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I have mostly been shooting the Walmart Federal Multipurpose 4-pack shells because they are the only shells I have seen that are around 5.00 a box. I'm a new shooter and am saving money where I can so I can spend more on range fees.

I was at a different Walmart the other day and saw that they had Estate Super Sport Competition Target Load Shells for sale at a little under 5.50 a box. I was also excited to see that they offered 1oz loads at 1180fps. I have been wanting to try some lighter shells just to check the recoil difference, but I had not found any before that day that were comparable in price to the 1 1/8oz 1200fps promo loads I had been buying for 21.50 a pack or 5.37 a box.

My question is what are people's opinions of these Super Sport Competition Target Loads? They say on the box that they are specifically designed for trap and skeet, but are they really? Has anyone tested the shot in them for hardness or consistency of shape and size? Are these shells re-loadable? Finally, does anyone know of any other companies offering 1oz or 7/8oz shells for less than 6.00 a box?
 

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Buy all you "CAN"!!! at that price. IMO they are the best economy line of shell on the market!!! They have (or at least used to) the highest antimony lead of all the economy line shells. I saw a shooting mag. article about ten years ago stating a 5% antimony in them. The top guns, and winchester super target were 3% antimony, while the gun clubs are now 2% antimony. Since any tin typed steel based hull they are not the best to reload, I don't waste my time. I will only reload brass, because life's to short to reload trash hulls. You'll be money ahead in the long run if you reload brass only. Estate shells do have a odor that some shooters just don't like, while others like the scent. If I could find your loads around here, I would be buying all I could lay my hands on. I would even save these hulls for tournament shooting and not waste them for practice. Now tell me where did you find them on "Sale"!!!

While you may, or may not notice the difference in recoil in one shell, or even a whole box of shells (and I think you will) you will notice it after shooting 4 plus boxes at the end of the day or the next morning!!! break em all Jeff
 

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Well I don't shoot sporting clays or 7/8 oz or 1oz weight shot. I do shoot the white box estates 1 1/8 oz 7.5 1175fps trap loads. I like them. Not much recoil. They break targets from the 16yd -24yd lined just fine.


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Thanks for the comments so far. Jeff, I didn't figure they were re-loadable but I wanted to check. I found them for that price at a Walmart in Franklin, IN. I also appreciate and agree with your comment about the accumulative affect of felt recoil. I've been doing some work on my 870TB to reduce felt recoil and it's helped a lot, but I think shooting a shell like this in 1oz loads will help too.
 

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In my estimation, I believe these shells to be the best quality economy target shell on the market. As far as reloading them, I load them 1 time and dump them. I load them to shoot in my Beretta autos for sporting clays as hulls are hard to retrieve. Bill
 

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we shot about 8 boxes of the red/tan box this weekend in 1 oz - they worked swell but the stank stuck in my nose all night!
 

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I love them and buy them whenever they are on sale (Cabelas has them on sale frequently).

They always work for me, never had any problem with them at all.

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I found them for that price at a Walmart in Franklin, IN
Darn it. To far away from me to drive over for the sale this week!!!

Also all hulls are reloadable. Its just that tin type steel based loads are extra hard on your guns extractor's and your reloader's resizing station. The undo stress will cause these parts to break much faster than with Brass hull's. Mec re-sizeing fingers are expensive to replace, as are new ejector's in your gun. So why bother reloading them. but, I like Bill's post #11 about reloading the Estate's just so his auto would toss them. Thus he does not have to try to save his empties. A nice idea that I did not think about. But then I have no auto's to worry about (Yet). hehehe break em all Jeff
 
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