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Shotgunners - detachable shell carrier vs mounted/fixed sidesaddle?

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by F1ST0, Apr 8, 2013.

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  1. F1ST0

    F1ST0 Member

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    For my Rem 870, I want to get a receiver mounted shell carrier. I've had my eye on two; a Vang Comp. "Detachable Side Ammo Carrier" http://www.brownells.com/shooting-accessories/speedloaders-accessories/shotgun-shell-holders/detachable-side-ammo-carrier-prod31882.aspx, and the Mesa Tactical 6 shot (or I may end up getting an 8-shot) sureshell carrier, which I'm sure everyone is familiar with.

    Has anyone had experience with either of these? Or is anyone with extended triggertime familiar with any advantages/disadvantages of either one?

    I was thinking that it would be good to be able to remove the shotgun card and quickly replace it with another, and in this case I will be attaching Esstac cards.

    But I also had in mind that the velcro could be noisy or something like that in a situation where I would need to be silent.

    And finally, versus the Mesa, I could imagine that shells fall out of the elastic keepers easily under movement/ recoil.

    Thanks, all.
     
  2. Hunterdad

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    I prefer the removable ones. I use 3-Gun Gear removable side saddles and love them .
     
  3. F1ST0

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    do your shells fall out easily during shooting?
     
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    mine wears an elastic butt cuff shell holder. Easily reversible from left to right so anyone who needs to can use it.
     
  5. Sheepdog1968

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    I've got the Mesa one. It is well built. I like it much better than the tacstar one. I have no experience one.
     
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    No. Never had a shell fall out. It holds the shells snug, but they're easy to remove.
     
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