Have you any experience with these? Antimony percent?
Pros and cons?
Pros and cons?
..have given up on the dove loads for sporting clays as they were just too much recoil (1oz / 1350fps)
It seems many of 1 ounce Euro loads is 1290 fsp or higher. I shoot 1 ounce for less recoil, so I'd prefer 1150-1200 fps.What I bought was advertised as 1 ounce "light" loads and arrived marked 1290 fps.
Monarch was the name of the Pre-Champion Federal Target load. The Champions had a shot-cup and 'hard shot'. Monarchs had felt/cork/fiber wads. There was a rush among the skeet shooters to buy-up all the Monarchs they could find as they considered them a better a skeet load.In the Old Days, Monarch was the brand name of Federal Shells sold by Montgomery Wards stores.
It was here;A few months ago while in Academy, these also caught my eye (price for practice rounds), asked for feedback somewhere in these forums & got mixed reviews so I decided to stick with my Rio's & Rem STS's.
Now, I personally won't ever buy Monarch ammunition & here's why. (I've also posted about this in a thread recently but can't seem to find it)...
I acquired a P220 DAK SAS in .45 from Sig's Custom Shop. Went to Academy & picked up the cheapest FMJ rounds for plinking (Monarch). Got to the range & for some reason I couldn't load more than 2-3 rounds in either of my magazines. This had me baffled! I tore the mags apart, etc, clean as a whistle, etc. I tried the JHP Sig rounds I purchased at the same time & they loaded & fed just fine.. but I'm not spending $1/round for just plinking! I got home & thought to get out my calipers & compare to other .45 rounds I had. Turns out the Monarch's were not manufactured correctly.... brass was not sized to tolerances & some bullets weren't seated all the way in properly; hence why they would not load into my mags. I returned the partial box (about 7 missing) of Monarch's to Academy, no questions asked. Reading over their return policy on ammunition, I found out this is the only brand they are allowed to take back (that should be an indicator right there)!
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In the Old Days, Monarch was the brand name of Federal Shells sold by Montgomery Wards stores. Maybe they sold the license or still have a hand in the Monarch arena.
Close.....but NO cigar.Monarch was the name of the Pre-Champion Federal Target load. The Champions had a shot-cup and 'hard shot'. Monarchs had felt/cork/fiber wads. There was a rush among the skeet shooters to buy-up all the Monarchs they could find as they considered them a better a skeet load.