What do you's guys think about using my '80 era 1100 with a 30" full choke with steel shot for duck hunting? I have a 2 3/4" barrel in Mod., but can't shoot the larger loads through it.
Out of those loads, that is the one that should be putting the pellets out the fastest, with a listed muzzle velocity of 1550 fps. Faster often equates to more open patterns, even in hard steel. It is hard but is also light, and the pellets spin every which way when subjected to a 1550 fps wind. That drylok load (heavy load with 3s) should only be leaving the barrel at 1265 fps. The heavy, slow load of 3s has a lot more pellets and keeps the core denser, longer, as your patterns indicate.Swampwood said:3. Win. Expert 2 3/4" 1 1/16 oz #2's about 65% in circle