Range Morning

Discussion in 'Range Report' started by JTJ, Jun 29, 2020.

  1. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    My wife and I went to the pistol range today. Had the bay to ourselves. I brought the chrono as I wanted to see what some 410 slug loads I was working on were doing. I am using a 148 grain .358 hollow base lead wad cutter in a shot sleeve. Cylinder bore 20" barrel. Minimum load for 1/2 oz. 1250 fps/514 fpe. These have been working at least to 30 yards without key holing. Now to start increasing the charge.
    While I was at it I ran 36 grain fed HV bulk through my 22-45 lite. 1064 fps so I can run them in the suppressor. Hit 1250 fps in the Charger so I need SV or SS for the suppressor. Aguila 40 grain Target went 1020 fps in the Charger.
    I made up some 45 Colt shot loads. 140 grains (1/3 oz) of #8 lead and they work very well in the 410. At 7 yards I had a dense 8" pattern. 12" at 10 yards and very even. They would make a good snake or rat load.
     
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    Patterning is always fun, to see how different loads (weights, velocities) change things.

    I've done choked barrels and unchoked, but in standard shotgun lengths. Never done a "hogleg" type shotgun, though. I'll get those would spread to more than 8" @ 7yds.
     
  4. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I saw a video where the guy had a 28" 12 gauge Mod choke. He was going to cut it and wanted to see how much velocity loss there was for slugs. He chronographed a slug with the 28" choked barrel then cut it to 20". Picked up 300 fps in the unchoked short barrel.:eek: The choke evidently cuts the velocity a lot. He was expecting a loss not a gain.