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JMickle
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 12, 2009 4:53 pm    Post subject: shot from a rifle Reply with quote

Has anyone tried shooting shot out of a .54 rifle out to 20-25yds on squirrel or rabbits?
I would think if you used a wad of cloth over powder and shot it might work.
I plan to give it a try.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2009 5:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tried shot in a .54 " Hawken" almost 20 years ago. I missed almost everything I shot at past 10 yds. If you try patterning your shot load on a 30 in sq sheet of paper you will see why. The pattern isn't really a pattern at all, it's more of a random donut spread of shot. Any hits, even at 10 yds were more luck than anything else. I gave up on it.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The advantage of the rifling with a single bullet is exactly the opposite with shot. The spin applied to the shot column, or to a shot cup of paper or plastic, causes centrifugal problems and throws the shot outward away from the line of the bore. Hence the donut effect.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

and SMALL shot can get stuck in the rifleing, especially if its a bit 'fouled'
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some Swedish rolling block shotguns have straight rifling. I think they found that it helped hold a tighter pattern at longer distances, but I have not tried it myownself.
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