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    Default Best reloadable shell of 2011?

    Mr. Shrap didnt put up this category, he must of forgot

    My vote goes to Destroyer with mines. Destroyer without the mines is just as good, but im a huge fan of the mine to shell combo. For those of you who have never seen these in action, they have big clean breaks and a good thump. The break(thump) is like that of a Bigs pro/neon/exterminators.
    Another plus about these shells is that they are easy to e-match as they have a thin piece of paper on the bottom of the lift cup.

    Whats your guys favorite of 2011?
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    Well I'm a newb and didn't try very many, but I'd say it depends. I really liked the Area51 shells from Hales because they had nice symmetric breaks but they were pretty low. I also liked the Predator shells just because they were loud, although they were sloppy. I also really enjoyed the "red strobe willow" from the Sky Titan shells. The rest of the Titan shells were not that great. I was also disappointed by Excal this year. In fact, in my video, most people mistook the Predator shells for Excals.

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    The black box shells were awesome this year.
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    Default Re: Best reloadable shell of 2011?

    do you have any video of Destroyer with mine and if you do can you post it? How do they compare to Millers KOD shells no mines but great thump and height, big breaks, thanks

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    What brand is the destroyer shells marketed by? I would be impressed if they hit like KOD's and had a mine underneath!

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    Destroyers are a private label.

    They are a good quality shell that is all that I will say best shell I have ever shot!

    PM me if someone wants to see a video, I can't upload it won't let me.
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    The best shells threads have been beaten like a dead horse I intentionally avoided it. If someone knows of unique effects or something really new let's see it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Strider View Post
    What brand is the destroyer shells marketed by? I would be impressed if they hit like KOD's and had a mine underneath!
    The Destoyer shell that Strobes is talking about is Dragon Slayer. Very nice shell. It is slightly underlifted but the breaks are very symetrical. The mine was kind of week on it but then again if I want a mine I usually just go for a mine. Personal opinion there. I haven't done a side by side with KODs but I think you would find that the KODs go higher and hit harder but are sloppier. KODs are also about 20% more expensive than Destoyer shells.

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    Destroyers are a private label.

    They are a good quality shell that is all that I will say best shell I have ever shot!
    Destroyers are perfectly legit. Statements like this should be avoided. You make it sound like they aren't legit in a round about sort of way. My guess is that most people like them because they do appear to break larger....as I mentioned they are somewhat underlifted. People forget that when you put a shell 200 feet up in the air it is going to look smaller than if you put it 150 feet up in the air.
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    I still like dragon artillery
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    I like Destroyers, and I like supporting smaller labels, but I can think of a few better shells (Maximum Exposure for instance). If the destroyers were labeled, Id probably like them a bit more. Those dr9 cans I got this year were pretty great, those would be my personal favorite, and they did a good job with the labeling... they were just a pain because they broke too low out of standard tubes.

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    Hammer Shells from Pyro King are my favorite.
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    Quote Originally Posted by echostorm View Post
    I like Destroyers, and I like supporting smaller labels, but I can think of a few better shells (Maximum Exposure for instance). If the destroyers were labeled, Id probably like them a bit more. Those dr9 cans I got this year were pretty great, those would be my personal favorite, and they did a good job with the labeling... they were just a pain because they broke too low out of standard tubes.
    There are two companies that import Destroyers. Some are cans and some are eggs. I've never seen the cans. The eggs are labeled for effect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tcape View Post
    Hammer Shells from Pyro King are my favorite.
    Those are great to send up with a double lightning or 2... really impressive.

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    http://valleyfireworks.net/shells.aspx

    scroll down and you will find destroyer shells and you can watch a video.

    these don't have mines.

    they do break low and I have had a couple break very low so keep that in mind if you use them. but they are by far the most symetrical and largest breaking shell I have shot. I mean some of the cans break bigger but not near the consistent symetry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Codeman View Post
    http://valleyfireworks.net/shells.aspx

    scroll down and you will find destroyer shells and you can watch a video.

    these don't have mines.

    they do break low and I have had a couple break very low so keep that in mind if you use them. but they are by far the most symetrical and largest breaking shell I have shot. I mean some of the cans break bigger but not near the consistent symetry.
    Videos on that site don't seem to work for me
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    hmm.. they worked for me. i had to use media player.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pyromaniac4food View Post
    Videos on that site don't seem to work for me
    Download the video to your desktop then try watching. The vids do work so its something on your end.
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    60G - Supernova Cans. Great value and better than SNM in my opinion and they are labeled for effect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by darkskys25 View Post
    60G - Supernova Cans. Great value and better than SNM in my opinion and they are labeled for effect.
    Balls - Total Exposure - Best bang for the buck out there.
    Supernovas from '76 are SNM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fe Maiden View Post
    Zillionaires!
    I liked these best out of what I had as well

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    I like the Alien brand Shells of Vengance, They are another Excalibur shell but why I like these is they all seem to have the bigger shell effects. I see many of the labels are not correct but all the shell have the big breaking effects. When I got Excalibur's I would get some killer shells and some oh so-so shells mixed in the kits. The Shells of Vengance that I have had a chance to shoot gave you 24 big breaking shells in each box. Made in the same factory that makes Excalibur's and all the other wraps...

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    They are a rewrap of SNM but labeled for effect and have eight effects instead of six. Sorry I should have clarified.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fe Maiden View Post
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    Nope. The Ds are way better as i have shot both

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    Quote Originally Posted by strobes View Post
    Nope. The Ds are way better as i have shot both
    They must be very nice then! Zillionaires were the best of what I shot.


    Edit....having now seen the Destroyers on video.....yes they are nice but I still like the mines and colors of Zillionaires.
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    #1 Destroyer, awesome breaks
    #2 Bigs Pro-Shells really impressed me, better than Excals IMO
    #3 Special Black Box, what a bargain these were for great performance
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    Quote Originally Posted by strobes View Post
    Nope. The Ds are way better as i have shot both
    Settle your ego down, bro. It's an opinion, not a "I've shot every shell on the market side-by-side and _______ is the best by a PGI judge's standards." That's great that you think the Destroyers are better, but not everyone has shot them. Opinion is relative.

    That being said, I'm a big fan of Zillionaires.
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    There was a ball shell made by Forward that were called Shotgun Shells....sold by Miller's Fireworks. They are the most awesome consumer shell I have seen, very round symetrical breaks and very loud. Way better than ANY sloppy cannister break. Shells vary from year to year so the same shells may not be as good next time, but the last case I got had me wishing I had bought 4 cases.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skip View Post
    but the last case I got had missing I had bought 4 cases.
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    My favorites were Golden One (zillionaire rewrap?) and Burning Rings of Fire by BC.

    Great mines and beautiful breaks on Golden One.

    Vivid colors and awesome rings on Burning Rings of Fire.
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