Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by Phil from Kansas, May 14, 2021.
7-1/2 (or 8s) are near identical to 7-1/2 and8 field loads unless some of your Trap loads are Handicap loads which will have a bit more oomph
Certainly lethal within conservative ranges. I wouldn't shoot waaaaay out there with elderly ammo and expect 100% though ( but then I don't take shots that are waaaaay out there either. )
paper hulls smell like shotgun heaven when fired.
If you have any of those in your stash you are doubly blessed!
Me too. From my 1100, I used Rem. Nitro Clays for pheasants. Knocked 'em right down.
Phil, Trap loads and field loads overlap a bit, but where Trap Handicap shells leave off, field loads can go a bit hotter.
Trap load are lethal on coyotes atleast to about 30 yards, I've only shot a couple and that was the distance. I shot my first goose with a trap load, but it was a 2-3 yards. DRT.
remington shur shot trap loads, 2 3/4", st12m-8, 3-1 1/8-8.
Federal field load, 12 ga, f121, 3 dram equivalent, 1 1/8 oz, 8 shot.
I understand gauge, length, and shot size. Are the other numbers meaningful? These are 50+ years old.
You don't Drams refers to BP and indicated (somewhat) the intended velocity to be achieved. Grains is a weight measure of the powder.
What you want to be concerned with in old guns is not only the velocity but mainly the pressure. Older guns do better with low pressure loads like those available from RST in their Vintager line
Same here for the simple reason target loads tend to pattern better.
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