see the results. We were talking about shells say at 1300 feet per second. At what distance does the effects of gravity and other natural forces have an effect on this? Thanks.

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This could end up with graphs and charts.

It starts at the end of the barrel in the technical sense. The faster things are going the faster they slow down. Once they drop sub sonic, projectiles drop fast, and stop flying.

I presume you are asking, what's the benefit or loss from a 1300fps vs a 1150 or 1200........engineers have a term they like to throw around and that it's inconsequential. It is not but for all practical purposes using the benefits to your advantage are rather small shooting trap.

FWIW, the projectile weight plays a more important role in trap and at the ranges shot.

7.5's or 8's? depends on their speed.
 

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PSCShooter thank you, that chart was exactly what I was looking for.
As a side note I now know why my turkey gun kicks like a mule.
 

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My dad had an old Ithaca single shot 12GA that he use to let me carry hunting as a kid - light as a feather but the recoil was unbelievable.

You learn fast to mount it correctly with one of those.....

PSCShooter thank you, that chart was exactly what I was looking for.
As a side note I now know why my turkey gun kicks like a mule.
 
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