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

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Postby falco » Thu Sep 16, 2004 2:00 am

Beretta ES 100, advantage wetlands camo.

I shoot 2 3/4 lead No 5 out of a Briley X2 ported modified choke. (Lead is legal in Greece). Just yesterday I shot a mallard drake at around 40 yards using a skeet choke and No 7 shot. The duck was stone dead in mid air.

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Postby Brent » Thu Sep 16, 2004 7:25 pm

This will be my first year with my new Beretta Extrema. I used it for the early goose season with 3 1/2" B Hevi-Shot, and will be using 3 1/2" Kent Fasteel for ducks.

It patterned the Fasteel best with the supplied Modified and Improved Modified Choke, so that's what I'll use.

When shooting over decoys at a favorite little backwater I'm going to try 3" 20 g. Fasteel in my Beretta 391 that I normally just use for upland.

Hope well all have a great, safe season!

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Postby Goosehunter04 » Tue Oct 12, 2004 12:21 am

Remington 870 Express SM
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Postby brdprey » Tue Oct 12, 2004 7:52 am

BENELLI NOVA 3 1/2" FOR GOOSE
AND MY 870 EXPRESS FOR DUCKS
SEEMS TO WORK VERY WELL EVERY TIME I GO GEESE FLY OVER SO I DECIDED TO CARRY A BACKUP
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Postby teal_tormentor » Tue Oct 12, 2004 11:34 am

Remington 1187 (purchased in 1970) & Benelli Montefeltro.
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Postby CALI GUNNER » Tue Oct 12, 2004 9:56 pm

I shoot a AL391 Beretta Extrema 3 1/2. I usually shoot Kent Fast Steel 3" for ducks and Hevi Shot 3 1/2" for the geese.

I have a Weatherby SAS that stays in the truck for an emergency. I am pretty sure it has dust on it right now.

Also have a 870 just in case the back up fails.
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Benelli and Beretta

Postby waterfowlhunter » Thu Oct 14, 2004 5:23 am

I shoot a Benelli SBE and My son (14) shoots a Beretta/Benelli Pintail. My father is still shooting his old Brownings. Two Auto-5's from 1964. We generally use Kent FastSteel or Federal Premium and 90% #2 shot. We do use #4's if there are no Geese Flying or everything will work the decoys within 35-40 yds. if Hunting Geese only We use BB or BBB. My son and I both use Briley "GOOSE" choke tubes. They are a very tight pattern so you have to be "on" or you will miss completely but at 40 yds I can keep most of the shot in a 30" circle.
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Postby fun4jake » Thu Oct 14, 2004 1:39 pm

Benelli Nova pump
Mod choke. (Trying the cabelas Hevi-shot choke this year)
3" 2's for steel and 3" 4's for Hevi-shot.
I shoot Hevi-shot until I am broke, then I go to Steel.
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Postby Putney » Tue Oct 19, 2004 3:09 pm

Beretta AL20 FULL choke no other choke if u ask me love to shooot T shot dad makes me use smaller for ducks though haha dont know much bout gun was my grandpa's
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Postby BLCI » Tue Oct 19, 2004 10:54 pm

I use SBE with 3" #4, 2 with Northwind duck choke from walmart and 3 1/2" BBB with Patternmaster choke on the sloggerheads
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Postby yellowlab » Fri Oct 22, 2004 10:35 pm

browning 3 1/2 gold with mod. choke (is full steel). the shot size really depens on what i am hunting but i shot a lot of super X loads if i have them
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Postby Wingshot3 » Sun Oct 24, 2004 1:03 am

I shoot the brand new Franchi 912 with estate 3" 3s & 3" BB for geese and use the improved mod choke.
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Postby DuckPlayer » Sun Oct 24, 2004 1:12 pm

All depends on what gun i;m taking for hunts with closer shots I like my winchester punp with #2 or #4 shot 2's for big ducks 4's for littler ducks 2 3/4 or 3 in. shells whatever I grab. 870 SM for later in the season with an extra full choke 3 1/2 in. # 2's or #3's for ducks. I like the Estate cartridge company shells as they give great paterns out to 40 45 yrds. The only ammo I haven't had much luck with is some of the FERDRAL ammo dud shells severe caseing distortion on their 3in. loads but that was years ago maybe I should try some of their new stuff. Is it any better than it was???
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Postby crankerup » Sun Oct 24, 2004 2:43 pm

I use a Remington 11-87& Winchester Drylock shells 3'' #3 for ducks and 3'' BBfor geese modified choke. :thumbsup:
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Postby dukcracker » Sun Oct 24, 2004 2:54 pm

I shoot a SBE with 3" Kent shells modified choke :yes:
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Postby hofstet » Mon Oct 25, 2004 10:40 am

SBE 28" IC or a Browning Gold Hunter Camo 28" IC. Usually use SK for puddlers.
Hevi-Shot 3" mag 1450 FPS/#4 and Hevi-Shot 2-3/4" 1250 FPS/#6
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Postby CLUTCHfan » Mon Oct 25, 2004 12:26 pm

I use my dad's old 870 Wingmaster 12ga 2 3/4". It was his first gun. It was made back in the fifties, I think. Next year I plan on buying an 11-87.
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Postby duckplucker » Mon Oct 25, 2004 8:32 pm

Now I definitly feel poor after reading what you guys shoot and comparing it to my Mossberg 500 3" chamber 28" barrel modified choke. Plus i will shoot just about anything thats 3" and 2 shot or bigger (sometimes 4, but mostly 2 at ducks, and BB to BBB at geese) and will get the job done.
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Postby LUV2DUChunt » Mon Nov 01, 2004 2:33 pm

I shoot a Winchester SuperX2 with 28 inch barrel 3 1/2, Kent Fast Steel #2's, Pattermaster choke tube. It's the best gun out there!! :getdown:
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Postby ffneilson » Mon Nov 01, 2004 11:52 pm

I shoot a Browning Gold 3 1/2 Stalker

I have been shooting Federal 3" #2 for ducks but after shooting a box of HV in ND last week I will be switching. Shooting 3 1/2" Fiocchi BB for Geese.

I usually shoot a Briley Improved but carry a Modified if the shots are out a little.
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Postby 10ga. » Fri Nov 05, 2004 8:10 pm

FOR DUCK: Ithaca 37 pump 12ga., "3, "30, full, #2
FOR GEESE: Armsport 1032 side by side 10ga. "3 1/2, "32, full & full, #BB
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Postby steelshooter » Sat Nov 06, 2004 8:31 pm

I shoot a stoeger 2000 and winchester 1300, the stoegers new and really enjoy shooting it, i've had the 1300 about 12 years give or take. I use mod. or imp.cyl. depending on the situation, over decoys imp cyl. pass shooting or pond hopping i shoot the mod. estates #2 or 3 are my shells of choice, tried the new federal steel-shok shells but they only had about half the shot they where suppose to have and the crimps where pushed in so much that shot was falling out in the box. Sent them e-mail i'll see what their response is before buying more. Good shooting!!!
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Postby claypigeon » Fri Nov 26, 2004 8:45 pm

I just now bought a NEW BENELLI Super Black Eagle II and have shot it at a few hundred clays and 1 ol drake wood duck and I must say that this NEW GUN is the absolute gol-darndest, dag-nabdest, ding-blastedest, most lethal, death-dealing, closest thing to a BONAFIDE MURDER MACHINE ever devised by mankind. if Hitler would have armed his troops with these, courtesy of Mussolini, we would all be talking German nowadays. IT IS THE MOST DEVASTATING GUN EVER DEVELOPED!
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Postby mallardhunter » Fri Nov 26, 2004 8:48 pm

I like the way those guns feel when I pull them up. They are way out of my price range though.
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Postby claypigeon » Sat Nov 27, 2004 7:59 am

I am not a zillionaire, either, but I think about the "big" picture when making a purchase. It is, prob. , the last shotgun I will buy for hunting - not the last "ONE" per se, but the last type-model. I really like it better than ANY OTHER I've ever held or shot. If it wears out, or whatever, I'll buy another, bec. if you figure $1331.79 (price w/sales tax) it is CHEAP in relation to a lifespan - hope I get my money's worth ( in time anyway ). I used to wonder why I see so many Benelli's at a Sporting range in Ala. - NOW I KNOW! Just need to get my Benelli camo cap now to complee it all. Yake some good and free advice - Think about long term cost when you buy things - not the initail price of the item.
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