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Old 05-31-2018, 06:38 AM
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Originally Posted by kellyguinn View Post
Yea there are tons of info on the longbeards but the problem is they have recently come out with a magnum version. Not much info comparing the 2.

The original 3" has 1 3/4 oz lead with 1200 ft/sec. The new magnum 3" has 1 7/8 oz lead and 1050 ft/sec. I'm curious if the extra lead in the magnum version is worth the 150 fr/sec loss in velocity and whether it impacts the pattern at all. This data is for the #5 shot
Kelly - the magnum version of the Longbeard XR came out in 2015 - they're not new by any sense of the word. http://www.winchester.com/library/ne...xr-magnum.aspx

However, finding them is the challenger - I've been trying for a few years, and they sell out so quick online they're next to impossible to get from Midway or Mack's. I can't find them locally, which is why I have no personal experience

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