What do you shoot ? (Brand of gun, shot size & choke)

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What do you shoot ? (Brand of gun, shot size & choke)

Postby Str8Meat » Tue Dec 30, 2003 7:57 pm

I shoot a Browning GS and a Rem. 870 SM
Kent or Estate 3" #3s
Modified choke

I like to keep my shots at 30yds and under. I set a pair of decoys at that
distance and only shoot if birds are within range. This helps to prevent
the crips. 8)
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Postby noway » Wed Dec 31, 2003 7:58 am

Benelli M1 Field
WinchesterHV expertsteel #2 /3 and Remington Highvelocity steel #4
IC choke
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Postby Silent Stalker » Thu Jan 01, 2004 12:37 am

Remington 1100 mod choke #3 Remington Nitro
Winchester 1300 Pump mod choke #3 Remington nitro

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Postby Fowlercon » Sun Jan 04, 2004 6:50 pm

Benelli, improved mod, 3" 6 shot tungstun matrix(farm pond)
For the river i hunt, which is alot of pass shooting, I switch to 3" 3 shot
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Postby GatorDuck » Mon Jan 05, 2004 1:34 pm

Benelli, choke depends on what i'm shooting, but either IC, LM, or M. Currently shooting Kent 3" #5Tungsten matrix, but have some 3 1/2 fed. Tungsten - Iron #4. In steel i usually shoot 3 1/2 " #2
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Postby Plasma » Wed Jan 14, 2004 8:07 pm

Remington 1100 20 gauge, 4's over decoys, 2's everywhere else, Modified choke
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Postby ifitflysitdies » Mon Jan 19, 2004 7:13 pm

I shoot a Remington 870. I use the gun for a boat pddle, ice breaker, and bird slayer. I have several chokes made for different hunting but for goose i like a full steel, and shot 3in BB's. For ducks i like a modified choke and usually shoot 4's and 2's. The gn soots like a champ never fails me and is easily taken apart and cleaned. Best gun for the money!
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Postby kilndux » Mon Jan 26, 2004 12:10 am

I'd rather be hunting.
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Postby Live to Hunt & Fish » Thu Apr 01, 2004 9:19 pm

I shoot a Remington 870 supermag special purpose. The deal with the special purpose is it is camo has a sling and a little shorter barrel. It is supposably a turkey gun but I don't turkey hunt I just liked the features. I am kind of experimenting with shells. I have shot winchester 3 1/2" 4's , winchester 2 3/4" 2's and 4's. My favorite so far has been remington nitrosteel 3" 2's. I think the next shells i am gonna get are kent fast steel. They are about a dollar cheaper than other shells , they shoot 1500 fps and have the same amount of shot. I shoot a modified choke. I don't know why anyone would shoot anything else at ducks.[/b]
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Postby dukhunter45 » Sat Apr 03, 2004 4:34 pm

Berreta 391 Exterma 12 ga

Hevi shot #2s
Winchester #2s
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Postby h2ofwlr » Tue Apr 13, 2004 1:12 am

SX2 Winchester 28" . Imp Cyl for over decoys, mod if pass shooting,
HV #3 shot 3" early season. mid season backed by 2 #2 HV #2shot 3".
And for late season a #2 shot 3" backed by 3.5" #2 for dem big northern Mallards. :lol:
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Postby puddlerjumper » Thu Jun 03, 2004 12:27 pm

i use a 87#0 express supermagnum, with winchester super x #2's and #4's for ducks, and depending on what im hunting in, if its a big open slough, big water hunting, or river hunting, i will use a full choke, if im hunting swamps, flooded timber, or small ponds, i use a modified, this is over decoys, and for geese, i always use a full choke, with winchester dryloks or super x either using #2s, bb, or bbb, that is also over decoys, ive never had a crippled bird fly away, i have had crippled birds land, then i just shoot them again
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Postby Mallyard » Thu Jun 03, 2004 12:30 pm

Benelli nova here. usually 3" #2 or 4 for ducks and a 3 1/2" BB for geese.

Aim for their lips...
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Postby 4CurlRedleg » Thu Jun 03, 2004 8:04 pm

Beretta Extrema, 870 SP, Benelli Nova and either PMC #2's or Estate #2's.
Unless I am out, then what ever Billy Bob is shootin'!! :cool:
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Postby Mallyard » Thu Jun 03, 2004 10:03 pm

:toofunny: That's about the truth too redleg. I was hunting with a guy this last fall for geese. I had no clue who he was, he just invited me to join his spread. I ran out of shells so he threw me a box of Hevi-Shot.... I was amazed. He told me that the shells where on him. Good deal for me. I'd a paid him somin for em but he said no.

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Postby OklaDrake » Sat Jun 05, 2004 9:58 am

I bought a Charles Daly Field Hunter 12 guage in Advantage Timber camo and have been more than impressed. I usually shoot #4's by Federal there new Ultra and Speed Shok loads are awesome. very very consistent.

If you miss alot of birds, does that make you a conservasionist?
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Postby punter » Mon Jun 07, 2004 6:20 pm

686 Beretta onyx 3", Kent 3" 2's & 4's
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Postby Greg Wile » Sat Sep 04, 2004 9:23 pm

:thumbsup: I use an Ithaca mod. 87 featherlite 3" chamber with a Mod. choke and a Universal Firearms 12ga S/S chambered 2 3/4" M&M and when I need to get back to reality I pick up my Crescent Firearms single shot 12ga 2 3/4" IC. All I use for shells are 2 3/4" #2 Fedral Speed Shock at 1350 fps. No problems on ducks or geese. Learn your range and how to lead. It dosen't matter what you use if it isn't on target it won't bring it down.
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Postby Laxguy » Mon Sep 06, 2004 8:02 am

i shoot a browning citori 525 field on nice days, and a rem 870 express on the duckie days.
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Postby had » Mon Sep 06, 2004 6:57 pm

nova with kent #2 3in mod choke

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Postby take_em_iowa_ducks » Mon Sep 06, 2004 10:17 pm

Browning gold stalker or Browning BPS shadow grass (both 3")......usually a IC or Mod choke (90% of the time).....um usually either Winchester Supreme's or Kent Faststeel.....BB's for geese, 2's for late mallards, 3's all around duck load, 4's for early teal and woodies. Also i shoot a mixture of Matrix 3" 3's or Hevi 2's or 4's here in there mostly in later season at bigger mallards and the large honkers. Or the Matrix 2 3/4" 5's or tungston 3" 4's for mallards or bigger ducks only.

So i shoot a mixture of everything pretty much! Depends on the season (weather) what we are hunting, where we are hunting, how tough the shots are going to be, or how easy they are. There are a lot of different situations for different shot lol

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Postby ol' yeller » Wed Sep 08, 2004 11:43 am

I mix it up between 3 guns. In my Mossberg 835 I shoot a modified choke, in my Mossberg 935 I shoot a full choke and in my Baikal MP153 I shoot a full choke. I normally shoot Winchester Dry-Lok 3.5" BB's, Federal 3.5" 4's and Federal 3" 3's.

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Postby ND_Duckslayer » Wed Sep 08, 2004 2:42 pm

Black synthetic Remington 870 Express Super Mag 12 ga. I modifed the factory stock with a shorter one and use an improved cylinder for ducks and geese.
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Postby gotduck68415 » Wed Sep 08, 2004 7:09 pm

I use my trusty mossberg 500 12 ga. Mod choke and Dry-lok #4's for ducks. (Well at least I did untill I broke my stock on Monday hunting doves ) I guess I will have to get my grandpas old 20 ga. out and use it on teal saturday morning.

When it comes to snow goose season I use my Browning BPS 10 ga. with a patern master choke and Dry-Lok BB's.
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Postby duckjunky » Tue Sep 14, 2004 5:48 pm

Straight synthetic for me, Browning Bps stalker 3.5 on geese, with 3' or 3.5 inch bbb's. Straight synthetic again for ducks, Browning Gold 2 3/4 & 3', nothing but #2's on ducks depening how the weather & wind is. NO I DO NOT NEED heavy shot or TUNGSTEN or anything else that costs more than $25 per box of 25 shells. NOTHING BUT STEEL SHOT. I got several others for upland, etc., but we're talkin ducks right. :salude:

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