Tom Roster

Tom Roster

New Loads of Interest

New Loads of Interest

Waterfowlers have plenty of new options—everything from 16-gauge steel loads to shells with 100-percent-biodegradable wads.

High Vs. Low Pressure

High Vs. Low Pressure

Some shooters assume that “low-pressure” loads are safe for use in older shotguns. At this point that belief is purely speculative.

Enquiring Minds

Enquiring Minds

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.

Kent Cartridge

Loading Up with Kent

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!

Asked & Answered

Asked & Answered

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.

28-Gauge Loads

Today’s 1-Oz, 28-Gauge Loads

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.

HEVI-X

The New HEVI

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.