• 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)

[EcciRa 2016-04-24 21:33:44] # 2440
Ase Browning Maxus Composite (12/89) Semi-automatic
Year of manufacture: 2013

Patruuna Homemade Tungsten 12/76 No. 7 Shell 76 mm / Shot 2.50 mm / 36 g (Tungsten)
Year of manufacture: 2016
Shell: Remington
Primer: Winchester w209
Powder: Hodgdon Longshot 2,1g
Shot: Volframi
Wad: TPS + 20cal

Supistaja Modified (M) Browning Invector Plus

Distance: 53 m
Diameter of the target circle: 75 cm
Temperature: +6 C


Hits:
38 %
66 %
34 %
Density: 1.96
Inner ring hits 34 pieces
Outer ring hits 52 pieces
86/228

Voids: 3


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Game targets

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

[EcciRa 2016-04-24 21:33:21] # 2439
Ase Browning Maxus Composite (12/89) Semi-automatic
Year of manufacture: 2013

Patruuna Homemade Tungsten 12/76 No. 6 Shell 76 mm / Shot 2.75 mm / 36 g (Tungsten)
Year of manufacture: 2016
Shell: Remington
Primer: Winchester w209
Powder: Hodgdon Longshot
Shot: Volframi
Wad: TPS + 20cal

Supistaja Improved Modified (IM) Carlson's Invector Flush

Distance: 43 m
Diameter of the target circle: 75 cm
Temperature: +6 C


Hits:
79 %
74 %
26 %
Density: 2.84
Inner ring hits 69 pieces
Outer ring hits 73 pieces
142/180

Voids: 4


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

[EcciRa 2016-04-24 21:33:04] # 2438
Ase Browning Maxus Composite (12/89) Semi-automatic
Year of manufacture: 2013

Patruuna Homemade 12/76 Volframi No. 7 Shell 76 mm / Shot 2.50 mm / 36 g (Tungsten)
Year of manufacture: 2016
Shell: Remington
Primer: Winchester w209
Powder: Hodgdon LongShot 2,1g
Shot: Tungsten (18t/m3)
Wad: TPS+ 20cal

Supistaja Modified (M) Browning Invector Plus

Distance: 43 m
Diameter of the target circle: 75 cm
Temperature: +6 C


Hits:
84 %
74 %
26 %
Density: 2.79
Inner ring hits 95 pieces
Outer ring hits 102 pieces
197/234

Voids: 2


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Game targets

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

[sohjokurppa 2016-04-12 06:18:05] # 2437
Ase Benelli Comfort (12/76) Semi-automatic
Year of manufacture: 2013

Patruuna Sellier & Bellot Champion No. 6 Shell 70 mm / Shot 2.75 mm / 36 g (Lead)
Year of manufacture: 2015
Muzzle velocity: 395 m/s

Supistaja Extra Full (EF) Kick's High Flyer

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


Hits:
83 %
67 %
33 %
Density: 2.01
Inner ring hits 97 pieces
Outer ring hits 145 pieces
242/292

Voids: 0


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Game targets

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

[Mkukkonen 2016-04-12 06:17:47] # 2436
Ase Browning B525 Game 1 (12/76) Double-barreled (over/under)
Year of manufacture: 2014

Patruuna Sellier & Bellot Fortuna No. 4 Shell 70 mm / Shot 3.25 mm / 36 g (Lead)
Year of manufacture: 2013
Muzzle velocity: 385 m/s

Supistaja Improved Modified (IM) Browning Midas

Distance: 45 m
Diameter of the target circle: 75 cm
Temperature: +2 C


Hits:
47 %
56 %
44 %
Density: 1.29
Inner ring hits 25 pieces
Outer ring hits 58 pieces
83/177

Voids: 8


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Game targets

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


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