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Unread 07-03-2019, 08:48 PM   #18
Milton C Starr
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Originally Posted by Dave Noreen View Post
In their 1900 catalog Union Metallic Cartridge Co. offered quite a range of 8-gauge loads, bulk smokeless matching the black powder loads.

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They must have discovered some of those loads in smokeless were too hot and cut the smokeless loads back by 1901 --

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1903 --

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1905 --

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I wish 1000 8 gauge shells could be had today for 80$ !
Seems like 2oz is considered a heavy load for the 8 gauge by those listings .
I think a 2oz load should pattern pretty good in the 8 gauge bore .
Most modern shotguns have no idea what a square shot column is or means .

I have seen some data a few years ago showing what the 8 ga industrial slugs were loaded to . I want to say it was a 3oz slug at 2500 fps .Which is crazy when you think about it because thats about 2x the projectile weight of heavy 50 bmg about 150fps slower .

I think when I get my 8 ga cartridge gun next year the bp data should be similair between the 8 ga shell and muzzle loader both using 2oz .

I planned on ordering some cases from RMC next year but seen yesterday they are planning on closing up shop.
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