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Offline MOSPARKY

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Is it just me
« on: January 14, 2009, 11:56:34 PM »
or do the steel loads just plain kick harder than the lead game loads ? I usually shoot the hi-brass #6 loads for small game.
 I went duck hunting with the future son-in-law and had to have him pick up some #4 waterfowl loads for me. I honesly don't remember my lead loads kicking this hard, but the steel loads rattled my teeth. I was shooting a Winchester 1200 2 3/4 inch 12 Ga w/ imp cyl choke.
 I tried one shot from his Barretta 3 inch 12 Ga semi-auto and that one dang near hurt. I thought semi's were supposed to be lighter on recoil !!
 Maybe I've just gotten a bit recoil sensitive from years of not being in the field.

 What do y'all think of them?
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Re: Is it just me
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2009, 09:16:54 AM »
I don't know, lol. We used #4 steel 2 3/4 12 gauge shot saturday and then had to go buy some more and all the store had was #6. I felt a difference, but that could have been because my should was sore from saturday morning.
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Re: Is it just me
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2009, 01:32:12 PM »
No, they are definately harder hitting. I don't know if its the high velocity powder mix, the steel cramming through the choke, or possible a heavier load. I was shooting skeet with a half box of old steel I didn't trust on ducks since they had rusted up some and they were far different than my cheap skeet loads I finished the day off with. I usualy end up clubbing myself in the nose a few times on high shots with steel loads and bashing my cheak when I switch from lead practice to steel, becuase I am not remebering the greater recoil. 3'' #2's for a few hours usualy gives me a headache, but a half day of dove loads don't phase me a bit.

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Re: Is it just me
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2009, 05:17:56 PM »
I think you're just getting soft Mosparticus. :twisted:
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Re: Is it just me
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2009, 04:11:32 PM »
I think you're just getting soft Mosparticus. :twisted:
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