which 20 gauge shells are the [color="#000000"]best[/color]
[color="#0000ff"]That is a difficult question to answer as there are an infinite number of variables between: gun, choke, and shell. For example I use Fiocchi® Golden Pheasant ammunition for all of my upland hunting and it is fabulous. As Turkey ammunition however it absolutely stinks in my 20ga guns - Go Figure.[>:] Each of my guns favors different ammunition.
Mossberg® Mdl 500C, pump, 26" barrel, Hastings® .570" choke (#I20570) shoots Winchester® Supreme 1 5/16oz #4 Lead better than any load, from any manufacturer, to include HeviShot
Remington® (Baikal®) SPR220, 26½" barrel, Colonial Arms® choke #TSKTX, .570" shoots the cheap Remington® Nitro Turkey 1 5/16oz #5 Lead again better than any load, from any manufacturer, to include HeviShot
You must understand however that these loads, IN YOUR GUN
, using the same exact chokes may be absolutely terrible. You don't know how a given load will perform until you test it.
HTL (heavier than lead) loads are nice, but again, ONLY IF THEY PATTERN WELL IN YOUR GUN
For me personally I'll stick w/Pb as these two patterns show it's performance in my guns: [/color]