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lonewolf172

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Once again I'm looking for some opinions for my Mossy 500. I'm looking at several Velcro Shell Cards from Esstacs, Pezzor, SOE and Hi-Tech. Prices range for $12-20. Cost is some what of an issue since I'll be buying 3-4 but I do what something that's good quality and reliable. Also since I won't be leaving rounds in them all the time I know they won't get stretched out.

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DWilson

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Midway USA has excellent 7 round Velcro shotgun ammo cards for about $9.00 apiece.   I ordered several of them and they are easily cut or trimmed to hold fewer rounds if desired.   For instance, in addition to using them on the receiver instead of a rigid "sidesaddle",  I attached a short piece of female (the fuzzy stuff) Velcro onto the right side of the buttstock, and cut one of the cards to hold 4 shells, so I can keep it loaded with 4 slugs, brass down,  and slap that on the right side of the stock if slugs might be needed, and load them from under the stock with the left hand.   Well made Velcro shotshell cards, that come in black only.

I also bought some from SOE that I like as well, and they come in different colors, and have a pull strap on one end instead of the cord on the Midway product, as seen in your photo above, but are $20.00 apiece.  Another thing I like about the SOE cards is that they also make a Velcro belt carrier that solidly wraps around your belt with two Velcro straps, and has the fuzzy half of the Velcro on them , so you can carry a shotgun card on your belt and load directly from that, or tear it off and slap it onto your gun where you just tore off an empty one,  then you can slap a another full card onto the belt carrier as time permits. 257.jpg 

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Gunther

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I have tried the Esstac, Vang and Ares cards. I find the Esstac start to lose rounds, even brass up, after 12-15 rounds. If you are reloading from the card all the time it’s not a big deal, but if you are doing repeated drills it can be an issue. The Vang seems very well made and stiff and does not suffer from the shell drop issue. The Ares is nice, with a bright back to make it easier to find in your bag or if dropped, if it lands that side up.

Seven round cards seem too long to me, 5 is my favorite. The Vang are six, I may try trimming one down.

Note that a full card usually fits well in an AR-15 mag pouch like an HSGI Taco, but you might need a piece of cardboard to avoid Velcro on Velcro sticking which makes pulling the card almost impossible.
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lonewolf172

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Hi again. Has anyone else tried the shell cards from MidwayUSA? If you have how are they working out? I don't plan on having shells in them all the time so i'm not to worried about them getting stretched but still interested in their quality of material and workmanship. They're on sale now for $7.50. I even sent Midway asking if they were U.S. made and who makes them. I can't upload a pic but here's a link : https://www.midwayusa.com/product/183142/midwayusa-shotgun-card-black
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Todd J

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Only have esstac. They are a pain in the ass to reload. Guess they aren't broken in enough yet.

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