bamabirdbuster13 wrote:i bought a box of federal premium flight control 3in 6s today from a local hardware store here in town today. i got to going down the road a broke open the box only to have the first 2 shells to be 5s.no big deal at all to me. i was just wondering if this has happened to anybody else.
There was a problem last year with #6 shot being loaded in shells marked #7 shot but I've not heard of anything like what you've reported.
You may want to consider returning to the store where you bought them to let them know or see if they will exchange those shells for a full box of #6 shot shells. It could be that it happened at the factory, or has been said, that someone switched them at the store.
There can be quite a difference in the performance of tungsten-based based shot sizes. One size may flow very well through your choke and just one size larger may not. That happens most often with sizes #6 and #7.