Patterns and weather

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Rockhound
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Patterns and weather

Post by Rockhound » March 18th, 2018, 9:34 pm

At what point do y'all start to see patterns diminish? I shot one of my handloads today, it was cool and overcast. My pellet count in the 10 was around 70 pellets light compared to what it usually is

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Re: Patterns and weather

Post by hoobilly » March 18th, 2018, 10:28 pm

I need a warm muggy day to shoot

its been cold and windy.. today was the warmest so far and Im still shooting 50-75 less pellets than everybody else in the same load

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Re: Patterns and weather

Post by hookedspur » March 19th, 2018, 6:43 am

I shoot at different temps to check my setup in all condition
I know my patterns will improve with warmer weather but I can’t pick the conditions when I hunt.



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Re: Patterns and weather

Post by hookedspur » March 19th, 2018, 6:47 am

I shot these yesterday in calm wind 42 degrees Headed to Texas in a bit and have to check poi

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Top one is a 28 bottom a 20 both will increase about 50+ pellets when it gets about 65 or so


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Re: Patterns and weather

Post by swampchicken » March 19th, 2018, 9:58 am

I have noticed loads loose pattern density at around 40 degrees in my set ups. I have shot loads in the single digit temperature range so I know how they would preform on paper and on Canada geese to check their lethal range. Some of my turkey mornings here in MO it can be below freezing.

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