Federal papers, but I have more brains than money right now. (and not much of the former) Some day it will be the other way around and I'll shoot papers for everything and throw the empties on the ground!
They are hard to find and at least a couple of bucks per box more than other shells.
Budget Shells - Gun Clubs. Cleanest burning in my gun, appears to have the best components of all readily available budget shells, consistent quality. PLUS...your fellow shooters will love you for your empties.
Premium Shells - STS/Nitros. Is there really anything else? Fed Papers are very nice but I can never find them in my neck of the woods.
Federal papers almost always makes you the highest scorer on your squad. The secret behind this is to eject them into your hand, smell them, then drop on the ground and crush it with your foot. Your squad mates will go nuts watching you do that.... Just my experience.... Dan Thome (Trap2)
My experience only-- Gun Clubs, because my gun seems to like them & I also reload,-- Feds. Top Gun--Wally worlds-- Estates, are equal with G.C.s for shooting so whichever I can get the best price on. Feds. are also reloadable but only 1 or 2 times vs. 6 0r 8 for G.C.s. I just don't buy Win. anymore since they cheapened them up so much. Ross Puls
mrskeet410, The ESTATES have the highest antimony of all the shells you listed at 5 percent while all the others you listed are at 3 percent antimony. Its the shot that breaks the target. Use the most Antimony you can get right!!! Kemans are also 5 percent as well. They are assembled in the US, but I believe all the comonents are still from Spain. Break-em all. Jeff
Estate or Top Gun are a better shell, in my opinion, and the Gun Club is a better hull, but the primers are hard in the 20s, and I don't think they pattern nearly as well as the estate or TG (no empirical data, just grading target breaks after shooting many flats of each over the past 5 years or so). I would never shoot Gun Clubs for competition (I shoot factory Gun Clubs in practice, then reload them for registered), but have shot top guns and estates in the 20 plenty for registered, and would again if I could get them for the same price or cheaper than my handloads (which is getting pretty close when you factor in the cost of the hull). Recoil is softest on the top gun/estates. The only reason I buy the gun clubs is b/c I can get them cheaper on sale from Dick's than I can get anything else.
If they were equal price, and equal availability, I'd buy the Top Guns/Estates.
I have shot many of all of those mentioned ... I do not reload or save the hulls and usually buy what ever is on sale at the time ... If its a bigger shoot that really matters, I'd opt for the Remington Nitro's 7 1/2s for caps and 8's for singles if I was going to shoot singles which I usually don't but probably should ... I like the Gun Clubs, cheapie Federals, and Estates in that order for just playing around and shooting a few rounds just for kicks ... WPT ... (YAC) ...