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Hillsie15

Morning All,

I am picking up a 12g Browning B525 Ultra XS pro at the weekend, you can probably imagine I’m a little bit excited about that...

I was wondering if anyone has a cartridge recommendation, I shoot mainly Sporting and am hoping to enter a few comps later in the year.

Any pointers would be greatly received...

Thanks 

 

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schmokinn

Ones that go bang and chuck lead out the end of the barrel!

My advice would be look for something YOU don't perceive much recoil from.

Maybe not Comp X 28g but literally almost anything else will do,shells are the least of your worries as 99.9% of them are better than 100% of us.

 

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Hillsie15

Thanks for the reply Schmokinn, I was picking up on comments elsewhere on here that seem to suggest some guns are better paired with certain cartridges.

Your comments are noted, I’ll get out with a variety and see what seems to feel best.

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Stigger

I've got a 525 sporter one and can only comment on fibre cartridges.

Go for the cheapest in your area. 

In 28g I use Velocity +, English Sporter & RC Ramagnola, all do the job very well (I can't tell the difference between them, maybe a bit more confetti from the RC). As for perceived recoil, they are all the same to me. Only time I can really notice less recoil is when stepping down in weight to 24g.

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TK421

I started of with Hull comp X 21g’s, spending long days trying to find a method to the madness, glad I did use these as I was still black and blue the next day. 😲

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El Spavo

I have a 525 sporter one, been shooting a dozen or so times, and I'm getting fiocchi tt1 24g & 28g which seem to work for me and they're under 50 quid a slab/200 quid per thousand. Dunno if that helps?

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Will Hewland

I also think Hull Comp x 21g are a great starter cartridge with low recoil (and better than the 28g version..)

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jason king

eley select in fibres are nice on the shoulder and get good breaks

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westley

Cheddite 24 gram for me in my 303 auto and 725 sporter.

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MJJ

Hull Sporting 100. One of the smoothest cartridges you will ever shoot. Around £212 for 1k

 

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Charliedog

ive been using cheddite in my browning for the last year, they seem to suit me fine

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chippy

Just buy the cheapest in the shop. 

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Doctor Lecter

its money   , recoil ,   regular availability   and trial a error      how serious you want to progress  ,    personal preference   what suits the gun etc     good luck searching and trying different brands .    :thankyou:

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antse7en

I like and have settled into the Velocity+ in plastic 28g, but as the other more experienced shots have said these just work for me and my preferences.

I did shoot Lyalvale power gold the other day after somebody handed me a box to try - I thoroughly enjoyed them but too rich for my blood!

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salop sniper

Personally am a Gambore fan and use the Evo`s. I tried the Volocity + early on and didn't like them, Sian on here recommended the Evo`s and I have stuck with them since....in fact on Saturday am collecting my next 1000.

I tried a box of 25 black gold 7.5 28g that I was bought last year and I didn't enjoy them one bit, nasty recoil. White gold were once my favourite but when I got a mortgage that had to stop.

Over Christmas I bought 200 LE Super Comps as a mate was selling them cheap. Have to say they were really nice to shoot and I think a bit better than my Evo`s but the regular price of them means I wont be buying any more any time soon. Ive herd good things about the Power Gold too but haven't yet tried them. 

This is just my findings though.

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westley
17 hours ago, antse7en said:

I like and have settled into the Velocity+ in plastic 28g, but as the other more experienced shots have said these just work for me and my preferences.

I did shoot Lyalvale power gold the other day after somebody handed me a box to try - I thoroughly enjoyed them but too rich for my blood!

I do NOT think that you are supposed to eat them though  ?  After all, if spent shot is killing all of those birds, you stand no bloomin chance  !    😄

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jasper

The fiocchi fblus are superb . You should get them for less than £50 slab/£200 thou. 

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bugsey hogan

Avoid comp x like the plague 

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antse7en
Just now, bugsey hogan said:

Avoid comp x like the plague 

+ 1! 

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Will Hewland
34 minutes ago, bugsey hogan said:

Avoid comp x like the plague 

The 28g are awful agreed. Bizarrely the 21g are great for a 21g.. I’m sure they are faster and the pattern is spot on. 

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TheSherriff70

Fiocchi Fblack 24g are very gentle, and I would go as far as saying they are as gentle as hull comp 21x.

I gave my last box to my bro-in-law, and he shot them after he finished a lesson. He thought they were lighter than the 21g that they used in his lessons. (Lyalvale 21gs?)

£201 per K. 

 

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antse7en

I have an unopened slab of 28g fibre Comp X left over if somebody wants to take them off my hands - £40

Alternative is they sit on my table until they decompose.. .

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El Spavo

Why are they regarded as so bad?

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wylye

I suspect because they don't go off with a bloody great bang and crash and they don't knock you about like some of the other rubbish being recommended on here

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zella
9 hours ago, wylye said:

I suspect because they don't go off with a bloody great bang and crash and they don't knock you about like some of the other rubbish being recommended on here

+1

 

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