I've read a few other reviews that have had the same experience we did. My buddy shot these for a season. Each and every duck he shot had both feet and wings broken, larger holes, and the bb's usually traveled all the way through the ducks. I don't think blindsides are that necessary. I think a good choke tube on a gun will be the best. I shoot Xperts and Federal blue boxes with a full Carlson's choke and I have had better results as long as I am shooting right on. I don't have too many cripples anymore. You can do what you want, but I personally try to avoid in getting caught up in the newest latest and greatest type of shotgun shell. The cheap garbage I've been using the past 14 years has been doing fine.Just wandering if any one has shot this Blind Side and if it's worth the money.
Most of them have more shot weight at the same velocity. So yes there are more pellets. I have shot them in bb, #2,3,4. At 1 3/8 oz. Last year every goose we shot was dead before it hit the ground. No cripples. That is what changed my mind about them. My favorite for ducks is the 3" 1 3/8 oz #4. Like some others have said if shooting over decoys they do so much damage you get less meat. But those days the birds won't decoy and you are shooting 40+ yards they drop dead.I never paid much attention to these shells because I have so much ammo on hand. Couple of questions. How are they sized? Is a #3 BS pellet the same volume as a round #3 steel pellet? If so, then the pellets per ounce should be the same. Also, how does the ballistic coefficient of a BS pellet compare with a round one? One can see that under perfect conditions they may pack better than round pellets, but I doubt it's a significant advantage.