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Thought I"d write-up this question. Let"s to speak a 12 ga. 3" mag. Together they it seems to be ~ to be a common one supplied these days.
given"em a fighting chance !

if you not arch your gun in ~ all, its around 1500 FEET.b/c we sight in our weapons one year on our lane....well the year of searching we to be walking down the lane and also found a slug in one item with no signs of damage...so it to be a slug that missed the target and went around that far

given"em a fighting possibility !
Wait a minute.... My slug say that they drop about 8" at 100 yards. Just how is it feasible for it come go one more 1400 yards before it hits the ground. Is the a typo?I would think much more like 150 - 250 yards relying on the slug and also gun.
You have to take a couple of more things right into consideration.The terran is the flat?If you to be shooting in the direction of a hill the will influence faster 보다 shooting down a hill or on level ground.I have actually forgotton most of the bull\$hit math difficulties the military tought me. Yet just take it the velocity speak 1300fps. 300 feet in a hundreds yards.If your 6" high your 72 inchs above the ground.If it dropped 8" every 100 yards that would take it 900 yards on level ground to impact.Well I know that that gonna slow down even much more after 100 yrds so I"m gonna guess approximately 700 yrds at the most. Shot indigenous the shoulder on flat ground.Now someone wake SFK up and make him figure this one out hes the technician
most of mine ballistic training has been done v the 308 round.I"m simply using several of those figures and guessing I"m certain somebody out there can know better than me..Maybe if Sarge reads this he can tell yeah.I understand he has actually a bunch of knowledge concerning ballistics
A slug that goes 1500 yards?? not a possibility in hell. I"d say the maximum range shot level at a deer would be 150 -250 yards then it would certainly hit the dirt for sure.
hangoo,1500 yards is over 3/4 that a mile. Ns don"t know of to countless "lanes" the go 3/4 that a mile through no turns or obstructions. 1500 ft. Would sound an ext like a "lane" to me.As for a cheese shot level at a deer I would certainly think no much more than 250 yards before it "touched down". Currently a saboted fill shot indigenous a shotgun would be different however I"d gambling still no more than 500 yards if shooting level in ~ a deer.
Just confirm a ballistics graph I have book marked and also a 7mm Rem. Mag drops in between 52.9 and also 58.8 inches at 500 yards. Ns can"t imagine even a saboted shotgun pack doing much better than that.http://www.pacinfo.com/~dropinsator/chart5.htm#7mm Rem Mag
I don"t think you could ever gain a 1,300 fps slug to go 1,500 yards. I"ve made a kill on a priarie dog in ~ 1,056 yards making use of a .243 Ackley Improved, from an elevated position. The was around all the gun had. We were shooting a very low drag bullet make for an extremely long selection shooting.
I remember analysis the side of a crate of slug I had that check out use caution will travel a mile! Accuracy, that"s one more thing!
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I would say the a slug shot horizontally will only travel around 300 yards if you are lucky. If you room lifting your gun to compensate because that shooting at an pet it might reach 400-500, yet not much more than that. There is no way. Lets be realistic on reality shots.
You additionally must realize that the cheese is dropping more in the 2nd 100 yds 보다 it go in the first 100 yds. See that curve top top the side of the box? The more it travel the an ext rapidly that dropps. Friend dont require math because that this, simply go in the back yard and also throw a ball. You have the right to see the happen.Hangoo- I"m not saying your slug didnt travel that far. I mean there are plenty of determinants that might have placed it 1500 yards from where you shoot it. In most situations however, that slug is gonna struggle the ground before 250 yards, shooting straight. As for instead of my gun. Naaa. Its act a pretty good job because that me. However thanks because that the advise.
Guys , Hangoo surely make a typo there.I can"t view a shotgun cheese going much additional than 400 - 500 yds.under regular shooing situations that is, I deserve to only view a preferably effective variety of 150 yds tops
Accuracy wise they are acquiring close to the 200 yard mark, based upon the recent short articles I"ve read. If I obtain ambitious, I"ll figure out exactly how much one will certainly go but 400-500 yards sound okay. Ns am wondering if this a safety concern question, then I would certainly say a mile. I always error on the next of safety.
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1 mile = 5280 feet5280 feet split by 3 = 1760 yards in a mileso 1500 yards is .852 of one mile or bland close to 7/8 the one mile FYI
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