A venerable duck load for those who want to take the most birds they can get and have an easy day of action on the marshland. The steel-based Magnum sized load offers premium features for higher quality duck and waterfowl. This is a 3 inch Magnum shell with a 1 1/8 ounce payload. The #2 shot allows you to shoot geese and other larger, tougher waterfowl with it, but still accommodates ducks as well. The muzzle velocity is something special too: the 1550 velocity gets you out much further than standard loads in lead or in steel.
The #2 shot is big enough to counter some of the deflection concerns by having a light pattern and a light projectile. This payload won’t deflect in the wind like lesser shot sizes or other steel rounds. The larger wad size and cup of pellets (at 1 1/8 ounce) also enhances the amount of pellets that will each the target in the formation you desire. The tight patterning combined with the larger more capable #2 size means you get more birds even on ancillary hits.
A high base and a top quality construction means these are reloadable hulls, and especially if you stick to the steel shot, reloading can save significant costs. That is a great value add, considering you are able to reload multiple times.
Posted On: 9/27/11 By: Marc