HuntingNut
HuntingNut
   Login or Register
HomeCommunity ForumsPhoto AlbumsRegister
     
 

User Info

Welcome Anonymous


Membership:
Latest: qpww66
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 0
Overall: 12605

People Online:
Members: 1
Visitors: 249
BOT: 1
Total: 251
Who Is Where:
 Members:
01: srslfrank > Forums
 Visitors:
01: Forums
02: Forums
03: Home
04: Forums
05: Forums
06: Forums
07: Forums
08: Photo Albums
09: Forums
10: Forums
11: Forums
12: Your Account
13: Forums
14: Photo Albums
15: Your Account
16: Forums
17: Forums
18: Forums
19: Forums
20: Forums
21: Forums
22: Forums
23: Forums
24: Forums
25: Forums
26: Forums
27: Forums
28: Forums
29: Forums
30: Your Account
31: Forums
32: Forums
33: Forums
34: Forums
35: Home
36: Forums
37: Forums
38: Forums
39: Forums
40: Forums
41: Photo Albums
42: Forums
43: Forums
44: Forums
45: Forums
46: Forums
47: Forums
48: Your Account
49: Forums
50: Forums
51: Forums
52: Forums
53: Forums
54: Forums
55: Forums
56: Forums
57: Your Account
58: Forums
59: Your Account
60: Forums
61: Forums
62: Forums
63: Forums
64: Your Account
65: Forums
66: Forums
67: Forums
68: Your Account
69: Forums
70: Forums
71: Forums
72: Forums
73: Forums
74: Forums
75: Forums
76: Photo Albums
77: Forums
78: Forums
79: Home
80: Forums
81: Forums
82: Forums
83: Forums
84: Forums
85: Forums
86: Your Account
87: Forums
88: Forums
89: Photo Albums
90: Forums
91: Forums
92: Forums
93: Forums
94: Forums
95: Forums
96: Forums
97: Forums
98: Forums
99: Forums
100: Your Account
101: Forums
102: Forums
103: Forums
104: Forums
105: Forums
106: Forums
107: Home
108: Forums
109: Forums
110: Forums
111: Forums
112: Your Account
113: Forums
114: Forums
115: Forums
116: Forums
117: Forums
118: Your Account
119: Forums
120: Forums
121: Your Account
122: Home
123: Forums
124: Your Account
125: Forums
126: Forums
127: Forums
128: Forums
129: Your Account
130: Forums
131: Forums
132: Forums
133: Forums
134: Forums
135: Forums
136: Forums
137: Forums
138: Your Account
139: Photo Albums
140: Forums
141: Your Account
142: Forums
143: Forums
144: Forums
145: Forums
146: Forums
147: Forums
148: Forums
149: Forums
150: Forums
151: Forums
152: Forums
153: Forums
154: Forums
155: Photo Albums
156: Forums
157: Forums
158: Forums
159: Forums
160: Forums
161: Forums
162: Forums
163: Forums
164: Forums
165: Forums
166: Forums
167: Forums
168: Forums
169: Forums
170: Forums
171: Forums
172: Forums
173: Forums
174: Forums
175: Forums
176: Articles: Topics
177: Forums
178: Forums
179: Photo Albums
180: Forums
181: Forums
182: Forums
183: Forums
184: Forums
185: Forums
186: Forums
187: Forums
188: Forums
189: Forums
190: Forums
191: Your Account
192: Forums
193: Forums
194: Forums
195: Forums
196: Forums
197: Forums
198: Forums
199: Forums
200: Forums
201: Forums
202: Photo Albums
203: Forums
204: Your Account
205: Forums
206: Forums
207: Forums
208: Forums
209: Forums
210: Forums
211: Photo Albums
212: Forums
213: Your Account
214: Forums
215: Forums
216: Forums
217: Photo Albums
218: Forums
219: Forums
220: Forums
221: Forums
222: Forums
223: Your Account
224: Forums
225: Forums
226: Forums
227: Forums
228: Forums
229: Forums
230: Forums
231: Forums
232: Forums
233: Forums
234: Forums
235: Forums
236: Forums
237: Forums
238: Forums
239: Forums
240: Forums
241: Home
242: Your Account
243: Forums
244: Forums
245: Your Account
246: Forums
247: Photo Albums
248: Your Account
249: Photo Albums
  BOT:
01: Your Account

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!
 

Coppermine Stats
Photo Albums
 Albums: 305
 Pictures: 2361
  · Views: 412165
  · Votes: 1310
  · Comments: 86
 

Support our Advertisers

Steel shot loading?!?!
Topics related to waterfowl hunting
Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3
Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index » Waterfowl Hunting

View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Elvis
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Jul 27, 2008
Posts: 7522
Location: south island New Zealand

PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Steel shot loading?!?! Reply with quote

I ported one of my old singles"just cause" 4x 1/8th'' holes at 10 and 2 oclock about an inch apart.....its a nice shotgun to shoot ,they dont do any harm but not sure about how much good...it does help keep muzzle down with heavy loads and looks pretty in the dark!!!!LOL.they are bored in straight so dont direct noise backwards...... well the local geese arent dumb,my boat might sound different but they still recognise her and took off when we were still 4-500 yards away,the good news is I can get 40kmph out of it with just my fat bum in it and 37kmph with Bec's and the 2 dogs aswell......a HUGE step up.

_________________
You shot it You pluck it !
Them who eats the most duck eats the most feathers!
Back to top
View user's profile
Deer Sniper
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Apr 26, 2007
Posts: 465
Location: Oklahoma

PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:49 am    Post subject: Re: Steel shot loading?!?! Reply with quote

Well shucks Elvis, it kinda sounds like you need a need a new boat to go with your motor, so those local geese won't recognize you!!!

_________________
By HIS stripes, we are healed!
.

Precision Riflesmith LLC / (918) 576-3217 / Custom Gun Work
.
Back to top
View user's profile ICQ Number
Deer Sniper
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Apr 26, 2007
Posts: 465
Location: Oklahoma

PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:50 am    Post subject: Re: Steel shot loading?!?! Reply with quote

Well shucks Elvis, it kinda sounds like you need a need a new boat to go with your motor, so those local geese won't recognize you!!!

_________________
By HIS stripes, we are healed!
.

Precision Riflesmith LLC / (918) 576-3217 / Custom Gun Work
.
Back to top
View user's profile ICQ Number
Elvis
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Jul 27, 2008
Posts: 7522
Location: south island New Zealand

PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Steel shot loading?!?! Reply with quote

hmmmmmmmm some non gloss drab nato green etching primer might just do the trick....now to convince SWMBO lol.

_________________
You shot it You pluck it !
Them who eats the most duck eats the most feathers!
Back to top
View user's profile
PaulS
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Feb 18, 2006
Posts: 3542
Location: South-Eastern Washington - the State

PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Steel shot loading?!?! Reply with quote

Some brush tied to the bow and gunnels might help a little.

_________________
Paul
__________________
Speer, Lyman, Hodgdon, Sierra, and Hornady = reliable loading data
So and So's pages on the internet = NOT reliable loading data
Always check data against manuals
NEVER exceed maximum listed loads
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail
Vince
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: May 25, 2005
Posts: 13610
Location: Brisbane AUSTRALIA

PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Steel shot loading?!?! Reply with quote

Elvis wrote:
hmmmmmmmm some non gloss drab nato green etching primer might just do the trick....now to convince SWMBO lol.

Yep, was gonna suggest exactly that mate...a camo paint job and as Paul suggested, some brush to break up the outline etc.

Rather than rip tear bust across the water, maybe a gentle idle around the edges of the waterhole to creep up on the cheeky buggers might help...slowly slowly, catchee monkey mate.

_________________
Cheers, Vince Cheers

Illegitimi non carborundum
(Never let the bastards grind you down)

Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.

"Nulla Si Fa Senza Volonta."
(Without Commitment, Nothing Gets Done)
Back to top
View user's profile AIM Address MSN Messenger Yahoo Messenger Photo Gallery
Deer Sniper
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Apr 26, 2007
Posts: 465
Location: Oklahoma

PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:58 am    Post subject: Re: Steel shot loading?!?! Reply with quote

A couple more patterns...

All patterns are from my 12 ga. 2 3/4" Federal Gold Medal light BBB load -

20" pattern at 30 yards with TriStar Raptor and Muller "Decoy" choke tube...




20" pattern at 45 yards with 34" Wadlock barrel and X-Full choke tube...




30" pattern at 60 yards with 34" Wadlock barrel and Full choke. Even though I did not make it, minus the single pellet to the left, 99% of the pattern also fit inside a 20" circle!




30" pattern at 50 yards with 28" TriStar Raptor and Muller "Passing" choke tube...




20" pattern at 40 yards with TriStar Raptor and Muller "UFO" choke tube...




20" pattern at 40 yards with 28" TriStar Raptor and Muller "UFO" choke tube...




This is the same as above, but 30" circle...




The 34" Hastings Wadlock barrel on my Remington 870 produces velocities of 1,610 fps., while the 28" semi-auto produces velocities of 1,510 fps...



_________________
By HIS stripes, we are healed!
.

Precision Riflesmith LLC / (918) 576-3217 / Custom Gun Work
.
Back to top
View user's profile ICQ Number
Elvis
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Jul 27, 2008
Posts: 7522
Location: south island New Zealand

PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:27 am    Post subject: Re: Steel shot loading?!?! Reply with quote

holy smoke Batman...you will be headshooting with loads like that!!!!! they sure are tight patterns,well done.

_________________
You shot it You pluck it !
Them who eats the most duck eats the most feathers!
Back to top
View user's profile
Deer Sniper
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Apr 26, 2007
Posts: 465
Location: Oklahoma

PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:08 pm    Post subject: Re: Steel shot loading?!?! Reply with quote

That's why I said either a clean kill or a clean miss...

Since I know what the loads will do at maximum distance, with tight chokes, at least for me, it is then a lot easier to work on more open patterns with the same gun and load, just by changing choke tubes...

_________________
By HIS stripes, we are healed!
.

Precision Riflesmith LLC / (918) 576-3217 / Custom Gun Work
.
Back to top
View user's profile ICQ Number
Gil Martin
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Jan 28, 2005
Posts: 1667
Location: Schnecksville, PA

PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:57 am    Post subject: Re: Steel shot loading?!?! Reply with quote

Those are some very impressive patterns. I applaud the fact that you spend time testing various loads and chokes and see what works. All the best...
Gil

_________________
Gil
Back to top
View user's profile
Deer Sniper
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Apr 26, 2007
Posts: 465
Location: Oklahoma

PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:12 am    Post subject: Re: Steel shot loading?!?! Reply with quote

Thank you Gil...

Rifle, shotgun or pistol, I feel that if you are going to shoot it, hunt with it and load for it, then you need to make it the best that it can be...

I always start with "tight" patterns on shotgun loads, because once you have the load you are looking for, then it just becomes a matter of finding the right choke to give you the pattern that you want. Wide close range patterns are easy, it's those long range loads that take the most time and effort, and in my opinion, they are worth it...

_________________
By HIS stripes, we are healed!
.

Precision Riflesmith LLC / (918) 576-3217 / Custom Gun Work
.
Back to top
View user's profile ICQ Number
Elvis
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Jul 27, 2008
Posts: 7522
Location: south island New Zealand

PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Steel shot loading?!?! Reply with quote

Im sure you have some "spreader loads" on hand at all times too....so if birds suddenly start in close you change loads not chokes.... was about to type to finish bird on water (where MOST fellas will use a heavy load of small shot to try to hit head ) then thought doah....D.S. can use same load and just pluck off its noggin LOL. we used the .410 for this job for a couple of seasons,my young fella got very very good at it.

_________________
You shot it You pluck it !
Them who eats the most duck eats the most feathers!
Back to top
View user's profile
Deer Sniper
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Apr 26, 2007
Posts: 465
Location: Oklahoma

PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:58 am    Post subject: Re: Steel shot loading?!?! Reply with quote

Elvis,

I don't bother loading or shooting spreader loads, as I just swap out choke tubes, depending on hunting situation, location and shooting distance, which is one of the good things about these Muller chokes extending 1 1/2" in front of the muzzle, making it easy for a quick choke change out...

Yes, I'll use the same load for a swatted load if needed, with the tighter choke, and just shoot for the head. Done it for years and it works fine...

_________________
By HIS stripes, we are healed!
.

Precision Riflesmith LLC / (918) 576-3217 / Custom Gun Work
.
Back to top
View user's profile ICQ Number
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index » Waterfowl Hunting
Page 3 of 3
All times are GMT - 7 Hours
Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3



Jump to:  


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Advertisements
 


Valid CSS! Valid HTML 4.01!
Click to check if this page is realy HTML 4.01 compliant for speed :)

All logos and trademarks in this site are property of HuntingNut.com.
The comments are property of their posters, all the rest © 2011 by HuntingNut.com
Interactive software released under GNU GPL, Code Credits, Privacy Policy

.: Upgraded to DragonFly 9.2 by Dizfunkshunal :.