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Discussion in 'Shooting - Reloading Forum' started by Larry Welch, May 19, 2021.

  1. JP

    JP Elite Refuge Member

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    Another of the HW-15 in #7’s to show shot-to-shot contrast.
     
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    Federal HW-15 factory load in 1 1/2 ounce of #6’s using the 20 gauge MII
     
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  3. Larry Welch

    Larry Welch Senior Refuge Member

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    Wow like those targets JP, good patterns too. Best I can tell first two with full, then mod the Lm?
     
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    This pattern look devastating. Have you hunted with the load?
     
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    Nice looking pattern but 1 1/2 oz load of HW 6s. In this case the tradeoff for a really nice looking pattern is a very expensive shell. Just curious, what is your cost per round. I can't say too much as I have some Hevi X 6s that on specials most cost was a $1 a round.
     
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    How was the field results with hevi x #6's I thought about giving them a try myself?
     
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    JP Elite Refuge Member

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    Yessir.
     
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    Yessir, it works out to ~75 yards on mallards.
     
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    Hevi X is ~10 gm/cc whereas the Federal HW is 50% denser @15 gm/cc. Huge difference in lethality. I paid $1.90/round for the factory (Federal) loads.
     
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    I know Hevi X 10 is only 10 gm but it works well within the 30 -35 yard range and closer that I like to finish ducks into before taking the shot. More often it is me, but usually about 10 -12 shells for 7 ducks, little less if only shoot the candy shots.
     
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