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4.98/5 Stars out of 61 Reviews
Behrski (WA) | September 15th, 2023
I'm a bit of a ballistics nerd, so when I evaluate shotgun ammo, I look at pellet count, pellet energy at 50 yard (via a ballistics app and then I convert energy [ft-lbs] to ft-lbs per square inch using pellet diameter), recoil, cost, my bank account, and I compare the ballistics numbers to the old load of 16 gauge copper-plated lead #5's. This load was close enough. It likes to be choked and found best results with full and extra full chokes. Looking forward to the season. Recoil is very acceptable. This will probably be my load for rest of the hunting years (ducks, geese, pheasants, sharp tails)---that's how well the numbers worked out.
Kenneth (Ohio & Michigan) | July 19th, 2023
Ordered a case of 12 gauge 2 3/4 inch #4 shells which were delivered promptly in two days. My son & I will field test them in our annual South Dakota pheasant hunt in early November 2023. It will be my 58th year & son’s 28th year hunting SD pheasants. We have a little bit of experience with different shells & their ability to knock down pheasants. We will report back on the effectiveness of Boss Shot Shells after our hunt.
BB (South Louisiana) | May 17th, 2023
Have used another Premium shot shell for nearly years and are now switching over to Boss. Why? They are better. High quality non-toxic shot shells that kill efficiently and humanely. Oh, and they make them in 2 3/4” , allowing me to shoot my SxS and O/U shotguns. Awesome!
Henri (California) | February 28th, 2023
Bought the 2.75 #4’s for a late season Snow Goose hunt. Shooting a 26” barrel with factory modified choke crushed the geese over decoys. Shuts them off so quickly I was able to triple my first hunt with these shells. Two other goose hunts earlier in the season I was using 3” steel BB’s and 2’s. Shot a lot of geese, but didn’t finish them as quickly as the Boss Shells. Impressed and can’t wait to use them on ducks in the future. Good job, Boss guys!
Dominic Spiess (Ohio) | January 30th, 2023
Like most waterfowlers, I've tried many shells. I've had good success within reason with all shells but nothing stands out like Boss. I bought a mixed bag of #3/5's, #4's and #5's. I bought the shells in between the split season so I didn't have time to pattern them. I didn't over think it and put the factory improved modified choke in it. Every single shot was a bird on the lanyard. Not one bird needed a follow up shot. Including mallards, divers and giant geese! If that's not impressive, I don't know what is. For my combo of mallards and divers I'm going to stick with the #4's. You can't go wrong with any of them so buy a few sizes and see what you like, you'll be impressed.
Jake Schipper (MI) | January 19th, 2023
I go back and forth between the 20 gauge 3" 3's and the shorty 4's in my 12. Need to order a new recoil spring for my 20 so I switched back to the 12 for the late season/split for ducks. Absolutely smashed them. Nice to have options! Thanks Boss!
David Rogers (Oklahoma) | December 27th, 2022
I shoot the old Side by Sides. An English Hammer Gun and three Fox shotguns. I Duck hunt every day of the season. Your shells remind me of the ole Days with lead! They will scalp a Duck. Thanks for a great product.
MJ (Louisiana) | December 26th, 2022
$1.60 a shell for Boss (shipping and tax). $.90 a shell for cheapest steel (tax/shipping). 3 woodies land 45 yards away...I am shooting 12 gauge 2 3/4 #4 Boss and mine is dead. The other duck was shot at with 20 gauge 3" steel #2 and flew away. The 3rd Woodie is hit with 12 gauge 3" #4 steel-gets up and is shot at again then hits the water as a cripple. The steel then finishes him off with a total of 3 shots...Simple Math= 3 steel shells cost $2.70 for 1 bird. 1 Boss shell cost $1.60 for 1 bird. Boss wins this round. The argument that Boss is more expensive than steel was not true with the scenario above. In fact many birds were dropping dead with the Boss compared to my normal steel. I will be using Boss from here on out.
Tristan (Georgia) | December 25th, 2022
These are great shells, I like the price, customer service, veterans discount, and performance. I love how they use big payloads with short shells and I like the super high brass. Bismuth is great, better than steel in every way besides price, and boss shotshells has the best price per round of anybody out there. The copper plating is great too; I don’t have pellets fragmenting like you hear bismuth has the tendency to do. I patterned my gun against a rocky dirt pile and I dug some pellets out and they were still in one piece. You have to pattern your shotgun though. These will fly differently than lead or steel. I have repeatedly heard that you need to choke bismuth really tight to get good patterns. Well for my gun, (benelli montefeltro sporting with 30” ported barrel) the MODIFIED choke patterned superbly out to 35yds. Past that, the full did great at 45. I wouldn't probably shoot further than that personally. What’s more, it wasn’t my aftermarket chokes that patterned the best in my case. It was the factory benelli crio+ extended tubes that came with my shotgun. Point is, pattern your gun so you know what you’re putting down range. Don’t just slap a full choke in there and assume you’re good. Finally, the recoil of these shells is punchy but not uncomfortable and they are perfectly reliable in my inertia driven gun. Compared to Kent fasteel 3” #2s, the recoil is much milder. The fasteel is uncomfortable to shoot even though it has a lighter payload. Get yourself some boss shotshells, you will really like them and I think you’re going to crush some birds.
SRE (Michigan) | December 14th, 2022
Amazing customer service. Received shells one day after placing order. High quality and reliabe product.