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#1218497 - 03/05/09 04:11 PM 50 YD Pattern Tests
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Thought I would post some of my patterning tests. Ive been playing with different shells out of my Browning silver and Jellyhead .670 choke. All of these were tested at 50 yards. I did notice that the heavi shot penetrated the 3/4 plywood instead of just burying up in it like the lead Federal flight control shells. ;)All loads were heavishot loads but the Federals. 1st-NITRO H510C 23 HEAD 56 CIRCLE 129 PAPER
2nd REM HEAVISHOT #5 13 HEAD 35CIRCLE 63 PAPER
3rd WIN SUPREME ELITE #5HD 10 HEAD 35 CIRCLE 71 PAPER
4th FEDERAL FLIGHT CNTRL #5 9 HEAD 16 CIRCLE 45 PAPER

The Nitro loads win again!
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#1218514 - 03/05/09 04:21 PM Re: 50 YD Pattern Tests [Re: TNtrapper]
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Nice. Good results. Thanks for the pics.
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#1218525 - 03/05/09 04:25 PM Re: 50 YD Pattern Tests [Re: TNtrapper]
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 Originally Posted By: TNtrapper
The Nitro loads win again!

Is your Nitro load using #7 shot vs. #5 in the others?

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#1218532 - 03/05/09 04:31 PM Re: 50 YD Pattern Tests [Re: Wes Parrish]
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 Originally Posted By: Wes Parrish
 Originally Posted By: TNtrapper
The Nitro loads win again!

Is your Nitro load using #7 shot vs. #5 in the others?

Theyre duplex loads....4..5..7 Heavishot ;\)
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#1218552 - 03/05/09 04:51 PM Re: 50 YD Pattern Tests [Re: TNtrapper]
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I don't know if I would take many fifty yard shots. JMO

How does it pattern at 30?

The nitros seem to pattern the best out of the above but still not many pellets in the kill zone IMO.
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#1218567 - 03/05/09 05:08 PM Re: 50 YD Pattern Tests [Re: captain hook]
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30 and 40 yards is good in all of them. I dont take many 50 yard shots...AT ALL..but just thought it would be fun to pattern some at 50. Heres some at 30 yards.I was still steeing up my scope..LOL




Edited by TNtrapper (03/05/09 05:51 PM)
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#1218568 - 03/05/09 05:08 PM Re: 50 YD Pattern Tests [Re: captain hook]
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#1218764 - 03/05/09 06:15 PM Re: 50 YD Pattern Tests [Re: go_okfishin]
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looks good man. I have a couple nitros to try out in my 835 with the indian creek choke. I picked up some 4x5x7 and some straight 7s from final flight yesterday.
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#1219070 - 03/05/09 08:17 PM Re: 50 YD Pattern Tests [Re: chrmayo]
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all are good, but for my wallet i'd shoot the win. doesn't take 10 pellets. Gave me an idea,i shot mine with a red dot scope today at 30 and had about 52 pellets head and neck,think i'll shoot 50 tomorrow just to see.
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#1219113 - 03/05/09 08:35 PM Re: 50 YD Pattern Tests [Re: XMAN]
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Nice shooting. Was thinking today about getting the shotgun out and start getting ready for those turkey.
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#1219134 - 03/05/09 08:44 PM Re: 50 YD Pattern Tests [Re: Outdoor Lady]
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have you tried the extended range shells?
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#1219181 - 03/05/09 08:54 PM Re: 50 YD Pattern Tests [Re: rutnstrut2]
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Just having adequate pattern density at 50 yards is only part of the equation. Go to #9 size shot and you can get even denser patterns. But I'd be very concerned about a #7 size (or smaller) shot having adequate pellet energy at 50 yards.

Just keep in mind, as impressive as those Nitro shells may be, part of what's making them impressive is using smaller size shot.

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#1219270 - 03/05/09 09:25 PM Re: 50 YD Pattern Tests [Re: Wes Parrish]
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 Originally Posted By: Wes Parrish
Just having adequate pattern density at 50 yards is only part of the equation. Go to #9 size shot and you can get even denser patterns. But I'd be very concerned about a #7 size (or smaller) shot having adequate pellet energy at 50 yards.

Just keep in mind, as impressive as those Nitro shells may be, part of what's making them impressive is using smaller size shot.

I agree...the duplex loads will usually give better patterns...but as far as energy goes,these pellets that made their way to the kill zone completely penetrated the ply wood that I was using as a backing to the targets.Not so with most of the lead pellets. I would think that if the heavishot will penetrate the plywood... a turkeys head and neck bones would be no problem. Again...I will only take a 50 yard shot if I have to. I enjoy callin them in close too..but things dont always work out that way in the turkey woods. I like having an extra few yards just in case I need them. Aint waitin on season FUN!!
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#1219285 - 03/05/09 09:29 PM Re: 50 YD Pattern Tests [Re: rutnstrut2]
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 Originally Posted By: rutnstrut2
have you tried the extended range shells?

Yessir...those Winchester Elites are the Xtended range shells. They do pretty dang good for a factory load!
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#1219286 - 03/05/09 09:29 PM Re: 50 YD Pattern Tests [Re: TNtrapper]
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TNtrapper, patterns look great at 30 yards. No worries IMO.
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#1219453 - 03/05/09 10:25 PM Re: 50 YD Pattern Tests [Re: captain hook]
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#1219629 - 03/05/09 11:18 PM Re: 50 YD Pattern Tests [Re: Blue5]
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good info
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#1219757 - 03/06/09 05:53 AM Re: 50 YD Pattern Tests [Re: Outdoor Lady]
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cool project.
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#1220144 - 03/06/09 09:16 AM Re: 50 YD Pattern Tests [Re: TN Deer Slayer]
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No need to worry about nitros effectiveness at 50 yards. They are toast.
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#1220181 - 03/06/09 09:32 AM Re: 50 YD Pattern Tests [Re: Outdoor Lady]
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nice patterns. I'm hoping I can get mine patterned this next weekend. This will be my first year shooting the 4x5x7 Nitros out of a 835 with the Jelly head 690 choke. Should be interesting to see what happens.
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#1220310 - 03/06/09 10:33 AM Re: 50 YD Pattern Tests [Re: BV]
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#1222201 - 03/07/09 07:49 AM Re: 50 YD Pattern Tests [Re: Outdoor Lady]
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"69.99 + 6.82 tax for 10 Nitro H510C. Turkey hunting stuff must be recession proof."

Can't afford 7.50 per shot. Killed a lot of birds for $1.00 a trigger pull.

They should be #1 at that price.
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#1222569 - 03/07/09 01:44 PM Re: 50 YD Pattern Tests [Re: turkeyhunter64]
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