X-Stream spreader insert (200/package)
The X-Stream spreader insert is placed into the shot cup just prior to dropping your shot charge. Once the shot is dropped, the pellets fall into one of the four sectioned chambers with a few layers covering the top. The layer on top will fill the center-section of your pattern, while the pellets below, in the chambers, will be evenly dispersed toward the outside pattern. The results are more consistent patterns, wider patterns (by about one choke spec.) and fewer deformed, fly-away pellets.
The X-Stream does not require a special rammer tube or special tools to load. The X-Stream insert measures .630" tall, .600" wide and it displaces less than 1/8 ounce of shot. It only weights 6.1 grains - less than two 12 gauge overshot cards. X-Stream can be added to any BPI load recipe without altering the internal ballistics.
Combined with plated shot, X-Stream is a customer favorite for heavy-cover grouse and tight-holding early-season/heavy cover pheasants. In upland conditions, when the birds have to be forced from cover and shooting is tight and impulsive, typical load patterns are just too tight. A spreader wad is necessary in these cases.
Steel Shot and other non-toxic pellet loads:
Thick shotcups used with steel loads contribute to an overly-tight pattern for wingshooting at shorter ranges. You can disperse your pattern without changing guns or chokes. X-stream will spread the steel shot pattern about one constriction (full becomes modified).
Used with magnum payloads of ITX Shot and Hevi-Shot, the X-Stream offers benefits at short range: diffusing pellet energy and ultimately improving and controlling pattern consistency and distributing shot into the pattern fringe.
Sporting clays tip:
Place in a 12-gauge Brush Wad for ideal patterns for close-range clays targets, even ground-presentation targets such as "running rabbit." The heavy, thick ground targets require slightly larger pellets for more energy to break spectacularly (try #7-1/2 for rabbits).
Applications in 16ga and 20ga:
Product Type: Shot insert component
Size/Length: .630" tall X .600 wide
Specs: (industry tolerances apply to all measurements)
Shipping: Unrestricted product; may be exported to countries not on U.S. export prohibition list.
Made in USA
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"These work. Three friends and I got 14 grouse on opening weekend in Michigan. 13 of the 14 were killed using loads with the BPI X-Stream. 'Nuff said."
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|These spreader work like a charm. Loading some #5st with #9tss, used this spreader to take up some room and open up the pattern for close range teal, or decoying ducks etc. When I put the round on the paper at 15 yard boy idk what would make out of that pattern i don’t think a humming Bird would. All the shot opened up and the 30in circle was filled with the shot. From 254 pallets only 4 was out of 30in circle and the rest was right on the edge of it. Highly recommend for someone who shoots a full choke or improved mod, for close range shots. But be aware of your loading strait steel shot it will eat up room so you would need to drop your weight about 1/8 of an oz.|
|16 gauge spread||10/9/2023|
|Worked great in a M12 16 gauge full choke, opens the pattern up to equiv. of modified or better. Used in Cheddite, SG16 M wad, 1 oz. 7.5s, the X-stream is a little snug in the SG16, but helped fill out the hull better. Also used in the CB 16 wad, x-stream slides easily into the CB 16 wad, with similar effect, oped the full choke to a modified pattern, even distribution.|
|I?ve loaded these with pt1220 and light brush wads. Supper easy to load. I got these cause I was tired of blowing squirrels to pieces. I?d see them at 40 yards then 15. It?s nice to have the option to open the pattern without changing chokes. I?ve loaded them with 71/2, 6 and 4 shot. It all works fine.|