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Dove Hunting Shells

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Garry, Aug 22, 2009.

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  1. Garry

    Garry Active Member

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    Do any of the ammunition companies make a non-toxic 28 gauge shotshell for dove hunting?
     
  2. goatskin

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    As in $4.79 "Dove & Quail" shells?

    Nope. Regular target shells will do a dove in fine, albeit for twice-the-price.


    Bob
     
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    This question is about to take on more importance. There was an article in last Sundays San Antonio Express-News which indicated a potential ban on lead for shooting doves. Studies on effectiveness of non-lead shot on doves are under way. Ron Renouf
     
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    Bismuth makes 25 count shell boxes in 28 and .410, about $35 Jeff
     
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    If you are shooting doves in Indiana this year on state property, you must use non toxic shot.

    In the "Rural King" ad in the paper today they have "Remington" Steel dove loads advertized for $7.99 a box in 12 and 20 gauge. No 28 gauge listed.
     
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    Garry

    Are you insinuating the traditional loads are toxic to Doves? Ed
     
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    Bisi, this is what I ran into to. Going Dove shooting with the kids in a IN state area and found out you need to use nontoxic loads. I did find some Kent 12ga 1 1/8 oz steel 7 shot that should work but I need to get some 12 and 20 heavy shot to use in the old Brownings.
     
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    Garry, I'm sorry, but I misread the question.

    Yes, Pinnacle Ammunition Co. http://www.pinnacleammo.com/ makes some in Bismuth, and RST Ammunition http://www.rstshells.com/ makes 28ga in both pure copper and Nice Shot.

    Sales info is on both sites.


    Bob
     
  9. Garry

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    Thanks for the info Bob. I will call both places tomorrow.
     
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    Have not heard of a 28 ga wad for steel. If you're willing go to 20 ga, you can get some Helarcos from Ballistic Products and load some up yourself.

    Joe
     
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    The only way a dove dies from lead poisoning is lead being injected at about 1200 FPS.

    Ronbo
     
  12. goatskin

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    Garry, I've never shot Pinnacle (nor any 28ga from RST), but I shoot a lot of RST bullets and they are all first class, and I like the company, too.


    Bob
     
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    I reloaded some .410 with steel, using a traditional 1/2 oz recipe into AA410 wads, weighing in at 1/3 oz. w/@140 pellets of #7. We broke a number of clays from 16 yards with that puny load out of a modified choke... doable but very time intensive...

    The Mec Jr..410 drop tube kept jamming up, so I had to deprime/prime all, drop wads, then dipped shot using a Lee dipper, finally crimping all... it was a blast to shoot, but took 10x the time to load than to shoot!

    I think I pegged the reloading cost at less than $2/box... not sure how often I want to be doing that! (lol)

    regards all,

    Jay
     
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