• 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)

[sohjokurppa 2017-12-08 23:54:32] # 3265
Ase Browning Maxus Composite (12/89) Semi-automatic
Year of manufacture: 2012

Patruuna Mirage Magnum 76 No. 3 Shell 76 mm / Shot 3.50 mm / 50 g (Lead)
Year of manufacture: 2017

Supistaja Modified (M) Carlson's Sporting Clays

Distance: 35 m
Diameter of the target circle: 75 cm
Temperature: -2 C


Hits:
71 %
70 %
30 %
Density: 2.38
Inner ring hits 62 pieces
Outer ring hits 78 pieces
140/196

Voids: 2


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Game targets

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

[sohjokurppa 2017-12-08 23:54:21] # 3264
Ase Benelli Comfort (12/76) Semi-automatic
Year of manufacture: 2013

Patruuna Mirage Magnum 76 No. 3 Shell 76 mm / Shot 3.50 mm / 50 g (Lead)
Year of manufacture: 2017

Supistaja Full (F) Carlson's Cremator LR

Distance: 35 m
Diameter of the target circle: 75 cm
Temperature: -2 C


Hits:
72 %
72 %
28 %
Density: 2.57
Inner ring hits 65 pieces
Outer ring hits 76 pieces
141/196

Voids: 2


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Hazel grouse
Crow (pest bird)

[gbalis 2017-12-03 20:22:37] # 3263
Ase Beretta A303 (20/70) Semi-automatic
Year of manufacture: 1990
Barrel length: 70 cm

Patruuna Homemade 20/70 SIPE26SG No. 5 Shell 70 mm / Shot 3.00 mm / 26 g (Lead)
Year of manufacture: 2017
Muzzle velocity: 405 m/s
Shell: Fiocchi 70 mm
Primer: Fiocchoi 615
Powder: SIPE (1,20g)
Shot: #5
Wad: Gualandi SG25
Pressure: 780 bar

Supistaja Improved Cylinder (IC) A gun manufacturer's own/fixed choke

Distance: 30 m
Diameter of the target circle: 75 cm
Temperature: +4 C


Hits:
98 %
63 %
37 %
Density: 1.68
Inner ring hits 57 pieces
Outer ring hits 102 pieces
159/162

Voids: 6


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Canada goose
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Hazel grouse
Crow (pest bird)

[gbalis 2017-12-03 20:22:21] # 3262
Ase Beretta A303 (20/70) Semi-automatic
Year of manufacture: 1990
Barrel length: 70cm

Patruuna Homemade 20-76 Duplex No. 4 Shell 70 mm / Shot 3.25 mm / 31 g (Lead)
Year of manufacture: 2017
Muzzle velocity: 390 m/s
Shell: Fiocchi 70 mm
Primer: Fiocchi 616
Powder: Tecna 1,30 g
Shot: 15g #3 + 16g #5
Wad: Gualandi Bior
Pressure: 794 bar bar

Supistaja Improved Cylinder (IC) A gun manufacturer's own/fixed choke

Distance: 30 m
Diameter of the target circle: 70 cm
Temperature: +4 C


Hits:
97 %
57 %
43 %
Density: 1.31
Inner ring hits 45 pieces
Outer ring hits 103 pieces
148/152

Voids: 5


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[Georgebit 2017-11-24 10:18:48] # 3261
Ase Fabarm Nobille II (20/76) Double-barreled (side by side)
Year of manufacture: 2006

Patruuna Homemade 25gr No 10, A1: 1,15, cx2000, plastic, star No. 9 Shell 70 mm / Shot 2.05 mm / 25 g (Lead)
Year of manufacture: 2017
Shell: 69mm
Primer: cx2000
Powder: A1 (1,15)
Shot: 25
Wad: plastic

Supistaja Cylinder (C) Fabarm Inner HP

Distance: 20 m
Diameter of the target circle: 75 cm
Temperature: +12 C


Hits:
99 %
51 %
49 %
Density: 1.04
Inner ring hits 129 pieces
Outer ring hits 371 pieces
500/503

Voids: 0


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


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