I have been comparing 20 ga shells from RST (http://www.rstshells.com/rst_classic_sh ... shells.htm
) and from Nice Shot (http://store.fastcommerce.com/niceshot/ ... 554-c.html
). Regarding 2 3/4" shells, those manufactured by RST (approx. $3/ea) are available in sizes 5, 6 and 7 1/2 @ 7/8 oz weight and 1150fps. The shells manufactured by Nice Shot (approx. $2.40/ea) come in sizes 5 and 6 @ 1 oz weight and 1300fps.
Do the reduced velocity and weight of the 20 ga RST loads (both 2 1/2" and 2 3/4") result in lower pressure loads which are more appropriate for older classic guns (Foxes, Elsies, English game guns, etc)? Would it be correct to assume that the shell of either manufacturer could be used in a modern proofed gun (steel proofed or not, such as an older Superposed)- depending upon the user's preference for load weight and speed?
I have been shooting 2 3/4", 1 oz Fiocchi Golden Pheasant #6 @ 1245fps in the bottom barrel (IC) of my B Rizzini Round Body and 3", 1 1/4oz Fiocchi Golden Pheasant #5 @ 1200fps out of the top barrel (Mod) for late season pheasants over my setter and find this combo to be deadly. I realize that some will contend that 3", 1 1/4 oz 20 gauge loads are excessive and counterproductive but I've been shooting them with great success for 20+ years. I guess it's a confidence issue and I don't want to fix what ain't broke. Are there any plans to add any 3", 20ga loadings by Nice Shot?
Thanks for your help,