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Shot Sizes for Long Range Hunting

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Unread 02-09-2012, 10:56 AM
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Re: Shot Sizes for Long Range Hunting

I stretched it out one day and shot a longbeard down in Texas two years ago at 110 yards. Tha .243 Sako is a real tack driver, LOL! Before anybody says anything, it was legal and I was with my Dad on his last hunt before he died five days shy of his 89th birthday! It was the most accurate of many rifles he had over his lifetime and I also shot a big black piggy right between the eyes with it that day!
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Unread 02-18-2012, 12:34 AM
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Re: Shot Sizes for Long Range Hunting

Handload #4 Tungsten, 2.25 oz over 33 grains of STEEL (Remington SP-10). Even at 70 yards the bird I got last year had through through hits in the body. Tungsten is hard and is close to double the mass per size of lead shot. It patterns beautifully no matter what shot size you use.
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Unread 02-18-2012, 01:18 AM
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Re: Shot Sizes for Long Range Hunting

Another thing I am looking at doing for my shotgun to help with groups is to lengthen my forcing cone. This is supposed to reduce recoil and tighten up patterns. Tight patterns=longer range.
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