What is the maximum effective range of a 12 gauge shotgun?
A 12 gauge slug should travel at least a mile, actually a little farther. My turkey loads are deadly out to 40 yards or so. The 12 gage I use as a slug gun is accurate and deadly at 100 — 120 yards. A Remington 870 pump (the gold standard) is deadly up to 100 yards.
At what range does a shotgun become ineffective?
Buckshot patterns expand enough to start becoming unreliable for a hit at between 25 and 50 yards. This range could be slightly greater with particular shotguns and ammo. Pattern your shotgun to see what works for you.
What is the longest range shotgun?
Rifled slug guns will have the longest range by far. Couple points here though: Rifling causes shot to spread quite a bit faster than a smooth barrel. In theory you could use sabots in a rifled shotgun barrel to get nearly rifle accuracy/range.
What is the range for a shotgun?
about 45 m
Range is the distance between a projectile weapon and its target. The effective range of a typical shotgun is about 45 m.
What is a good maximum effective range for a home defense shotgun?
The maximum practical range should be at 30 yards for home defense with buckshots. Sure there are some shotgun chokes that you can use that only spreads 15 inches at 30 yards.
What’s the best range for a buckshot shotgun?
The maximum practical range should be at 30 yards for home defense with buckshots. Sure there are some shotgun chokes that you can use that only spreads 15 inches at 30 yards. But the idea is that inside 10 yards which is the ideal home defense distances – is that we want the inch-per-cylinder spread. What’s your home defense shotgun and loads?
What’s the maximum projectile range for a shotgun?
Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. The following chart shows the maximum projectile range when you use lead pellets in your shotgun. Notice how altitude affects this range.
What’s the maximum range for a foster shotgun?
Foster slugs are really a 200yd proposition at maximum, which is still well beyond the average range of an infantry firefight. Next test: sabot slugs with a rifled slug gun. No real need to test Sabot slugs for shotguns with rifled bores . The vast majority of sabot rounds today aRe quite effective out beyond 200 plus yards .