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Just waiting for Eley to produce Maximum in a 34gram 3 shot 16 gauge load, probably in a purple case 😄

I sent some feedback a few years ago when they started loading VIP 16g in Paper.... I said said that they totally missed a trick on the branding..... Grand Prix ALL day long for Paper case.... or Classic Game with copper shot. In fairness, they sent me a voucher for 50 free cartridges! I think they soon stopped loading VIP in paper case 16g as no longer listed on Just Cartridges. For me, a modern twist on a timeless classic like a paper case just did not work....

I am a massive fan of Eley's heritage but do feel that they have lost their way over the last 10 years or so sadly since becoming part of Maxam.

A Maximum will ALWAYS be a 30gram 16g load or a 34gram 12 bore load in my upside down little world....🙃

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On 11/03/2021 at 11:33, busbiter said:

Just waiting for Eley to produce Maximum in a 34gram 3 shot 16 gauge load, probably in a purple case 😄

I sent some feedback a few years ago when they started loading VIP 16g in Paper.... I said said that they totally missed a trick on the branding..... Grand Prix ALL day long for Paper case.... or Classic Game with copper shot. In fairness, they sent me a voucher for 50 free cartridges! I think they soon stopped loading VIP in paper case 16g as no longer listed on Just Cartridges. For me, a modern twist on a timeless classic like a paper case just did not work....

I am a massive fan of Eley's heritage but do feel that they have lost their way over the last 10 years or so sadly since becoming part of Maxam.

A Maximum will ALWAYS be a 30gram 16g load or a 34gram 12 bore load in my upside down little world....🙃

I think that I must be in the same world as you busbiter 😀👍

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On 11/03/2021 at 10:54, wymberley said:

:good:

Don't pretend to understand it, but as Eley - along with the other loaders - went at great lengths to extol the virtues of the crimp closure (as also the mono-wad) when it was introduced because unlike previously where the over shot card/ rolled turnover closure could be detrimental to the pattern, are they thinking that we've forgotten that or have they discovered that that is not the case after all? Or was it simply because the crimp was cheaper to produce?

LOL! In theory in a gun with little or no chocke an overshot wad is a bad thing. In a gun with some choke it never, apparently, affected patterns such as to be a noted problem. Hull's lettered buckshot used a frangible clear plastic overshot wad.

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