I know these have probably been discussed, but as you can see from my join date correlated with number of post I donít spend a ton of time on the inter web. I did do a search and it spit out a thread that was very helpful but quickly turned into a 3/4 ounce vs. 1 1/8 ounce debate. Iím after those that have shot the 7/8 and 3/4 loads from this company as practice and if there are any precieved felt recoil differences. As I do not reload and do not wish to. So basically any experience with the falcon lite or falcon extra light would be much appreciated.
Joined: 01 Dec 2008
Location: Topeka, Kansas
Between 7/8 falcon and 7/8 falcon lite both listed at 7/8 1125 should be negligible if at all
There will be a perceived difference in felt recoil between lighter and heavier loads
Recoil is basically the function of weight of load, speed of load and weight of gun.
If you shoot 7/8 or 3/4 ounce loads at similar velocities to the 1 1/8 or 1oz loads you will get less felt recoil. Note that a lot of lighter loads speed up the velocity, but with RST off the shelf, that is not an issue
IMO, recoil being largely subjective, I think you'll be best served by buying a box of each and take'em for a test drive.
My experience with the loads;
In my 5.9# o/u I can tell the difference in recoil from those 2 loads but is still very manageable. In my 7.4# o/u the difference becomes much less discernible and recoil is negligible. Both guns fit me very well and have no head space issues.
Hope this helps,
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Joined: 06 Nov 2009
Location: West Coast of WI
Nasty, RST makes a 16 ga. 1 oz "Lite" @ 1200 FPS and a 1 oz "A-5" which is also 1 oz. @ 1200 fps. They use a faster burning powder in the A-5 load to help cycle the old Auto-5 and Remington 11 actions. From the little I've read it's reported that they do indeed cycle the old A5's.
Joined: 08 Feb 2009
Location: Western WA
Anyone try these in an A5 original ?
I use the 2 1/2" RST Falcon Lite 7/8 oz 1125 fps as the Gold Standard Reference Load in my [rather aged] unaltered 65mm A-5. They are absolutely consistent in the old gun, never have any FTEs or jams, whereas the gun is quite particular about the length of my Cheddite short reloads, which MUST NEVER exceed 2 1/2" by as much as a hairbreadth (the Cheddite hulls stretch after a couple firings).
In fact, when I shoot skeet, I use an RST as the first shot on doubles followed by a 1 oz reload, the rules conformance of which is yet to be established.
As an extra plus, the RST recoil is soft as a marshmallow compared to the stout 1 oz 1265 fps reloads.
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