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Author Topic: What good lead loads were like BEFORE Longbeards  (Read 7578 times)

Offline mightyjoeyoung

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What good lead loads were like BEFORE Longbeards
« on: March 02, 2018, 01:17:40 PM »
ORIGINAL Federal Grandslam 3.5/2/6 pb pattern.  835, polished and chromed bore, slug gun trigger job, truglo .670 Smackdown choke.
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Offline tnanh

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Re: What good lead loads were like BEFORE Longbeards
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2018, 04:39:27 PM »
That is a nice pattern.

Offline mightyjoeyoung

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Re: What good lead loads were like BEFORE Longbeards
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2018, 10:31:32 AM »
The 20 pattern looks like a hevi shot pattern. It's about the size of a soccer ball.  Scary all those pellets. That combo has decapitated a couple birds actually.   
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Offline owlhoot

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Re: What good lead loads were like BEFORE Longbeards
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2018, 01:08:14 PM »
What were (triple plus wad) federal grand slam 3.5" turkey loads like?
In 4,s
In 5's
In 6's
O to 40 yards?
Answer.   Flat out Killers    :character0029: :smiley-char092:

Offline mightyjoeyoung

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Re: What good lead loads were like BEFORE Longbeards
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2018, 04:16:06 PM »
What were (triple plus wad) federal grand slam 3.5" turkey loads like?
In 4,s
In 5's
In 6's
O to 40 yards?
Answer.   Flat out Killers    :character0029: :smiley-char092:

Them and the XX Winn loads are the two best lead turkey loads made...until longbeards.   Lol
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Offline Happy

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Re: What good lead loads were like BEFORE Longbeards
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2018, 08:15:07 PM »
I never found a winchester load that patterned well in my mossy. I always had my best patterns with federal #5's and 6's both pre flight control wad and after. If memory serves me right I averaged around 100 and 130 respectively

Offline Tom Foolery

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Re: What good lead loads were like BEFORE Longbeards
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2018, 09:33:59 PM »
Mossberg 835 non-ported 24" barrel, Stardot, polished

Win HV 3.5" #6 @ 42yds

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Re: What good lead loads were like BEFORE Longbeards
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2018, 09:35:15 PM »
Mossberg 835 non-ported 24" barrel, Stardot, polished

Win 3.5" 2.25oz #5's @ 42yds
« Last Edit: March 05, 2018, 09:45:22 PM by Tom Foolery »

Offline BrowningGuy88

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Re: What good lead loads were like BEFORE Longbeards
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2018, 08:13:45 AM »
I am a fan of the older Fed's and Winchester Supremes in 3". They always patterned well out of my 1300's.

I have quite a few boxes of the Win Black 5's and 6's stashed just in case...

They never failed to break 100 at 40 with a good choke.

Offline Double B

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Re: What good lead loads were like BEFORE Longbeards
« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2018, 08:44:23 AM »
Federal Grand Slams, Winchester black supremes and the earlier Win red shell 1 7/8 oz load, vintage killers all. 
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Offline roverboy

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Re: What good lead loads were like BEFORE Longbeards
« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2018, 11:50:05 PM »
I used to shoot Win. Double X Mags., Federal Premium, and I don't know if anybody remembers them but, Activ was awesome in my Mossberg 500. I shoot XR Longbeards now.
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Re: What good lead loads were like BEFORE Longbeards
« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2018, 12:05:07 AM »
30 years ago before the ten round boxes..... We used to buy shells 25 in a box. Winchester had the Double XX, magnum copper plated shot..... Remington had the 3" Nitro Mag's in the 25 in a box... I don't remember Federal...

Wasn't long I remember them making "turkey" loads ten in a box for the amount of the 25 round box.

However todays shells are light years ahead of them from yesteryear.


 

Offline tnanh

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Re: What good lead loads were like BEFORE Longbeards
« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2018, 11:38:51 AM »
I also asked this in the lead shooters section.

I found some Federal Premium 3 inch #6 2 ounce loads in a gold and blue box. They don't say Grand Slam and they don't say Triple Plus Wads on the box. I was wondering were these worth buying and are they as good as the ones that said Grand Slam on the box. I have one box of the old Grand Slam 3 inch 6s with the Triple Plus Wads and they are only 1 7/8 ounce loads.

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Re: What good lead loads were like BEFORE Longbeards
« Reply #13 on: June 12, 2018, 04:49:13 PM »
They'll be fine probably. They might be real old. Should be real deal on price. Good luck.

Offline tnanh

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Re: What good lead loads were like BEFORE Longbeards
« Reply #14 on: June 12, 2018, 09:09:23 PM »
About a dollar a shell. How old do you think? I think I will try them.