Thursday, April 26, 2007


I'd chosen the Winchester 12 gauge #1 buck, 24 pellets, as an interesting load to trifle with, and lo and behold someone ran a series of tests on it.

First, through 3/4" plywood. Behind it, the gelatin block was covered with 2 layers of 10 ounce denim.

Also, the tester admits to a chronograph malfunction, and I'd agree based solely on the results received from Crazy Jay who ran 5 such shells through his Chrony and averaged a shade under 1200 fps.

Click here for the full scoop.

24 .30 caliber pellets at close range has just gotta sting, and it might be safe to say that sans the plywood barrier, he'd have seen some interesting penetration, probably along the lines of 16-17 inches.

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