• 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)

[karaolaki 2015-09-01 17:39:36] # 2258
Ase Beretta A400 Xplor Unico (12/89) Semi-automatic
Year of manufacture: 2012

Patruuna Homemade A0 2.05 No. 4 Shell 70 mm / Shot 3.25 mm / 36 g (Lead)
Year of manufacture: 2015
Muzzle velocity: 435 m/s

Supistaja Improved Modified (IM) Beretta Optima Choke HP Extended

Distance: 36 m
Diameter of the target circle: 75 cm
Temperature: +32 C


Hits:
97 %
70 %
30 %
Density: 2.38
Inner ring hits 76 pieces
Outer ring hits 96 pieces
172/177

Voids: 3


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Game targets

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

[arto66 2015-08-31 21:25:23] # 2257
Ase Benelli Montefeltro (12/70) Semi-automatic
Year of manufacture: 1990

Patruuna Bornaghi Semi Magnum No. 4 Shell 70 mm / Shot 3.00 mm / 40 g (Lead)
Year of manufacture: 2015

Supistaja Modified (M) GEMINI

Distance: 35 m
Diameter of the target circle: 75 cm
Temperature: +15 C


Hits:
48 %
71 %
29 %
Density: 2.45
Inner ring hits 54 pieces
Outer ring hits 66 pieces
120/250

Voids: 4


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Cartridge rating:
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Game targets

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

[arto66 2015-08-31 21:25:09] # 2256
Ase Benelli Montefeltro (12/70) Semi-automatic
Year of manufacture: 1990

Patruuna B&P MG2 Flash No. 3 Shell 70 mm / Shot 3.30 mm / 38 g (Lead)
Year of manufacture: 2014
Muzzle velocity: 430 m/s

Supistaja Modified (M) GEMINI

Distance: 35 m
Diameter of the target circle: 75 cm
Temperature: +15 C


Hits:
51 %
60 %
40 %
Density: 1.5
Inner ring hits 30 pieces
Outer ring hits 60 pieces
90/178

Voids: 9


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Game targets

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

[juhani 2015-08-30 04:36:00] # 2253
Ase Benelli M2 (12/76) Semi-automatic
Year of manufacture: 2015

Patruuna Winchester Supreme Double X No. 4 Shell 76 mm / Shot 3.25 mm / 53 g (Lead)
Year of manufacture: 2013

Supistaja Modified (M) Kick's High Flyer

Distance: 35 m
Diameter of the target circle: 75 cm
Temperature: +18 C


Hits:
68 %
69 %
31 %
Density: 2.18
Inner ring hits 75 pieces
Outer ring hits 103 pieces
178/260

Voids: 2


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Game targets

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

[juhani 2015-08-30 04:35:36] # 2252
Ase Benelli M2 (12/76) Semi-automatic
Year of manufacture: 2015

Patruuna Winchester Super Speed Extra Gen 2 No. 5 Shell 70 mm / Shot 3.00 mm / 40 g (Lead)
Year of manufacture: 2014

Supistaja Modified (M) Kick's High Flyer

Distance: 35 m
Diameter of the target circle: 75 cm
Temperature: +18 C


Hits:
79 %
64 %
36 %
Density: 1.75
Inner ring hits 73 pieces
Outer ring hits 125 pieces
198/250

Voids: 0


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Game targets

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


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