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Posted: 2/15/2006 11:23:20 AM EDT
Come on, I'm not an expert by any means,but come on. They say up to 200 shot in this guy. If he was using #7 shot what is that 168 in a load? Now they say he was shot with a 28ga. at 30 yds. No way. At that range how much does the pattern open up. How at that range does it go threw a vest. clothing and deep enough to go into the chest and hit the heart?
Just my rant. What say you?
ps-I am a republican so it isn't what you think.
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 8:37:21 PM EDT
Well, according to the internet there are about 350 pellets of 7.5 shot (the size he was using according to the news) in 1 ounce. If he was using a 1 ounce load and not 3/4 it may be possible to get 200 if he had a full choke at 30 yards IMO.
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 7:54:43 AM EDT
there's 400 plus in a 1oz load.
and a 1oz load in a 28ga is over large, so ti's going to string out (typical 28ga load is 3/4 of an oz) and not pattern fully.
he's probably using a full choke since it's a hunting gun. probably wouldn't pattern out more than 2 feet or so at 30 yards.
trust me, at 30 yards, shotguns can do amazing damage.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 6:12:17 AM EDT
I think it was on NRA news; they had a doctor on that said it didn't have to be powerful enough to get to the heart. If it got to a large vein or artery it could travel to the heart. Which is what he believed happened. Or maybe it's all just a cover up.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 7:10:04 AM EDT
The guy who got shot was like 78 years old.
he probably has a heart attack when he slips in the tub.
I know I would definately be in shock if I got shot.
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 4:30:46 PM EDT
Remind me to call my buddies and make sure they now the diff between me standing and a bird.
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