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On 22/04/2019 at 16:49, TIGHTCHOKE said:

I think much of the reasoning behind that move was to make and sell them in Europe and to avoid having to transport stuff so far.

and to avoid the swinging tariffs that the EU stuck to them! Another reason to Leave!

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On 22/04/2019 at 17:16, redial said:

Winchester Winners were my choice for everything.

Must be 25 perhaps even 30 years ago.

+1      25 years ago for me too, plus the trap 100 7.5 in 32 grams for pigeons too.Would buy them tomorrow 

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No doubt about it Winchester Silvers were a brilliant cartridge . As were Gamebore Patriot , remember them? Does anyone have any Patriots left ? Would love to get some Patriots loaded if I can find the load data , I wonder what caused Gamebore to discontinue ?

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On 14/07/2019 at 06:41, Salopian said:

No doubt about it Winchester Silvers were a brilliant cartridge . As were Gamebore Patriot , remember them? Does anyone have any Patriots left ? Would love to get some Patriots loaded if I can find the load data , I wonder what caused Gamebore to discontinue ?

Probably marketing, or powder change.

Replication of a cart must be hard unless you can get the exact same powder and components.

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On 14/07/2019 at 06:41, Salopian said:

No doubt about it Winchester Silvers were a brilliant cartridge . As were Gamebore Patriot , remember them? Does anyone have any Patriots left ? Would love to get some Patriots loaded if I can find the load data , I wonder what caused Gamebore to discontinue ?

The Silvers were, (in my opinion), a poor follow up and a significantly more expensive shell than the truly superb Trap 100 / Trap 200 / Winner 8's, for some reason they never quite worked for me, so I think I switched to Fiocchi for a spell and then onto Hull Sovereigns.

As for the Gamebore Patriot's, I can honestly say I've never shot a more annoying shell, in that when you were on target and pulled the trigger, the clay sailed on, unbroken..!

I've no idea why that was, but I simply couldn't get on with them, and it came as little surprise to me when Gamebore quietly discontinued them.

Things have moved on since those days, the Gamebore Evo 24g in plaswad is a truly superb shell, I have complete confidence in it.

Cat.😎

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Catamong ,

 Very good post and I agree with your observation .

A friend minced a dificult bir on Friday with FBlacks , then tried , Superbs , Sovereigns  and ViPs , never touched them and doesn't know why ?

Maybe it can only be compatability choke and cartridge ?

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