Remington® HyperSonic Steel™ Shotshells
brutal recoil, bad patterns
I tried the 3" #2 and #4 this season. I ran them thru a chrono and on pattern paper @ 35 yds with 9 different choke tubes in 2 Benellis and a browning. The patterns were very dissapointing with large holes with every choke from IM thru Skeet. also the velocities were no where close to the advertised velocity and varied all over the place. The recoil was harsh but managable with a parka on about like a 2oz turkey load. I fired about 20 of these at paper and the other 30 at ducks and geese. NOT ONE bird fell to these loads. I was also shooting Kent Fasteel as my last round in the gun and that wast the round that filled my game bag.
November 4, 2010
Best ammo hands down
I missed the first 5 ducks on opening day with this ammo because it is so fast. You really put your bead on the ducks head and squeeze. Have had alot of kills with this ammo. I'm shooting it out of a Mossberg 835. This gun is short for waterfowl, but with this ammo I'm beating em up.
October 23, 2010
we bought these on a 10 day trip to Canada hunting Snows consistently knocking down geese at 60 yards and sandhills at 50 with a 3" mag almost no leads required my dad shoots and over under with an I/C and a modified and was a killing machine. he was making shots that I had a hard time with 3.5' he did have a big bruise on his arm after 4 days at 2-3 boxes a day
October 20, 2010
Great idea yet serious flaw
Well, I was impressed by the idea and speed of Remington Hypersonic. I always prefer fast loads so once I saw this product I bought two boxes of 1 1/4 #1 to try them. First, I tried them on the pattern board in a Beretta Urika Auto loader with a Trulock Modified choke. I put one shell at a time in the chamber (none in the magazine), it pattered very nicely at 40 yards (I did not try any other distances yet). The pattern didn't have any big empty areas in it. The best pattern I have seen for a while. However, the recoil was pretty strong (I would say 50% more than other shells I have tried including heavy metal BB, Winchester Supreme BBs, and Kent Faststeel #2s (this by itself wouldn't deter me from buying the shells). The gas pressure from the shell was so strong that it closed the action (despite the fact that there were no shells in the magazine and hence the action should have stayed opened). I went geese hunting and put hypersonic in the chamber and the magazine, the first shell went bang (perfectly nice), the action threw out the empty shell and was closed slam shut...yet failing to feed the second shell. I have been using my Beretta for over a year now, it never failed to cycle. The hypersonic creates a heavy pressure that closes the action so fast that prevents it from feeding in the second shell, this is pretty consistent with slam shutting the action when there is no shells in the magazine. I guess one solution to this problem is to use the shells in an over and under (or a pump action), but I wouldn't wanna take the recoil of this shell in either one. Despite the good idea of this product and the nice pattern, I would not recommend this product for an auto loader either, as you will have one shell only at your disposal. I guess one way around that is to put a different type of shells in the chamber and the magazine so that the hypersonic would be the last to be shot...you will then have to adapt to the different speeds and factor this in your lead.
October 15, 2010