Re: suggestions for shells
My wife and I were shooting ducks out near Riverton, WY about 2 weeks ago and we were smashing ducks with 3" #3 Blackcloud. I was using my SBE and she was shooting her new Beretta AL391. The Blackcloud didn't pattern very well with factory chokes but patterned great with the Blackcloud chokes. We had the mid-range chokes and were shooting ducks on a river over decoys. I folded a fat drake mallard at 47 yards and saw that he was hit with only one pellet square in the breast. He is in the freezer destined to hang from the ceiling as if he is gonna land on your head, with the others. Only one pellet hit him because of my lead distance, not the cloke or load. If you are looking at an affordable alternative to Hevi Shot, check out Blackcloud.
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