This season, there is a fairly big change that has been made to a couple of our mid- and low-level artillery shell kits – the standard 1.75” ball shells are being replaced with comparable 1” canister shells. This is an industry-wide change, and will likely encompass most of our ball shell artillery kits in the next season or two. At first glance, this can catch you off guard because the canisters and tubes have a much narrower diameter than the ball shells they replaced. In spite of the jarring visual, these are actually the same quality or better than before, and we wanted to take a moment to walk through that here.
The two items we carry that have adopted the new design this season are Motion Maker and Super Magnum Artillery.
As you can see, the Motion Maker shells are now a 1” canister. We’ll confess that we freaked out a bit when we first looked at this kit, because it seems so much smaller than the old version at first glance. The beauty of canister shell design is that you can get the same amount of composition into a small diameter shell, and that’s exactly what they’ve done here. The only trade-off is a little bit of symmetry in the break. The new shell has exactly the same weight and effect as before, just in a slightly smaller, more efficient form.
Super Magnum Artillery
The Super Magnum Artillery actually comes out a little bit ahead with this new design. This one was redesigned as a 1.25” canister instead of a 1” canister. At that size, you can actually include more composition than the old ball shell, making this a slight improvement in overall effect from the previous generation.
If you’d like any additional information about this new design, or any of our other new products this season, shoot us an email or give us a call: 904-213-0615.