What Brand Of Shell Does Your Gun Like?

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What Brand Of Shell Does Your Gun/you Like?

Winchester
3
11%
Remington
4
15%
Estate
2
7%
Federal
2
7%
Bismuth
0
No votes
Kent
9
33%
Heavy Steel
0
No votes
Wolf LOL!!!!
0
No votes
What ever the hell I can afford!
7
26%
 
Total votes : 27

What Brand Of Shell Does Your Gun Like?

Postby gunman » Mon Jul 25, 2005 1:06 am

what brand and why? your opinions on others.?
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Postby AlaskaRedneK » Mon Jul 25, 2005 1:15 am

I voted whatever the hell I can afford, cuz I really dont care about the brands....

So Far all Ive used is the Remingtons Nitro Steel, and the Federal Premiums :thumbsup:

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Postby RedDog » Mon Jul 25, 2005 7:08 am

Can't beat Hevi-Shot. Although, I bought some Kent Impact tungsten matrix to use in my older fixed choke guns last year. It actually whacks 'em almost as well as Hevi-Shot. A heckuva lot better than Bismuth (or steel for that matter). It's about the same price as Hevi, but I can shoot it in any gun - it's all I'm stockpiling this year.
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Postby Gooseboy » Mon Jul 25, 2005 7:35 am

well my gun is pretty picky. :toofunny:
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Postby cooter » Mon Jul 25, 2005 7:50 am

My SBE love the:

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3 1/2" - 1 3/8oz - #5 - 1550-1600fps

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Postby TNRedneck » Mon Jul 25, 2005 8:51 am

I get whatever I can afford, kent, dryloks, and federal.
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Postby quackkiller » Mon Jul 25, 2005 9:27 am

My 870 has quite an appetite for Hevi-shot, but when I'm on a budget, fasteel will work.
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Postby greenster » Mon Jul 25, 2005 10:10 am

I use Kents Seems to be best performance for the buck and plus i can get them for $60 a Case.
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Postby AlaskaRedneK » Mon Jul 25, 2005 10:17 am

TNRedneck wrote:I get whatever I can afford, kent, dryloks, and federal.


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Postby puddlerjumper » Mon Jul 25, 2005 11:22 am

I'm voting whatever the hell I can afford. Whether it be Winchester XPert HV or Dry Lok's, Remington Sportsmans Steel, or Kentfasteel. I will shoot whatever works for the least amount of money. I honestly have never used anything but winchester.
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Postby AlaskaRedneK » Mon Jul 25, 2005 11:27 am

Yeah, once I finish up all the left overs from last year I would like to try the Fasteel.

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Postby gunman » Mon Jul 25, 2005 2:58 pm

AlaskaRedneK wrote:Yeah, once I finish up all the left overs from last year I would like to try the Fasteel.

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yea I feel your pain! I have so many left over from last year the wife won't let me buy more! but I want to try that fast steel dangit!
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Postby AlaskaRedneK » Mon Jul 25, 2005 3:19 pm

Thats how I feel. I still have almoast 4 boxes left frum last season... :hammering:

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Postby Trois_beaux_canards » Mon Jul 25, 2005 4:19 pm

I started with Remington b/c thats was what the Co. suggested. But Rem's were a lil expensive to be blowing through at the range, so then I used winchesters. Now, it's all out the window. Whatever I can afford, or what suits my fancy.
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Postby Webfoot12 » Mon Jul 25, 2005 4:46 pm

Hey Reddog,
Do the kent tungsten matrix shoot "cleaner" than the hevi-shot. I heard the hevi-shot leaves behind a nasty "goo", for lack of a better word, in the barrel. I guess its some kind of buffering matterial?

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Postby donell67 » Mon Jul 25, 2005 7:20 pm

i like kent the best.
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Postby RedDog » Mon Jul 25, 2005 10:10 pm

Webfoot12 wrote:Hey Reddog,
Do the kent tungsten matrix shoot "cleaner" than the hevi-shot. I heard the hevi-shot leaves behind a nasty "goo", for lack of a better word, in the barrel. I guess its some kind of buffering matterial?

Thanks,
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Yeah, that Hevi-Shot white powder can get into all kinds of stuff in the blind bag. There's often some in the box, although it doesn't appear to leak from the shells. They need it because the shot is so hard, and would damage your gun without it. I'm pretty good about cleaning the gun after every hunt, and I haven't really noticed any real excessive barrell fouling (although I'm only firing 1/3 of the number of rounds I would be shooting with steel).

Kent Impact is soft, so it doesn't need all the buffering. That's also why it can be used in fixed choke guns - even extra full. The lack of buffering certainly makes it cleaner to use and shoot. Plus, you're still using fewer rounds because there are very few, if any, cripples.

Density for comparison: Hevi-12, Lead-11, Kent Impact-10.6, Steel 7.86
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Postby Wags » Tue Jul 26, 2005 3:31 am

I'm pretty much a Winchester man when it comes to buying over the counter pistol, or rifle ammunition. But when it comes to waterfowl loads, my Auto 5 and BPS both perform well with Kents.
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Postby Greg Wile » Tue Jul 26, 2005 1:55 pm

Well seeing that I use several shotguns during the season it doesn't much matter as long as I can afford the shells and they do the job intended. I use to use a shell sold by Canadian Tire which sadly is no longer sold, it was manufactured in Monteral Que. and was the first shot shell I had seen that put a 1 1/4 oz load of BBB steel out the pipe at 1550 fps. They were called Supreme's . Teir hulls were gray the same as Kent's.
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Postby AlaskaRedneK » Wed Jul 27, 2005 1:26 am

Greg, what was the similarity of price between those and the Kents?

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Postby DROPDUX » Wed Jul 27, 2005 9:17 am

what ever I can afford so long as it doesn't say "wolf" on it. Sometimes they don't fire.
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Postby Greg Wile » Sat Jul 30, 2005 6:10 am

We were paying $10.99 Canadian a box of 25 for them compared to $15 - $17 for the Kent's and now I have to travel to Annapolis Royal (35 miles one way) to buy Kent's as no one right handy sells them :pissed:
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Postby mallardman77 » Sat Jul 30, 2005 11:57 am

Greg Wile wrote:Well seeing that I use several shotguns during the season it doesn't much matter as long as I can afford the shells and they do the job intended. I use to use a shell sold by Canadian Tire which sadly is no longer sold, it was manufactured in Monteral Que. and was the first shot shell I had seen that put a 1 1/4 oz load of BBB steel out the pipe at 1550 fps. They were called Supreme's . Teir hulls were gray the same as Kent's.


Greg, are you talking about Challengers?
Is it september the 8th yet???

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