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Favorite shell for shooting ducks over decoys

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Murphy, Sep 30, 2010.

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  1. Murphy

    Murphy Member

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    What is your favorite shell for shooting ducks over decoys?
     
  2. cafowler

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    Kent Fasteel, 2 3/4" 1 1/16 oz of 1's at 1560 fps. I'll shoot the 2's if I can't find 1's.
     
  3. motowheelguy

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    Hevi-Shot 2 3/4 #6, works well on Geese also!



    Aaron Holguin
     
  4. Hitapair

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    #5 Impact
     
  5. short shucker

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    1 1/8 of copper 6's in a Federal paper with 12c1 wads and a tablespoon or two of Unique. I know it's illegal these days, hence the reason why I quit waterfowl hunting when they banned lead.

    Lord help us if they ban lead for upland hunting.

    ss
     
  6. grnberetcj

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    Remington HD, 2-3/4", 7-1/2's for the early season (and Teal), 6's later on.

    Geese = Rem. HD, 2-3/4", #4 over decoys.

    Curt
     
  7. southjblue

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    High brass # 6 steel (federal)---If Obama has his way all our shooting sports are in trouble---Better take up basketball---SJB---
     
  8. Bruce Specht

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    Fed Tugenston 2 3/4 5 shot follwed by 4 shot
     
  9. jim creighton

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    DEPENDS HOW FAST THEIR SWIMING
     
  10. Nuts

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    1 oz steel...3 and 4 for early season locals...1 and 2 for the northern mallards.

    Try it you'll like it.
     
  11. copper

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    #4 EARLY #2 late season
     
  12. Force Break

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    I agree with short shucker, but on the legal side.
    Winchester Supreme #3 or 4 steel and it is also deadly on geese.
     
  13. Ljutic111

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    Before the lead ban it was regular trap loads with #5 shot and modified choke , after the lead ban was factory Rem duck and geese loads with #4 steel shot . Then I sold the deeks the next year .
     
  14. Model Number 12

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    After using Remington "Express" and Winchester "Super X" lead 4's for years out of a skeet choked Browning Superposed to shoot mostly woodies early and black ducks later on in the season, it was hard to switch to steel. For a long time I used a 16 gauge Ithaca Model 37 with Federal steel 2's. In 1997 I switched to a 12 gauge Browning BPS and shot Winchester Super-X steel 2's (2 3/4") with a modified choke. Last season I tried Ballistic Products "ITX" shot in handloads--I use 2's with their recommended Longshot recipe and I hope that this shot is available forever. It drops ducks like my old lead loads, geese too! You can shoot this out of any gun and I plan to reaquaint a couple of my Model 12 Duck guns to the ducks and geese this month. Good shooting and remember-let 'em come in.
     
  15. zeroed4x

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    Daffy hates Remington Nitro Steel 3" #4s
    and Hypersonic Steel 3" #4's (kicks the snot out of you)
     
  16. Auctioneer

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    1 1/8 oz load of #4, Unique at about 1400 FPS. I use lead on my duck hunt because steel and other shot does not do as well.

    I had a friend who duck guided in the bay. He tried steel and the ducks flew away and then dropped dead in the marsh. If he did drop a duck with steel and got it to the blind you could hold the duck by the neck and shake it. You could hear the steel shot hit the floor. He would keep the steel shot in the blind just for the game warden when he came around but had his lead shot hidden in the blind and or marsh.
     
  17. Daryl Middlebrook

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    Any 8ga. shell with 2 oz. #4 lead !!!!!!!!
     
  18. Doug Brown

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    Whatever Walmart has on special.
     
  19. hairtrigger

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    #4's with 31 grains of hurco in a aa shell
     
  20. superxjeff

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    same as gregg except 27 grains of herco with 1 1/4oz of copper #4 shot. The ticket is cheaper then using heavy shot. Jeff
     
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