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Boss shotgun shells
« on: April 21, 2024, 10:36:05 AM »
https://bossshotshells.com/

Anybody ever hear of these or shoot them? Some of those payloads look insane, lower velocities on some shells, but incredible pellet count, I wonder if it's a gimmick

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Re: Boss shotgun shells
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2024, 10:45:09 AM »
I have nothing but bad experiences

The shells arenít sealed, so environmental moisture gets in and turns primers into duds. Happened to 2 cases, for a non toxic lead alternative targeting use by waterfowl hunters, not being able to survive moderate humidity is a non starter. Not even counting the premium they are asking, they arenít a shell I would recommend.
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Re: Boss shotgun shells
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2024, 12:17:52 PM »
The best Iíve used so far is heavy metal 3 inch #3Ö Iíve always been #2 guy but I really like the #3 now

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Re: Boss shotgun shells
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2024, 03:24:14 PM »
I have nothing but bad experiences

The shells arenít sealed, so environmental moisture gets in and turns primers into duds. Happened to 2 cases, for a non toxic lead alternative targeting use by waterfowl hunters, not being able to survive moderate humidity is a non starter. Not even counting the premium they are asking, they arenít a shell I would recommend.

Interesting... yeah some guys on another forum mentioned em, probably either being jokers or from the Midwest or something...

I've always been a hevi-metal guy too, my benelli likes #2s in the 3 1/2" but saw those boss shells were loading up 2+ ounces of shot and was thinking "dang that's like 10 gauge territory" but I'll save my $ and stick with what I know I guess

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Re: Boss shotgun shells
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2024, 03:30:58 PM »
I have nothing but bad experiences

The shells arenít sealed, so environmental moisture gets in and turns primers into duds. Happened to 2 cases, for a non toxic lead alternative targeting use by waterfowl hunters, not being able to survive moderate humidity is a non starter. Not even counting the premium they are asking, they arenít a shell I would recommend.

Interesting... yeah some guys on another forum mentioned em, probably either being jokers or from the Midwest or something...

I've always been a hevi-metal guy too, my benelli likes #2s in the 3 1/2" but saw those boss shells were loading up 2+ ounces of shot and was thinking "dang that's like 10 gauge territory" but I'll save my $ and stick with what I know I guess

I always shot 3.5 inch shells and havenít wavered. I was forced to buy 3 inch because thatís all they had and I donít think Iíll go back. Less punishing

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Re: Boss shotgun shells
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2024, 05:12:50 PM »
Bismuth is worlds better than steel, and boss makes quality bismuth at what used to be a fair price. Recently the price has gone up to the point that its difficult to buy. Their new warchief load is nearly the price of hevi 12...so I went with hevi 12. Shooting the hevi made me not want to pay big for Boss or any bismuth for that matter...the #6 12 density tungsten is a hammer on ducks with huge pellet count. Hevi bismuth #2 is also very good and lethal at a big savings compared to boss. Aside from the savings, I don't like giving money to companies owned by people who are dishonest and arrogant. I will and have when pressed to find quality ammo, but if hevi products are available and it makes sense economically I will always go that route.

All that being said, the boss that I have had has been mostly good quality. I had a case show up with buffer material leaking from the shells that I was able to exchange without issue. During the ammo shortage Boss was using whatever they could to make shells and I ended up with some odd colors, primers, and variable brass height. All of it performed well.

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Re: Boss shotgun shells
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2024, 09:43:50 PM »
Boss and bismuth for that matter is vastly superior to steel.  However for best results it needs to be shot out of a very tight choke.  I think you can get the best of both worlds shooting hevi-shot which is a 30%bismuth, 70% steel mix.  You save a good bit of money and dont have to totally rearrange your chokes.  Which is important if you are a waterfowler because usually your choke is rusted in place lol  :bash: :chuckle:

If you really want to go off the reservation get some steel duplexed with TSS #7-#9 shot.  That is the hot new thing in waterfowl loads. 

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Re: Boss shotgun shells
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2024, 11:02:17 PM »
Boss and bismuth for that matter is vastly superior to steel.  However for best results it needs to be shot out of a very tight choke.  I think you can get the best of both worlds shooting hevi-shot which is a 30%bismuth, 70% steel mix.  You save a good bit of money and dont have to totally rearrange your chokes.  Which is important if you are a waterfowler because usually your choke is rusted in place lol  :bash: :chuckle:

If you really want to go off the reservation get some steel duplexed with TSS #7-#9 shot.  That is the hot new thing in waterfowl loads.

I've been futzing around with chokes on my benelli nova for years. I've been having best results with hevi metal 3 1/2" #4 thru 2 with an extra full (forget the decimal #), that's been my mainstay fail safe, but I'm always down to try something new.

I just won an auction on gun broker for a marlin 55 goose gun, which is an extra long barrel fixed extra full choke, figured I'd start patterning and messin around with loads on all my shotguns well before waterfowl season, getting the jump on the fall. Didn't hunt at all last year, but figured I'd shake things up and get 2-3 guns shooting right *prior* to October. I gotta few boxes of clays and the girlfriend still hasn't found a gun she likes that shoots right so as they alway say, practice makes
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Re: Boss shotgun shells
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2024, 10:51:56 AM »
I'm an upland hunter and I bought a case of Boss 16 gauge #6 two seasons ago. I use it for my older 16ga guns, and I supplement it with lead shells when and where I can, but it's handy to have. I haven't had any issues with the stuff and it's knocked down pheasants and chukar with no problems. I even killed a turkey last year at around 25 yards with these #6 shells. So far, so good.

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Re: Boss shotgun shells
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2024, 02:04:45 PM »
I have shot 2+ cases of BOSS.  My hunting partner only shoots BOSS and sized down to a 20 gauge.  He had multiple shells that didn't go off last season for some reason.  If your shots are mostly 40 yards or less, save some money and go with the inexpensive shells and stay 1,450 fps or faster.  If your frequently taking shots past 40 yards, they BOSS is way better given you know how to get in front of the bird.  BOSS also does a number to larger geese and provide better penetration through the breast meat hitting vitals if you don't take them out with a head shot.
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Re: Boss shotgun shells
« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2024, 10:47:04 AM »
I switched back to shooting a 20 some years back and was looking for sumpin different to shoot. Went through a few cases. The 3" 5s have been death out to 45yds. However, the vast majority of my shooting is now within 30yds. Budget 3" steel 4s handle that easy and BOSS prices have risen by $70 per case.

 


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