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Just for intrested what do people find the smooth cartridges to shoot? I never take any notice of recoil but I know people who do and can't stand 32g cartridges? So just want to get people's opinions? 

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In the past I've shot off a load of old paper cased Grand Prix's and Impax, now they were nice.

I'm talking 40 years + and they still kill well. 

No I know not exactly available at every RFD but they are out there.

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12 bore - Hull 28g Imperial Game, in a side by side, very smooth.

Found Impax, which were my favourite in the 70's and 80's, to be a bit jabby compared to the Imperials.

In 20 bore I've found all the below 28g offerings  ive tred out 'smooth'.

This includes Hull, Express, Eley, Cheddite,and Proper.

Have yet to try Gamebore, Fiocci and RC.

 

 

 

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Fiocchi PL28 is what I use in my Westley Richards boxlock. 28 gram 6 shot fibre wads AND 65mm case.

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Intresting thanks guys I have a friend who is finding 32-30g  to painful . (He has a bad shoulder) so trying to find out what would be the best cartridge to recommend him 

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I shoot ONLY lightweight side by sides and I find the smoothest 28 gram loads to be Hull Imperial Game and Express Supreme Game. 
Many moons ago I used Eley Impax and then changed to Winchester GB, which I don’t think are now available.

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11 hours ago, figgy said:

Any traditional game cart designed for old guns.

That about sums it up, Figgy.

And it does not mean 36 gram loads!

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12 hours ago, Ferret664 said:

Intresting thanks guys I have a friend who is finding 32-30g  to painful . (He has a bad shoulder) so trying to find out what would be the best cartridge to recommend him 

hello, is that is for game shooting ?

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21 minutes ago, Smokersmith said:

According to the title of the thread .. yes

hello, ok well as many say we all did ok with 1 oz, 1 /1/16 oz etc back in the good old days, now equate to 28/30g, which was the regular cartridge for most side by side 6.5llb shotguns

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Another vote for the SuperGame Hi-Bird. Not only smooth but perform well and the price is not criminal compared to many.

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go for pattern not speed,

for a 32 gram cartridge I find Just Cartridges Extreme Game very smooth, bought a couple of thousand 6's and 5's a few years ago, use them on my driven days, for driven partridge I use Cheddite Universal Trap fibre 28 gram 7.5's

I find both these cartridges pattern well in my guns, (multi choked, 1/4 and 1/4)

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The softest shooting carts I've found for game are Lyalvale Express special game fiber wad 25g 6 shot.

Friend used them in his very old Damascus sxs, when I bought one I used the same. Better than the Hull 26g & 28g imperial game I bought the following season.

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I’ve been using the game bore clear pigeon 6 - 30 g carts , like them , but that is through a semi auto so recoil feels nominal 

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To be honest, personally I never feel a gun go off with any normal game load cartridge unless I have mounted badly (usually hastily), in which case I have invariably missed. Kills never register any recoil with me.

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I never feel recoil but then again I never use anything over 29 grams in an over and under.

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I remember using up some dan arms clay carts that were like getting hit by a truck every time I fired. 

Used comp x and apart from the noise I couldn't tell you the gun had gone off. 

Mostly don't notice it these days with whatever carts I use unless I mount wrong on a snap shot. 

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If the gun fits recoil shouldn't be an issue with any cartridge, over 1200 on 3 days back to back this week 34/3s and 35/4s no issues. Last weeks 3 days 750 40/4s on 1day and 300 34/3 on each of the other 2 and no issues.

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52 minutes ago, Perazzishot said:

If the gun fits recoil shouldn't be an issue with any cartridge, over 1200 on 3 days back to back this week 34/3s and 35/4s no issues. Last weeks 3 days 750 40/4s on 1day and 300 34/3 on each of the other 2 and no issues.

And may we ask what the gun(s) weigh?

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