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Old 08-07-2017, 02:20 PM
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Seen academy has 4.99 monarch shells. Anybody used them for dove hunting?
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Old 08-07-2017, 03:12 PM
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Seen academy has 4.99 monarch shells. Anybody used them for dove hunting?
Be aware that those are only 1 oz loads. To me, the best deal are the Winchester AA's. With a $2 a box rebate, you are looking at $5.49 a box for a very good shell. I usually buy a case this time of year when they run the rebate.
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Old 08-08-2017, 08:15 PM
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Seen academy has 4.99 monarch shells. Anybody used them for dove hunting?
If my memory serves me correctly, someone posted last year about monarch shells ruining a benelli shotgun. I really don't understand why you would spend the money to buy a benelli and then shoot the cheapest shells you could find.
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Old 08-10-2017, 07:46 PM
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I use the Wal-Mart federals for dove clays ect. 1 1/8 7.5s and 24ish for a case of100
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Old 08-10-2017, 08:29 PM
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I love monarchs, my 870 cycles them great, no misfires no jams. Never had powder come out when ejecting like rios. 1 ounce doesn't matter, killed more doves last year using monarchs than the previous years shooting rio. They do just fine if you can hit them.
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Old 08-10-2017, 08:50 PM
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I don't fool with 1 oz loads.
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Old 08-10-2017, 11:03 PM
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I prefer a 1/2oz load of #9 in a 410 for early season birds, and move up to 1/2oz of 7.5 for late season birds on a good field with birds. If you shoot on my field you must shoot a 410 unless you are a child or a woman.
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Old 08-11-2017, 11:11 AM
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I've shot probably 10 cases of the monarchs for dove, crows, and clays through my SBE 1 and Montefeltro never had any issues with them at all. Will be buying a case for this year as well.
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Old 08-11-2017, 11:58 AM
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1 ounce loads will kill them just as dead as 1 1/8 ounce. 9/10 times it's shooters error and not the shell.
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Old 08-11-2017, 10:18 PM
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how you like that montefeltro?
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Old 08-11-2017, 10:27 PM
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1 ounce loads will kill them just as dead as 1 1/8 ounce. 9/10 times it's shooters error and not the shell.
Lol if you say so...
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Old 08-12-2017, 08:39 AM
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Lol if you say so...
I do. That's what I shot last year, and it was the best year I have had. All doves were dead when they hit the ground.
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Old 08-12-2017, 09:16 AM
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They have winchester now for the same price.
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Old 08-12-2017, 08:41 PM
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This week they have Remington Heavy dove loads for 5.99 bx. good stuff at that price
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It aint the arrow it's the Indian I don't need high powered loads to make up for crappy shooting
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The only practical difference in performance between 1 oz and 1 1/8 is the 1 1/8 offer a slightly longer stream of pellets. This would be helpful if you shot too far ahead of the bird since it will take slightly longer for all of the shot to pass in front of the bird.

So for common purposes for some shooters 1 1/8 loads are more "deadly" accurate than 1 oz loads.

The same argument can be made on the amount of powder or the overall speed of the shot. It all has an effect on hitting the target.

If the shot is too fast for your lead you miss, same if it is too slow. It is all about having the shot and the target meet in mid-air.

So that is a long winded way of saying shoot what works for you, and hopefully we will all have a good season.
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Old 08-17-2017, 11:16 AM
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This will be my 3rd season shooting a 20 for ducks, dove and turkeys. I should have switched sooner... They gauge is deadly on all 3, if you do your part.
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