Unobtanium Posted November 14, 2009 Share Posted November 14, 2009 (edited) Well, the winner was the Federal 2.75 Vital Shock OOO 8-pellet buckshot load using the MOD choke. It threw very even patterns. 25m the pattern was all 8-pelelts inside 12.5" 40m 1 pellet made it off the test-target and the rest (7) were evenly spread over a maximum span of 17" At 55m, 6 out of the 8 pellets were still on-target inside a 23" span, distributed evenly. Considering that a torso is defined as 19" across by the military, out to 40m this load is DEVESTATING, and out to 55m+, it would be a fight stopper. At 25m, I feel confident that all 8 pellets would hit the target if the individual was facing towards me. I will test this load some more at a later date with an IMOD choke to see if the pattern can be tightened even more. *Test weapon was M4S90 w/Briley MOD choke. All distances were paced off by my, and my measured error is usually 10 paces at 400m and within 1-3m at 100m. However, since a hill was involved this time, all distances are +-3m I would confidently claim. ** Just because a pellet made it off the test-target does not mean it "went totally wild", sometimes the pattern was only 3-4" from the edge of the target and thus the pattern may only be a few inches larger for the missing pellet. Edited November 14, 2009 by Unobtanium Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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