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Author Topic: What good lead loads were like BEFORE Longbeards  (Read 7539 times)

Offline Longshanks

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Re: What good lead loads were like BEFORE Longbeards
« Reply #30 on: May 15, 2020, 12:18:30 PM »
Still hunting with the Win XX, Super-X, and HV shells.

162 in a 10 @ 40. Rem 870/ Ventilator .655. Win XX 3/2/6’s

125 in a 10 @ 40 Rem 870SM/ Rem SF .665. Win HV 3/ 1 3/4/ 5’s

140’s in a 10 @ 40 Rem 870/ Kicks .655. Win XX 3/2/6’s (21”bbl)

*The old red shells with the exception of the HV 5’s.


Barrel length on the HV 1 3/4 oz 5s?

28”bbl with the choke. Most of the patterns were 100-115. Shot some down in the upper 80’s as well.

Polishing and deep cleaning on the regular have increased my lead patterns.
« Last Edit: May 31, 2020, 07:29:36 PM by Longshanks »

Online rgref522

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Re: What good lead loads were like BEFORE Longbeards
« Reply #31 on: June 07, 2020, 09:41:59 PM »
for the price and performance i think the lead loads would kill 90 percent of the birds taken but its all personal preference. i love the federal fc loads but they definitly come with a mixed bag of optinions.

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