If you could shot any load, past or present?

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  1. Big Daddy Gaddy

    Big Daddy Gaddy Elite Refuge Member

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  2. Winchester 1897

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    Holy cow! I've never seen a red dot load with that much powder. Blue dot is a different story. I'll almost bet that Red Dot load was overpressure...
     
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  3. blackdog58

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    Surprised to see that as wel. Never saw many red dot loads off a trap or chicken field.

    Copper plated 4's, blue dot. Can't remember the speed but was close to trap load speeds. Back then, speed wasn't much of a topic. No extended variable chokes either. Kent tungsten matrix. Tremendous load.

    Anyone notice majority of favorite old loads, ones that are buffered, heavy heavy 1 7/8 for geese 1 3/5-5/8 ducks? Hmmm.
     
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    Winchester 1897 Elite Refuge Member

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    Gonna get me a gun with a polychoke on it one of these days. Shot one this season a little. Those ugly things are probably the best invention since smokeless powder.
     
  5. Seahawk18

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    Max load for Blue Dot for 1-3/8 oz in AA hull is 34.5 grains. I've never seen a load for Red Dot over 1-1/8 oz. 36.5 grains with 1-3/8 oz would be a killer at both ends. Red dot is a bulky powder, don't think that load would crimp.
     
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  6. free_gaff

    free_gaff Senior Refuge Member

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    it's probably been 40 years...he may have gone color blind since then :D:D
     
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    Hevi-shot 2 3/4, 1 1/4 ounce, #4's and #6's
     
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  8. green with ring

    green with ring Elite Refuge Member

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    Geese = 10 gauge, 3 1/2" magnum, buffered lead BB's or #4 buckshot
    Ducks = 12 gauge, 2 3/4" magnum, buffered lead #4

    Bone breaker loads
     
  9. blackdog58

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    Don’t do it. Ugly when things go wrong. Shoot semi tight. One will learn. Seeing guys on clay courses constantly changing their chokes hampers them more then it helps.
     
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    Plain old Federal #4 shot lead 1 1/4 oz "man I loved that load." Ducks and geese died real well!
     

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