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Author Topic: 3" Federal 7-1/2's  (Read 542 times)

Offline Spring Creek Calls

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3" Federal 7-1/2's
« on: June 15, 2020, 09:08:37 AM »
3" Federal 7-1/2's out of my 1300. Choke is Hastings. 640 lead only.

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Re: 3" Federal 7-1/2's
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2020, 02:50:36 PM »
Nice. No way a gobbler is flying through that. I was not aware of these shells when they were being produced. Sure wish Federal would bring the 7 1/2 lead back.

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Re: 3" Federal 7-1/2's
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2020, 03:01:28 PM »
Nice. No way a gobbler is flying through that. I was not aware of these shells when they were being produced. Sure wish Federal would bring the 7 1/2 lead back.
I was also not aware of them, probably would have bought a few boxes for backup. Got these here in the classifieds.

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Re: 3" Federal 7-1/2's
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2020, 11:35:05 AM »
These shot shells are awesome!  I have obtained 5 boxes over a period of time at various Gun Shows.  I shoot them in a 870, 20" RS Rem Choke barrel with a .655 Rem. Ventilator  choke. They contain approx. 700 shot!  From my experience they do require a tight choke.  More than you would use for larger shot sizes. I am always on the lookout for these.
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Re: 3" Federal 7-1/2's
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2020, 09:42:06 AM »
how far was that target shot at.
Tell us just how dead do you want them to be and we will see if we can get that for you.
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Re: 3" Federal 7-1/2's
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2020, 01:24:50 PM »
how far was that target shot at.


This was 35 yards.

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Re: 3" Federal 7-1/2's
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2020, 12:20:15 PM »
Back in the day this was my favorite load
deadly out to 35 yds
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Re: 3" Federal 7-1/2's
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2020, 08:03:44 AM »
Back in the day this was my favorite load
deadly out to 35 yds

From the above 35 yard pattern, I believe a few more yards could be added if needed or misjudged, at least to 40 yards.
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Re: 3" Federal 7-1/2's
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2020, 09:35:17 AM »
Them  7.5s are surprising! Never realized it until I started using them for sight in loads. A high end 2.75 skeet load will through a pretty good one choked down right!

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Re: 3" Federal 7-1/2's
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2020, 08:48:32 AM »
Back in the day this was my favorite load
deadly out to 35 yds

From the above 35 yard pattern, I believe a few more yards could be added if needed or misjudged, at least to 40 yards.

Pattern may be there but energy is getting marginal beyond 35 yds IMO.

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Re: 3" Federal 7-1/2's
« Reply #10 on: Today at 08:25:22 AM »
Shoot these through a Rem 870 21” bbl/ Hastings .655
35 yds and in its a killing machine. Never shot one out to 40yds.
Back when I first hunted with these our goal was to get the turkey inside 30yds and we always set up in a way that when the turkey was in a position to see where the calling was coming from he would be within that range. Still hunt that way today.