What is the best amo to use?

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What is the best amo to use?

Postby Bucky193 » Mon Dec 27, 2004 9:57 pm

What shotgun shell is the best to use in duck uhuntin in 3 inch and 4 or 6 shot
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Postby bonbonjovi » Mon Dec 27, 2004 10:49 pm

remington hevi shot and actually the upland loads are just as effective without the harsh recoil if you can find them 23/4 are just as effective with briley hevi shot chokes size 6 makes a nice pattern but 4's are cleaner kills
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Postby Bucky193 » Mon Dec 27, 2004 10:59 pm

IM a wenchester guy I hate fedral and remington
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Postby SCoutdoorsman » Tue Dec 28, 2004 4:10 am

Bucky193 wrote:IM a wenchester guy I hate fedral and remington


Why do you hate Fed and Rem?
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Postby Bucky193 » Tue Dec 28, 2004 9:02 am

Well fedaral we used last year and shot a duck about 9 times until it died i mean we shot and it would go down and than i would get back up and fly and we bought another box and they did the same thing and remington it sees like evry time i buy a box the y have a bad primer but wendchester i know it will always get the job done.
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Postby 98ramtough » Tue Dec 28, 2004 10:34 am

If I am shooting decoyed ducks at about 25 yards or under my first shot is always 6, then 4, than 2. anything over 25 yards and I am usually shooting 2s and 3s.

Thats how I shoot, i hate having cripples. I need to just learn to hit em in the beak more often. :yes:
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Postby mallardhunter » Tue Dec 28, 2004 10:38 am

4s are too small for mallards, I found that one out. I jumped a pond and the ducks had no clue I was there and I shot 3 times and didn't get a duck and they were 20yds. away :pissed: From that I shoot either 3s or 2s. I like 2s better :thumbsup:
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Postby 98ramtough » Tue Dec 28, 2004 11:45 am

My cousin and I wrecked some mallards that were decoying between 20-25 yards with briley goose chokes and 4s and 6s. If you miss a duck at 20 yards you simply missed. I don't care if your shooting BBBs, BB, 1s,2s,3s,4s,6s etc.... Jump shooting I would definately use 2s or 1s though. If they are in close, 4s and 6s will do the job.


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Postby ks_waterfowler » Tue Dec 28, 2004 11:50 am

I shoot 3" 6s at decoying ducks and when jumping ponds. The pattern is so dense they can't escape. Every bird I shoot with 6s hits the water snpw dead. I don't shoot any shot much bigger than that at ducks. If they ain't within 25 yards and decoying I don't shoot at them anyways.
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Postby Thundersnow » Tue Dec 28, 2004 4:41 pm

Mallard Hunter, your right them 4's just don't have enough power behind them at 20 yards.....You might want to try something like a 7mm magnum.
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Postby donell67 » Tue Dec 28, 2004 8:35 pm

i use 3.5 2s but our shots are 30 to 50 yards. usually our farthest deke is 30 to 35 yards. they usually land on the out side of them. or they are planning too.
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