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Old 12-25-2009, 06:40 PM
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Has anybody tried these shells? the reviews seem good. theyre about 25 buck for an box of 25. i was gonna buy some and try it out. i want something a little denser than steel that patterns better too.

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Old 12-26-2009, 06:00 AM
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I bought two boxes awhile back. I'll stick with the blackclouds.
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Old 12-27-2009, 10:58 AM
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i bought one box of 3" BB yesterday. cant wait to try it out.
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Old 12-27-2009, 07:44 PM
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i wwanna try it.not a big deal though,get em close and steel is good,i hate black cloud dont see why everyone thinks its so great.
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Old 12-27-2009, 07:45 PM
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why do you hate blackcloud? ive never tried it but i was considering it.
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Old 12-28-2009, 08:17 AM
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As far as black cloud goes I believe those that think it's great happen to have success with it. Personally, I used to shoot Kent faststeel but couldn't get it to pattern out of my new sx3. I switched to black cloud and had great results. So to me, it drops birds when others didn't...simple as that.
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Old 12-28-2009, 11:20 AM
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its just standard steel shot, though. right?
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Old 12-28-2009, 12:11 PM
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Originally Posted by goose caller View Post
its just standard steel shot, though. right?
Yes, it is just a standard steel shot but has a flight control wad. I shot my sx3 in both a full and modified choke with Kent and had blown and off center patterns. I switched to black cloud with my modified choke and have great patterns with it out to 50 - 60 yards. A lot of people make the mistake of using full chokes or wad stripping chokes with BC and this is a huge mistake. The restriction pulls the wad away immediately upon leaving the barrell and defeats it's intended purpose. The FS steel shot in the black clouds also penetrates deeper due to it's cutting edge. I read some pretty interesting independent tests on it and they really seem to penetrate better than standard steel.
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Old 12-28-2009, 12:21 PM
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i hear the low brass in the bc make them difficult to eject. and the hot burning powder gums up the barrel and action pretty bad. has anybody experienced these problems with blackcloud?
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Old 12-29-2009, 05:12 AM
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I've never had or heard of that happening to anyone. However, on two different occasions with two different people, the bc shell wouldn't eject out of a pump and it would get stuck in the barrel.
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