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Which cartridge do you use the most (for waterfowling)?

20 guage 2 3/4"
0
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20 guage 3"
2
4%
12 guage 2/34"
2
4%
12 guage 3"
34
67%
12 guage 3 1/2"
11
22%
10 guage 3 1/2"
2
4%
 
Total votes : 51

What cartridge do Y'alls use most

Postby AlaskaRedneK » Mon May 30, 2005 12:39 am

Just thought I'd find out what people use the most. There are a few stubborn people out there (now imagine that :hammering: ), who are diehard to one type of shell. So let us all know 'bout you!
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Postby AlaskaRedneK » Mon May 30, 2005 12:45 am

I really am fond of my 12 guage 3 1/2". I know it is not "necessary", but I like it.

I also do like the 20 guage...... Makes things a lil more fun (especially when you shoot "high" scores like me). But for this pole, I am voting 12 guage, 3 1/2" :getdown:

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Postby frazier2209 » Mon May 30, 2005 7:14 am

20 ga. 3" for me. :mrgreen: I shoot a Beretta 391 Teknys in 20ga. Before this coming season, I'm gonna get an O/U to duck hunt with though. Like Rugers 12 ga. O/U w/ the synthetic stock.
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Postby ACEBLDRS » Mon May 30, 2005 10:04 am

i use 3" most of the time. I'll also shoot a couple boxes of 2 3/4 throughout the season. Have never shot a 3 1/2 inch shell and probably never will.

Would like to switch over to the 20 gauge this year. Havn't made up my mind.
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Postby frazier2209 » Mon May 30, 2005 10:08 am

do it ACE do it. IMO if you can't kill 'em w/ the 20 you don't even need to be shooting at 'em anyways. :mrgreen:
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Postby ACEBLDRS » Mon May 30, 2005 10:21 am

The only thing holding me back is that i hunt the refuge. I don't take long shots(sky bust) but i do like to kill my ducks, not sail them over to some other guys, so that they can get a free duck. It's not the amount of shot that bothers me it's the velocity difference. I am still thinking of getting into a club this year, if i do i will get the 20g.

Another reason not to change would be so that i could be carring the same shells of my hunting partner. If one of us is having a bad shooting day and needs a couple more shells at the end of the day, we can share, instead of heading back to the truck.
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Postby the_duckinator » Mon May 30, 2005 10:43 am

3" 12 for me. The semi auto won't always eject 2 3/4" :pissed: and 3" 20ga bismouth shells for my side by side are just too damn expensive at $40 a box. It really sucks cause I shoot my 20 better. Oh well.
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Postby frazier2209 » Mon May 30, 2005 10:54 am

so just shoot kent fasteel in 20 ga. at $8.70 per box.
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Postby AlaskaRedneK » Mon May 30, 2005 10:55 am

I think the 20 is an excellent round.

Hey duckinator....... do you have a Moss. 935?, If so, tell me how you like it, because Im thinking of getting one for my dad.

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Postby the_duckinator » Mon May 30, 2005 11:14 am

Fraz- My side by side is about 20 yrs old with thin barrels and fixed chokes, steel would blow them out. So its either lead or bismouth.

Alaska- I have the mossberg 5500, the predecessor to the 935. I love it except for the problem with 2 3/4" shells. Two guys that I hunt with a lot have 935's and love them. From holding theirs, I think that they're a little too barrel heavy, but they shoot them well. The "guts" are very nice, there aren't that many pieces and it just looks good inside. There's only been one jam between the two of them and it was because the guy didn't clean the gun in a long time. Overall they're real happy with the guns.
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Postby AlaskaRedneK » Mon May 30, 2005 11:31 am

Is your 5500 the side by side, or an auto?

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Postby the_duckinator » Mon May 30, 2005 3:56 pm

The 5500 is the auto. My side by side is an old Rossi "the squire". It handles better than my dad's Beretta :yes: too bad they don't make them any more.
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Postby CALLEMQUACKTN » Mon May 30, 2005 9:41 pm

3" 12 ga. :thumbsup:
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Postby donell67 » Mon May 30, 2005 10:38 pm

3.5 12 ga. for me. need all the help i can get.
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12 ga 3 1/2

Postby Elmer Fudd » Mon May 30, 2005 11:43 pm

12 ga 3 1/2...I love the recoil and that thundering sound it makes across a quiet lake as the sun begins to rise :mrgreen:
And they way they make ducks dead :cool:
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Postby AlaskaRedneK » Tue May 31, 2005 12:32 am

donell67 wrote:3.5 12 ga. for me. need all the help i can get.


Me too! :salude:
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Re: 12 ga 3 1/2

Postby AlaskaRedneK » Tue May 31, 2005 12:33 am

Elmer Fudd wrote:12 ga 3 1/2...I love the recoil and that thundering sound it makes across a quiet lake as the sun begins to rise :mrgreen:
And they way they make ducks dead :cool:


HAHAAHAHAAAA, I love it Fudd, love it!!! :toofunny:

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Postby Wags » Tue May 31, 2005 5:19 am

3" 12ga for duck season. 3.5" 12ga late goose (Jan) only.
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Postby Swamp Puppy » Wed Jun 01, 2005 8:57 am

12ga 2 3/4

I use the Federal SpeedShok 2 3/4 shell with 1oz of #2's flying at 1375fps. $5.99 a box and 10% off if you buy a case. (so..buy 9 boxes get one free.) They are inexpensive and kill ducks dead inside of 30 yards..which is where i like them. This is my preferred shell and i will go through ALOT of them in a season (which tells you something about my shooting abilities. he he he. )

Later in the season when i am hunting the Public WMA's more i will usually step up to the 3" Remington Sportsman Steels (high speed). my preferred shell, when i can find them, are the 1 1/4oz #1's at 1400fps.

i usually pick up 3 or 4 boxes of 3.5" BB's that fly a 1 5/16oz load at 1550fps for those days when i really want to reach out and touch one. I normally use these when i am jump shooting out on the marsh and the birds are gettin' up out around 40 yards or so.
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Postby DUKHTR » Wed Jun 08, 2005 11:15 am

THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO NEED FOR 3 1/2" GUNS....AND IF YOU ARE SHOOTING AT BIRDS IN RANGE, ALL YOU NEED IS 2 3/4".......FOR ANYTHING FROM TEAL TO EIDERS TO CANADAS
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Postby frazier2209 » Wed Jun 08, 2005 11:43 am

i agree duk :smile:
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Postby AlaskaRedneK » Wed Jun 08, 2005 5:35 pm

DUKHTR wrote:THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO NEED FOR 3 1/2" GUNS....AND IF YOU ARE SHOOTING AT BIRDS IN RANGE, ALL YOU NEED IS 2 3/4".......FOR ANYTHING FROM TEAL TO EIDERS TO CANADAS


Well that is true..... But where are you gunna draw the line?

With that theory, Then all we REALLY need is a .410, or a bow, or a stick........

But then yes, on the other hand, where do we draw the line? Well it is up to the hunter, and the government to decide how much is too much.

I dont know why soo many are afraid of change.....





But Yes I do see what the point is. You dont need all that shot, but it sure is nice to have for longer shots, larger birds, and golf balls
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Postby shrpshtr » Thu Jun 09, 2005 7:03 am

3" 12ga here too. i like 2's or 4's for ducks and BB's for geese. i am not really brand specific when it comes to shotgun shells.
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Postby Greg Wile » Thu Jun 09, 2005 2:18 pm

2 3/4" 12 ga and 3' 12 ga #2 & BB's Thats what I shoot and I manage to bring home a few birds. As far as brand it doesn't matter.
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Postby DUKHTR » Fri Jun 10, 2005 1:54 pm

AGREED ALASKA - I MEANT TO MENTION 2 3/4" WHETHER 12, 20 OR 28....(I do not hunt waterfowl with a .410) as for other weopons of choice...a sling shot with 20 copper BB's has brought down a pheasant for me - but never tried on waterfowl!
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