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Dave Erickson
PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:32 pm  Reply with quote
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I ordered some 16 gauge Backridge Amunition bismuth #4's the other day and I got an email from Rob at Backridge informing me that the #4's went fast and they were down to 1 box. He went on to say he's sending me the box of #4's and refunding me the cost of the unfilled order, but he's also including a box of bismuth #6's free of charge.

Hard not to appreciate that. Smile
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Now that is what I call customer service!

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Dang nice of them!

I might have to try some of these after my supply of BOSS runs low.

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Bismuth 6's for $30/box 25? Yes please. Thanks for the tip!

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calebg
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I'll be curious to hear what you think of the Backridge shells.

I just ordered a box of #4 16ga last night along with some 20ga shells. They seem like a good load for pheasants and large ducks.
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Dave Erickson
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I like the velocity on these Backridge loads and I think 1275 fps is more than enough for #4's and a better option for my light 16's. Should be perfect for ducks and roosters.
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calebg
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Yes, the velocity seems appropriate.

My initial impressions of the Boss loads are positive, but 1375 fps is really uncalled for.
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Dave Erickson
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My Backridge #4's came today along with the complimentary #6's and yet another gift.

These guys have earned my next order. Can't wait to use these loads on ducks and pheasants.
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Dave In AZ
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calebg wrote:
Yes, the velocity seems appropriate.

My initial impressions of the Boss loads are positive, but 1375 fps is really uncalled for.

That is a reasonable speed for bismuth waterfowl loads. For several reasons. Probably not needed for other targets.
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Has anyone chronoed the Boss or Backridge? I seem to remember DE graphing the Kent 1oz Bismuth that the box says 1300 but he was getting like 1275?

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Dave Erickson wrote:
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My Backridge #4's came today along with the complimentary #6's and yet another gift.

These guys have earned my next order. Can't wait to use these loads on ducks and pheasants.


Man, I would love to order a box of 4's and 6's, especially if it comes with a shirt! Looks like they are completely out of 16ga ammo for the time being. Sigh.

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calebg
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calebg wrote:
I'll be curious to hear what you think of the Backridge shells.

I just ordered a box of #4 16ga last night along with some 20ga shells. They seem like a good load for pheasants and large ducks.


I received my 20 gauge loads, but the 16 gauge were refunded.

Cutting apart the Backridge loads, the shot looks comparable to Kent, with a fair bit of lumpy shot and a couple broken ones.

By comparison, the Boss shot is round and even, but perhaps they're using the copper coating to even out the Bismuth.

This is a small gripe, but does anyone else find it odd that on the Backridge shells neither the boxes or hulls are marked with the shot size?
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Dave Erickson
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calebg wrote:
calebg wrote:
I'll be curious to hear what you think of the Backridge shells.

I just ordered a box of #4 16ga last night along with some 20ga shells. They seem like a good load for pheasants and large ducks.


I received my 20 gauge loads, but the 16 gauge were refunded.

Cutting apart the Backridge loads, the shot looks comparable to Kent, with a fair bit of lumpy shot and a couple broken ones.

By comparison, the Boss shot is round and even, but perhaps they're using the copper coating to even out the Bismuth.

This is a small gripe, but does anyone else find it odd that on the Backridge shells neither the boxes or hulls are marked with the shot size?


Dang, I just read this and didn't notice the lack of markings on the boxes and shells. Now I don't know which are the 6's and which are the 4's. I'll have to open one up. Sad

I patterned the 16 gauge Kent 5's a few years ago and the patterns were excellent, uniform and seemed fairly tight.
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Dave Erickson
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Opened up a shell and it was the box of 4's and the Sharpy was quickly employed.

While I was at it I measured about 10 pellets and got an average of about 0.127" maybe a bit less. I'd call them about 4 1/3 -4 1/2 size. The pellets looked pretty round.
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