I'll reply to this one. Don't pay $42.95 + tax. It's been going down and will continue to go down. Don't help them by paying their ridiculous asking price. If you absolutely have some now, buy it a bag at a time. It's in the twenties now and will only get to the teens if we all buy smart.
Just recieved a price quote of 28.69 in north central Montana for Eagle Brand shot, dont know the hardness. Is this shot any good? I think its made in Peru. STS shot is 34.99 Give me your thoughts please. Your thought on best to worst in shot brands. Thank you in advance. Mark peterson
Mark- You asked for my thoughts, they are: West Coast the best. Remington very good. Lawrence is almost as good as Remington. Star shot, not so good and Eagle Shot is bad.
Shot is dropping in price. Some retailers and distributors are sitting on higher priced shot they got several months ago. Soon, some will be forced to sell some inventory for less than they paid for it. Things like that happen in business and in the stock market.
Thank you Pat and handlepuller for your expressed thoughts, I have been around enough to know that we think the way we do for a reason. I can also buy redropped shot for 28.00. There is not alot of options in this part of the world. Thanks again for the advice and thoughts they are appreciated. Mark Peterson
handlepuller- You indicated that you would not shoot West Coast shot at registered birds and you believed Remington is superior. I believe if we were to shoot on the same squad, with half of our shells loaded with West Coast and half with Remington shot, neither of us could tell the difference. Lets try it sometime. And, after we run the birds we can shoot our favorite brand of shot in the shoot off. Sounds like fun to me.
PS- Remington shot is not readily available to me and I have not used it for several years.
I shot alot of remington shot over the years and never seemed to have a problem untill last year just as the price started to go up. I notice I had trouble at breaking targets the farther back I got. So I started using some of my homemade stuff and started shooting my usual again. Later I went back to the remington I already had loaded and started to fall off on my scores. I change to some lawarance and shot my usual again. On day when I was loading I poured some of the brands out on some ashtrays to see if I could see any difference. What I noticed rightaway was the remington looked unusually small. I calibrated the shot and most of it fell in the size of 9's. Lucklly I only had two bags so I ended up; using it for skeet.
I found in the lawerance shot many stuck together. However it was pretty uniform. After shooting most of the brands plus my homemade stuff I really can't tell any difference except for the remington. I just figure It was made in Mexcio or Peru and the quality is pretty lacking. I think gunclubs for remington are produce by nobel now. The older gunclub loads had the brass colored heads but the one that are made outside the US are the steel colored.