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    11-14-2017, 08:23 PM
    "5 shots would group into 3 inches at 75 yds" Wow ... if only I could get that out of a smooth bore ... Thanks for sharing ... very interesting!
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    11-12-2017, 06:20 PM
    No micrometer here ... sorry ... :-( The Rio Brenneke is supposed to have a velocity of 1410 FPS (manufacturer velocity). Brenneke makes the Classic Magnum 12 GA 2' with 492 grs. And the velocity is 1510 FPS. ...
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    11-12-2017, 01:59 PM
    TAOFLEDERMAUS just tested them: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzFGAkHoYKo
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    11-12-2017, 01:00 PM
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    11-12-2017, 12:56 PM
    Longbow, ..... wow, that would be cool. Let us know how it goes .... and what kind of Brenneke these are. I have only bought and shot the Rio Brenneke. It seems these are older style Brennekes with the felt wad that is attached with a screw....
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    11-06-2017, 09:33 PM
    Well ... that is a teaser .... where is it? ;)
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    11-06-2017, 08:43 PM
    With respect to the Brennekes ... I have a theory. The Brenneke was the only projectile where the wad stayed with the slug. The Challenger lost the wad I think in board 3. And that felt wad that stayed attached to the Brenneke might have slowed it...
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    11-06-2017, 08:25 PM
    Longbow, ok, I checked my reference load data for the velocities. My Buck & Ball load would have the lowest velocity of all the slugs tested. And that would explain the lack of penetration .... Reference Load 1: Hull - Cheditte Powder -...
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    11-05-2017, 04:39 PM
    Longbow, yes ... factory loads with listed factory velocities!!
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    11-05-2017, 02:28 PM
    Yes, this is for short term corrosion protection in wet weather when you are on that hunting trip and camping out in the field. When I get home I thoroughly clean and oil my guns ....
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    11-05-2017, 10:53 AM
    Longbow, me as well I had expected more penetration from the 690 ball of my Buck & Ball load. But I think I now have enough information to try to increasing the powder load. My Buck & Ball load has a 2.1 oz payload and when I shoot that load it...
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    11-05-2017, 10:31 AM
    The last shot of the day ... A couple of weeks back I went grouse hunting up north and the weather was pretty wet ... rain ... rain ... and more rain and more rain. So, after a day out in the rain I like to wipe the gun dry ... wipe it with...
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    11-04-2017, 06:00 PM
    Ok, penetration test the second ….. This time I had 8 layers of 1.5 inch pine boards. And this time I stacked them a bit closer and I believe that had an impact on penetration. Here again the slugs: Here the set up:
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    11-04-2017, 05:40 PM
    Longbow, it is my understanding that lighter projectiles will impact higher than heavier ones ... and the 600 balls are quite a bit lighter than the 690 ones ... Now, I am not an expert on ballistics ... far from that ... If somebody has a better...
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    10-30-2017, 08:01 PM
    This was the setup ... just with 4 boards ....
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    10-30-2017, 07:52 PM
    Longbow, thanks for the input and for sharing your thoughts. My round balls are cast from melted hardened shot. So, they are not pure lead. And my suspicion now is that they are quite hard ... I did this penetration test to see how the buck...
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    10-29-2017, 03:03 PM
    Here an update with respect to the buck & ball load I am tinkering with. I did a slug penetration test today and I tested my buck & ball load against a variety of commercial slugs. The target were 4 pine boards stacked one behind each other …....
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I am new to shotshell reloading and casting my own slugs ...
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check