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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-18-2019, 05:31 AM Thread Starter
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Just the info I'm looking for.....Thank you all, for the input. I'll have to get some bigger paper and try again. Maybe try the factory IC and Mod chokes as well. I appreciate all the feed back.
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post #13 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-07-2019, 06:49 AM
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Interesting test, shows you do not need real big shot for ducks, I have always believed in more shot as opposed to larger shot.

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Interesting test, shows you do not need real big shot for ducks, I have always believed in more shot as opposed to larger shot.
I've been using smaller shot, 4 and 3, for most of my hunting. I've been happy with the results. I usually take a laser ranger finder with me for two reasons. One to make sure I'm not in a safety zone and second to mark the range of my furthest decoy. I usually limit myself to 40 yards when shooting. I place a goose or diver decoy 40 yards from the blind if I'm in an open area and use those to gage distance. Shooting under 40 yards and smaller shot work well for me.
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This is a great video but I'm gonna point out the difference between KPY Ballistics and Federals gel penetration tests.
What I posted above you'll notice that there is a difference between KPY and Federals Gel Penetration test. What KPY shows is 1.5 inches of Gel penetration only out to 31 yards for #4 steel shot where in the video Federal showed 3.5 inches of gel penetration at 40 yards. Same deal for #2 shot and BB shot.
You'll notice that before the 2 minute mark of the video he says they are using 10% Gel. Not sure why but Federal uses 10% Gel where KPY is using 20% Gel.
You would think Federal knows what a difference this makes in the penetration test, if you only use 10% Gel it's gonna show better penetration than 20% Gel.
Guess it sells more ammo if you can show better penetration.

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Federal did a control penetration shot. It met the standards. The Federal gel was stored in a controlled environment. We do not know how the KPY was stored or if it met the standard penetration test.
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