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Everything posted by PKduckslayer

  1. Don't have pictures uploaded yet but tried out 4 different shells this past weekend, all with a SBE2 with modified choke. All shot's were taken at 30 yards on a 15 x 15 target (it was all we had at the time; I know...not the best to pattern on, but we made it work.) Winchester Blind Side - Best pattern out of the 4 shells; the hex shot destroyed the target, with huge holes. Counted over 90 bb's on target with 3" #2's. Tested 4 shells, minimal gaps in the pattern, all shots would have been kill shots. Remington Hypersonic - 2nd best pattern, one helluva kick to them. You can tell
  2. Going to pattern 3" #2's this weekend with my SBE2; I'll share some pics to let you know how they pattern.
  3. Which patternmaster choke do you use? I've heard good things about them as well. Also, what type of gun are you using it with?
  4. Just purchased a box of the Blind Sides, haven't had a chance to pattern them yet. Seems like a lot of great reviews and a few sub-par ones as well. In most cases as long as you put the bead on the bird within range you should kill it, so I feel that if you can put a few more bb's in your shell it should increase your chances. Who can agrue with that? From what most reviews are saying, it sounds like the downrange velocity decreases significantly, which is why Winchester put their special shotcup to hold the bb's longer. Sounds awfully similar to what black cloud did with their shells....
  5. Haven't tried any other choke tube, never have tried any before purchasing the Carlson's, so still new to using them for duck or goose hunting. My hunt club partner purchased the Carlson's Mid Range choke tube as he was shooting black clouds as well, and the pattern on that wasn't any better. We are in the process of getting our property ready for duck opener (October 22nd, in Iowa), so I went out and purchased a few boxes of different shells to try out. Also, I've switched to just the factory modified choke that Benelli SBE2 supplies you with. I'm wondering if it will pattern better.....w
  6. Shooting a SBE2 I purchased the Carlson's Long Range extended choke tube, and patterned them with the Black Cloud Shells. Had a hard season last year, hit many ducks that didn't die on impact, and mutliple missed shots. I started shooting the Black Cloud shells without patterning them first, and I after looking at the pattern I won't use them again. Tried three different rounds: 3.5" BB, 3" #2, and 3.5" #2. All were great at 30 yrds, no difference between the shell as far as the pellets on the pattern, but over 30 feet the pattern was very poor. Tried 40 yrds and 50 yrds and the pattern is
  7. What a great looking pattern! Mine didn't turn out a thing like that; the only 3.5" shell I used was BB, but you would think it would look SIMILAR to yours, but it definitely wasn't. Looks like you found the choke for your gun! You shooting a SBE2?
  8. I'm trying to find the same answer myself. I have the SBE2 as well, with a long range extended Carlson choke. Anyone please correct me if I'm wrong, but the idea behind having a Carlson extended choke (meant for Black Cloud shells), is that the wad will stay with the BB's longer, causing the BB's to hold their pattern for a longer distance. The long range choke states it will hold up to nearly 80 yards. I haven't heard that they would protect the end of the barrel. I patterned my gun with that specific choke tube at 30, 40, and 50 yards, and was disappointed to say the least. The onl
  9. What's everybody's take on best ammo for the SBE2? I've had mine for years and can't seem to find the best shot pattern. I have a Carlson's long range choke tube, but it doesn't pattern well at all even with black cloud shells. In fact, I haven't had a black cloud shell that has patterned well at all. Shooter error? I'd hope not.... Standing still at multiple distances right on target and was still disappointed. The only pattern that looked like a kill shot was at 30 yards. Keep using the aftermarket choke? Switch away from Black Cloud shells? Any suggestions? -------
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