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Author Topic: Magnum blend 3" patterns  (Read 10944 times)

Offline danpsunurse

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Re: Magnum blend 3" patterns
« Reply #30 on: April 12, 2016, 06:37:08 AM »
Yes, I did say it was windy.  Not optimalike conditions, but not terrible.  I actually went the Wednesday before it snowed.  I plan on going one more time just to make sure it wasn't the weather. Thanks for the thoughs.

Offline danpsunurse

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Re: Magnum blend 3" patterns
« Reply #31 on: April 15, 2016, 02:27:21 PM »
I see your from PA.....and you did say it was windy......but....I live in PA....last Friday when you posted this it snowed ......A LOT....it was in the 20's .....I can bet you that had a lot to do with it.
So I went out on Wednesday 13th of April. Great day, sunny, 60 degrees, maybe 4-5 mph winds.  I recreated same set-up.  Laser sited 40 yds. Same gun Winchester 1300 NWTF, SSI choke, hevi-shot Magnum blend, 3 inch load. I also tried Federal Heavy weight, 3 inch , 6 shot. 

Magnum blend= 117
Federal=46
Both will kill a turkey.

But I don't know what you did in the original post, but what every it is take thatset up to the bank, because it is money!

Offline cljohnson24

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Re: Magnum blend 3" patterns
« Reply #32 on: April 18, 2016, 04:56:01 PM »
My Win 1300 with 22" Barrel, 3"/2oz Mag Blends and the .643 SSX only put up 125(29%)/10" dirty and 164(38%)/10" clean of 426 total pellet count.
Year before last it put up 200 in 10"@ 35 yds(47%) with Undertaker HD .675. 40 yds was around 150(35%)/10"IIRC, but I accidentally threw away the target with info on it.

These were good even patterns, but considering there are 425 pellets in this hard recoil load(for 3" shell), I wasn't impressed with penetration beyond 40yds(even though I took 2 birds beyond that with them).

I tried the Long Beard #5's after suggestions/reading ...and they were pretty pathetic with SSX at 99 hits/10"@40yds...(33% of 296 total pellets) in my gun/choke.

This year I dedicated some effort to the Fed HW 7's after being so impressed with the 7's knockdown/penetration on my kids bird at 35yds with little 20 ga 1 1/8 oz load.
I've patterned these in my Win 1300 12 ga with 92 hits/10"@50 yds and 165 avg/10"@40 yds. Pattern isn't too tight in close that I'll miss but tight enough to enable a genuine 50+ yd pattern..as well as sustain enough penetration to do the job at longer ranges as well.
The HW'7s out penetrate the Mag blend's by far..In fact, I think Lead 5 is actually as good or better than the Mag Blends.
The MB pellet count is mostly made up of small(smaller than #7)shot and it doesn't penetrate well beyond 40yds. The handful of 5-6# shot penetrate a bit better, but NOT even close to the FED 7 HW and there isn't enough of them to make them to really matter.

IMHO- The HW7 has only 1 5/8 oz (in 3" 12 ga) and puts up the same numbers as the Mag Blends despite having less pellet count(353 vs Hevi 426) in my gun with a LOT less recoil and more penetration at longer ranges. I honestly believe it has the penetration to do the job beyond 50yds whereas the Lead 5 and Mag Blend are simply not AS good.

I'll be using the Fed HW 7's in both my 12 as well as my 20 now. I like the better recoil, for equal patterns as MAg Blend in addition to enhanced penetration on longer shots..

Offline turkey buster

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Re: Magnum blend 3" patterns
« Reply #33 on: April 18, 2016, 06:07:07 PM »
Id hunt that pattern the OP posted

Offline gobblermadness

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Re: Magnum blend 3" patterns
« Reply #34 on: February 27, 2017, 10:52:11 AM »
I am thinking about getting a SX3 and I will try the MagBlends
after seeing that pattern. That is amazing how many pellets
are in the circle.

Offline penna shooter

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Re: Magnum blend 3" patterns
« Reply #35 on: March 14, 2017, 02:23:31 PM »
Excellent results....Well done
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