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#6392059 - 08/02/16 03:40 PM Monarch shells? Worth the buy?
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Registered: 06/19/13
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Loc: Katy, Tx
I've been using the Rio's past few years, saw the 1300FPS on these monarchs and was thinking that's a pretty fast shell, most dove loads are about 1200.
The Rio's seem to shoot cleaner than other shells, was wondering about these though.
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#6392081 - 08/02/16 03:52 PM Re: Monarch shells? Worth the buy? [Re: whitewing maniac]
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used them last year. worked same as all the others. I like the Rios but have trouble with the hull getting stuck when ejecting sometimes for some reason.
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#6392151 - 08/02/16 04:41 PM Re: Monarch shells? Worth the buy? [Re: whitewing maniac]
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I did the same as you wwm. The Monarchs work great. Just a little more on the smokey side, if that makes since. I notice when I clean my shotgun its dirtier than with the Rios. 2cents

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#6392533 - 08/02/16 08:36 PM Re: Monarch shells? Worth the buy? [Re: whitewing maniac]
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Loc: North Tejas
Any 7.5 1 oz are fine- I don't like real hot shells
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#6392879 - 08/03/16 08:07 AM Re: Monarch shells? Worth the buy? [Re: whitewing maniac]
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Registered: 03/10/09
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Loc: Bridgeport, Tx
Those Monarch's are the bomb. I've shot a lot of them at sporting clays. I do believe they are my favorite now.
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#6392905 - 08/03/16 08:31 AM Re: Monarch shells? Worth the buy? [Re: whitewing maniac]
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They are ok shells. I think they are to fast, 1315 or 1350 fps way to fast.
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#6393235 - 08/03/16 12:36 PM Re: Monarch shells? Worth the buy? [Re: whitewing maniac]
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Monarch is a house brand. They are not made by Academy. House brands for any company could be from any manufacturer and often change with new contracts. Unless something has changed the parent manufacturer of Academy Monarch shotshells is a Spanish company Maxam Outdoors. Maxam Outdoors owns Rio, Eley, and about a half dozen others. Without having looking at any actual shells in hand, my best common sense guess is that Monarch is currently made by Rio considering Maxam has a Rio plant in Marshal Texas and Academy is mostly a southern US company.
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#6393532 - 08/03/16 03:57 PM Re: Monarch shells? Worth the buy? [Re: whitewing maniac]
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And I believe you would be right. I still like them.
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#6393678 - 08/03/16 05:36 PM Re: Monarch shells? Worth the buy? [Re: whitewing maniac]
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Registered: 01/17/10
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I use 900 fps metrofield from federal 7 1/2 at $6 a box
Plenty.
You dont need much for dove, just swing your gun.
Imo a 28 gauge is the perfect gun for dove, and most fun too.

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#6393692 - 08/03/16 05:44 PM Re: Monarch shells? Worth the buy? [Re: whitewing maniac]
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Sniper John, that is just what the guys at Academy told me about Monarch.

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#6393717 - 08/03/16 06:00 PM Re: Monarch shells? Worth the buy? [Re: whitewing maniac]
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I always buy the cheapest they have. The only time I'd buy high brass shells is if I were chasing blue quail without a dog.

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#6393960 - 08/03/16 09:01 PM Re: Monarch shells? Worth the buy? [Re: whitewing maniac]
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Registered: 12/14/07
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Loc: DFW, Texas
Academy has both on sale this week.
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#6394244 - 08/04/16 07:22 AM Re: Monarch shells? Worth the buy? [Re: whitewing maniac]
whitewing maniac Online   content
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Good info sniper, will pick up a box or 2 and see how they are. Really started liking the Rio's cuz as I said above, they seem to be a lot cleaner, as far as leaving residue in the barrel.
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#6394307 - 08/04/16 08:19 AM Re: Monarch shells? Worth the buy? [Re: whitewing maniac]
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Worth it? Not for me, not at the price I get winchester target loads for grin
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#6394372 - 08/04/16 09:03 AM Re: Monarch shells? Worth the buy? [Re: whitewing maniac]
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Depends on the shotgun I use. If i'm on my old Mossberg 500 I use remington heavy dove 7 1/2. Other shells gum it up and after a 5 boxes it's take down time. Using my benelli supersport it doesn't matter. That thing shoots them all /all week long then wipe it down and go again.
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