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Author Topic: Rem 870SM 24in bbl Hevi-Shot Speed Ball  (Read 5988 times)

Offline TrophyTracker

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Rem 870SM 24in bbl Hevi-Shot Speed Ball
« on: July 01, 2012, 12:07:32 AM »
I know this is a turkey pattern thread, but there is nowhere else to put this. I have posted up info on the load elsewhere, and know that some may be interested.

Hevi-Shot Speed Ball 3in #5shot Waterfowl load

12in circle @ 40yds   

Rem 870SM 24in bbl
Hevi Shot ER choke tube

 




This stuff is FAST.  The recoil is not out of this world.
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Re: Rem 870SM 24in bbl Hevi-Shot Speed Ball
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2012, 06:57:52 AM »
Nice

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Re: Rem 870SM 24in bbl Hevi-Shot Speed Ball
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2012, 08:11:25 AM »
I know this is a turkey pattern thread, but there is nowhere else to put this. I have posted up info on the load elsewhere, and know that some may be interested.

Hevi-Shot Speed Ball 3in #5shot Waterfowl load

12in circle @ 40yds   

Rem 870SM 24in bbl
Hevi Shot ER choke tube

 




This stuff is FAST.  The recoil is not out of this world.

Did you chrono it?

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Re: Rem 870SM 24in bbl Hevi-Shot Speed Ball
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2012, 07:50:27 PM »
No chrono this time around.
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Re: Rem 870SM 24in bbl Hevi-Shot Speed Ball
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2012, 11:02:02 PM »
Nice! But #5's for waterfowl? I thought you'd be shooting something alittle larger?
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Re: Rem 870SM 24in bbl Hevi-Shot Speed Ball
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2012, 11:24:08 PM »
Nice! But #5's for waterfowl? I thought you'd be shooting something alittle larger?

Thanks!

This is a new offering on the plate. I generally go with the smaller shot in the Early Teal/Woody season we have here. #4's were my choice up until this season, where I will be using these and the new #6 Hevi-Metal 3in load for that. I will go with #3's as the Reg season gets under way
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Re: Rem 870SM 24in bbl Hevi-Shot Speed Ball
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2012, 09:23:14 AM »
looks like a duck would not have a chance with that , if it could do the job at 40 with the knockdown - and I think it can ? not sure

With the cost of ammo climbing I can predict that there are going to be folks looking closer at paper patterning of waterfowl loads in the future 



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Re: Rem 870SM 24in bbl Hevi-Shot Speed Ball
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2012, 10:51:50 AM »
Looks like a killer. I've been using the Hevi Metal the past two duck seasons and may give this stuff a try this year.
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Re: Rem 870SM 24in bbl Hevi-Shot Speed Ball
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2012, 08:01:46 PM »
I'm def not leaving Hevi-Metal out of the rotation. I think that I will run the Speed Ball later in the season when I'm dealing with a lot of divers. In the thick stuff  of the early season,where the action is close and kung-fu crazy, I plan to be using the HM loads for sure.
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Re: Rem 870SM 24in bbl Hevi-Shot Speed Ball
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2012, 04:06:26 PM »
From a duck hunting standpoint a 12" pattern than tight at 40 yds looks like a clean miss or potted meat to me. I guess you could just hit those teal in the head and neck as they fly by .  ??? ::)

If the speed ball can do that to steel and HM or HS at 40 yds it looks like it could be a new ball game for turkey loads using it with HS to have lower recoil and better pellet patterns with fewer shot.

I could see this in the 20s and 2 3/4 12s for sure.

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Re: Rem 870SM 24in bbl Hevi-Shot Speed Ball
« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2012, 11:24:02 PM »
From a duck hunting standpoint a 12" pattern than tight at 40 yds looks like a clean miss or potted meat to me. I guess you could just hit those teal in the head and neck as they fly by .  ??? ::)

If the speed ball can do that to steel and HM or HS at 40 yds it looks like it could be a new ball game for turkey loads using it with HS to have lower recoil and better pellet patterns with fewer shot.

I could see this in the 20s and 2 3/4 12s for sure.

You may be on to something there with some of that. The future will be interesting for sure.
This pattern was with a .699 ER Hevi tube. I was able to open it up with the Mid Range .711 tube. I only had a handful of these loads to test due to them have not even been released at the time yet, so my testing had to be concentrated on different areas. I can't wait to get back to the board with more shells to get really experimental with.
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