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Differences In Cartridges

Discussion in 'Shotguns (SGC)' started by MiniSe7en, Aug 2, 2020 at 8:04 AM.

  1. MiniSe7en

    MiniSe7en Active Member

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    Ok ....so we have been shooting clays for a little while and have been using Hull CompX 28g 7.5... I thought I would give some other carts a try just for a bit of experimentation and bought a slab of Hull Sovereign and a slab of a cheap shop branded cart under Eley, (Gilsan Stingers). The Sovereign I found was a dirty cart with more perceived recoil and the Eley cart not as bad but still poor in perceived comparison... the biggest noted difference was the barrels heated more with both these carts. Is this common, is their a huge difference between carts with the same load and shot size. Am going back to the Comp X carts as they seem cleaner with less perceived recoil and the barrels don't heat up as quickly. Do certain carts suit certain guns better than others?

    TIA
     
  2. Storcky

    Storcky Busy Member

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    Yes certain cartridges will suit and pattern better a particular gun/choke set up.
    I particularly liked English Sporting 28x8s in my guns and thought I did well, they became unavailable when I went for replacements and I bought Hull Superfast 28x7.5s, totally different ballgame for the better.
    Patten plate is your friend in making the correct choice.
     
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    In a word...yes, not as much as rifle ammo but i have noticed differences on the pattern plate. We all have our favourites and have our "go to" cartridges. It's what we have confidence in.
     
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    Certainly certain cartridges do suit some barrels better than others. So many factors to bring into play. I find Comp X have the least recoil and are clean. Some of the cheaper cartridges can be quite snappy. As for heat, try a few rounds of black powder. Half a dozen quick shots and you could fry eggs on my barrels.
     
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  5. Magnum Farce

    Magnum Farce Man's gotta know his limitations

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    Not sure of the science or logic behind it but after using Comp X 21/28g plaswads I found running a few Jockers through gets the plastic streaks off the bores.
     
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    Arrizabalaga Forum Poet

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    I used Comp X for a long time, they're very soft shooting carts that appeared to pattern well through my Beretta. Switched to Super Fast a few years ago, quite a bit punchier but the amount of lead required is noticeably less. Both are relatively clean shooting.
     
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    They are all good, it’s just whatever suites your budget and your head...
     
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  8. Figgy

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    Hull Comp X are the softest shooting cart that's not subsonic.
    The Gilsan Stingers in fiberwad are a great cart, made to Simons own recipe. I've been shooting them for a couple of years.
    Forget the heat and how dirty your barrels get, they're made to take the heat, on sim game days I've burnt my hand on the fore end iron and warped the fore end wood with heat from shooting lots of carts in rain. If your cleaning your barrels it don't matter if you remove a little muck or lots of it.
    What grounds do you shoot at?
     
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    I’m mainly shooting at Thimbleby. I didn’t realise that their was such a variation in carts of the same spec ... well every day is a school day :) but that’s what forums like this are about many thanks to everyone who has contributed
     
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    We all perceive recoil differently, some powders are fast burning and give a slap to the shoulder and cheek, some don't notice this as it's quick and others feel it and hate it. Other carts have a slower burning powder, this gives a more progressive heave, like a shove to the shoulder. Feels smother and softer to me. Not many medium burn carts, they tend to favour one or other types of powders.
    As for local grounds Marne clay shoot on the Barracks is a good one. Spennymoor CTC is another is Oaklodge at Hartlepool. There are more but some not open with vivid etc or only shoot twice a month.
     

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