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Old January 4, 2010, 07:43 PM   #1
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Kicks vs Patternmaster

Who is the best for duck hunting? I know the kicks is the only one you can use Black Cloud with, but I have heard great things about the Patternmaster. Any thoughts?
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Old January 4, 2010, 10:04 PM   #2
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I know the kicks is the only one you can use Black Cloud with
and why is that?
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Old January 5, 2010, 06:53 AM   #3
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It's hard to make a blanket statement that A is better than B when it comes to shotguns.

The turkey load that patterns best in one barrel and choke may be all over the paper when you test it in another.

With Hevishot 2s, I can swap between LM and Full and change the pattern only about 2" at 40 yards in one barrel.

Same gun, different barrel, it's more like 6".

Over decoys, about all you need is Mod anyway. If pass shooting, I'd try different loads and use the one giving the best 50 yard patterns.
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Old January 26, 2010, 10:47 PM   #4
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Black cloud uses a flight controled wad which mean the wad is designed to still holding the BB's out side the barrel. unlike KICKS a lot of other choke tubes will catch the wad to seperate it from the BB's. i myself shoot a benelli nova and use KICK's highflyer full and absolutly crushes the ducks and geese and use KICKS gobblin thunder .665 and i can send patterns out to 40 yards easy
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Kicks for turkey patternmaster for waterfowl
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