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Old 03-04-2011, 04:06 PM   #11
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Thanks guys. Are the Remington Slugs the Sluggers? I am considering them in 2 3/4 either the 1560 FPS or 1680 FPS. I'm shooting at an indoor range which is 50' tomorrow. I picked up some birdshot in Winchester Super X 100rd #7 1/2, Winchester Super X #4, Remington #6, and some Remington 00 Buck. I'm going to pick up some Federal 100rd #7 1/2 to compare to the high brass Winchester.

I have a 100 yard range that I believe I can only shoot slugs at. I basically bought different size shot to see the difference between each. Having never shot a shotgun before I figure actually trying it for myself is the best way to see what type of patterns I get at different ranges.

I am worried about shooting too far out and having the birdshot hit the target holder, steel cable, or targets in the next lane to me.

What max range should I try the birdshot at when shooting at paper about 30" in width and 42" high?

EDIT: Actually you can see the range in my avatar photo to the left. That target is about 20' out there and that is the average size of paper I shoot.



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Old 03-04-2011, 05:44 PM   #12
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Pattern size will vary depending on choke, and the type of shot (steel/ lead) and the shot cup/ piston sued in that shell. For a cylinder bore, a ROUGH rule of thumb is 1 inch per yard of flight- or about 16 inches at 50 feet.



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Make sure the range will allow you to shoot shot shells before you go. We get upset when shot gunners tear up out target stands. Shotgun ranges will have patterning boards for testing shot patterns.

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30"X42"?.In my experience birdshot or buckshot in my 18.5" Rem 870 cyl bore will cover that big of an area within about 25 yards,so I would say stay 25 yards or less from the target with birdshot or buckshot if you don't want to hit your neighbor's target.As far as hitting a target holder with birdshot from 25 yards,don't worry about that,birdshot won't do anything to a metal target holder,heck it won't even go through a half inch of plywood at that range,buckshot could still do some damage to a holder at 25 yards(possibly)

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