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Factory Load suggestions out-of-range birds

Postby mudpack » Wed Aug 13, 2014 7:33 am

Hi guys, muddy here. Every time I go out duck hunting, I see a lot of birds that are 200 yards to even half-a-mile away. I want to shoot a factory load that gives me a good chance of knocking some of these birds down.
What are your suggestions for birds that are in the next county?




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Re: Factory Load suggestions out-of-range birds

Postby 3200 man » Wed Aug 13, 2014 8:02 am

Crawl until you see the whites of their eyes !

I read Hevi Steel can do it ?....... :lol3: :yes:
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Re: Factory Load suggestions out-of-range birds

Postby gcs » Wed Aug 13, 2014 9:46 am

Those cheap dove and quail loads from Walmart. The lead ones. :thumbsup:
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Re: Factory Load suggestions out-of-range birds

Postby ksfowler166 » Wed Aug 13, 2014 9:55 am

Custom built 22lr double rifle with CCI Stingers. :welcome:
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Re: Factory Load suggestions out-of-range birds

Postby walnuts4x4 » Wed Aug 13, 2014 10:31 am

50 cal....

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Re: Factory Load suggestions out-of-range birds

Postby tornadochaser » Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:10 pm

For 200 yard shots I suggest a tungsten slug through a rifled barrel, topped with an acog with a ballistic reticle.
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Re: Factory Load suggestions out-of-range birds

Postby hamernhonkers » Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:30 pm

I'll take a poll on opening day down here and get back to you on this. I am betting experts take the top spot. :)
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Re: Factory Load suggestions out-of-range birds

Postby DoubleDutchChuck » Wed Aug 13, 2014 1:17 pm

At that distance, my .243
would pop their head right off. :-)
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Re: Factory Load suggestions out-of-range birds

Postby zpstl321 » Wed Aug 13, 2014 1:25 pm

I was on this forum one time and learned that #8 shot works very good at the ranges you describe.
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Re: Factory Load suggestions out-of-range birds

Postby 3200 man » Wed Aug 13, 2014 1:31 pm

Well MUD , on the refuge I frequent I see fellas with a lot of experience trying these shots , is seems !
They are the ones making the Walk of Shame look easy , I'm sure they have some good advise to
give as factory Win Xperts , Hevi Metal , Hevi Steel 3 1/2 "hulls are all over the place they shoot from .

Thank Goodness they are helping the ammo sales in this Sport...... :yes: :fingerpt: :no: :lol3: :lol3: :lol3:
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Re: Factory Load suggestions out-of-range birds

Postby 3200 man » Wed Aug 13, 2014 1:36 pm

zpstl321 wrote:I was on this forum one time and learned that #8 shot works very good at the ranges you describe.


No , what you learned was , if you reloaded # 8's and shot it , picking up the shot and reloading it again , shooting it 7 more
times , you would still be far short in trajectory of hitting your target , as most are ! :lol3:
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Re: Factory Load suggestions out-of-range birds

Postby Yuchi1 » Wed Aug 13, 2014 1:38 pm

Speaking on condition of anonymity, a EMI Pro Staffer has confided that next month, they're coming out with a new product, Hevi Holy Moly!

It features state-of-the-art heat seeking technology, depleted uranium pellets and rock salt (to keep the meat from spoiling) layered at the bottom of the shotcup.

Each case will also include a complimentary GPS device, so you can find your way back to the blind.
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Re: Factory Load suggestions out-of-range birds

Postby BT Justice » Wed Aug 13, 2014 1:39 pm

We did find one method highly successful for Stratosphere Flying Snows, however it was a bit unorthodox... :lol3: :lol3:
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Re: Factory Load suggestions out-of-range birds

Postby krazybronco2 » Wed Aug 13, 2014 2:03 pm

BT Justice wrote:We did find one method highly successful for Stratosphere Flying Snows, however it was a bit unorthodox... :lol3: :lol3:
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i dont see anything unorthodox about that. it is still shoulder mounted! What is unorthodox about that?
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Re: Factory Load suggestions out-of-range birds

Postby Theduckguru » Wed Aug 13, 2014 4:15 pm

Any of the saboted or rifled slugs should work.
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Re: Factory Load suggestions out-of-range birds

Postby dakotashooter2 » Wed Aug 13, 2014 4:56 pm

BT Justice wrote:We did find one method highly successful for Stratosphere Flying Snows, however it was a bit unorthodox... :lol3: :lol3:
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Is that a 2 gauge?
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Re: Factory Load suggestions out-of-range birds

Postby ksfowler166 » Wed Aug 13, 2014 7:45 pm

Well for snow geese I use a M2 90mm AA gun with proximity fuses.
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