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Old 05-02-2010, 12:13 PM
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Default Nitro Ammo & Rhino Choke.. Still the best.

Finally at the bottom of the box I bought 5-6 years ago (much to the detriment of many Toms). Are they still considered the best?? Given the $$ I spent hunting, this ammo was probably the single best expense and easily gave me 15 yards over factory lead shot.

Just wondering if in the last 6 years the hive mind, collective brain trust here still considers them the best??

Anyone???

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Old 05-02-2010, 12:19 PM
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No way!!! Hevi 13 has been proven as the best of the best these days. Also, it seems that their new Magnum Bland is quickly gaing a HUGE fanclub as well. You're going to be shocked when you test this ammo side by side with those old Nitros... the extra hitting power of the Hevi 13 is simply amazing!
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Old 05-02-2010, 06:00 PM
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Originally Posted by IL-Cornfed View Post
No way!!! Hevi 13 has been proven as the best of the best these days. Also, it seems that their new Magnum Bland is quickly gaing a HUGE fanclub as well. You're going to be shocked when you test this ammo side by side with those old Nitros... the extra hitting power of the Hevi 13 is simply amazing!

Link to magnum blend...
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Old 05-02-2010, 06:10 PM
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Save your money - call them closer than 30 yards - and you don't need high priced ammo - nor 3.5 inch -

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Old 05-02-2010, 06:15 PM
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Originally Posted by JW! View Post
Save your money - call them closer than 30 yards - and you don't need high priced ammo - nor 3.5 inch -

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Thxs but, rather go home with 40-50 yard bird than save $3.00 on a shotshell
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Old 05-02-2010, 07:49 PM
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Thxs but, rather go home with 40-50 yard bird than save $3.00 on a shotshell
LOL! Well said. Sometimes a bird just isn't going to come any closer no matter how good at calling you are. Days off to go turkey hunting when you are married with kids are precious. I wanna maximize my odds of a kill. If I get so good at this that I need to make it more of a challenge than it already is then I'll leave the gun at home and take my bow.

As for my 2 cents? I still think that Nitros are the best. I've had some Mag Blends put 180 pellets inside 10 inches at 40 yards but Nitros are generally on up in the 240 range.
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Old 05-02-2010, 11:02 PM
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I get the best patterns out of my 870 Super Mag with a jelly head choke and Rem. Wingmaster HD 3.5" # 6's. At 40 yards, I can get a consistent 220 plus hits in a 9" circle. Pretty devastating.
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Old 05-03-2010, 06:08 AM
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I did switch off to some Hevi 13, 2.25 oz of #6 that i bought last year. They do have a great pattern and i've taken 2 birds this season with them. They still don't pattern in my 835 as well as the Nitros but they are getting closer. We could use some comp to get the prices down any way. my 2 cents
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Old 05-03-2010, 08:26 AM
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Tom down at 60yds in narrow wooded lane w/ my basic Moss 500 w/xx full Moss choke, and Nitro's 4x5x7.5 load. Need I say anymore!!!!!!
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Old 05-03-2010, 05:22 PM
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The Rhino/Nitro combo for me as well!!!
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