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How far will lead shot travel?
« on: March 04, 2012, 12:14:00 AM »
This may be handy to know.   :hmm

"Journee's Formula" for estimating maximum shot travel:

Lead shot size diameter in inches, (expressed as a decimal), multiplied by 2200 gives the maximum potential distance in yards.

To convert SAMMI voluntary numerical shot sizes to decimal, subtract shot size from 17.

Example: 17 - 6 (shot size) = 11      Move decimal two places to the left .11"

SAMMI #6 lead shot .11 x 2200 = 242 Yards

Federal 00B -measured, .325 x 2200 = 715 yards




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    Re: How far will lead shot travel?
    « Reply #1 on: March 04, 2012, 12:26:53 AM »
     :hmm
    That's quite a difference.
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    Re: How far will lead shot travel?
    « Reply #2 on: March 04, 2012, 06:02:25 AM »
    When I was taking my hunter's exam class, the instructor said a rule of thumb was to take the shot size in mm, multiply by 100, and that number would be the distance in meters.

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    Re: How far will lead shot travel?
    « Reply #3 on: March 04, 2012, 07:51:43 AM »
    That's a lot farther than I would have thought - but then I realized that's absolute travel, not danger travel.
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    Re: How far will lead shot travel?
    « Reply #4 on: March 04, 2012, 04:02:02 PM »
    Yeah... I was gonna say, danger distance can't be that far.


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    Re: How far will lead shot travel?
    « Reply #5 on: March 04, 2012, 04:10:52 PM »
    I recall one of the coach Knight complaints from a neighbor:  Knight's shotgun pellets kept peppering his windows, or ending up in his hot tub and pool.  This would help support whether it could have really happened or not.

    I don't know if it was substantiated, but the idea of a man who should not have passed a background check to buy a folding metal chair, shooting toward one's house did seem disturbing.
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    Re: How far will lead shot travel?
    « Reply #6 on: March 26, 2012, 10:53:59 PM »
    a friend of mine and i were walking up the river to our swim spot with a huge sycamore tree with a rope swing and everything, anyway we were getting hit by falling birdshot and finally we figured out there was a new shooting range about 300 meters away in a feild on the other side of the river. and we were getting hit by birdshot so it goes pretty far but it was just falling so we were not hurt
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    Re: How far will lead shot travel?
    « Reply #7 on: March 26, 2012, 11:29:19 PM »
    Even so man, that's annoying.  You should speak to the club and get them to adjust their course of fire so they aren't dropping shot on you.
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    Re: How far will lead shot travel?
    « Reply #8 on: March 27, 2012, 01:58:21 PM »
    the swim spot isint really a popular place its just for a couple friends and i, its a public river anyway so we dont really care too much but it is annoying
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