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Premium shotshells VS Lower dollar shells

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by 1oldtimer, Jul 12, 2010.

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  1. 1oldtimer

    1oldtimer TS Member

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    With the escalating price of shotshells,many lesser known brands have come into the market. At around $20.00 per flat less, are we better off shooting them? Are they as consistent as the premiums? Are they loaded with softer shot?Are any of the top shooters shooting them with good results from the back fence? Does the reloadability factor come into play. Some shooters I know quit reloading and shoot the lesser brands. At mid yardage,23 yds. they seem to work good for me. Top Gun,Winchester super target. Will better scores from the premiums justify their cost if scores are higher? If they are inferior, At what yardage would we start to tell the difference? Whats your experience? Clyde Doll
     
  2. wayneo

    wayneo Active Member

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    This thread from a few weeks ago has some good info.

    Wayne
     
  3. Rich219

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    Reloads only, quality shells for economy prices.
     
  4. KEYBEAR

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    Most cheap shells are fine for singles and the first shot in doubles but not handicap . Anything back from the 22 yard line go premium
     
  5. Neil Winston

    Neil Winston Well-Known Member

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    If you click on the link above and go to page 2 and read the two (and following) posts by Joe Hunter you will not only have your answer but get a look at what I consider absolutely top-notch work and reporting.

    Neil
     
  6. Bisi

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    I love my reloads, and think they are top notch, but I find myself using the Wally World Federals more and more, especially on handicap. I'm shooting from the 25 and they just crunch targets. They do have some thump though, that I don't need for up close or doubles.
     
  7. Kyle Spieles

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    I regularly shoot STS shells but decided to try out one of Wal-Mart Remington Value Packs that they have on the shelf for $20 for 4 boxes. I was very pleased with them. They shot very clean. In fact I shot my first 25 Straight this past weekend with them (although I don't think the shell had much to do with it). I just finished reloading 4 boxes of them and they turned out great!! I'm a believer in saving money and I think this is one way to do it.
     
  8. CLP101

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    Remember to pattern your gun with the different loads. My 101 won't hold a pattern with factory AA's, but my reloads using the same components pattern great. Don't know why, but it does.
     
  9. BAD 303

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    Is there a shooter alive that is better than the worst shells made?
     
  10. RobertT

    RobertT Well-Known Member

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    For practice I buy federal 1oz game loads at Wal Mart for $4.67 a box. They hit everything to the 27 and beyond if I do my part. Undoubtably an occasional target may get away when a premium factory or reload shell may have made the difference but since it doesn't count in practice I really don't mind.

    Robert
     
  11. Kyle Spieles

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    I just finished reloading 4 boxes of the remington value packs that I bought from Wal-Mart. Very pleased with how they turned out. Every one of them looks like they came straight from the factory. Very nice!!
     
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