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by Tripplebeards
I loaded up a few light loads with DuPont FG and worked my way up in powder charge weights/loads today. My left barrel definitely has a tighter choke than my right. I started with 1 3/8 oz loads of #6 and worked my way up to a square load of 4.5 drams (116 grains of FG) and 1 5/8 oz load of #6 listed on track of the wolf. The best patterns came from a powder charge of 100 grains of FG along with 1 5/8oz of nickel plated #6’s. The recoil with the 100 grain, 1 5/8 oz load was pretty comparable, if not just a hair more recoil, to the RST 1 1/4oz loads. It was the funnest time I’ve had in a long time with my pants

Here are my best two targets out of the 10 rounds I tried today. They were patterned at 25 yards. I had 40 hits using one single 1/4” nitro card over 100 grains of DuPont FG and 1 5/8 oz of BPI nickel plated #6’s. I glued a shot card over the top. The second best load was exactly the same accept I split one of the nitro cards in half and seated it on top of the first nitro card.

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A few other targets with left a d right barrel comparison patterns. The right kept blowing the pattern.

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Here were my loads...

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by Tripplebeards
My load is now proven. I dropped a doubled bearded gobbler today around 25 yards, give or take, like Thor’s hammer hit it.

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by Owenjj3
That is great information! I love these kind of posts where a loading novice like myself and learn something. Thanks for making the effort.
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by 67galaxie
What a gorgeous spot to hunt too man
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