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STS's vs Gun Club's (opinions)

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Bill Roberts, Apr 16, 2013.

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  1. Bill Roberts

    Bill Roberts Active Member

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    STS

    Other than the obvious (steel base GC) how do you think these two shells compare?
    Talking about NEW shells not reloads.

    Thanks for your opinions.

    Bill
     
  2. Avaldes

    Avaldes Well-Known Member

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    The last time I cut them open, the GC's used a different powder and wad than the STS. The primer appeared to be the same. I didn't make any effort to distinguish the quality of the shot, but I have heard that the GC's have softer shot.
     
  3. poppat

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    If anyone needs sts or gun clubs let me know I have thousands of each
    Terry
     
  4. cunninmp

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    Bill,
    I shoot both Gun Clubs and STS new shells for ATA matches. At 16 yards I must admit I don't see much of a difference. But for Handicap, I only use STS's. I feel they break/smoke the birds much better.
    On my pattern board at 40 yards using a CG Light Full choke, from a rest, the STS's give me a tighter pattern.
    On Doubles for the first shot I use a Gun Club or a reload. But the second is always an STS. I'm slow at Doubles so I want the added assurance on the second shot.
    Your mileage might vary.
    Mike C.
     
  5. Neil Winston

    Neil Winston Well-Known Member

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    When I need really soft shot for experimentation I cut apart some Gun Clubs and use the shot; it's super-soft (by drop test.)

    Neil
     
  6. miketmx

    miketmx Well-Known Member

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    I agree with the others that Gun Clubs are adequate for Singles but the shot is too soft for Handicap. OTOH I have registered good long yardage HCP scores with both Federal Top Guns and Winchester Super Targets.
     
  7. MDMike

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    I've shot bushles of Gun Clubs at 16 yds. But when I back up to handicap I reach for Nitro 27's @ 1235. I keep flats of each.
     
  8. K-EIGHTY

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    I cut open several of each...I didn't measure the hardness of the shot, but a close visual examination of the shot size was stunning. The STS shot was perfectly uniformed, while the Gun Clubs looked like they were a mix of 9's to 7.5's.
     
  9. postmastertim

    postmastertim Wheels are falling off.... TS Supporters

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    I had two GC's without primers and powder, Remington did send me a check when I returned the shells and box.

    I have yet to have a STS without a primer, but for the price I'll stick with GC's.

    Tim
     
  10. Timd3200

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    I have shot both. Like said before GCs are ok at the 16 but when you move back much they don't break targets for me as well as STS.
     
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