1. The Forum Rules have undergone some minor changes and updates.  Please take the time to read them; it will only take a couple of minutes of your time. By doing so, you lessen the chance of incurring the wrath of the moderation team or making yourself look foolish to other members.

    90% of users posting adverts in the Sales forums need to be reminded to read the rules as their posts are wrong.  This is unnecessarily time-consuming and will no longer happen - if your advert doesn't follow the Sales Rules it will be deleted and you'll have to start all over again.

    To close this box once you've read it (and the Rules), click on the X in the top right-hand corner.

    Thank you.

    AGF Staff



    Dismiss Notice
  2. A reminder of one of the Forum Rules:

    'Behaviour

    Do not make inappropriate or offensive posts - including threats, harassment, swearing, prejudice, defamation, deliberate insults or name-calling, other negative remarks about this forum, its moderators and administrators or your fellow members. Even if this is just your own personal opinion, RESPECT YOUR FELLOW MEMBERS.'

    There have been changes made to our censoring software in an attempt to help with this growing problem.

    Click the X in the top-right-hand corner to dismiss this notice.
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Dear members,

    Our membership (like our country) consists of people from all walks of life; different in far more ways than can be listed here and each with a different view based on their experience of life - regardless of their colour, religion or cultural heritage. Every single person in the UK has been born of mixed race – we are a multi-coloured and multi-cultural country.

    As many of you are aware there are a handful of individuals amongst this membership that persist in making provocative, inflammatory, racist and otherwise offensive comments. This has been happening across the forum to a certain degree but is most especially prevalent in the Adult section.

    The moderation team has tried to stay on top of this, however unfortunately because of the ‘offensive’ nature of much of its content we don’t monitor the Adult section quite as much as perhaps we should. As a result much of this behaviour has gone unnoticed unless it has been reported to us. While the team always intended to take a "light touch" approach to the Adult section it would seem that some people aren’t quite adult enough to be left unmonitored after all.

    This behaviour is, and always has been against Forum Rules as well as the specific stipulations of the Adults forum and it will no longer be tolerated. We feel it's time to draw a line in the sand and as such from this point onward offenders will receive an immediate and permanent ban from the forum.

    In order for us to achieve our goal of restoring the forum to the friendly and tolerant place it once was, we ask that ALL members be mindful of the content they post and help us to stop unacceptable behaviour by using the 'Report' tool at the bottom of any offending post - the results of which can be seen only by Admin/Moderators.

    You should all receive a copy of this message by PM. 

    To close this message box, click on the 'X' in the top-right-hand corner.

    Dismiss Notice
  4. Hotmail block emails from us entering your inbox. Unless you can setup a safe sender you will not get activation emails from the forum. Please use an alternative provider or complain to Hotmail.
    Hotmail addresses include.

    @Hotmail.co.uk @Hotmail.com @outlook.com @Live.com
    Dismiss Notice
  5. Postings on Politics, Religion & Controversial Off-Topic Material

    The majority of users do not want to read about these subjects and people have left the forum as a result of it – this is after all an 'Airgun' Forum. It’s all very well to say they don’t have to read it if they don't want to, but as most of us use the ‘New Posts’ button there is no easy way to avoid it.

    All AGF staff members are in favour of people being able to discuss what they want, but we have to draw the line somewhere if it is upsetting other users. We don’t want to read about these topics either.

    IMPORTANT- The discussion of politics and religion is no longer allowed anywhere on the forum (including the Adult section).  The only exception is if it's airgun related - they must be put in the Airgun Related Politics section..

    We will not tolerate bullying or personal attacks, racism or any other offensive 'isms'. we will remove these topics from the forum, we will not give you an area where you can abuse each other. We will not hesitate to ban offenders.

    To clear this text box, click on the 'X' in the top right-hand corner.

    Dismiss Notice

Clay cartridges

Discussion in 'Shotguns (SGC)' started by Danstar33, Apr 1, 2014.

  1. Danstar33

    Danstar33 Junior Member

    Messages:
    230
    Likes Received:
    46
    Location:
    Brierley hill
    Hey guys,

    so following the wonderful help you guys gave me yesterday, my next step is looking at cartridges. At the moment I'm using Eley first lite, 7-1/2 shot 21g load.

    just wandering if there are any cartridges out there that are worth getting. Obviously my main concern at the moment is hitting clays, so I don't want to spend megabucks on rounds that will only be fired into the air to land on the ground some distance away without hitting anything!

    any info on a cheap and reliable cartridge would be great.

    Thanks again guys!
    dan.
     
  2. Fubbytucker

    Fubbytucker Busy Member

    Messages:
    554
    Likes Received:
    12
    Location:
    Rotherham
    Comp-x are dirt cheap and I find them to be decent. I've not seen any benefit to the premium cartridges.
     
  3. Jackroadkill

    Jackroadkill Donator

    Messages:
    16,784
    Likes Received:
    116
    Location:
    Drenewydd, Powys, Cymru
    I use the same Eley's that you use, and I think they're fine.
     
  4. Kyska

    Kyska Honorary Member

    Messages:
    2,900
    Likes Received:
    18
    Location:
    Leicestershire
    I use any old Censored in my cartridge bag, I've often wondered what disadvantage I have, using 20b, tight chokes and No6 shot.........
     
  5. Danstar33

    Danstar33 Junior Member

    Messages:
    230
    Likes Received:
    46
    Location:
    Brierley hill
    Aweskme mate. What quantity do you buy them in? Do you know any prices?
     
  6. Danstar33

    Danstar33 Junior Member

    Messages:
    230
    Likes Received:
    46
    Location:
    Brierley hill
    Yeah mate carts aren't too bad in all honesty, not that ive had much experience with any other that is.
     
  7. retromlc

    retromlc Engaging Member

    Messages:
    237
    Likes Received:
    123
    Location:
    ashford
    I only buy 28grms, I've used 21 & 24 grms.same money as 28 so chuck more lead in the air and improve ur chances.cheapest i can find
     
  8. Danstar33

    Danstar33 Junior Member

    Messages:
    230
    Likes Received:
    46
    Location:
    Brierley hill
    awesome mate, thankyou. Does this add any extra recoil at all?
     
  9. darklord

    darklord Can’t beat a tx200 at 30m

    Messages:
    2,956
    Likes Received:
    337
    Location:
    NEWBURY
    black gold f2 are great and very fast so more forgiving but they are expensive. but i swear by them
     
  10. Squirrel Sniper

    Squirrel Sniper Engaging Member

    Messages:
    214
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Dunstable
    Just bought 1000 Hull Superfast. £175, so pretty cost effective. I was breaking clays with them yesterday, and they seem popular so I'm happy to stick with them for a bit!
     
  11. Donki Oaty

    Donki Oaty Where's the time going?

    Messages:
    1,958
    Likes Received:
    9
    Location:
    Axholme
    I use Kent Velocity 28g 7.5's. I Bought 250 for 50ish quid.
    Seeing as I'm just getting back into my shotguns I didn't want to spend too much and I've found that an afternoon of firing 28g's can be felt on your shoulder.
     
  12. retromlc

    retromlc Engaging Member

    Messages:
    237
    Likes Received:
    123
    Location:
    ashford
    recoil is slightly higher,but not that much,i always shoot fiber wad and I think the recoil is less than plaswad,but a correct mounted gun with a bit of weight to it helps obsorb recoil
     
  13. ojs

    ojs Posting Addict

    Messages:
    1,019
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Chorley, Lancashire
    If you haven't been shooting long don't worry too much about cartridge choice, as long as they throw the right amount of lead at the clay. Anything from Eley, Lyalvale, Gamebore etc will do the trick. There are a lot of incredibly expensive cartridges out there that will only have the same effect as the cheaper stuff provided the gun is pointing in the right place.
    As already mentioned, good gun fit will eradicate most felt recoil issues, although 21g cartridges are good if you are shooting a few hundred a day or not a particularly big build.
     
  14. caravandwellar

    caravandwellar Busy Member

    Messages:
    630
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    norfolk
    I use lyalvale English sporter and comp x, bout £4 a box. Both in 8 or 9, 28g
     
  15. sishyplops

    sishyplops Active Member

    Messages:
    42
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Norfolk
    I use gamebore evo size 8, cost £190 per 1000 well impressed with long range killing power even though my gun is 1/4 and 1/2 with 26" barrels
     
  16. darklord

    darklord Can’t beat a tx200 at 30m

    Messages:
    2,956
    Likes Received:
    337
    Location:
    NEWBURY
    Ive tried Kents, comp X Eley firsts Gamebore white and blues. Plus a load of other Censored, The super fasts are the same speed as the f2s apparently though the super fasts seemed to have less recoil and seemed slower to the target. without chronoing i can't say for definite.

    One thing i can say put 200 of them through in 1 shoot and then clean your gun. the f2s leave virtually nothing in the barrels how ever the cheap carts are a real b****r to get the residue out.

    I do find cheap carts are dirtier. I think i can get super fasts for 165 a thou or comp x for 160 a thou
     
  17. engraver

    engraver Keyboard Hero

    Messages:
    2,537
    Likes Received:
    406
    Location:
    barnsley
    I use whatever I can get hold of from 21-28 grm for clays, Ive currently just bought a slab of hull high velocity.

    The guy I get them from buys in bulk and is the cheapest around here so I buy whatever he has at the time, and whenever you go on a local shoot everyone else seems to be using the same shells lol so he must sell them quickly.

    But my advise to anyone starting out it forget what shells you buy just buy a lot of whatever you can get and practice on technique, so long as the shell is pretty consistent you will be fine,

    Only the experienced competitive competition shooters seem to have a choice of what they shoot and at what venue, and Ive shot against guys who will happily swap chokes between stands, all that is way down the line from a starter, just stick to the same choke and the same shell and you will learn quicker.
     
  18. Jeffers001

    Jeffers001 Engaging Member

    Messages:
    383
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    UK South
    Sportsmans Gun Centres are selling NSI 70x7.5x28g at £156 per 1,000.. excellent cart.. clean, consistent, cycle in a semi without problem.. and min. recoil in u/o
     
  19. Silverfox

    Silverfox Active Member

    Messages:
    33
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Wantage Oxfordshire
    obvious, but check your ground, lots don't allow plastic wad!!
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice