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Whats Your favorite shot size.

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  1. Landyn16

    Landyn16 TS Member

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    I was thinking of getting a shot maker but befot i do i would like to here what your favorite shot size is.

    mine is #9
     
  2. hairy

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    grnberetcj Active Member

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    7-1/2's for trap

    #4's (copper or nickel plated lead) for ducks & geese.

    Curt - Delaware
     
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    Uhhh, Curt,

    I think you're supposed to use something unleaded for ducks and geese.
     
  5. grnberetcj

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    I do...I do...honestly!!!

    Remington HD, 2-3/4", # 4.

    Ok...now I'm legal!! Whew!

    Curt
     
  6. timb99

    timb99 Well-Known Member

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    Just trying to keep you out of trouble...
     
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    I like what hairy likes, only in an Ohio State tumbler.
     
  8. BDodd

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    If I had to limit myself to just one size, it would be 8s as a compromise for one-does-all....Bob Dodd
     
  9. phirel

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    I prefer to shoot singles and doubles with shot that comes in a bag labeled #8. With the better brands of shot, most, but not all of the shot will actually be #8. With a few brands of shot, the number printed on the bag is sometimes not too closely related to the size of shot in the bag.

    If I am shooting discount new shells made in Spain, I do not pay any attention to the shot size marked on the box. I guess in Spain, #8 shot is anything between 7 and 9 shot.

    Pat Ireland
     
  10. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    I use a lot of 4's
     
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    7 1/2s for me
     
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    for shooting a calcutta in winding or cool weather, i like to use nines, 4's and 5's.
    steve balistreri
     
  13. deking00

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    Steve is that the same as Kentucky 9's (1 oz. of 4's & 1 oz. of 5's)?
     
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    I like #8 for trap and 5s for turkey.
     
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    My favorite shot size is #3 steel. I kill a lot of ducks with it.
     
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    Ditto

    #8
     
  18. dshot

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    now it's #8's since I just got 30 bags for $19.00 a bag
     
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    Where can I find some of them "Kentucky 9's".

    I read somewhere that "Kentucky" sized shot follows a different numbering system with larger shot having the higher number.

    Larger numbers should mean larger shot, right?

    That is the way some of us Kentuckians figure it.

    Ed Ward
     
  20. ljunatic

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    I have loaded 8's exclusively now for 5 years and the averages are as good or better than 7.5's, at least through my Ljutic and Citori 425
     
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