Speed Ball Pattern
I finally got to get out onto the dry land and fire some of this stuff!
Hevi-Shot Speed Ball 3in #5shot 12in circle @ 40yds Rem 870SM Hevi Shot ER choke tube
This stuff is FAST!!! The recoil is not out of this world for the performance it delivers. In the 30yd shots,with the MR tube, the wad punched holes in the targets Three different times
The BB load was rockin', and had the backstop particles blowing in the breeze
wow so it seems that you had a great time shooting. Looks pretty impressive.
You said it was FAST. Did you chronograph it?
With a 24in bbl I was able to get high 1,500's out of two of the three shots i was limited to, and cracked 1,600 once. I am looking forward to getting back out with a longer barrel, and more shells,
Your velocities will be the same with a longer barrel because the maximum velocity is reached at 22 inches. And personally I'm going to stick with my 1 1/8 #3 shot Winchester HV's if these new shells are only pushing 1500 fps..
Originally Posted by CH/QuakerBoyProstaff
1700+ fps is fast in my book.. anything below that is just average.
I'll have to disagree with your theory of the 22in bbl. It holds no water. A search through the archives will tell you as much. as far as "pushing 1,500 fps", that is a glass half empty view. High 1,500's as stated, is pushing 1,600 fps, and close to the advertised speeds, which were done with 30in bbl's. It is a free country, and I won't knock your choice in shell.Whatever works for you. I am simply giving an opportunity for people to see a new load that contains new technology, that you may or may not have seen yet.
Originally Posted by duckht183
I wish you the best luck this season
Just order me a few boxes of #5 yesterday so I can pattern them.
I used a Remington 870 Supermag. It's a very popular pump action gun that is available in most big retail stores, as well as smaller gun shops. This model has a Hevi-Shot Extreme Range Waterfowl Choke tube in it, but I keep my shots at ducks under 40yds, usually.