#177 | Patterning Your Shotgun with Del Whitman

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Nick Larson

Nick Larson is the host and creator of the Birdshot Podcast. He and his family, which includes a pair of English setters, reside in Minnesota where he grew up and fell in love with the outdoors. Naturally, his favorite pursuit is upland bird hunting dating back 25+ years from his humble beginnings as a “partridge” hunter. Today, he chases adventure across the uplands wherever his bird dogs and the people he connects with inspire him to go.

Del Whitman of D.C Whitman joins the show once again to discuss patterning your shotgun, what to look for and what we can learn from it.

Show Highlights:

  • Hunting season recap with Del
  • Roll crimping versus fold crimping and more reloading talk
  • Payload, pattern density, velocity and more
  • To square load or not?
  • Things to consider on your ideal upland gun

Tune in to this episode of the Birdshot Podcast for a conversation with Del Whitman, wingshooting, patterning, ballistics and more.

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