Manitoba Hunting Forums banner

1 - 20 of 21 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
40 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
What kind of shotgun shells is everyone using I've been shooting Winchester and federal and they are ok but I wanna try something different.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
117 Posts
Tried a little of everything....always a sucker to try out the newest and greatest fad but always end up going back to the winchester xperts. Can't seem to beat the price for somthing that works.....
I have been slowly moving over to the bottom end black cloud though so who knows.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
276 Posts
Whatever is the cheapest usually experts.... I like the Hypersonics but too cheap to buy them all the time... shot black cloud once over decoys and didn't notice a difference over the experts but that was feet in the face so didn't matter what shells you were shooting...

Alot of guys like faststeel couple bucks more a box over experts but are a cleaner shooting shell.
 
G

·
Gave up using the cheap crap, been shooting the black clouds last couple seasons and in my opinion it is a night and day difference. Really notice the knock down difference on extended ranges. Tried the new Winchester blindsides this year and so far the federals seem better. Just my observations, end of the day they are both expensive, comes down to what your willing to pay. Used to shoot Winchester drylocs and Remington nitro mags in the previous seasons with great results.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,933 Posts
Black Cloud, and Kent High Speed. In that order. I use the Kent's when I'm hunting small pothole pockets, and they're dropping in real close.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,420 Posts
I like the Winchester Supreme Steel... Didn't mind the Black Cloud FS in 20ga... Used to shoot 3 1/2" challenger BB for geese both pass shooting and over dekes, I like when the hit a wall of steel face first!!!!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
158 Posts
I generally use Federal Premium 3" BB for geese and either #3 or #4 Kent Faststeel for ducks - which doesn't seem to be very often.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
19 Posts
2 3/4 inch Challenger #2's or BB's over Decoys. My cousin shoots some 3 inch Black Cloud. I dont think that he knocks them down any better than the Challengers. I guess you can spend $11.00 a box or $20.00 a box, use 2 3/4 or 3 1/2 inch shells, use a modified choke or a special after market super tight choke. But at the end of the day whatever works for you. And really, you can't kill them anymore than dead. I doubt the birds can tell the difference.

Cheers
 
  • Like
Reactions: Patty

·
Registered
Joined
·
59 Posts
If you decoy birds in you could kill then with any shell, it when the birds won't decoy you have a problem. Once the gaint Canada's come town 2 3/4 crap Challengers will have a hard time killing them unless they are right in your face. Every shooter is different when I hunt with the Doodlers (Americans) they use Heavey Shot out of SBEII and still can't hit shit!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,933 Posts
dmeats44 said:
If you decoy birds in you could kill then with any shell, it when the birds won't decoy you have a problem. Once the gaint Canada's come town 2 3/4 crap Challengers will have a hard time killing them unless they are right in your face. Every shooter is different when I hunt with the Doodlers (Americans) they use Heavey Shot out of SBEII and still can't hit shit!
Please don't lump all of us Americans, or Doodlers as you refer to us, together. I really find that offensive. I don't use Heavy Shot, don't shoot an SBE II, , and I can hit what I'm shooting at (most of the time).....as can all of my hunting buddies. I suppose that based on your statement, no Canadians use Heavy Shot, wouldn't be caught dead hunting with a SBE II, and never miss a shot. Sorry, but I've got to call B.S. on this one.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
125 Posts
I go 3 for 3. and got proof (H) I win lol. Riggs dont take offence to it. the americans that hunt across from us make me laugh too.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,933 Posts
ChaD? said:
I go 3 for 3. and got proof (H) I win lol. Riggs dont take offence to it. the americans that hunt across from us make me laugh too.
Sorry Chad, but offense is taken by stuff like that.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
59 Posts
Riggs sorry if I hit a nerve with you. That was not intensional. As I said the Americans I hunt with I didn't say anything about all Americans. As for the SBEII it is one off the best semi auto shot guns out there that shoots 3 1-2" the best been the Browning Auto 5. I have hunted with lots of Americans up here when they film their shows, if they have such good shots why do they film with at least 6-10 guys in the field but only have the camera behind the middle shooters. Flock of ducks fly into the decoys 21-30 shots are fired may be 10 birds fall!! Great shooting if it was only the 3-4guys in the middle they never show the guys on the out side! And I have shot with some of the big boys in waterfowling!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,933 Posts
Not a problem. I just got out of bed on the wrong side this morning. Sorry I got my skivies all knotted up.
 
1 - 20 of 21 Posts
Top