I've done a 180 on Black Cloud. I used to think it was over-hyped, but this year, out of my factory choke (modified) 3" BB was knocking down honkers at 40-50 yards. My thinking is that because of the wad, it is a long-range load. We've seen the wad hit ducks at 20 yds. Everybody has a different experience with different loads, and to tell you the truth, every gun is different. I have two Berettas, one like Black Cloud and the other doesn't. I'm guessing you're thinking about shooting the BC Snow Goose loads that are 1600+fps? I like those, but the regular loads have more shot and seem to pattern better.
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