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WINCHESTER XPERT steel load

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Loyac, Oct 28, 2009.

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  1. Loyac

    Loyac Member

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    Any opinions on the Winchester XPERT field & target 1 oz, 1325 fps #7 steel load? I plan on using it for trap (is it legal?) and upland hunting. Thanks. John
     
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  3. Luckyman

    Luckyman Active Member

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    Great shell....We use them at our Trap club here in Naperville...I have broken targets out to 70 yards during our dove shoots!
     
  4. R.Kipling

    R.Kipling Well-Known Member

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    I just completed a Pheasant and Chucker hunt with my grandson's, using steel shot. I am disappointed and unimpressed by steel shot for upland hunting, altogether. We used both Winchester and Kent Fast Steel.

    In a race to the bottom, the Kent way out-performed the Winchester. In my research, I discovered that almost all commercial steel shot is now being made in China, just another reason to avoid it.

    1 oz. #7 steel shot could not reliably bring down 20 yard, going away Chucker. The 1500fps #4 Expert steel was a bit better, but wasn't much good after 40 yards on Pheasants, either. I have used steel target shot before, on a commercial 5-stand, and found it reasonable. Live birds, are a much different story.

    Good dogs are the only thing that saved the quality of the hunt. I was able to persuade the preserve owner to let my youngest grandson use Fiocchi nickle plated lead, and he became the one-shot killer of the group, with his 20 gauge. If I have a choice, I won't be doing any more upland hunting with steel.

    JMHO,
    Kip
     
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