But will the 7's penetrate like a #4 lead at 50yds?60yds?65yds?NO!
Yes they do work,but all I'm saying is I know alot of guys who roll birds at 60yds,sometimes the birds get up and fly off.They don't understand b/c they are getting 75 hits at 60yds.Thing is hevi 7's lose alot of energy past 40yds.I can shoot birds just as far as 4x5x7 nitro shooters with 3 1/2" #4's that have 75% less hits.If you have the money go for it,but don't let small pellet hits decieve you.There are 553 pellets in a 1 7/8 oz load of 4x5x7's,and approximately 774 pellets in a 3 1/2" 2 5/8oz load of 4x5x7's.How do you fit that many pellets in a shell if they aren't tiny?
There are around 270 #4's in a 2oz 3 1/2" winchester high velocity shell.
There should be around 590 pellets in a 2 oz load of 4x5x7's.
320 more pellets..so of course there should be more hits.
ENERGY?Hevi shot delivers 26% more energy than a comparible size of lead.
How much energy is in a #4 lead at 40yds? 4.5ft lbs
How much energy is in a #6 lead at 40yds? 2.4ft lbs
How much energy is in a #7 hevi at 40yds? I don't know
I have been told it is nearly the same as a #6 lead...I searched for 2 hours and couldn't find it...apparantly they don't want us to know.However I found a ton of articles and they recommend 7 hevi for wood ducks,quail,and pheasants...
Hevi shot also recommends their #6 turkey shot for distances of 40yds for expert shooting.Well 7's are smaller than 6's so how far would you trust them?Here's a link to where you can dowload that info.You may have to copy then paste it.
My point is not to let pellet count decieve you into thinking you can take a long shot.Pellet count does not make up for energy loss.....paper and neck bones/feathers are different things.