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OK, Since I have too much time on my hands today I put this question out just because its been banging around my empty noggin for awhile.... lets say you have loaded five different reloads using different powders, wads and primers, but all were loaded with the same 1-1/8 oz #7-1/2 size shot, and you loaded ALL these different combos to chrono at 1145 fps, would there be any appreciable performance difference both downrange or at the patterning board using the same gun... and if so can you elaborate on the reason one 1145 fps round would perform different than another 1145 fps load shot from the same gun ?
 

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I don't think it makes any difference.

Don't believe me and don't feel like counting pellet holes on a buncha patterns? Go take a 5/5 or even a 3/3 flip test. Betcha flunk.

Friends, this is shot-shell reloading, not bench-rest rifle. Don't make it too hard.
 

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'tis an oilfield mystery, for sure, but 'tis also pure fact.

That's why guns are feminine, and the best parallel is perfume & body chemistry.

Barrel harmonics? Elasticity of the steel made on Wednesday and Friday differ? Headspace of the different hulls? How good/soon one wad seals over another one?

Who knows, but if your gun has a preference (and many don't) you will know it.

You can argue, threaten and browbeat a kid into eating vegetables, but you can't make a good woman wear Joy if it makes her stink, and some guns just will NOT digest AA loads.

{shrug}

Bob
 

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If it's through a tight choke they will all be very similar. One bunch of pellets blasted out into an airflow behaves much like any other bunch of pellets (on average). There's not much subtlety with a shotgun. Things may be a little different with open chokes where the wad action right near the muzzle has more significance. I have don't much to test this latter case.

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I've done some serious ten-counted-pattern-testing with wads based on claimed difference on TS.com. Through full chokes, there never was a lick of difference.

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But Neil. Can your opinion still be trusted or do I have to demand supportive evidence? Hmmmm?


;-)

Jim c
 
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