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#5955347 - 09/30/15 08:58 PM For medium grade duck loads- Heavymetal, BC, or Blindside?
Greekangler Offline
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Let's keep discussion to these 3 loads
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Edited by Greekangler (09/30/15 09:01 PM)
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#5955393 - 09/30/15 09:17 PM Re: For medium grade duck loads- Heavymetal, BC, or Blindside? [Re: Greekangler]
Esh and Hattie Offline
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BC. It's like shooting blue box out of a patternmaster.

Bricks fly crooked

Heavymetal is shaped like snowmen and has birdseed in the shell

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#5955460 - 09/30/15 09:54 PM Re: For medium grade duck loads- Heavymetal, BC, or Blindside? [Re: Greekangler]
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None of the above
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#5955461 - 09/30/15 09:55 PM Re: For medium grade duck loads- Heavymetal, BC, or Blindside? [Re: FowlDreams]
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Originally Posted By: FowlDreams
None of the above

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#5955469 - 09/30/15 10:01 PM Re: For medium grade duck loads- Heavymetal, BC, or Blindside? [Re: Greekangler]
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I like heavy metal. My uncle buys me and my brothers a couple boxes each for Christmas every year. But I have no problem with the cheaper shells I use. I would have to use more than just a couple boxes to see if the heavy metal really makes a difference. I've tried BC and BS but again not enough to tell if it really made a difference.
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#5955475 - 09/30/15 10:09 PM Re: For medium grade duck loads- Heavymetal, BC, or Blindside? [Re: Greekangler]
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I used to shoot Kent fast-steel but switched to Hevi-Metal a few years ago and can tell a big difference on folded ducks at further range. Also, I notice a difference in knock down power on windy days.
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#5955477 - 09/30/15 10:10 PM Re: For medium grade duck loads- Heavymetal, BC, or Blindside? [Re: Greekangler]
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All I know is Hevi-Metal 3 1/2 BB's can smoke geese at a pretty far distance

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#5955482 - 09/30/15 10:12 PM Re: For medium grade duck loads- Heavymetal, BC, or Blindside? [Re: phat694]
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Originally Posted By: phat694
I used to shoot Kent fast-steel but switched to Hevi-Metal a few years ago and can tell a big difference on folded ducks at further range. Also, I notice a difference in knock down power on windy days.


I've never used them for ducks. I'm ready to get my hands on those and see what they got.

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#5955489 - 09/30/15 10:16 PM Re: For medium grade duck loads- Heavymetal, BC, or Blindside? [Re: Greekangler]
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Steel is overrated. #6 lead works best.

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#5955495 - 09/30/15 10:20 PM Re: For medium grade duck loads- Heavymetal, BC, or Blindside? [Re: texassippi]
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Originally Posted By: texassippi
Originally Posted By: phat694
I used to shoot Kent fast-steel but switched to Hevi-Metal a few years ago and can tell a big difference on folded ducks at further range. Also, I notice a difference in knock down power on windy days.


I've never used them for ducks. I'm ready to get my hands on those and see what they got.


Now that I've used them for a few years, it's going to be hard for me to switch to something else.
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#5955541 - 09/30/15 10:56 PM Re: For medium grade duck loads- Heavymetal, BC, or Blindside? [Re: phat694]
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Originally Posted By: phat694
Originally Posted By: texassippi
Originally Posted By: phat694
I used to shoot Kent fast-steel but switched to Hevi-Metal a few years ago and can tell a big difference on folded ducks at further range. Also, I notice a difference in knock down power on windy days.


I've never used them for ducks. I'm ready to get my hands on those and see what they got.


Now that I've used them for a few years, it's going to be hard for me to switch to something else.


That's good to hear. I don't mind spending a little extra for a good product.

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#5955990 - 10/01/15 10:23 AM Re: For medium grade duck loads- Heavymetal, BC, or Blindside? [Re: Greekangler]
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I don't buy in to it. Find something you shoot well with and consistently. Don't change it. Something within your budget.
Practice, gun fit and patterning with choke and cartridge choice are way overlooked due to cartridge choice these days IMHO. Far to easy to place blame for a cripple on not enough stopping power than it is a bad shot.
Not saying more sense shot and velocity doesn't help, but I've killed 100s of duck with "off brand" 2 3/4" 4s.

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#5956066 - 10/01/15 11:16 AM Re: For medium grade duck loads- Heavymetal, BC, or Blindside? [Re: Greekangler]
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Those three only....HeavyMetal....Disclaimer - I haven't tried BC close range but the regular BC is to tight of a pattern for how I hunt.
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#5956081 - 10/01/15 11:24 AM Re: For medium grade duck loads- Heavymetal, BC, or Blindside? [Re: JEmberson]
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Originally Posted By: JEmberson
I don't buy in to it. Find something you shoot well with and consistently. Don't change it. Something within your budget.
Practice, gun fit and patterning with choke and cartridge choice are way overlooked due to cartridge choice these days IMHO. Far to easy to place blame for a cripple on not enough stopping power than it is a bad shot.
Not saying more sense shot and velocity doesn't help, but I've killed 100s of duck with "off brand" 2 3/4" 4s.



Don't start trying to bring common sense to this forum.
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#5956153 - 10/01/15 12:19 PM Re: For medium grade duck loads- Heavymetal, BC, or Blindside? [Re: Greekangler]
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I have shot Kents for the last several years, but I am going to give Hevi-Metal a shot this year. I will shoot through one case of the Hevi-Metal, and if it doesn't perform any better than the Kent's, I will switch right back. I figure the best way me to determine if the more expensive loads make a difference is to try it myself and see.
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