Frank Lopez wrote:Why make square shot? Why make 1700fps loads? Because some shmuck will buy it because he thinks it'll make him a better shot! It's all about marketing and separating pictures of dead presidents from the wallets the unusupecting waterfowler.
Frank hit the nail on the head..
Because somebody will buy it. You guys on here try to get an understanding of what steel shot will and won't do, how choking affects patterns, etc. From what's been said by industry insiders that accounts for maybe 5 -10% of the people out there waterfowling...the rest buy things based on advertising, what grandpa used to use (note that as lead shot) or what the TV hunting shows say works.
Being the eternally curious type, when I meet someone new in the field a lot of time I strike up the usual hunting conversation with them. Somewhere in there I usually ask them how their gun patterns with the load they are shooting, 9 times out of 10 the answer is the same, they are not really sure how it patterns but they seem to kill ducks for them.
The way it is...