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New (to Me) Cartridges

Discussion in 'Shotguns (SGC)' started by Buckshot, Oct 17, 2019.

  1. Buckshot

    Buckshot Busy Member

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    Well, over many decades of shooting, clay comps and rough, i have tried too many brands of 12 gauge ammo to mention.
    I was at my clay ground this morning and had a look at their stock of ammo and saw some i had never seen before, LA Jockers 28 gram plastic wad 8's so i inquired about them. I was told the're the best selling cart they stock.
    So i thought i'd try a couple of boxes for my next outing there. They're £48 a slab so well priced if they're any good.
    They come packaged in a plastic sleeve, no cardboard carton to save money i guess.
    Anyway i've just dissected one to examine the components and was pleasantly surprised at my findings.
    The case is strong and firm with a good tight 6 star well formed crimp, the wad is of good quality and the shot is very uniform with no misshaped pellets (they all roll around in an empty pellet tin) and is very shiny so thus far i can't fault them. The acid test will be to try them on a round of sporting through the SX3's modified choke.
    Anyway, has anyone tried them and have any opinions on how they perform?

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  2. DUNKS

    DUNKS Keyboard Hero

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    we have shot them at our clay ground. Saw no problems but we only shoot for fun. "no scoring" so cant really judge. If I remember correctly they were a tad dirty in the barrel.
  3. Ian Larman

    Ian Larman Member

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    I love these I use the Joker blue 28g. Really good cartridge.
    Good price as well.
  4. BoyScout

    BoyScout Active Member

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    If your on them- your on them no matter what carts you use,
    I have seen shooters using the jokers outshoot people using white golds
    Also know people who only use English sporters and are AA class I personally can’t stand that cartridge

    I believe the trick is find a cart that is the right price for your wallet also easy to get hold of and shoot it lots to learn how it performs to build confidence with your set up

    I shot a ‘bag’ of jokers a while back seem ok for the price but yeah not that clean
    My preferred is RC2 or clever mirage
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2019
  5. Buckshot

    Buckshot Busy Member

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    You're correct about them being "not that clean". I can't remember using any shotgun ammo that left residue like they did in the first six inches of the barrel. I only shot 50 rounds and the gas piston in my semi was filthy.:eek:
    I'm pleased i tried them though but i'm moving on.

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