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#7013581 - 12/27/17 04:13 PM Winchester shells
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I'm sure I'm about to get some grief on this. I see more wounded birds with silver box Winchester. Guys buy it because it's easy to find and cheap. I can usually kill 6 ducks with 10 or less shells. I shot some the other day. Confirmed my suspicion. 10 shells finally wounded a duck bad enough I could kill it on the water with 2 more shells. Absolute junk in my opinion.
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#7013640 - 12/27/17 05:08 PM Re: Winchester shells [Re: Blake E.]
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For some it shoots great, for others it doesn't. My 1100 fixed imp cyl loves the game and target 6 shot steel loads for teal and they are stupid cheap for steel. Now when I shoot the waterfowl #4 I cant hit anything. So I've been shooting black cloud with ok success, will try something different when the case is empty though.

Anybody wanna buy 4 boxes of black cloud #2 shot?
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#7013642 - 12/27/17 05:09 PM Re: Winchester shells [Re: Blake E.]
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I've killed 6 Ducks with 10 or less shells plenty of times with cheap Winchesters. Never seem to wound many birds with any shells I shoot honestly. The most cripples I had in one day were actually with a box of heavy metal


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#7013669 - 12/27/17 05:40 PM Re: Winchester shells [Re: Blake E.]
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Have tried it all and came to the conclusion that Winchester expert is as good as any.

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#7013677 - 12/27/17 05:47 PM Re: Winchester shells [Re: Blake E.]
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I think you're talking about Winchester Xperts. And yea those suck. Do a search on Cappy_Tx. He cut one open and the shot inside the shell is horrible. Looks like melted slag ground up.

I prefer Kent
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#7013714 - 12/27/17 06:12 PM Re: Winchester shells [Re: Blake E.]
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Yes experts, i had the same group of five guys many times that constantly kill birds with heavy metal. One day they bring Winchester and shot terrible. They killed 25 but took 3 times the birds. I hunt guys five times a week. Guys with Winchester experts have a tough time. I had a guy shoot one over the water. Half of the pellets stayed in the wading.
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#7013727 - 12/27/17 06:22 PM Re: Winchester shells [Re: Hopedale]
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bottom line- Shoot what ammunition you're most accurate with and most confident with. They all have pluses and minuses.

As for switching shells- stick with 1 brand. The speed and load differences may be the difference you see with the 5 guys. I see a difference in my cripple rate when I switch between brands. So I stick with 1 brand.

How far are the birds they're shooting? heavy metal will have better knock down power past 40 yards- which if they're shooting further birds, could see your cripple rate go up.

Don't knock xperts- I recovered 95 ducks/geese this year with 125 rounds. Only had to finish 2 on the water. Had 2 I sailed and couldn't recover, but that was likely bad shooting on my part. But I rarely shoot anything past 25 yards.



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#7013764 - 12/27/17 06:47 PM Re: Winchester shells [Re: Blake E.]
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Duck buster I believe you do good with them. I bet you shoot well and shoot more to the head. As best as I can tell less tolerance for a body shot than the more premium brands. It could all be coincident. It just seems like my guys have a tougher time when shooting them. Average shot under 40 yards.
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#7013857 - 12/27/17 08:01 PM Re: Winchester shells [Re: Blake E.]
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Originally Posted By: Blake E.
Duck buster I believe you do good with them. I bet you shoot well and shoot more to the head. As best as I can tell less tolerance for a body shot than the more premium brands. It could all be coincident. It just seems like my guys have a tougher time when shooting them. Average shot under 40 yards.


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#7013886 - 12/27/17 08:17 PM Re: Winchester shells [Re: Blake E.]
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They make the xpert and the superX......I've had decent luck with the superX.

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#7013997 - 12/27/17 09:18 PM Re: Winchester shells [Re: Blake E.]
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I bought a box last minute this year. Didnít take a shot the first few hunts. Had all sorts of problems when I finally did take a few shots. I thought Iíd messed up when I broke my gun down to clean it well before the season. Turns out it was the ammo.

More than one shell wouldnít fire. Tried some Remington ammo I had left over from last season on my next hunt and it worked fine. Cycled every shot.
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#7014797 - 12/28/17 02:35 PM Re: Winchester shells [Re: Blake E.]
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I use 2 BPS's and neither likes the xperts, however, my son shoots an SX3 and it works fine. Just depends on the gun, IMO.

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#7016490 - 12/29/17 09:49 PM Re: Winchester shells [Re: Blake E.]
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I had good luck with Winchester shells. Just dont buy the super duper cheap ones. They wouldnt cycle my 1100.

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#7016589 - 12/29/17 10:52 PM Re: Winchester shells [Re: Blake E.]
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My SBE II shoots the 2-3/3Ē Xpert 4ís and 6ís very well. Iíve been shooting them for a long time and donít have many cripples. Most of our shots are decoying birds that are 25 yards or less.

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#7016845 - 12/30/17 08:10 AM Re: Winchester shells [Re: Blake E.]
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I just shot a teal decoying at 61 yards with patternmaster and rio blue steel nr 3.



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