Winchester® Double X High-Velocity Turkey Shotshells
Good close range loads
I use the 3 inch #6 shot for my 12 Gauge and I can not reach out very far with my turkey choke. I was able to reach out at 35 yards and hurt the turkey I was shooting at. I never got that bird. The brass at the bottom of the shell expands to the point where I have to use my cleaning rod to push the shell out. They are good for close range loads at about 25 to 30 yards.
February 22, 2007
I spend alot of time, a ton of money, and take many hours off work each year to go turkey hunting. As a avid turkey hunter, I like to try new and different equipment every season just to see if there is something a little better than what I'm using. I've tried the heavyshot, super fast longer range shells, and the computer designed wads with aerodynamics that rival the F-22. I always come back to Winchester Supreme High-Velocity #5's. I've patterned my 835 out to 80 yards, just to see. While I would never take a shot that far, the pattern I get is "killable".
March 8, 2012
punishing velocity, less than stellar performance
i bought a box of these last week, and to say least i'm less than pleased. i came across inconsistent patterns at 20,30, and 40 yards while patterning my gun using a H.S. Strut Undertaker turkey choke. Cause of the problem? the shot wad was opening unevenly causing the center of the pattern to move off line of sight. i've used remington ammo before with great consistency. however i'm a big winchester fan i hope they can correct this problem quickly. back to the drawing board i say.
April 15, 2008
With a Kicks choke in my 835 Grand Slam, I have put up to 60 pellets in the kill zone on a turkey target at 40 yards. I have taken several birds with this load. It's vital that you match a good choke to your gun. I harvested one bird at nearly 60 yards but most have been inside of 40. Most of my shots will put 30 to 40 pellets in the kill zone out to 40 yards, this is a good load.
March 25, 2009