More shot pellets if they are oval.

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  1. Welther

    Welther Active Member

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    There is not surprise that you tend to get slightly more oval shot if it is homemade. An old fart told me you get more pellets per throw with the charge bar than more rounder shot. He said it settles better into a smaller area.

    I weighed it. Yes he is right! Has anyone else done this expirement?
     
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    Oval shot? --Aren't you going to get more flyers? As a kid, 60 years ago, I always picked up the roundest rocks for my sling shot -- any oval ones would take off on me - Won't shot do the same thing?
     
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    Winchester loaded "Blind Side" shells for waterfowl hunting. They experimented with hex shaped pellets. Worked fine. Only shooting out to 40-50 yards max. I used these loads, and dropped birds ok.
     
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    I agree with the pellet count, but would advise a trip to the pattern boards before you load a whole lot of these. I *think* you'll find that you get a lot more flyers and likely more holes in the pattern with misshapen shot.
     
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    It might settle better but I bet it won't pattern as good . I would not want it for target shooting and good luck with your experiment on the pattern board.
     
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    Yeppers on the Flyers, Holes in the patterns, lost targets. This isn't a Einstein theory, just common sense.



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