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Author Topic: Favorite lead shell  (Read 1667 times)

Offline gesthuntn

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Favorite lead shell
« on: May 24, 2020, 08:30:47 PM »
What is everyone's favorite lead shell? I have shot a bunch and right now I guess my favorite would be the Longbeard #5.

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Re: Favorite lead shell
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2020, 07:21:30 PM »
In my 20ga guns I use 3" Longbeard® #5 also.

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Re: Favorite lead shell
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2020, 08:25:21 AM »
Longbeard imo is one of the worst. It’s too tight and unforgivable. Winschester supreme was it now I’m using federal grand slam

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Re: Favorite lead shell
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2020, 09:38:52 AM »
I am liking the Longbear XR #6's I have never seen any #5 from any maker that I have liked the pattern on.
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Re: Favorite lead shell
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2020, 10:58:52 AM »
Winchester XX 3/2/6’s (Red Shell)

Can run this shell through several of my turkey guns that are set up for HTL and it will kill turkeys all day long inside 40yds.
Have a couple of lead shooters in particular with this shell.
160’s in a 10 @ 40
140’s in a 10 @ 40.

20-25yds the whole pattern is in a 10” circle.

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Re: Favorite lead shell
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2020, 05:28:53 PM »
Longbeard 3.5 #5's

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Re: Favorite lead shell
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2020, 09:50:01 PM »
old federal 12ga 3inch #4s mag shok or strut shok

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Re: Favorite lead shell
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2020, 10:32:41 AM »
Winchester xx #4

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Re: Favorite lead shell
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2020, 12:17:57 PM »
Activ 3" 2-1/4oz #5's

Winchester  3" XX 2oz #5's

Federal 3" 2oz #5's
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Re: Favorite lead shell
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2021, 08:52:22 PM »
Longbeard imo is one of the worst. It’s too tight and unforgivable. Winschester supreme was it now I’m using federal grand slam

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Re: Favorite lead shell
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2021, 09:09:41 PM »
Longbeard #5 3" 12ga. Will pattern 180 in 10" at 40. 20 yrds is about a 8"
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Re: Favorite lead shell
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2021, 09:50:05 PM »
Before Hevi-13 came along, for long time shot Winchester Supreme #5s and a Hastings .660 choke tube.
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Offline old3toe

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Re: Favorite lead shell
« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2021, 02:21:05 AM »
  Definitely winchester supremes and double x magnums. 3 and 3 1/2 inch loads.

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Re: Favorite lead shell
« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2021, 08:43:12 AM »
3 1/2” longbeards #5 in 870 SM. In mossberg 930 the 3” double x #5

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Re: Favorite lead shell
« Reply #14 on: March 24, 2021, 07:18:26 PM »
10 Ga. -  3.5" Federal Premium, Winchester Supreme HV and XX Magnum, all #6 shot
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20 Ga. -  Federal Premium 3 inch 1 5/16 oz. #6 shot and Hevi-Shot Triple Beard.(5,6,7)
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