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Waterfowl Loads

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by DeadDuck13, Aug 17, 2007.

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  1. DeadDuck13

    DeadDuck13 TS Member

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    I was curious as to what duck loads everybody shoots. Normally I shoot steel, however this fall I'm headed to Stuttgart, and am interested in shooting a tungsten or bismuth load. What are your thoughts on the "heavy" loads?

    Rob
     
  2. SShooterZ

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    I love Hevi-shot and TM... Stuff hits HARD but it usually patterns a little different than steel.

    For Ducks I would shoot 4s probably. Maybe 5s if they're smaller birds.
     
  3. bigbore613

    bigbore613 Active Member

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    Had great luck with Bismuth when it came out ,Hevi-Shot even better. Now that Remington is offering a $15 a box rebate on there new HD , we will try that this fall. Look in the back of Mack's Prarie wings catalog for the coupon for up to 10 boxes , thats $150 dollars off!! Jeff
     
  4. scott berry

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    You can download the Remington Fall Promotion information from the above website.


    Enjoy your trip to Stuttgart!
     
  5. LABS4U0

    LABS4U0 TS Member

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    Buy a flat of Kent Fast Steel 3" 1 1/8oz #2 1560 fps. Screw in a Mod. choke and shootem out to 40 yards. The duck will be just as dead with steel shot as any other shot and at 1/3 the price. Send out the dog and have fun! Darren
     
  6. jnoemanh

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    I shot pheasants with both lead and hevi-shot last year. Hevi-shot hammered them. Should work the same on ducks. Expensive, but...
     
  7. bigbore613

    bigbore613 Active Member

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    Yeah right, just as dead LOL We have had good luck also with Hevi-Steel. As far as expensive, we have a 5 duck limit here in VA. If I cant kill 5 with 7 or 8 shots then Im not doing my job. Now with steel most of the time they need 3 or 4 follow up shots. I never use anything more open than Mod ,when they are hit ,they are dead. Jeff
     
  8. bigbore613

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    Up close you should be able to kil em with anything. Jeff
     
  9. jimbob

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    Heavy Shot #4's over dekes followed by steel 2's for the follow up shot. Make a good shot with HD and their stone dead before the hit the water.
     
  10. Force Break

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    I guess I am old school. I shoot Winchester Supreme aka Black Death in 2 3/4 over decoys and 3" pass shooting. I used to switch shot sizes but shoot mainly #1s at both geese and ducks. I shoot an 870 with a Hastings wad lock bbl and modified choke for ducks and full for geese. Head down keep swinging. Wayne
     
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