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Winchester AA Super Sport Target Load for Dove??? #7261078 08/19/18 02:46 PM
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I dove hunt quite a bit each year, but have used the same shells for a long time...Winchester Super X. If I were to switch to a heavier load I was considering these two and wanted to get yíalls thoughts:

1. Remington ShurShot Heavy Dove 12 Gauge 7.5 shot ($5.99 a Box)

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2. Winchester AA Super Sport Target Load 12 Gauge 7.5 Shot Shotshells (7.99 a box BUT a $2/box rebate...so $5.99)

Since they are the same price in the long run, are the AAís better...or are they just for skeet?

Any suggestions and reasons why would be appreciated. Thx!

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Can't really comment on the AA's but I hunt the Remington 7.5"'s almost exclusively and never had an issue bringing birds down. It's usually me not the shell.

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Re: Winchester AA Super Sport Target Load for Dove??? [Re: TurkeyWhisperer] #7261106 08/19/18 03:02 PM
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Iíve been shooting AA #8 light handicap the last two years. Got 2 cases really cheap and I donít shoot skeet so I used em for dove. Nothin Iíve found to complain about yet confused2


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Re: Winchester AA Super Sport Target Load for Dove??? [Re: TurkeyWhisperer] #7261450 08/19/18 09:58 PM
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Shot hardness matters.

Win AA all day long.

I used to shoot Remi express long range 6s and found flattened shot against the breastbone on numerous occasions. Switched to 7.5 AAs years ago and havenít had that issue.


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Re: Winchester AA Super Sport Target Load for Dove??? [Re: TurkeyWhisperer] #7261566 08/19/18 11:52 PM
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Win AA all day long.


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Re: Winchester AA Super Sport Target Load for Dove??? [Re: Buzzsaw] #7261590 08/20/18 12:25 AM
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AA..Esp if you get the 5.99 a box......

Re: Winchester AA Super Sport Target Load for Dove??? [Re: TurkeyWhisperer] #7261830 08/20/18 03:14 AM
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I used to love Federal loads until a few years ago. Rem leaves too much unburned powder imo. I used some cheap Rio last year with no complaints.

Dove are easy to kill but hard to hit!

Re: Winchester AA Super Sport Target Load for Dove??? [Re: TurkeyWhisperer] #7261846 08/20/18 03:29 AM
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I like the AA shells and with the rebate they are a much better buy than the standard dove loads.

Re: Winchester AA Super Sport Target Load for Dove??? [Re: TurkeyWhisperer] #7261886 08/20/18 04:27 AM
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It's not gonna matter if you square up on a dove with either shell.


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Re: Winchester AA Super Sport Target Load for Dove??? [Re: TurkeyWhisperer] #7261902 08/20/18 05:03 AM
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Having shot factory and reloaded thousands of AA hulls for trap shooting using Winchester ball powders, the powders burn cleaner and I've never had a problem cycling in my gun. But that's just me.

Re: Winchester AA Super Sport Target Load for Dove??? [Re: TurkeyWhisperer] #7262113 08/20/18 01:39 PM
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AA Super Sports hit like a hammer on clays or dove. Winchester also makes a lower end(non-reloadable) high speed round you can get at Wal Mart called the "Super Speed". (not to be confused with "Super Target")


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Re: Winchester AA Super Sport Target Load for Dove??? [Re: TurkeyWhisperer] #7262128 08/20/18 01:53 PM
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The last time I tried to shoot the Winchesters through my gun they wouldn't cycle properly. The shells were just a hair too long so they wouldn't eject all the way. I only have that problem with the 2 3/4" shells, the 3" shells cycle fine.

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Thanks for all the guys. Leaning towards the AAís. Sounds like they are gonna be a better load for dove all things considered.

Re: Winchester AA Super Sport Target Load for Dove??? [Re: Herbie Hancock] #7262335 08/20/18 04:25 PM
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Originally Posted By: Herbie Hancock
The last time I tried to shoot the Winchesters through my gun they wouldn't cycle properly. The shells were just a hair too long so they wouldn't eject all the way. I only have that problem with the 2 3/4" shells, the 3" shells cycle fine.
Winchester does make a cheaper dove and quail load that is not brass and jams quite a bit....I think the metal is steel..

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I honestly don't think you can get a much better dove load than a top of the line clay target load.

Re: Winchester AA Super Sport Target Load for Dove??? [Re: TurkeyWhisperer] #7262461 08/20/18 06:28 PM
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All I can tell you is that super sport in 28 gauge is a nightmare for doves. But, I will say, if youíre really in them, you can shoot the cheapest shells and still limit. Or you should?

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Are they both 1 1/8 oz. loads?


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AA's are the standard. And watch out if your shooting an auto with super speed (crap) a lot of guns won't cycle them reliably. They just don't generate enough gas, recoil or what ever. We saw it time and time again when I was in college working at a gun store/ range.

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I have also heard good things about the Winchester AA Super Handicap. Of the two which is better for dove? I am tempted to try out AA's this year versus the cheap shells I usually buy.

Re: Winchester AA Super Sport Target Load for Dove??? [Re: Zackthefisherman] #7262660 08/20/18 09:55 PM
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AA Super Sport is my go to 12 ga dove load. Shoots fast and very light recoil which is exactly what I want for doves.


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I have experiences on both. Have no problem on neither. But, my gun, M2, seems like AA. It patterns better and hit further. Now, I only use AA for dove hunt. Walmart sells AA by $7.87 per box, so you literally can get $5.87 per box after rebate.

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Remington Gun Clubs are a great option if you're after target loads.
And they're priced a bit better than AAs.


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Also, remember to pick up a case of whatever works well for you in about a month smile There are usually mid season sales.

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High quality ammo for Dove. Get the Win AA super sport 1300 FPS 1-1/8oz #8 or 7.5

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