• 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)

[jyrkos 2015-07-29 06:04:50] # 2136
Ase Hatsan Optima Silver Synthetic (12/76) Double-barreled (over/under)
Year of manufacture: 2013

Patruuna Sellier & Bellot Fortuna No. 4 Shell 70 mm / Shot 3.00 mm / 36 g (Lead)
Year of manufacture: 2015
Muzzle velocity: 385 m/s

Supistaja Full (F) Hatsan

Distance: 35 m
Diameter of the target circle: 75 cm
Temperature: +16 C


Hits:
71 %
63 %
37 %
Density: 1.72
Inner ring hits 58 pieces
Outer ring hits 101 pieces
159/225

Voids: 1


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

[jvms77 2015-07-27 20:46:02] # 2138
Ase Tikka MP1 (12/76) Pump-action
Year of manufacture: 1990

Patruuna Homemade 12/70 Teräs 32g No. 3 Shell 70 mm / Shot 3.50 mm / 32 g (Steel)
Year of manufacture: 2015
Shell: Fiokki kirkas
Primer: fiokki 616
Powder: vv 340 1,9
Shot: 31g
Wad: 32 s

Supistaja Full (F) A gun manufacturer's own choke

Distance: 35 m
Diameter of the target circle: 75 cm
Temperature: +17 C


Hits:
65 %
71 %
29 %
Density: 2.39
Inner ring hits 47 pieces
Outer ring hits 59 pieces
106/164

Voids: 8


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Canada goose
Capercaillie male
Hazel grouse
Crow (pest bird)

[jvms77 2015-07-27 20:43:29] # 2137
Ase Tikka MP1 (12/76) Pump-action
Year of manufacture: 1990

Patruuna Homemade Oma No. 3 Shell 70 mm / Shot 3.50 mm / 32 g (Steel)
Year of manufacture: 2015
Shell: fiokki 12/70 kirkas
Primer: fiokki 616
Powder: vv 340 1,85g
Shot: 31g
Wad: 32s

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

Distance: 35 m
Diameter of the target circle: 75 cm
Temperature: +16 C


Hits:
63 %
57 %
43 %
Density: 1.33
Inner ring hits 32 pieces
Outer ring hits 72 pieces
104/164

Voids: 7


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Canada goose
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Hazel grouse
Crow (pest bird)

[ylineva 2015-07-26 18:53:57] # 2135
Ase Benelli Nova (12/89) Pump-action
Year of manufacture: 2002

Patruuna Homemade Kyyhky No. 6 Shell 70 mm / Shot 2.75 mm / 39 g (Lead)
Year of manufacture: 2015
Muzzle velocity: 420 m/s
Shell: chedditte 12/70 t2
Primer: oma/615
Powder: vv 340n 2,10g
Shot: 2,70mm
Wad: diamant 21

Supistaja Improved Modified (IM) UnA

Distance: 35 m
Diameter of the target circle: 75 cm
Temperature: +12 C


Hits:
66 %
63 %
37 %
Density: 1.69
Inner ring hits 75 pieces
Outer ring hits 133 pieces
208/316

Voids: 0


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[ylineva 2015-07-26 18:53:33] # 2134
Ase Benelli Nova (12/89) Pump-action
Year of manufacture: 2002

Patruuna Homemade Sorsa No. 2 Shell 70 mm / Shot 3.81 mm / 30 g (Steel)
Year of manufacture: 2015
Muzzle velocity: 439 m/s
Shell: chedditte 12/70 t2
Primer: oma/616
Powder: vv 340n 1.95g
Shot: 2. 3.81mm 30g
Wad: b&p s32 9mm leikkaamatta loppuun asti, 4 viilolla.

Supistaja Improved Modified (IM) UnA

Distance: 35 m
Diameter of the target circle: 75 cm
Temperature: +12 C


Hits:
58 %
59 %
41 %
Density: 1.44
Inner ring hits 25 pieces
Outer ring hits 52 pieces
77/132

Voids: 10


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Hazel grouse
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