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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
 

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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.
 

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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.

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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
 
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