Joe Hunter wrote:Here are some of my pattern numbers comparing Hyper-Sonics and Sportsman shells and both with 1 1/8 oz of #2 steel.

Pattern results from a 12-gauge 3" Remington 870 Special Purpose with a 28" barrel and factory flush Rem-chokes (pattern average of five, 30" post-shot scribed circle, yardage taped muzzle to target, in-shell pellet count average of five, and true choke constriction from bore gauge).

12 GA 3" REMINGTON HYPER-SONIC STEEL LOAD

1 1/8 oz #2 steel (141 pellets + 14 plastic beads) @ 1,700 fps

40 YARDS -- IC (.009" const.) / pattern 63 (45%)

40 YARDS -- Mod (.018" const.) / pattern 78 (55%)

40 YARDS -- Full (.037" const.) / pattern 100 (71%)

12 GA 2 3/4" REMINGTON SPORTSMAN HI-SPEED STEEL LOAD

1 1/8 oz #2 steel (139 pellets) @ 1,375 fps

40 YARDS -- IC (.009" const.) / pattern 85 (61%)

40 YARDS -- Mod (.018" const.) / pattern 116 (84%)

40 YARDS -- Full (.037" const.) / pattern 118 (85%)

Now you can be the judge, good luck.

Did they give you a concussion exam after firing those Hypers?