Modified (wont come out of barrel)
Federal Blue Box
Yes (& with most other brands)
All Federal patterned better out of my gun than Winchester & Remington. Kent also patterned good. Didn't see any difference between Federal blue box, red box, or black cloud. To me the biggest difference between blue box and red box is that blue box are a little dirtier (though I'm suspicious that beginning last year Federal stream lined a lot of their shot shell components and there isn't much, if any difference in the blue and red. Shells weren't anywhere close to being as dirty as they used to be). Black cloud will destroy a duck, but I go through 2.5-3 cases a season so it would be pretty expensive. Blue box cost $100/case shipped from Rogers. Also, if I could get the modified out of my barrel, I would replace it with an improved. If you're shooting ducks where you're supposed to - 10-20 yards in the face with feet down - it's a much better option.
This post was edited on 7/17 at 10:09 pm