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hypersonic or blind side?

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 Posted 3/20/2013 10:33:40 AM
 

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so im a big fan of the blind side shells by winchester but im a big remington fan and ive been wanting to try the hypersonics but before i do i want to hear some opinions
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 Posted 3/20/2013 3:55:00 PM
 

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I have shot hypersonics and black clouds ( I consider these higher end shells), but in all honesty, cheap winchesters and kents work just fine for me. My opinion is that hypersonics are not worth it for me, but that might not be the case for you if you shoot them and they work well for you. Then again, you are probably a better shot than me and you might take 40 yard shots and longer (maybe blindsides and hypersonics are better for longer shots). I really try to keep my shooting within my comfortable range which is no longer than 30 yards, but prefer to shoot ducks 20 yards and closer. Cheap shells work very good for me when I shoot in my range. I would buy a box next season if I were you and try them.  Love to see them fold and hit the water dead!

Edited: 3/20/2013 4:00:16 PM by houndog
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 Posted 3/21/2013 10:16:51 AM
 

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the new remington shells are super loud.hunting buddy used them for 2 seasons he shot one woodie just as it poped of the water. it fell not dead he shot it again  then again.this was over decoys so 25 yard tops.i start walking out to get it the duck pops up and tries to fly away i pulled up and shot it with cheap 8yr old federal ammo and put an end to that.second year we hunted 2 ducks come in we shot at them just above the water i was shooting cheap winchester experts him hypersonic.mine droped dead he missed his first shot then hit it with a second and it lived long enough to give us the slip 2 hrs of looking couldnt find it. were both not good shots and missed alot with ammo we both use.i never personaly tried the ammo.like the concept of the new winchester blindside but to rich for my blood.
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 Posted 3/21/2013 12:45:42 PM
 

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the new remington shells are super loud.hunting buddy used them for 2 seasons he shot one woodie just as it poped of the water. it fell not dead he shot it again  then again.this was over decoys so 25 yard tops.i start walking out to get it the duck pops up and tries to fly away i pulled up and shot it with cheap 8yr old federal ammo and put an end to that.second year we hunted 2 ducks come in we shot at them just above the water i was shooting cheap winchester experts him hypersonic.mine droped dead he missed his first shot then hit it with a second and it lived long enough to give us the slip 2 hrs of looking couldnt find it. were both not good shots and missed alot with ammo we both use.i never personaly tried the ammo.like the concept of the new winchester blindside but to rich for my blood.


Sounds like your buddy's choke is too open.

"When you hear my third shot.....that's your signal to take 'em."
-Phil Robertson
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 Posted 3/22/2013 6:53:32 PM
 

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If you want good Remington ammo, I would just stick with Nitro or Sportsman loads.

Here are some pattern numbers comparing Remington’s Hyper-Sonic & Winchester’s Blind Side No. 2 steel loads.

Patterning results from a 12-gauge 3" Remington 870 Special Purpose with a 28" barrel and factory flush Rem-chokes (pattern average of five, 30" post-shot scribed circle, yardage taped muzzle to target, in-shell pellet count average of five, and true choke constriction from bore gauge).

40 YARDS Mod. (.018" const.)
Remington Hyper-Sonic                  3"  1 1/8 oz #2 steel (141 pellets) / pattern 78 (55%)
Winchester Elite Blind Side            3"  1 3/8 oz #2 steel (176 pellets) / pattern 104 (59%)

40 YARDS Mod. (.018" const.)
Remington Nitro                               3"  1 1/4 oz #2 steel (151 pellets) / pattern 117 (77%)
Remington Sportsman                     3"  1 1/4 oz #2 steel (152 pellets) / pattern 110 (72%)

Ok, now you can be the judge!

Good luck.


Edited: 3/22/2013 6:55:14 PM by Joe Hunter
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 Posted 3/23/2013 11:00:53 AM
 

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ya he used an improved choke then went to a mod.he gave up duck hunting couse he cant use lead anymore i suggested hevi shot if you like paying alot for shells his response was its not fast enough.some people i guess.good pattern results just picked up an 870 and have a bunch of cheap remington sportsmen ammo.hopping to pattern it soon.
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 Posted 3/25/2013 1:12:28 AM
 

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I used hypersonics for a season and they were the biggest waste of money ever. They just dont drop ducks like shells half there price.
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 Posted 4/3/2013 2:09:21 PM
 

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I know that you were wanting to decide between the hypersonic and the blind side, but i think Federal Ammo's Black Cloud is by far the best shell for sale. I had always been biased for anything Remington especially when it came to ammo, but this past season i decided to give Black Clouds a try. It was by far the hardest hitting shell i had ever shot despite the 1450 fps. I did not have to take second shots on wounded ducks but instead they were dropping first hit. The best thing to do is just try different shells out on your own! hope this is some help!
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 Posted 4/3/2013 2:43:29 PM
 

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They pattern about the same for me. I like the Black Cloud over the Hypersonic. Hypersonic have considerable more recoil. I prefer Hevy Metal over either one and about the same $.
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 Posted 9/10/2013 10:25:25 AM
 

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Without a doubt I will say Hevi Metal versus Blind Side.

While I won't put down Winchesters load I will say it is STEEL and only STEEL.  No matter what color, how fast and what shape you make it... steel is steel is steel and will always be steel.

With that said, Hevi Metal is my go to load, 3" BB's for just about everything so I don't have to worry what box for what hunt.  Yes it does have steel in it, which does help keep the price lower, but has REAL Hevi Shot pellets in this that truly make it hard hitting and the pattern density is amazing.

Hevi Metal ALL the way for me!
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