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Clean burning shells?

Postby Anthonyl » Fri Oct 04, 2013 7:51 am

I always read in numerous threads about dirty burning shells. What factory load would you guys consider clean burning?
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Re: Clean burning shells?

Postby BBK » Fri Oct 04, 2013 11:40 am

Winchesters are pretty clean as well as SOME kents.
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Re: Clean burning shells?

Postby gatorsnagger » Fri Oct 04, 2013 12:00 pm

I can shoot 3 boxes of 3.5" Kent Fasteel #2s and my gun won't be nearly as dirty as shooting a half dozen blind sides.
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Re: Clean burning shells?

Postby steelheadslayer » Fri Oct 04, 2013 12:31 pm

As already stated, Winchesters are the cleanest I've found but Kents aren't too bad. Remingtons are the dirtiest and I get a lot of powder bloback on my face. I try and wear some type of eye protection when hunting with Rem shells.
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Re: Clean burning shells?

Postby silentfoot » Sat Oct 05, 2013 7:20 pm

i shot both kents and fiochi in 3.5 19/16 #2 last year,and there was always more powder residue after shooting the kents.the fiochi for me were really clean.
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Re: Clean burning shells?

Postby winchester1852 » Sat Oct 05, 2013 7:53 pm

steelheadslayer wrote:As already stated, Winchesters are the cleanest I've found but Kents aren't too bad. Remingtons are the dirtiest and I get a lot of powder bloback on my face. I try and wear some type of eye protection when hunting with Rem shells.




thats funny i know of a guy who believes Remington burns clean compared to fed i guess they do . i get that hot powder ash in my eyes from feds 3inch.
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Re: Clean burning shells?

Postby A5Gunner » Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:44 am

I don't know, I don't notice this too much, or it doesn't affect me enough to switch shells. What the heck, from memory it goes something like this:

Which Remingtons? Nitro steels are pretty clean. I don't recall the sportsmans being particularly dirty but it's been a while since I shot those. Love the sportsman 3" #3s, killed a lot of birds with those.

Which Federeals? The old premium weren't too bad but the blue box is pretty dirty. Lot of unburned powder. So much so that it is noticable even to me. I won't use them because they don't pattern for me.

Kent's were clean for me but don't get them wet. 1-1/8oz, 2-3/4" 2s performed better than many 3" loads on big ducks but I just wish they would seal them up better.

Estates, not too bad but dirty. Very effective, good for the price. About the only 2-3/4" 1-1/4oz steel load left above 1350 fps, wish, I could find them more often.

Whinchester supreme steel black box. Shot these for years. Good solid load, clean.

Xperts, some people love em, I think they are kinda crappy all the way around. Notaprticularly dirty nor clean.
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Re: Clean burning shells?

Postby mikeg1005 » Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:55 am

All ammo is dirty.

Federals do smell the best though... I don't know why..
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Re: Clean burning shells?

Postby The Drake » Wed Oct 09, 2013 2:11 pm

Fiocchi is the best I have found so far.......Fed Blue box is now terrible after they changed things 2 years ago.Kents are dirty as well.
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Re: Clean burning shells?

Postby mudpack » Wed Oct 09, 2013 2:58 pm

Never gave it much thought, actually. I now shoot Rem Nitro and Sportsman exclusively, and have not noticed them being any dirtier than the Winchester and Federal target loads I shoot at clays.
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Re: Clean burning shells?

Postby jehler » Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:21 pm

Who cares, slower powder for heavier shells leave some in burnt powder, why does it matter?
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Re: Clean burning shells?

Postby 2500hdon37s » Thu Oct 10, 2013 6:56 pm

jehler wrote:Who cares, slower powder for heavier shells leave some in burnt powder, why does it matter?

because the lazy want to extend time between gun cleanings :wink:
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Re: Clean burning shells?

Postby jehler » Thu Oct 10, 2013 7:40 pm

2500hdon37s wrote:
jehler wrote:Who cares, slower powder for heavier shells leave some in burnt powder, why does it matter?

because the lazy want to extend time between gun cleanings :wink:

Huh, must shoot Remington's or something?
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Re: Clean burning shells?

Postby mudpack » Fri Oct 11, 2013 6:02 am

jehler wrote:Who cares, ... why does it matter?


That's the first and second intelligent thing I've heard jehler say. And I agree with him.
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Re: Clean burning shells?

Postby Yuchi1 » Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:45 am

mudpack wrote:
jehler wrote:Who cares, ... why does it matter?


That's the first and second intelligent thing I've heard jehler say. And I agree with him.


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Re: Clean burning shells?

Postby jehler » Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:15 am

Yuchi1 wrote:
mudpack wrote:
jehler wrote:Who cares, ... why does it matter?


That's the first and second intelligent thing I've heard jehler say. And I agree with him.


For a black dude, he is pretty sharp. Must be why (around the council fires) he has been referred to as the Sage of Cherry Blossom Country.

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Re: Clean burning shells?

Postby Sagebrush » Fri Oct 11, 2013 11:49 am

The cleanest trap load I have shot at 4,500 feet elevation in my O/U was Rio ammo.

I have as yet to try their steel ammo, if they make it ?
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