• 11.16.2015
    Winchester Long Beard XR™ - Tight Patterns on a Black Grouse Hunt?
    We tested whether Winchester's new premium shot Long Beard XR™ 49g would be a good choice for a bird hunt? Shot-Lok™ teknology is promised to give tight patterns at long distances.
    On test there was a shot No.4. Example patterns were shot with full choke at 35m, 40m, 45m, 50m, 55m ja 60m (lead ;=)) distances. (Copper plated shots in a buffer)
    See pattern with M choke at 35m distance »
  • 23.6.2014
    Remington Nitro Magnum's 'little brother' in length 2 3/4 inch (70 mm)
    Shotgunpattern.net took a few test shots of Remington Nitro Magnum in length 2 3/4 inches / 70 mm (which is normally sold in 3 inches magnum). The recoild was noticeable according to my shoulder... :=)
    We tested shots No. 6 (2,7 mm) and No. 4 (3,2 mm). The 'little brother' was giving pretty good patterns, especially in shot No. 6 (see patterns #1600 and #1602)
    See the winner of the test »
  • 28.3.2014
    Magnum lead shots in shot size #6 (2,7 mm) in a test
    Shotgunpattern.net tested magnum shots in shot size No. 6. Shotshells which were tested were Saga Magnum, Rottweil Magnum and Winchester Super Speed Gen2 (see the best pattern in each link)
    In addition to that we tried Muller Chokes (made in U.S.A.) models H20 Passing (waterfowl inside 31-50 yards) and Decoy (waterfowl inside 30 yards)
    See an example of steel shot pattern »
  • 10.7.2013
    UnA-Tungsten - heavy pellet material in a test
    Shotgunpattern.net tested long distance shotgun patterns. Lead shots Remington Nitro Magnum and Fiocchi Magnum gave 'not bad' patterns at 40m distance (lead density 11,34 g/cm3).
    UnA-Tungsten's (density 18,5 g/cm3) hit percentage was 65% at 60m distance with a proper combination! UnA-materials www.unlimitedammo.fi
    See the results »
  • 5.6.2013
    Winchester Blind Side - square pellets in waterfowl hunting?
    Shotgunpattern.net patterned Winchester Blind Side, which is a steel shot containing square pellets. Two shotguns and a few chokes were used in the tests. The best pattern of this test had 4 void circles
    at 35 meters distance. There were 114-137 hits in the target circle, depending on the combination. The patterns were shot by Beretta and Baikal shotguns...
    See the results »

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Most recent shotgun patterns (1..5)

[ape123 2017-10-13 20:42:56] # 3232
Ase Winchester Super X3 Camo (12/89) Semi-automatic
Year of manufacture: 2012

Patruuna Homemade 12-70 28g tss No. 7 Shell 70 mm / Shot 2.60 mm / 28 g (Tungsten)
Year of manufacture: 2017
Muzzle velocity: 490 m/s

Supistaja Extra Full (EF) Kick's High Flyer

Distance: 55 m
Diameter of the target circle: 75 cm
Temperature: +7 C


Hits:
82 %
67 %
33 %
Density: 2.04
Inner ring hits 55 pieces
Outer ring hits 81 pieces
136/166

Voids: 4


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Game targets

Duck
Canada goose
Capercaillie male
Hazel grouse
Crow (pest bird)

[AKorhonen 2017-10-10 12:34:21] # 3230
Ase Franchi Affinity (12/76) Semi-automatic
Year of manufacture: 2017

Patruuna Remington Nitro Turkey No. 4 Shell 76 mm / Shot 3.30 mm / 53 g (Lead)
Year of manufacture: 2016

Supistaja Modified (M) A gun manufacturer's own/fixed choke

Distance: 35 m
Diameter of the target circle: 75 cm
Temperature: +9 C


Hits:
71 %
65 %
35 %
Density: 1.87
Inner ring hits 68 pieces
Outer ring hits 109 pieces
177/248

Voids: 1


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Canada goose
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Hazel grouse
Crow (pest bird)

[AKorhonen 2017-10-10 12:34:14] # 3229
Ase Franchi Affinity (12/76) Semi-automatic
Year of manufacture: 2017
Barrel length: 26"

Patruuna Remington Nitro Pheasant No. 5 Shell 70 mm / Shot 3.00 mm / 39 g (Lead)
Year of manufacture: 2015

Supistaja Modified (M) A gun manufacturer's own/fixed choke

Distance: 35 m
Diameter of the target circle: 75 cm
Temperature: +9 C


Hits:
50 %
61 %
39 %
Density: 1.59
Inner ring hits 42 pieces
Outer ring hits 79 pieces
121/243

Voids: 5


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Canada goose
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Hazel grouse
Crow (pest bird)

[itselataaja 2017-10-09 08:43:14] # 3228
Ase Browning BPS Stalker 98 (12/89) Pump-action
Year of manufacture: 2011

Patruuna Homemade 12/76 Volframi No. 8 Shell 76 mm / Shot 2.25 mm / 44 g (Tungsten)
Year of manufacture: 2015
Muzzle velocity: 380 m/s
Shell: fio
Primer: fio 616
Powder: longshot
Shot: 2.25
Wad: 123+wrap

Supistaja Improved Modified (IM) Carlson's Sporting Clays

Distance: 50 m
Diameter of the target circle: 75 cm
Temperature: +7 C


Hits:
85 %
70 %
30 %
Density: 2.35
Inner ring hits 142 pieces
Outer ring hits 181 pieces
323/382

Voids: 0


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Duck
Canada goose
Capercaillie male
Hazel grouse
Crow (pest bird)

[itselataaja 2017-10-09 08:42:48] # 3227
Ase Browning BPS Stalker 98 (12/89) Pump-action
Year of manufacture: 2011

Patruuna Homemade 12/76 Volframi No. 7 Shell 76 mm / Shot 2.50 mm / 36 g (Tungsten)
Year of manufacture: 2017
Muzzle velocity: 393 m/s
Shell: nobell
Primer: nobel
Powder: longshot 2.0g
Shot: 2.5
Wad: 123+kovafiber+wrapperi

Supistaja Light Modified (LM) UnA

Distance: 50 m
Diameter of the target circle: 75 cm
Temperature: +7 C


Hits:
73 %
69 %
31 %
Density: 2.24
Inner ring hits 71 pieces
Outer ring hits 95 pieces
166/228

Voids: 4


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Duck
Canada goose
Capercaillie male
Hazel grouse
Crow (pest bird)


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