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Author Topic: Does Any Love Remain for #7.5 Lead???  (Read 18463 times)

Offline WildTigerTrout

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Re: Does Any Love Remain for #7.5 Lead???
« Reply #60 on: April 25, 2015, 03:48:15 PM »
I finally got a chance to zero my 870SM with the old Federal Premium 3" 2 oz. 7 1/2 shot. I am shooting a Rem. barrel 20" smoothbore with rifle sights and installed a Rem. .655 "Ventilator" choke. The results are outstanding. I  plan to use this rig when our season starts next Saturday. 700 pellets creates ALOT of holes! :z-winnersmiley:
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Re: Does Any Love Remain for #7.5 Lead???
« Reply #61 on: April 25, 2015, 09:24:10 PM »
I finally got a chance to zero my 870SM with the old Federal Premium 3" 2 oz. 7 1/2 shot. I am shooting a Rem. barrel 20" smoothbore with rifle sights and installed a Rem. .655 "Ventilator" choke. The results are outstanding. I  plan to use this rig when our season starts next Saturday. 700 pellets creates ALOT of holes! :z-winnersmiley:

Yea I'm tempted to run some through my 870sm/ventilator .655 / 26" bbl and see what she will do. It will turn 160's with XX 6's. Bound to be a swarm with the 3/2/7.5's.  How far did you pattern the gun? What kind of numbers in a 10?

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Re: Does Any Love Remain for #7.5 Lead???
« Reply #62 on: April 25, 2015, 09:51:26 PM »
I finally got a chance to zero my 870SM with the old Federal Premium 3" 2 oz. 7 1/2 shot. I am shooting a Rem. barrel 20" smoothbore with rifle sights and installed a Rem. .655 "Ventilator" choke. The results are outstanding. I  plan to use this rig when our season starts next Saturday. 700 pellets creates ALOT of holes! :z-winnersmiley:

Yea I'm tempted to run some through my 870sm/ventilator .655 / 26" bbl and see what she will do. It will turn 160's with XX 6's. Bound to be a swarm with the 3/2/7.5's.  How far did you pattern the gun? What kind of numbers in a 10?
35 yards. I did not count the pellets but ALOT! :o
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Re: Does Any Love Remain for #7.5 Lead???
« Reply #63 on: April 25, 2015, 10:43:25 PM »
I finally got a chance to zero my 870SM with the old Federal Premium 3" 2 oz. 7 1/2 shot. I am shooting a Rem. barrel 20" smoothbore with rifle sights and installed a Rem. .655 "Ventilator" choke. The results are outstanding. I  plan to use this rig when our season starts next Saturday. 700 pellets creates ALOT of holes! :z-winnersmiley:

Yea I'm tempted to run some through my 870sm/ventilator .655 / 26" bbl and see what she will do. It will turn 160's with XX 6's. Bound to be a swarm with the 3/2/7.5's.  How far did you pattern the gun? What kind of numbers in a 10?
35 yards. I did not count the pellets but ALOT! :o

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Re: Does Any Love Remain for #7.5 Lead???
« Reply #64 on: April 25, 2015, 10:44:54 PM »
That's about as far as I have tryed to shoot with them in the past. Check out the prices on these boxes. Shows how times have changed. There are folks shooting single shells that cost that much.

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Re: Does Any Love Remain for #7.5 Lead???
« Reply #65 on: April 25, 2015, 11:13:01 PM »
That's about as far as I have tryed to shoot with them in the past. Check out the prices on these boxes. Shows how times have changed. There are folks shooting single shells that cost that much.
I have 3 boxes and the price on them was $8.95 a box. I wish I could find more of these loads as they are just plain wicked.
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Re: Does Any Love Remain for #7.5 Lead???
« Reply #66 on: September 23, 2018, 10:57:27 PM »
That's about as far as I have tryed to shoot with them in the past. Check out the prices on these boxes. Shows how times have changed. There are folks shooting single shells that cost that much.
I have 3 boxes and the price on them was $8.95 a box. I wish I could find more of these loads as they are just plain wicked.
Update, I found two boxes Federal 3/2/7.5's at a local gun show over the weekend. $7.50 a box.  They are VERY HARD to find.  These two boxes are the first ones I have found in three years!  I could not get the money out of my wallet quick enough.  It was like I found a treasure! YEA!
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Re: Does Any Love Remain for #7.5 Lead???
« Reply #67 on: December 16, 2018, 01:58:49 PM »
That's about as far as I have tryed to shoot with them in the past. Check out the prices on these boxes. Shows how times have changed. There are folks shooting single shells that cost that much.
I have 3 boxes and the price on them was $8.95 a box. I wish I could find more of these loads as they are just plain wicked.
Update, I found two boxes Federal 3/2/7.5's at a local gun show over the weekend. $7.50 a box.  They are VERY HARD to find.  These two boxes are the first ones I have found in three years!  I could not get the money out of my wallet quick enough.  It was like I found a treasure! YEA!
Sweet!  I don't shoot them anymore, but I would stash away any boxes I could find, too.

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Re: Does Any Love Remain for #7.5 Lead???
« Reply #68 on: January 07, 2019, 10:40:17 AM »
I have been tempted to use 7.5s. I have some hand loads I made up when I did a lot of crow hunting. They were 1 1/4 oz loads with longshot powder and were fast. For thier excess speed they patterned very well in a full and mod chokes and would singe the feathers off a crow at the edge of shotgun range. My only aversion to using them on turkeys is I think it would leave a lot of pellets in the breast.

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Re: Does Any Love Remain for #7.5 Lead???
« Reply #69 on: January 18, 2019, 02:07:15 PM »
One of my go to turkey guns has a 2 3/4” chamber with an IM choke. It’ll pattern #6’s to 25 but I have been using 7 1/2’s for years in it for shots 35 and in. Has never failed me once. I usually use 1 1/4 ounce loads but have a box of Fiocchi Golden Pheasants 7.5’s 1 3/8 ounce nickel plated I’m going to try. Keep your shots to 35 and less and you’re fine with a 7.5. I’m sure they do fine further but it’s juat a chance I’ve never been willing to take.
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