Volume 36, Issue 5 (September 1991)

    Pellet Patterns Produced by Remington Multirange Duplex Shotshells

    (Received 21 December 1990; accepted 23 January 1991)

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    Remington and Federal ammunition manufacturers now offer shotshells that contain more than one pellet size. The purpose of these shotshells is to provide a brushcutting, multirange capability for the hunter. Remington Multirange Duplex shotshells containing No. 2 and No. 6 birdshot were fired from a 12-gauge shotgun at paper targets at ranges of 3.0, 6.1, 9.1, and 12.2 m (10, 20, 30, and 40 ft, respectively). The sizes of the shot patterns produced by the Duplex shotshells (determined as the square root of the area of the smallest rectangle that would just enclose the shot pattern) were compared with patterns fired at the same ranges using Remington No. 2 and No. 6 birdshot cartridges. The sizes of the pellet patterns produced by the Duplex shotshells were similar to those produced by the No. 6 birdshot shotshells at the same ranges. Examination of the pellet patterns produced by the Duplex shotshells revealed that the patterns consisted of No. 6 birdshot patterns superimposed on smaller No. 2 birdshot patterns.


    Author Information:

    Rich, BE
    Graduate students and professor, The George Washington University, Washington, DC

    Provost, EL
    Graduate students and professor, The George Washington University, Washington, DC

    Rowe, WF
    Graduate students and professor, The George Washington University, Washington, DC


    Stock #: JFS13175J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS13175J

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    Title Pellet Patterns Produced by Remington Multirange Duplex Shotshells
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E30