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For target shooing?

Best is AA’s

Most affordable is Super Target,

Waste of money is Universals.

For hunting, someone else needs to answer that.
 

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Unless you are living in an alternate universe your question at this current snapshot in time is completely hypothetical and theoretical. Your question has relevance if their are stores of ammo to choose from…and currently there is no such thing. There is WHATEVER you can find and from a historical perspective none of it will be “affordable”. Hoping for better days ahead but in the meantime if you want to shoot and you find some ammo … buy it!
 

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For hunting, someone else needs to answer that.
Since I do not do any real hunting anymore. I'll go out on a limb, and say Super X brand Winchester's!!! Since this is their hunting line of ammo.

I'll also join the crowd. The best target ammo is what you place in your hands and shoot with. Right now, their folks who can't find a thing. I guess I'm lucky. I can buy ammo at most any shooting club around here. It run you 10 bucks a box and up!!! Its that or walk into 2 Walmart's everyday for a month and see what you find. I passed up 3 4-packs today. They were the Estate Walmart 4-packs in one oz. @ 1,290 fps loads. I did not want to shoot a load that heavy at this time. I left them for somebody who really needs them more than I!!! break em all Jeff
 

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Anyone who is completely out of factory ammo will be counting on friends for their stores or hoardings if you prefer of factory ammo or shooting their friends handloads if they have extremely big hearts. For you hand loaders out there powder is somewhat available as is wads and shot but unless you are willing to pay for primers till you bleed out your backside that is the achilles heel of reloading Primer availability is about the same as getting a picture of Bigfoot and you being seen riding around on a Unicorn. Hope this situation changes soon or there will be a lot of Gun Clubs in trouble and that would be a real shame.

Those of you lucky to live within driving distance of Sparta things look a little better for you as some of you were able to cash in on ammo between the shell house and Sparta WalMart. Consider yourselves lucky, maybe you can stretch it till Sparta next year and be "Looking Good" till the next World Championships. If the ammo manufacturers don't get target ammo available within a reasonable time frame I feel for the sport and the health of the gun clubs we so enjoy. Just my opinion of course.

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Sparta Walmart has ammo throughout the year on a fairly regular basis. All the other Walmart's nearby are hit and miss just like everywhere else. Powder and primers are rare. Luckily I stocked up a year ago. This could last a little bit longer.
Championship week at the Grand, I found none at the Sparta Walmart. A local I spoke with in the ammo line said he bought some a week or two before the Grand started and he was allowed to buy half a dozen flats or so.
 

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I scored a flat of "low recoil-low noise" AAs this week. Paid a lot, but needed the singles loads. Says 980 FPS 1 ounce... Anyone with experience with these. I was told they are "pokey"
 

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I scored a flat of "low recoil-low noise" AAs this week. Paid a lot, but needed the singles loads. Says 980 FPS 1 ounce... Anyone with experience with these. I was told they are "pokey"
Pokey compared to a AA Super Handicap, some people have been known to fall asleep between the time they pull the trigger and the target breaks. Actually they are just fine, great for 200 singles and first shot at doubles. Hard to find on retail outlet shelves.
 
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Hello I was looking and I can’t figure out what is the most affordable but best Winchester shotgun ammo can someone help me please
Here you go... now you can be the judge on which is "most affordable but best"!!!

I recently dissected and patterned these low-cost factory shotshell loads to assess their component consistency, quality, and pattern performance from a full choke at 40 yards.

Powder and shot data were obtained by cutting open five shells from the same box as the shells to be patterned and counting and weighing the components.

Patterning was done with a 12-gauge Browning Citori having 28-inch Invector-plus barrels and using a Briley flush full choke measuring .036-inch constriction from a bore gauge. The 40-yard (muzzle to target) pattern data is the result of hits registered in a 30-inch post-shot scribed circle from ten separate pattern shots.

12 GA 2 ¾" WINCHESTER UNIVERSAL LOAD
1 1/8 oz #7 ½ lead (356 pellets) @ 1200 fps


PELLETS/SHELL (1 1/8 ounce = 492.2 gr)
In-shell pellet count / weight (grains)

358 / 474.4 gr
357 / 470.3 gr
357 / 470.2 gr
355 / 472.0 gr
354 / 467.6 gr
Mean 356.2 / 470.9 gr

PELLET SIZE (25 pellets, 5/shell, #7 ½ = .095” dia.)
.101”, .100”, .100”, .098”, .098”, .098”, .098”, .098”, .097”, .097”, .097”, .096”, .095”, .095”, .095”, .095”, .095”, .094”, .094”, .094”, .094”, .094”, .094”, .093”, .092”
Mean pellet diameter / .09608”

POWDER/SHELL
16.5 gr
16.2 gr
16.2 gr
16.1 gr
16.0 gr
Mean 16.2 gr (small flake powder)

40 YARD PATTERNS (Full choke / .036” constriction)
30” pattern totals (%)

278, 261, 260, 260, 250, 248, 247, 244, 242, 241
Mean pattern / 253.1 (71.05%)
SD / 10.968

12 GA 2 ¾" WINCHESTER SUPER-TARGET LOAD
1 1/8 oz #7 ½ lead (368 pellets) @ 1200 fps


PELLETS/SHELL (1 1/8 ounce = 492.2 gr)
In-shell pellet count / weight (grains)

381 / 475.6 gr
376 / 478.5 gr
374 / 477.1 gr
368 / 466.2 gr
342 / 444.9 gr
Mean 368.2 / 468.46 gr

PELLET SIZE (25 pellets, 5/shell, #7 ½ = .095” dia.)
.098”, .098”, .098”, .096”, .096”, .096”, .095”, .095”, .095”, .095”, .095”, .094”, .094”, .094”, .094”, .094”, .093”, .093”, .092”, .092”, .092”, .091”, .089”, .084”, .084”
Mean pellet diameter / .09348”

POWDER/SHELL
17.1 gr
17.0 gr
17.0 gr
16.9 gr
16.7 gr
Mean 16.94 gr (small flake powder)

40 YARD PATTERNS (Full choke / .036” constriction)
30” pattern totals (%)

274, 267, 265, 264, 255, 254, 247, 245, 245, 233
Mean pattern / 254.9 (69.22%)
SD / 11.979

Here are a few more of my 12-gauge 1 1/8-ounce #7 ½ lead target load pattern numbers (shot with the same gun and choke as listed above) for your comparison.

40 YARDS / FULL CHOKE
5-shot mean from 30” pattern totals w/ same gun and Full choke as above
Win AA Heavy 2 ¾” 1 1/8 oz #7 ½ lead (377 pellets) / pattern 299 (79%)
Rem Gun Club 2 ¾” 1 1/8 oz #7 ½ lead (375 pellets) / pattern 272 (73%)
Rem Premier STS 2 ¾” 1 1/8 oz #7 ½ lead (408 pellets) / pattern 321 (79%)
Rem Premier Nitro 2 ¾” 1 1/8 oz #7 ½ lead (420 pellets) / pattern 321 (76%)
Reload (Green Dot) 2 ¾” 1 1/8 oz #7 ½ lead (402 pellets) / pattern 294 (73%)

Hope this helps, good luck!
 

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Super Target in the white box, does the job... but then I don't compete.

For Doves, the Super Target is very effective. Super X for Pheasant in 5s...
 

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I scored a flat of "low recoil-low noise" AAs this week. Paid a lot, but needed the singles loads. Says 980 FPS 1 ounce... Anyone with experience with these. I was told they are "pokey"
More like 7/8 ounce. They are 24 gram loads. They will break targets but your first box or two you won’t have any clue what you did right ( or wrong ). They are unlike anything you’ve shot before. Use the tightest choke you have.
 

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Our club shooting is down 60% from last year, due to lack of ammo. I live in northeast Michigan, the local wallmart doesn't care to have shells on hand. The Duhnams that we have is selling Remington sport 1 oz loads, for $ 10.99 per box, when they have them. they usually get 3 or 4 cases a week
 
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