Well after loading two semi trucks full of straw bales I found a 15 minute window to try out the shells. I tried tese shells out of my Winchester SX3 with the Invecter Plus Choke tubes. The nicest way I can put it is, as of right now, they are not worth the time or money. I had a piece of cardboard that was 36" x 56". From 40 yards these shells with the improved cyclinder had about a 30" spread. The pattern was way too spread out to make a solid good kill. Only had about 5 or 6 pellets in the kill zone. I put in the modified choke and the pattern was a little better but nothing to brag about. If I had to go and kill a gobbler with one of these shells I would not take a shot over 30 yards.
I would post pics of the patterns and give more exact data on how they did but you know the old saying that some days your the bug and some days your the windshield. Well today I was the bug. When we got done loading the semis I noticed my cell phone was gone. Thankfully, I wasnt in the semi so I know its not going to eastern KY but while searching thru the straw in the dark I ran into Mr. LePue. Yes, he did decide to give me his nice aroma and oh how happy I am about that.
Right now all my stuff is in my SUV and it stinks so bad I can not get in it to get the stuff out and make accurate counts.
This weekend Im going to try the shells again with the Winchester but use the full choke and see how it does. Also, Im going to try my Bennelli Nova and see if the shells perform any better with it.
Oh, I almost forgot to say, no I still havent found my cell phone.
Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
Ralph Waldo Emerson