Tom Roster

Tom Roster

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.

Chokes

Making Sense of Choke

After considering which gauge and load to fire on any given day, the biggest decision left is always what choke(s) to use.

bismuth shotshells

Asked & Answered

Each year I devote a column to letters from readers addressing topics of general interest to the broader audience of shotgunners. Here is a selection.