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#1219181 - 03/05/09 08:54 PM Re: 50 YD Pattern Tests [Re: rutnstrut2]
Wes Parrish
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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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#1219453 - 03/05/09 10:25 PM Re: 50 YD Pattern Tests [Re: ]
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cool
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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]
muddyboots
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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]
BV
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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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#1222201 - 03/07/09 07:49 AM Re: 50 YD Pattern Tests [Re: Outdoor Lady]
turkeyhunter64
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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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