Is there noticeable difference in 1145FPS Vs. 1200FPS?

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    Is there noticeable difference in 1145FPS Vs. 1200FPS?

    Hello,

    I was wondering if there is a noticeable difference in recoil concerning 1145 vs. 1200 FPS when shooting a 12 Gauge? Both Shell Size are 2 3/4, 3 DE, 7.8 and 8 Shot size at 1 1/8 oz.

    I am newbee when it comes to Shotguns and I want to learn as much as I can so I appreciate any input that is on Defense. I just purchased a Mossberg 500, 18 1/2 inch Smooth Barrel Shotgun.



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    Is there noticeable difference in 1145FPS Vs. 1200FPS?

    There really isn't much recoil in those types of shells. They are about the same level basically.

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    Is there noticeable difference in 1145FPS Vs. 1200FPS?

    I just saw that you want to use your shotty for defense. If you're using the 7.5 shot for defense make sure you use a full or super full choke. You want a very tight pattern with that load. I use a turkey choke in my defense gun. Shoots more like a rifle than a shotgun but it's easier to miss. On the plus side you won't have to worry too much about the pellets spreading out.

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    Re: Is there noticeable difference in 1145FPS Vs. 1200FPS?

    Birdshot is for the birds.

    Get some buckshot, and see what patterns best in your shotgun.

    There's a lot of info here on the forum regarding shotguns, and their strengths and weaknesses.



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    I would recommend doing some research to help you decide what load to use for defense. As to your question, there would be no noticeable difference in recoil between the loads you mention.

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    If you're going to use birdshot, and some people have serious concerns about overpenetration, you need to maximize pellets on target. If you have an open choke barrel, you need Federal Flite Control loads. The PF154FS for example has heavy, plated hard shot with the FC wad. Maximum amount of heavy shot, hard to stay round and pattern good, held together with the excellent Flite Control wad. This will give you the most pellets on target. If you're planning on birdshot, get the biggest and best you can. Buying whats in a bulk pack at Wal Mart will not be a good choice for defense. Pick a premium load and pattern and test it in your gun.
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    Depends on where you're standing.
    If you're 1245 feet from a bullet that goes 1145 FPS, vs. 1100 feet from a bullet that goes 1245 FPS, you've got a little more time on your hands.
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    I have had good patterns with low recoil Federal and WW Ranger both 9pellet, in my 18.5", 870.
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    Is there noticeable difference in 1145FPS Vs. 1200FPS?

    I shoot 12 gauge ammo quite a bit and I don't really don't notice the difference between Federal low recoil 9 pellet 00 which fires a 1140 FPS. I also fire Federal LE132 9 pellet 00 or LE132 15 pellet #1 buckshot once in while as well.

    I very much notice the difference when I'm shooting Federal XM127 9 pellet 00 buckshot which fires at 1325 FPS or shooting rifled slugs which fire at 1600 FPS.

    I also have a LimbSaver recoil pad on some of my pump action shotguns which further reduces the felt recoil.

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