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Posted: 9/21/2002 10:22:39 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/21/2002 10:28:27 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/21/2002 10:52:27 PM EST by prk]
It would depend on what kind of targets you were shooting, trap or skeet, or sporting clays. Also, whether you will be shooting around water and need to use steel for that or some other reason. I can't advise you on sporting clays. But for skeet you might see if the stores have any promotional lead loads in 9's or even 8's left over from dove season. They would have the smaller shot. Problem is, I'm told that while cheap, the shot is out of round and prone to fly unpredictably, like a knuckleball. Trap, I don't often shoot, but I think they use in the neighborhood of 7's (in lead) for that, which there might not be any cheapo loads around. If you need to use steel loads, cheap ones may be hard to find... But think about this - unless you're already an excellent trap/skeet/sporting clays shooter, you might miss more with the cheap loads, even when you should break it. Is it worth that to save a buck or two?
Link Posted: 9/21/2002 10:35:17 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/21/2002 10:55:04 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/21/2002 10:56:26 PM EST by prk]
I was editing my original post when you were replying. I would shop around for some cheaper target loads. I haven't gone in a while, but maybe I'll see tomorrow what the range is selling them for. How many boxes a week would you be shooting?
Link Posted: 9/22/2002 2:27:53 AM EST
I the past I have found some great deals on Winchester AA in half case or case lots. - If you can find a volume dealer sometimes they get it at promo rates. Also used to get deals on Active, but that didn't extract as nice in my Ithica M37.
Link Posted: 9/22/2002 2:35:32 AM EST
PMC actually makes a pretty good target load and is a little cheaper than the winchester and remington loads.
Link Posted: 9/22/2002 2:59:51 AM EST
Originally Posted By Hoplite: im looking to purchase some 2 3/4 inch shells for shooting some clays. Ammoman doesnt have any listed on the site so where can i get a few cases of the stuff? Would it be cheaper to go to k-mart and buy it there?
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Most local clubs have them for cost. some clubs even have once fired reloaded AA 3 dram loads (71/2 8 and 9).
Link Posted: 9/22/2002 3:14:03 AM EST
Wal-Mart has Winchester AA for $4.97 everyday price. Around here some of the sporting good stores run specials a couple time a year and I stock up then.
Link Posted: 9/22/2002 3:35:21 AM EST
Walmart also carries Winchester 'Universal' shells for around 15.00 / 100. I shot the highest sporting clays score I ever got on a course with these shells.(3 dram / 7.5 shot) (course it also helps if you keep your barrel moving)[:E]
Link Posted: 9/22/2002 11:22:01 AM EST
walmart atleats theres were my family boght em when we did C.A.S.
Link Posted: 9/22/2002 12:04:02 PM EST
Originally Posted By ECS: Walmart also carries Winchester 'Universal' shells for around 15.00 / 100. I shot the highest sporting clays score I ever got on a course with these shells.(3 dram / 7.5 shot) (course it also helps if you keep your barrel moving)[:E]
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Walmart also has Federal multi-purpose or something like that for $15/100. Thats what I use, in either 7.5 or 8 shot.
Link Posted: 9/22/2002 12:17:26 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/22/2002 12:27:04 PM EST by Dano523]
Link Posted: 9/27/2002 7:02:56 PM EST
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