We are currently offering and developing several different 12 gauge loadings in 2 ¾” and 3” shells. We are also now offering 2 ¾” shells in a paper hull as a custom order item.
In the 12 gauge 3” shells we currently have three offerings. All of our 3” shells are loaded with ITX13 or ITX 10 Non-Toxic, uniform manufactured pellets. Our first 3” offering is a Waterfowl shell with 1 ¼ ounce of #4 shot moving at 1350 FPS. We offer this same 1 ¼ ounce load with #6 shot that is quickly becoming a favorite we struggle to keep on the shelf. Our final shell in the 1 ¼ loading is a shell with #4 ITX 10. We have had very positive results with this loading over the last several years. It is not ITX 13 but it is a very high performing shell. Our heavy hitter 3” shell is a Magnum Waterfowl loaded with 1 3/8 ounce of #2 shot at 1300 FPS. Finally, we have loaded a Turkey shell with 1 7/8 ounce of #6 shot at a reduced recoil speed of 1025 FPS.
Our waterfowl shells have been shot out of a myriad of firearms, side by sides, over under, pumps, and semi-autos with no issues. We have seen outstanding patterns from many different choke manufacturers. We have seen our shells fired from full waterfowl chokes down through fixed skeet choke barrels on a 40 year old 870 Wingmaster.
We have spent a lot of time working to get hard hitting loads that maintain a tight pattern maximizing ITX13 performance. Shooters will be amazed seeing what ITX13 pellets that are 16% denser than lead do to a duck or a goose in flight. By virtue of the increased density, our shells carry more energy farther down range. While this means one should be able to kill ducks and geese at extended ranges, we urge you to still make responsible decisions when choosing your targets. Please make sure that you can recover what you shoot; don’t let our improved downrange performance cloud your judgement on what your abilities are in your particular setting.
Maybe you remember stories the old curmudgeon used to tell you about dropping ducks at the far side of the hole in one shot or maybe you remember shooting lead yourself when lead was legal. Try our shells and you will be taken back to those days. Hit ducks with uniform pellets that are 16% denser than lead. Don’t shoot ducks twice, shoot ducks once and drop them dead to the water. Your dog will thank you.
Our Turkey load is a reduced recoil load of 1 7/8 ounce of #6 shot moving at a reduced speed of 1025 FPS. This shell is maximized to be shot out of a standard extra full or even full choked barrel providing deadly patterns out to 40 yards. This shell is not loaded for $200 dollar extra-extra full choke tubes. The patterns that we show on our website were shot out of an older Mossberg 835 with factory extra full choke.
This year we will be offering a 2 ¾” hull waterfowl shell. We had several folks shoot some 2 ¾” shells for us the past three duck seasons with very positive feedback and we have found a couple of loadings we are happy with. This loading will be 1 ¼ ounce of #6 ITX 13. This will not be a shoulder breaker. In addition to plastic hulls, we plan to offer this non-toxic 1 ¼ ounce of #6 ITX13 in a paper hull shell as well on order.
We have developed several different 12 gauge lead shot offerings. Please contact us if you have a particular interest in 12 gauge lead shells plastic or paper hull. We can offer custom shell labeling or packaging for your business or club in any of our 12 gauge shells featuring ITX13, ITX10, bismuth or lead shot loadings.