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Kemen Shot Shells

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by butcher, Sep 18, 2012.

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  1. butcher

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    How good are Kemen shells?
     
  2. FlaLagarto

    FlaLagarto Well-Known Member

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    Better then most who shoot them.. I know they are way above my skill level!
     
  3. Ray Collins

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    Excellent; easily as good as Winchester AA's. I purchase 100 flats per year.


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  4. KW post 5

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    I have a extra shellbag to put 4 boxes in if you come to our oct shoot you can have it KW
     
  5. dds4horse

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    I love them bought some while in Fla and can't seem to find them here in ohio..os
     
  6. Ray Collins

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    You can purchase them direct from Kemen. Go to their web site and request a quote; the more you buy the cheaper they are...


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  7. BIGDON

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    Try them before you buy to many. They don't like cold/cool temmp. and the handicap load has heavy recoil.

    No way are they equal to AA's.

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  8. luvtrapguns

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    My favorite shell after AA's. Hard shot, about 6% antimony. Slightly sharper recoil than AA's. Hard to find. Marc
     
  9. kiv-c

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    Same experience as Big Don. Won a flat of them and could only get about 1 out of three shells to fire in Minnesota winter temps. Seemed to work fine in the summer, though.
     
  10. Baber

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    We have gone through 3-5000 flats at out club with little problems. They are great shells and they are better than AA because they give nearly identical performance at $2 a box less price. They also reload great if you know what you are doing.

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    These are my Kemen shells; 100 flats each for 2012 and 2011. I maintain they are the equal of Winchester AA's.


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  12. Baber

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    DOC


    You are right...

    Tom
     
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    A bunch of guys at our club say they make them in the same production facility as Federal, RIO and Estate. I think I would believe the Estate and Rio, I'd really be surprised about the Federal...nonetheless. We shoot about 200 flats a year (three shooters) and they all go BANG. Our club buys them by the truckload and sells them for a couple of bucks over cost. The higher velocity #8 heavy's are my favorite, nice snappy crisp recoil. Some say they are dirty, I can't tell the difference by any measure.

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    A bunch of guys at our club say they make them in the same production facility as Federal, RIO and Estate. I think I would believe the Estate and Rio, I'd really be surprised about the Federal...nonetheless. We shoot about 200 flats a year (three shooters) and they all go BANG. Our club buys them by the truckload and sells them for a couple of bucks over cost. The higher velocity #8 heavy's are my favorite, nice snappy crisp recoil. Some say they are dirty, I can't tell the difference by any measure.

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  15. Ray Collins

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    APrice,
    I am not sure what you mean. I reload about 15,000 rounds in addition to the 100 Kemen flats I purchase annually. ?????


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  16. Ray Collins

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    rmueller,


    Kemen has a new plant in Tennessee that opened last year; however, prior to it opening the shells were made in Spain. I don't know if the Tennessee plant makes other brands but it is certainly possible.


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    The light 8s seem to have an edge on speed, I use them for 20 yards Hdc.
    Never mind ..., it's not the shell that I am still on 20 yards!
     
  18. Ray Collins

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    Sorry I missed the humor; it is difficult to catch it with neither tone of voice nor facial expression...


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