AS EFFECTIVE AS HEVI-SHOT
By: T.J.C. from Metamora, IL, USA
How is the quality? Does it have every feature you need?
I prefer to shoot ducks with a 20 ga. Until the recent price increases I used hevi-shot 6 out to 40 yds and 4s for beyond that range and for geese. I recently tried the blind side 5s with low expectations. I was surprised. The 20 ga 5s through a modified tube absolutely crush ducks out to 40 yds. I think they are even more effective than the deuces at that range. Have not yet had a try on a goose, but I'm guessing the dueces are as effective as anything out there. What a relief in light of the hevi-shot price increases. No way I will any longer pay for hevi-shot in light of the effectiveness of this load. I shoot alongside guys shooting 12 ga hevi-shot and I can kill any duck they can kill. Try some. If you're shooting a 20 ga at passing ducks I recommend a modified tube. I'm sold and pleased that I no longer have to pay for hevi-shot to shoot ducks with my 20.
What do you like or dislike about the features?
1 1/16oz shot in a 20 ga steel load. The shape of the shot makes it deadlier than round steel and as effective as hevi-shot that I used to love. The recent hevi-shot price increase made me fear that I could no longer hunt ducks with my 20. This new load has saved the day. I don't want to cripple ducks. I have yet to cripple a duck within 40 yds with this load. All clean kills.
Do you think this item is a good value?
It is the best value in a 20 ga load out there. Especially for sportsmen who like to shoot passing ducks and who don't want to cripple ducks.
Which flyway do you hunt in?
Central (Illinois River)
Please give your general opinion of this product.
The best 20 ga load out there for the money. The 5s are as effective as hevi-shot within 40 yds. I've been using h-s 4s for my 3d back up round. I may try blind side 2s for that. I love this stuff! I didn't believe that any steel load could be as effective as hevi-shot in a 20 ga. I was wrong and so happy I was.