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Winchester Xpert Hi-Velocity Steel Shot question.

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 Posted 10/14/2012 12:48:46 PM
 

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So I bought for this season a couple of boxes of Winchester Blind Side @ $25 a box, but dicks had a nice deal if you spend $40 you get a free ammo box. I recently went to dicks this weekend and I saw they had a new product on the shelves, Winchester Xpert Hi-Velocity Steel Shot 12ga #2 ammo 100 rounds for $50.  $50 for 100 rounds of steel shot seems really cheap. However I forgot if they are 2.75in or 3in shells, but regardless has anyone had any experience with these shells.?

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 Posted 10/14/2012 1:49:21 PM
 

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That is not a great deal for that ammo. Why not buy one box and see how they pattern with your gun. When you find ammo that suits you then buy in bulk.
You can find Win. Expert cheaper by the case online than the Dick's price.

Comparing patterns is how you will find the right ammo for you. If you shoot a box of "cheap ammo" and can't kill birds, is it really saving you money?
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 Posted 10/14/2012 2:16:31 PM
 

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Good point. Thanks for the info. Do you know of any credible sites that sell ammo for cheap?

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 Posted 10/14/2012 3:14:28 PM
 

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bass pro and cabelas offer free shipping or $5 shipping every now and then...thats usually when i'll buy a case or two

other than than you could check out cheaperthandirt.com...just be careful because their shipping is weird sometimes and its effects the price
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 Posted 10/14/2012 3:42:15 PM
 

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I am well aware of Cheaperthandirt. However, their shipping rates are really high sometimes(at least for NY). I used to buy some things now and then from them. Do they charge sales tax? If they don't, it might be worth it to buy a full case.  I also find Bass Pro or Cabela's to be more expensive than dicks, especially with their outrageous shipping charges. I sometimes buy stuff from Bass Pro if they have a free shipping over $50 sale.
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 Posted 10/14/2012 8:13:23 PM
 

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pretty much your paying 50 bucks for 5 boxes of xpert. 10 dollars a box. Thats a deal for some people depending on where you can find. Cabelas has it for 12.99 some walmarts around here already sell it for 10 dollars a box. You decide it its a deal for you or not

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 Posted 10/17/2012 1:05:35 PM
 

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Out to about 40 yards either the BS or Xperts (way cheaper than BS) will kill ducks just fine if you use the right size pellet for the kind of ducks you shoot and at the distance you shoot them, but if you need a longer range load then Win. Dryloks will probably be a better choice.

Here are a few of my pattern numbers to give you an idea of the above listed load perfomance through my gun/chokes.  Of course, you need to pattern them through yours to really know what they are doing at the ranges you shoot.

Patterning results from a 12-gauge 3" Remington 870 Special Purpose with a 28" barrel and factory flush Rem-chokes (pattern average of five, 30" post-shot scribed circle, yardage taped muzzle to target, in-shell pellet count average of five, and true choke constriction from bore gauge).

40 YARDS Mod. (.018" const.)

Winchester Xpert Hi-Velocity 3" 1 1/4 oz #2 steel (146 pellets) / pattern 106 (73%)

Winchester Drylok Super-X 3" 1 1/4 oz #2 steel (162 pellets) / pattern 121 (75%)

Winchester Elite Blind Side 3" 1 3/8 oz #2 steel (176 pellets) / pattern 104 (59%)
 
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Edited: 10/17/2012 1:06:17 PM by Joe Hunter
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 Posted 10/18/2012 9:02:43 AM
 

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100 / 25 = 4 

Just saying....
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huntorgather (10/18/2012)
100 / 25 = 4 

Just saying....
It says $50 for a 100 shells though.

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I shoot cheap shells because that is what I can afford. I usually would get kent 3inch 2's and 4's. Last year, I bought a few boxes of xpert 2 3/4 inch # 4's for teal season. Didn't shoot them all, so that is what I started the regular duck season with. I had my best year with them shooting them from my Supernova with the factory IC choke. I am not the best shot and have not patterend my gun (I know I should) but out to 25 yards, which is where I am the most comfortable shooting, the expert 2 3/4 # 4's worked great for me.
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