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Looks like a 12 pounder.  Now he needs to do the same thing using a 42 pounder and a 24 pounder. 

At live shoots I've seen 6 pound shot go almost all the way through a 14 inch oak tree.*  Stopped about 4 inches short of breaking through.  

 

 

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That was using a half pound of Goex Fg at about 200 yards,

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21 hours ago, Subdeacon Joe said:

Looks like a 12 pounder.  Now he needs to do the same thing using a 42 pounder and a 24 pounder. 

At live shoots I've seen 6 pound shot go almost all the way through a 14 inch oak tree.  Stopped about 4 inches short of breaking through.  

 

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