Clearing up misunderstandings about pressure vs. recoil
Waterfowlers have plenty of new options—everything from 16-gauge steel loads to shells with 100-percent-biodegradable wads.
You will never shoot well with an out-of-balance, too-heavy load for the gun you’re carrying.
Some shooters assume that “low-pressure” loads are safe for use in older shotguns. At this point that belief is purely speculative.
Clearing up misunderstandings.
Readers have enquiring minds, and I receive many thoughtful letters throughout the year. I always am glad to help. It’s time again for a round of exchanges that should be of general interest to shotgunners.
What you need to know about waterfowl loads.
Never in my more than 40 years of covering shotshells have I seen a greater number of new loads introduced than Kent Cartridge has brought out in 2018. It’s almost an explosion!
Questions from readers have remained frequent and even increased during the past couple of years. Following is a sample of exchanges that should be of interest to most shotgunners.
American 28-gauge shooters have been clamoring for years for lead hunting loads heavier than the 28’s longstanding 3⁄4-oz shot charge. And finally several manufacturers have listened.
To make lots of practice comfortable and positive, the wise shotgunner uses low-recoil practice loads.
HEVI-X is a new tungsten-composite pellet from Environ-Metal, the oldest tungsten-composite-pellet manufacturer in the US. The shot was introduced in late 2017, and here’s what you need to know about it.