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Author Topic: Short Range Load  (Read 11428 times)

Offline edward.penny

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Re: Short Range Load
« Reply #15 on: April 29, 2019, 08:55:01 PM »
Good short range shell would be a 1 1/4oz 7.5 load.

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Offline limbhanger777

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Re: Short Range Load
« Reply #16 on: April 30, 2019, 08:19:07 AM »
Good short range shell would be a 1 1/4oz 7.5 load.

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Agreed!

Offline mtns2hunt

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Re: Short Range Load
« Reply #17 on: May 01, 2019, 11:01:58 AM »
Good short range shell would be a 1 1/4oz 7.5 load.

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Agreed!

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Offline Longshanks

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Re: Short Range Load
« Reply #18 on: May 09, 2019, 03:17:57 PM »
Kicks .655, .660 out of my 870’s with Winchester XX and Super X lead loads are awesome inside 35yds.

Offline twoanthree-quarters

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Re: Short Range Load
« Reply #19 on: March 05, 2020, 02:30:40 PM »
Just got back on this site, and reading these post, have got. Me wanting to get out there and testing some shells
And chokes again.
Yesterday I had to hit the brakes on my truck,  two long beards were kicking the feathers out of each other.
I had to blow the horn, to make them move.

Offline mtns2hunt

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Re: Short Range Load
« Reply #20 on: March 06, 2020, 11:15:02 PM »
Just got back on this site, and reading these post, have got. Me wanting to get out there and testing some shells
And chokes again.
Yesterday I had to hit the brakes on my truck,  two long beards were kicking the feathers out of each other.
I had to blow the horn, to make them move.

Welcome back. I basically finished my testing of shells for short range and found some of the trap shells work very well but would not trust them to 40. My 20g with #9's TSS is working very well I doubt that I will shoot the 12 at Turkeys anymore. Solved the short range dilemma by putting a 1.5 scope on the 20g. Problem with 12 was open sights and if the site picture was not perfect I some times required a second shot. Hate that. but then eyes are getting old.
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Online BandedSpur

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Re: Short Range Load
« Reply #21 on: March 07, 2020, 06:57:38 AM »
Just got back on this site, and reading these post, have got. Me wanting to get out there and testing some shells
And chokes again.
Yesterday I had to hit the brakes on my truck,  two long beards were kicking the feathers out of each other.
I had to blow the horn, to make them move.

Welcome back. I basically finished my testing of shells for short range and found some of the trap shells work very well but would not trust them to 40. My 20g with #9's TSS is working very well I doubt that I will shoot the 12 at Turkeys anymore. Solved the short range dilemma by putting a 1.5 scope on the 20g. Problem with 12 was open sights and if the site picture was not perfect I some times required a second shot. Hate that. but then eyes are getting old.

Agreed about not trusting trap loads to 40, but they are deadly to 30.

Offline outdoorsmen

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Re: Short Range Load
« Reply #22 on: April 01, 2020, 09:46:41 AM »
Anyone ever try the remington shurshot heavy dove loads?  I got a box of the 20ga 1oz #6 for my young son to use as Turkey loads in his 1187. I thought is that they will be fine out to 25yds, which is all the farther I'd let him shoot.

Online BandedSpur

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Re: Short Range Load
« Reply #23 on: April 02, 2020, 08:20:02 AM »
They will do fine to 25 yds, but they will not pattern nearly as well as a 7/8 oz load of high antimony 7&1/2s like you will find in a high quality target load.

Offline CGhost

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Re: Short Range Load
« Reply #24 on: February 18, 2023, 07:21:01 PM »
Old post..but i've had great results with the 3" #5 1 7/8oz super X turkey loads. Cheap and throw a good pattern out to 40 and not too tight close
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Offline Old Swamper

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Re: Short Range Load
« Reply #25 on: February 04, 2024, 09:34:14 AM »
To this day, my deadliest load has been straight 7 1/2 "dove loads". This is out of an older beaded, stock, full choked 12ga 870 magnum. When I set down on one, I try to be within 30 steps of where I think he will come into view. Old gobbler would be hard pressed to walk out of that pattern if I do my part.