Federal Cartridge improves Speed Shok in 16ga. 20, and 12!

Discussion in 'Shooting - Reloading Forum' started by NW BIRDHUNTER, Feb 28, 2018.

  1. Seahawk18

    Seahawk18 Senior Refuge Member

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    I use hevisteel in both 12 and 20ga. Works well for me in those loads, not so much in the 28. Keeping shots at 30 yds and closer, the Federal 6s out performed the Hevisteel 4s. Agreed that the best way to go would be loading HW 13 but really don't want to start reloading again. I may be forced to do that if I want to shoot the 28 more.
     
  2. JFG

    JFG Elite Refuge Member

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    I’d think you’d be wise to.
     
  3. Tuleman

    Tuleman Elite Refuge Member

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    Or, just accept the fact that 30 yards is going to be the limit of your shots, and enjoy bringing the birds closer and closer until they seem to be hanging right off your nose.
     
  4. Seaark18

    Seaark18 Elite Refuge Member

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    If this stuff does actually burn clean, and pricing remains the same or very similar, these will be my new go-to loads. I’ve always really liked how Speed Shoks patterned and killed birds, but I never liked how dirty some of them burnt- especially in gas autos. If that’s been resolved, I’m back to being a Federal shooter.
     
  5. 4 BUCK

    4 BUCK Senior Refuge Member

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    Looking forward to some real reports.
     

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