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Is it worth using the cheapest cartridges I can find for clay shooting I’m just getting started so not competitive apart from with my self and a friend or am I better getting some decent  ones

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I bought the cheapest I could get , starting off I ddidnt think they would make any difference to me , as I got told by an old boy at the range , put them in the right place and they will kill a clay , I still buy cheap cartridges for clays but buy decent pigeon cartridges , have fun

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There may be cheap cartridges, but I don't think there are many bad cartridges......they all go bang, and a lot of success (or failure) is down to the shooter not the cartridge!

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Depend I think on what gun your using, I bought the cheapest to shoot through my sxs and it nearly killed me shooting 100 clays. Yet these were perfectly fine in my heavier o/u. 

I don't think you can go wrong picking a cheap 21g cartridge. Hull xcomp are good 

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I've used the cheapest carts in competition, the carts are much better than we are. 

All loaded on the same machines and maybe a little less consistent but not many would notice the odd one not being exact same.

Buy cheap and shoot more, is my advice.

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Don’t know what you call cheap but for clays there are plenty of cartridges around £190 per thousand, 7.5 28g, steel or lead, the price jumps up a bit for felt wad, around £200-£220.

I like Lyalvale Express English Sporter 7.5 28g, around £190 thousand.

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Unless your a top flight shooter being sponsored by a cartridge brand I dont think it makes a difference.  I tend to buy whats on offer at the club currently using Eley Select 24G and they smash clays just as well as the more costly brands I have used in the past..

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I did use some 24g 7.5 jockers a few weeks back, £176.88 a thou, usually use fiocchi fblu 24g 7.5 £188 a thou and I can't say I noticed much difference, guns choked at half and half and both dusted a fair few. 

Find something you like and stick with it, I found that was one of the best confidence builders. 

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I’d say buy the cheapest. Tried them all and although i’ve Had my best score with white golds I have settled on hull comp x which are cheap 

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I don't want to buy expensive carts, but the carts that I've found  that work for me are 1p percent more expensive per shell than the cheapest I can buy. A tenner a thou more expensive I can live with. 

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Bit confused how people buy their carts. 

If buying at the clay ground they charge £6+ a box from what I’ve seen. 

Buying carts at 1000 a time you can buy white golds for £244 per 1000 - works out £6.10 per box. 

 

Is it really worth saving a few pence per box to shoot cheaper carts? 

My brother in law or mates and I often throw in today and have 500 or 250 each so we have the 1000 price as we split the 1000 between us. 

 

 

Today we have been looking at other carts that might be cheaper.

gamebore evo - £216 per 1000 - £5.40 a box. 

blue diamond - £237 per 1000 - £5.90ish a box.

white gold - £244.50 per 1000 - £6.11 a box. 

 

If we shoot a 50 clay shoot twice a month (so every other weekend) the price difference between the cheaper carts and white golds would be £2.80 for the month. 

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Have never really understood why dealers charge so much extra to but say. 250 that buying 1000. I always buy 1000 at time but only go in shop every few months. If they charged the same for 500 I would go in twice as often and may buy something else when in the shop. 

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Some dealers do sell slabs at the same as you would pay for a thousand. Shame more didn't do this.

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