No Smoke

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  1. 635 G

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    Took my ole DeVault 391 to the range today. Had the machine set @ straight away

    Was shooting my B&P 1 oz loads @ 1160--used all my Muller chokes 2,3, & 4

    Got good hits but could not smoke any targets from the 16 & 20

    This was a gun test and choke test-the targets were white flyers
     
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    Temp? Seems like we get less smoke here in the winter. Wonder if temp plays a part in that. I’m in Michigan
     
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    If you were shooting at the Cardinal Center, you can't see much smoke because of the shot curtain.
     
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    My guess is 635G was at Robinson Ranch in Florida, with 70+° temps.

    I had most always seen Smoke with my hard hits, but lately I can smother a target with shot, and not see that cloud of smoke that used to float in the air.

    WFs also, did they change the formula any ?
     
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    Not seeing smoke from targets that last several years, some targets that just disappear sans smoke. Different target formulations, I suppose.
     
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    Of course targets are different. They changed formulas to accommodate automatic traps to reduce breakage. God I miss those old Remington targets thrown from hand traps many years ago.
     
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    Whatever happened to the Federal Classics, They were used at the Grand in Ohio at least one year as I can remember. They had shooters talking to themselves.
     
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    They were used in MD one year and Frank Little packed up and left.
     
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    Temperature makes a big Difference -- Shot Wed night 17 Degrees -The only smoke we where getting is from 8 shot dusting the orange paint off the target and not broking the bird -- 7 1/2 shot and tighter choke here in Wisconsin is the answer for decent winter brakes -Still not dust
     
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    Temps, target composition, humidity I guess an play apart. I remember years ago when I first shooting targets as a younger guy and got into my own reloades. The old timers would tell me to shoot 8's in the summer and 7 1/2's in winter. I did this for awhile. I don't shoot or reload 8's for trap anymore. Found I get better targets breaks year round with 7 1/2's.
     
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    Maybe you were shooting the new white flyer “black out” targets in disguise, and you didn’t even know it. ???????
     
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