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Hello -

I'm sure its been debated and redebated a few times here, but I'm wondering if those of you who've used Hevi-Shot or Hevi-Steel or other similar products have noticed a difference? I don't much care about whether its worth the extra money or not - I'll maybe shoot 6 boxes total this year so the cost difference isn't going to make my kids go without food. So far I've shot maybe half a box of Hevi-Steel and I kinda dig it - just wondering what those of you who've used it more think. Also, are there other brands you would recommend?

thanks - erik

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I've shot a few boxes of Hevi-Shot. When you hit them, they're STONE DEAD. Great stuff but really expensive.

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I'm like you , I only shoot 5-6 boxes a year so the cost isn't a major factor . I have used Hevi-shot and Remington Wingmaster HD , and that is all I use. Terrific stuff, that is all I use, better than lead.When you hit the birds they are DEAD !!!!!

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The high speed Wingmaster HD, and Kent Tungsten Matrix are brutal. I shot up the rest of my bargin basement Kents and unless I can find it for the same price...... cry

The Remington HD works good too, and with the rebates and occasional sales it's almost affordable smile

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black cloud is great, costs more than your run of the mill stuff, but not as expensive as hevi shot. Hit them with it and they are feet up.

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I agree on Black Cloud. Awsome stuff. But the price is only 22 bucks a box for 3 1/2 BB. Thats cheaper than most. It is all around awsome.

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I like to shoot 3 1/2" shot 2 or BB of Estate's and they have treated me well. They kill good. $13.99 a box, not bad!

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everyone knows I shoot kent fast stell 3.5" 1.25oz load dueces and 3's $17.99 a box stellar performance

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Kent Fasteel loaded in #3's 1 1/8 oz shoots the best in my fowling piece. I burned through some Black Cloud this year and I would say that the stuff works good although it is one of the dirtiest loads I have ever shot (need to clean gun more often).

For me I found myself behind birds a lot more with the Black Cloud because I am use to shooting the fastest loads on the market (1 1/8oz Kent, 1560 fps) and BC is around 1475 fps if I remember correctly. So I had to remind myself that I needed to lead the birds just slightly more when using BC.

Cloud does a number on geese though, I will tell you that much. Hit 'em square and they come down dead, period. Its advantageous because you can use a smaller shot size like 2's for honkers and increase your pellet hit count and not lose knockdown power. You won't have holes the size of quarters in your meat either.

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I like to shoot 3 1/2" shot 2 or BB of Estate's and they have treated me well. They kill good. $13.99 a box, not bad!
I second Estate I dont here much people shoting it, but i like the stuff!

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Bc, 3# for everything except for rabbits.......

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estate has become my "go-to" cheap steel shot in BB loads. as far as hevishot, i loved the old remington stuff; so much that i bought up a ton of it this spring. i havent found a premium non tox yet that patterns as good as that stuff did. and at the price point and how much i shoot, i havent been able to justify buying any more non tox to pattern with.

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carpshooter that stuff was the best! used to use it for geese and turkeys but now for ducks and geese i just shoot winchester xpress 1550 fps and at ten bucks a box!!

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I have been thinking about trying Black Cloud, but for the most part I only shoot hevi shot. I go thru a couple of boxes a year and spread out the purchase of it between seasons.

I had a bad opener a few years ago using some federal steel shot and hit 5 ducks and all i had to show for it was a sky full of feathers, wont go back to plain steel again.

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i have shot black cloud and like it but being im only 17 and have to buy all my own hunting sh!t i like the winchester....black cloud is great but dirty stuff!

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I will say hevi shot is a worlds of difference also. Bought 3 cases of it from wal-mart at the end of the year for only 6 dollars a box. was shooting black cloud during snow goose season and it was ok. brought along 3 boxes of hevi shot and wow what a difference. no more hearing the bbs hit and nothing happen. they fall like a ton of bricks. same goes for ducks. if you compare how many times you shoot say regular steel and then hevi shot i thi k it would equal itself out.

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