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  1. bang you'r dead

    bang you'r dead Canada Forum Mod. Eh! Moderator

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    I just like those new Kent fasteel 2.0 more and more. I am killing some long range birds that I am doing some experiments with (longer range shooting), and I seem to crush them just like they are at 20 yds when out at 40-50 yds. Really nice round shot, and tight patterns (even in a SK1). I will post a disclaimer that I get them from Kent for free, some I can't say that I am not biased, but I did do a comparison using Kent, Federal blue box, Winchester Xpert, and Challenger (CDN). All killed similarly at 15, 20, 25 yds, but at 35+ yds, I did see a difference with the Kent. I am currently using the 3" #3 1500 fps 1 1/4 load. For geese I was using the 3" #2 1560 fps 1 1/8 load. No problems with any of the shells, and I like the black hulls, which don't stick up like a sore thumb in the field.
     
  2. WidgeonmanGH

    WidgeonmanGH Elite Refuge Member

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    Thanks for the heads up. Got a case coming!
     
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  3. Grif

    Grif Elite Refuge Member

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    So about $200.00 per case is the going rate right now?
     
  4. cjr

    cjr Refuge Member

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    I paid $209 and was happy to do it. My supply is uncomfortably low.
     
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  5. Grif

    Grif Elite Refuge Member

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    No, I get it. Just trying to get a handle on where prices are.
     
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  6. fishnfool

    fishnfool Elite Refuge Member

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    Ditto. Thanks!
     
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  7. orangelegs73

    orangelegs73 Senior Refuge Member

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    Just saw a case of 12 ga 3” Blindside for $349 tonight. No thank you!
     
  8. pull-do

    pull-do Elite Refuge Member

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    My Wal-Marks had 1 1/2 cases of 12ga. 3" steel 4's winchester on hand on the top shelf,,, and a couple of boxes of 20ga. lead dove loads that's it. Since I don't hunt anymore I let them go. This was 2 days ago.
     
  9. noweil

    noweil Elite Refuge Member

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    I do not understand how people couldn't/didn't see this coming. When supplies of metallic cartridges were being cleaned off the shelves in 2020 there was still lots of lead and steel shot available. This past year there was enough ammo available online that people had the opportunity to stock up on shells. I posted links to ammo available online numerous times. I have friends who wouldn't buy ammo this past year because it was $16/box and it used to be $11/box. I'm hoping for fewer hunters in my area.
     
  10. slimm21

    slimm21 Elite Refuge Member

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    how come you get Kent’s for free?
     

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