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Old March 15, 2013, 12:55 AM   #1
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Load question for my new shotgun.

I purchased a stoeger 3500 the other day, and I'm going skeet shooting next week. Now the gun recommneds 3 de 1 1/8 loads for break in, before I new that I biought 1 oz 3.5 de 1350 fps #8 loads. My question is should my oz loads be enought to break it in? as they are producing 1350 fps.
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Old March 16, 2013, 07:24 PM   #2
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They should, but in either case, those are pretty stout target loads. Many hard core target shooters shooting trap, skeet, 5 stand or sporting clays are shooting 7/8 or 1 oz loads running about 1200 fps. Light loads produce less recoil and gun wear and slow loads tend to produce better patterns
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Old March 18, 2013, 06:55 PM   #3
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Thanks I will keep that in mind for the future. It's pretty slim picking on ammo these days, the shelves on most stores are bare.
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