Blind Side Shells

Blind Side In The Late Season

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With duck seasons winding down and late season goose hunters still crouching in their pits and at the ready in their layout blinds, one thing is certain, waterfowl by this time of year have heard just about every call and seen every kind of decoy. Birds are wary and slow to drop into your spread, meaning more shots must be taken at distance as ducks and geese skirt the limits of your shotgun’s effective range. That means, more than ever, it’s time for Winchester Blind Side.

Blind Side has become the darling of knowledgeable waterfowlers since its introduction several years back, largely because it maintains tighter patterns farther out than standard waterfowl loads. How does it do this?

_-979Blind Side is packed with cube-shaped hexahedron (squared) pellets with rounded off corners, which allows them to stack more shot inside the hull. This Hex Shot allows for more pellets in the air for denser patterns that are sent farther down range courtesy of the Diamond Cut wad. The wad holds the shot together longer than a small shot cup in the base that fills with shot and stabilizes it in flight. Three petals open simultaneously to the rear to form stable braking of the wad that doesn’t disrupt the trajectory of the pattern with any side-to-side motion typical of more common front-braking four-petal wads.

What’s more, with the Hex Shot’s cubed shape, there are also more edges to cut and create damage upon impact for overall harder hitting shot performance.

Blind Side Magnum Waterfowl loads are available for both 12- and 20-gauge shotguns in 2¾-inch and 3-inch loads of Nos. 1, 2, 3, 5 and BB shot, and Blind Side High Velocity Waterfowl loads come in 12-gauge only 3- or 3½-inch shells packed with Nos. 1, 2, 3, 6 and BB shot.

New for 2014, Blind Side High Velocity adds a 12-gauge, 3½-inch No. 5 and a 12-gauge, 3-inch BB loading, as well as two 20-gauge offerings in the High Velocity line-up. Both of those shells are 3 inches; one packed with No. 3 shot, the other with No. 6 shot.

All of these offerings promise to make your final days in the duck blind or goose pit success—that is if the ducks and geese show up!