Yes I have shot 7 in the last 2 years with them, have seen 20 total shot with it, all under 30 yards, no not all in Missouri. They hit crazy hard. No they are not "needed" but neither is camo and decoys and blinds and yadda yadda yadda.I really like the idea, but the price just seems too ridiculous to me. $40 for a box of 5 and $8 per shot! That's more than the cost of a 50 BMG round. Just wondering if anyone is shooting them.
Jenny shot her bird at 40 yds with LB #5's Absolutely jelly headed him at that range.For the patterns that the Longbeard XR's give you, I just can't see spending that kind of $$$ for the tungsten hevi weight stuff. The Longbeards are ridiculous enough out of our guns and plenty for birds out to 40 yards.