Black Cloud vs. Hevi-Metal
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By duckhunter99 - 1/15/2013 7:29:02 PM
what do you think is better
By chadandy12 - 1/21/2013 10:09:14 AM
I shoot blackcloud alot so thats what I am bais with.
By JTFrisque - 1/21/2013 10:13:27 PM
hevi metal. steel cant penetrate like that non toxic
By Gun Dawg - 4/3/2013 2:52:37 PM
Hevy Metal +1
By Joe Hunter - 4/3/2013 9:48:58 PM
Shoot what you like but realize that Black Cloud is just regular steel with some pellets that have shallow orbits (not at all like the artist rendition) and Heavy-Metal is regular steel with some smaller Hevi-Shot pellets.

Patterning results from a 12-gauge 3" Remington 870 Special Purpose with a 28" barrel and factory flush Rem-chokes (pattern average of five, 30" post-shot scribed circle, yardage taped muzzle to target, in-shell pellet count average of five, and true choke constriction from bore gauge).

40 YARDS Mod. (.018" const.)
Federal Black Cloud  3"  1 1/4 oz #2 steel (144 pellets) / pattern 92 (64%)
Hevi-Metal                 3"   1 1/4 oz #2 & #5 (164 pellets) / pattern 93 (58%)

The BC load averaged 91 regular round pellets and 53 steel pellets with shallow orbits, total of 144 pellets.
The H-M load aveaged 101 regular round steel pellets and 63 smaller Hevi-shot pellets, total of 164 pellets.

As a comparison, here is a Rem. Sportsman load shot through the same gun and choke.

Remington Sportsman Hi-Speed  3"  1 1/4 oz #2 steel (152 pellets) / pattern 110 (72%)

Ok, now you can be the judge.

Good luck.
By rebelcj7 - 9/10/2013 10:23:10 AM
Without a doubt I will say Hevi Metal.

While I won't put down Federal's load I will say as I believe mentioned before it is STEEL and only STEEL.  No matter what color, how fast and what shape you make it... steel is steel is steel and will always be steel.

With that said, Hevi Metal is my go to load, 3" BB's for just about everything so I don't have to worry what box for what hunt.  Yes it does have steel in it, which does help keep the price lower, but has REAL Hevi Shot pellets in this that truly make it hard hitting and the pattern density is amazing.

Hevi Metal ALL the way for me!