frequently, these threads start up about using factory shells and how good they are and should be used at big shoots, etc. I have often responded with negative stories about factory shells. This story is no different. I flew out to the GA and thus had to purchase shells to shoot. Remington was giving an on the spot 20 buck per flat rebate so I bought some of their shells. I bought a bunch of the 1 1/8 oz 8 1/2s for singles. Shot a 197 one of the days so I bought more for the clay target championship. My gun pointing betrayed me that day, but so did the Remington shells. I had two squib loads out of the 8 boxes of shells. So instead of a losing score of 96 / 98, my score was a losing 95 / 97. very disappointing but if I had been competitive, I would have really been p___ed. the shells in question are STS12L85 lot # 20114. My reloads do not do that.