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By walter shipman from USA on 2015-05-19 04:26:52Things I liked:Sturdy construction, albeit plastic. Reloadable. Quiet in your pocket or pouch - no metallic jingle, as with pellets in tins, metallic cartridges, and so on.
Things I would have changed:Might be nice if they would come out with a metal version, say of brass. A small reloading kit would be nice.
What others should know:Reloading these things is a hoot. All you need is some foam sheet (2mm works for me) from your local hobby store (a couple sheets will do a LOT of shells), a handheld paper punch, and shot. The procedure is as follows: 1. Punch two circles of foam for each shell (one for the base wad, and one for over shot wad). 2. Place the shell base down on a hard surface and insert the base 'wad' into the mouth of the shell and press it down with the eraser end of a pencil, dowel, etc. Make sure that it doesn't escape the other end. 3. Insert the proper number of pellets (see below). 4. Carefully insert the overshot wad on top of the pellets. 5. Optional: Run a bead of nail polish around the mouth of case to ensure the wad stays in place. Size:Shot Chart Shot Shot Size Count #9 23 #8-1/2 18 #8 13 #7-1/2 12 #7 10 #6 9 They will take out those little Shatterblast targets, too. Range and hold being spot on.
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By Airgun Papa from USA on 2015-06-28 15:58:16Things I liked:I like the concept of having a shotgun option for airguns.
Things I would have changed:The ammo quality. I have gone over the other reviews and did not see one which dealt with discovering what is in the factory load. What I found when I dis-assembled one of these was a total lack of quality and a revealed that these are not as advertised. The shotshell contained 20 pellets ranging in size from .059" to .088". (# 9 shot has a nominal diameter of .079"). The actual weight of the shot charge was 9.2 grains. Only 6 of the 20 pellets could be remotely considered as # 9. The average diameter of all 20 pellets was only .069" , and many of those 13 pellets were considerably smaller than that. The point is, the pellets used to make up the shot charge here are apparently not standard quality #9 shot, but a mixture of all sorts of shot with no uniformity at all. The predominance of smaller shot makes the killing power of the charge all the more ineffective at any range beyond 5 yards. The weight variation of the shot charge was also found to be large when I weighed the shotshells.
What others should know:There is no reason these should be as costly as they are. They seem filled with reject shot of all sorts. I am reloading my hulls with # 8-1/2 shot which weighs out at an actual shot charge of 17.5 grains for 18 pellets. The factory shells with that actual shot charge of 9.2 grains gave a velocity of 814 fps. My reloads were considerably slower at 551 fps but considering the limited range and killing power, I do believe the much heavier payload will be more effective than the factory offering. The factory load showed reasonable shot density at 10 yards for hitting a squirrel sized target at that range, but not enough for any reasonable expectation at killing it. My reloads did just as well in pattern density with the larger and heavier shot of uniform size, but I still have no confidence in reliably killing a squirrel sized target beyond 5 yards.
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