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Old August 6, 2001, 03:35 PM   #1
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Good Deal on Shells at Academy Sports (Southeast)

Was in Academy today and noticed a good deal on shells for those of you who bird hunt or shoot clays. $2.99 a box for Remington ShurShot Heavy Dove (2 3/4", 1 1/8 oz., 7 1/2 shot). I picked up four boxes and plan to see how they shoot. Any experience with these shells?

Also saw a guy getting a great deal on an Remington 870 pump. He got the gun for $209 along with a free aluminum hard case worth about $60 (promotional deal they have going on). I told him about the $25 rebate, and he got even more excited. I'm sure he's online right now downloading the coupon.
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Old August 6, 2001, 06:12 PM   #2
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In S. TX it is the load of choise with all that I bird hunt with. In fact I often shoot skeet with it and I normally shoot in the 18-22/25 range. Here in Houston it sells for 3.49 per box. That is a great price for a good load. I'll check tomorrow and see if that sale is on here too. It may just be a regional sale to introduce the product up there. The Acadamys' here have an entire row of these stacked 3' high nearly rear round so they must be pretty popular.
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Old August 6, 2001, 07:11 PM   #3
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No better dove load exists than 1 1/8 oz of hard 7 1/2s. If the shot in these is hard, it's a barnburner for Dove. But that's a big if....

Hard shot is more expensive, antimony runs up to 6%,I hear, in trap loads. Softer shot not only spreads more(not necessarily a bad thing) but the more easily deformed pellets lose energy faster.

The Rem heavy dove loads I've shot did fine, tho I went one choke increment tighter than I would with trap loads, my dove load of choice for the last decade or so has been the red AA trap load. IOW, in a situation where Modified choke would shine with trap loads, a Full tube would approximate the same pattern with these.

Another place where these would shine would be on quail, at least Eastern style close hunting.8s might be a better choice, but it's a close call...

It sounds like a good deal, thanks for posting it...
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