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Starting to slowly think about hunting season and re-up on the stuff I need. For the last few years I have shot Remington XLR in 20 gauge with great great great results. It has been my go to off the shelf load. With COVID and Remington switching names/owners/something, I can't find the stuff anywhere.

What are you folks using? I like #5 or #6 shot in a high brass shell.

The Remington XLR box has a pheasant on it, so maybe I should look at pheasant loads?
 

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Are they high brass?
The length of the brass has nothing to do with the amount of powder in a shell. Manufacturers used to label how many drams were in a load now they just list velocity. Federal used to and still may, make a shell called a field load. It would have a long brass on the hull and 7/8 oz of shot and would actually be classified as a low brass shell since it only shot about 1100 FPS on velocity. They were about equivalent to Remingtons Game loads that actually had a low brass on the hull.
 

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The length of the brass has nothing to do with the amount of powder in a shell. Manufacturers used to label how many drams were in a load now they just list velocity. Federal used to and still may, make a shell called a field load. It would have a long brass on the hull and 7/8 oz of shot and would actually be classified as a low brass shell since it only shot about 1100 FPS on velocity. They were about equivalent to Remingtons Game loads that actually had a low brass on the hull.
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The length of the brass has nothing to do with the amount of powder in a shell. Manufacturers used to label how many drams were in a load now they just list velocity. Federal used to and still may, make a shell called a field load. It would have a long brass on the hull and 7/8 oz of shot and would actually be classified as a low brass shell since it only shot about 1100 FPS on velocity. They were about equivalent to Remingtons Game loads that actually had a low brass on the hull.
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I found some Express Long Range at Wal Mart the other day. just got to get lucky when they have it, Wal Mart on highland had some heavy load federal the other day, never shot it but I'm sure it would kill a squirrel.
 
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