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500 patterning

Discussion in 'Ammunition' started by ScottMn, Dec 2, 2021.

  1. ScottMn

    ScottMn Copper BB

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    Patterned a few rounds the other day. Thought I'd post the results. 20211130_112420.jpg 20211130_111203.jpg 20211130_111025.jpg
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  2. nitesite

    nitesite Average Guy Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    Good photos!

    I always thought, and still do think, that the Winchester Military Buckshot ammo (it is marketed to civilians mainly) is pretty shitty 00 buckshot. I will never buy any of that ammo.
  3. ScottMn

    ScottMn Copper BB

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    I think I agree with you. I shot more than this and the Winchester Military was easily the worst patterning out of my gun. I pretty much knew what to expect from the Federal (flitecontrol) Tactical but it was nice to see the Powershok pattern well especially under 25yds. It was very consistant.
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  4. John A.

    John A. Unconstitutional laws are not laws. Staff Member Administrator Global Moderator

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    Great post.

    Yeah, I wish I could get a bunch of flite control wads.
  5. Ernst

    Ernst .30-06 Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    While I don't know for certain I suspect the Military Buckshot sold on the civilian market are either lot over runs or shells discarded because they had minor manufacturing flaws and didn't meet government quality control inspection.

    This is a very common practice with M193 and M855 5.56 ammo sold on the civilian market.

    Regards
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  6. Jmm14534

    Jmm14534 20g Supporter Premier Member

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    In today’s market place I’d take all the win buck I could find at 2018 prices!
  7. TheRude1

    TheRude1 .270 WIN

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    IMG_20211023_205616894.jpg IMG_20211023_205616894.jpg IMG_20211023_205634921.jpg My 930SPX, Top is the "military grade" and below the Winchester. And both are made by Olin. But all shotguns are different, kinda like women.
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  8. nitesite

    nitesite Average Guy Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    Well, those 22' targets prove me wrong.
  9. ScottMn

    ScottMn Copper BB

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    Thanks for the pics. I shot other targets and the Military Grade tended to throw a circular pattern with few, it any hits in the middle of the pattern. Unlike yours that seem evenly spaced which I would find acceptable. It's most definitely worth patterning different loads for sure.
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  10. John A.

    John A. Unconstitutional laws are not laws. Staff Member Administrator Global Moderator

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    You always have to pattern a gun and a load.

    Or, at least SHOULD.
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