On the X wrote:Frank, starting a month from today I will be shooting doves twice a week thru the season which is so much better than two days of controlled clays of any variety, wingshooting is not one of my weaknesses.
Yuchi, regular steel will get it done at 30- , 30 and 30+ sure and I've been shooting steel since '88. But at all these ranges steel over the years has slammed ducks to the water many many many times just to require follow up shots. My three years experience shooting HM has showed more ducks not requiring follow ups. I know everyone loves a good debate but have you made it your purpose in life to "save" the world from the evils of EMI? Obviously theres enough of us satisfied with their products, based on performance not advertisement to keep us using it. What is the exact load you use? I'm pretty sure neagatives can be found in it as well, yet you would never find me running it down to you, as it would be a total waste of my time doing so, as running down HM to me is a total waste of your time.
Am not "running down" HM, rather, just stating (IMO) what it is...a spreader load, that can be of benefit for <30 yards for "average waterfowlers", as Frank stated above.
IF...as you stated above, "wingshooting is not one of my weaknesses", and, taking you at your word and then with, "steel over the years has slammed ducks to the water many many many times just to require follow up shots" would indicate a lack of pattern work to ascertain that your particular gun/choke/load is rendering an effective pattern, which is the fault of the shooter and not the ordnance employed.
Thus, the bloom effect created by HM loads may well (within ~30 yards) may somewhat compensate for not only wingshot challenged shooters but also the lazy ones as well.