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Favorite Hunting RELOAD - 2 3/4" and 3"

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by 458 WM, Sep 21, 2009.

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  1. 458 WM

    458 WM TS Member

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    I have heard of some knock out hunting loads such as the "Hammer" by Balistic Products and other legendary loads that kill in mystical ways. What's your favorite Hunting Load?
     
  2. 458 WM

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    Favorite Hunting RELOAD - 2 3/4

    Waterfowl - Pheasants etc.
     
  3. Tripod

    Tripod Well-Known Member

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    Favorite Hunting RELOAD - 2 3/4

    10 gauge 3 1/2" 58 grains of Alcan AL-8 behind Alcan felt wads with a plastic gas seal and 2 1/4 ounce of number 2 copper plated lead shot. High flying mallards and small to medium geese. Ahhh the good old days.
     
  4. walnutmaker

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    Favorite Hunting RELOAD - 2 3/4

    The load I always used in my guide operation was 34 grains of 571 or HS-7 Win primer in an old AA case Rem rp wad and 1 1/2? oz of 2's and BB's using buffer or flour------kills geese dead, and I mean dead at 80 and beyond---no bull. Only problem is those powders are no longer available.

    I still use this load after nearly 30 years but my limited supply is not for sale. This load is absolutely safe and deadly. Incidentally the BB's are awesome on coyotes too!

    Best I've ever seen----taken thousands of geese with this one. Phil Simms former Pacific flyway goose guide.
     
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    Favorite Hunting RELOAD - 2 3/4

    I shot a 10 gauge for geese last year for the first time with Steel BB - Really hammered them.
     
  6. goatskin

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    Phil, you can still get HS-7/Win571. It's discontinued, but still in stock here & there.

    Although *EYE* prefer SR4756 & Longshot to 571, 1┬Żoz of buffered #2 & #BB Bismuth or NiceShot will make you forget about the 'good old days'.

    Bob
     
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    Favorite Hunting RELOAD - 2 3/4

    'Majiic' hunting loads .... you mean like Fed Paper, F209A, 22gn of PB, Fed12C1 wad, and 1-1/8oz of whatever shot is appropriate for the game-at-hand?


    Bob
     
  8. Jawhawker

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    Favorite Hunting RELOAD - 2 3/4

    I have five that I use for various birds and conditions.

    GM plastic hull-Fed 209 (not 209A)-12S4-1 1/4 oz.

    GM plastic hull-Fed 209 (not 209A)-26 gr 800X-1 1/4oz-18 gr of BP oirginal buffer

    AA-win 209-32 gr 4756-WAA12R- 1 1/4 oz

    AA-win209-35gr. 571-WAA12R- 1 3/8 oz shot

    Fed GM plastic-Fed209(not209A)-34gr 4756-RP12- 1 3/8oz shot

    All these are 2 3/4" hulls. All use lead shot.
    Never found a need for 3" as I don't hunt geese that much.

    Please verify above in reloading manual prior to loading and don't take my word for safety of above.
     
  9. Doug Brown

    Doug Brown Well-Known Member

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    Favorite Hunting RELOAD - 2 3/4

    If you want to kill something really bad, use a 3" "lead" BB's.
     
  10. superxjeff

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    Favorite Hunting RELOAD - 2 3/4

    All depends on range. Over a pointer early season, 1 1/4 of lead 4's

    Late season Pheasants jumping at 50 yards in cold weather with thick feathers get 1 1/2 of copper plated buffered 2's.

    Ducks get 1 1/4 of steel o#1 shot to 40 yards. after that all waterfowl get T's or TT's.

    Loads selection is strictly a function of range. The closer the bird the less the perfect load matters , the less choke selection matters, the less shot size matters. the farther the bird the reverse ids true. Choke and load selection become critical. When in doubt I use big shot. Jeff
     
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