Colored Shotgun Pellets/Shot

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Is this a good idea?

Poll ended at Sun Jun 08, 2008 3:03 pm

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Colored Shotgun Pellets/Shot

Postby ashtonemerson » Fri May 09, 2008 3:03 pm

Hey Everyone,

I was wondering what you all think about an idea of having colored pellets. This way you and your hunting partner can shoot different colors and then identify who shot what duck while cleaning.
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Postby Timbo4 » Sat May 10, 2008 5:54 pm

Most times we can tell who got what bird, but colored pellets would be great when my brother goes....he claims every bird.
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Postby pike_mazter » Sat May 10, 2008 6:42 pm

Timbo4 wrote:Most times we can tell who got what bird, but colored pellets would be great when my brother goes....he claims every bird.

I hunt with a few guys like that. I bet colored pellets would make shot that much more expensive!
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Postby donttreadonme » Mon May 12, 2008 9:20 am

I think it would be worthless. I can usually tell which birds I shoot. If someone wants to argue with me that they shot it and I didn't I'll give them the bird. That just leaves me one more to shoot.
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Postby CMURPHY » Mon May 12, 2008 9:56 am

Who care who shot what? You are hunting together right, so they are everyones bird in my book
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Postby Timbo4 » Mon May 12, 2008 4:46 pm

Hey, it may be useless in the long run, but I give ashtonemerson 2 points for his out of the box thinking.
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Postby Silverwidgeon » Tue Jun 03, 2008 1:14 pm

I kinda like that idea... just to get a few of my friends to shut up.
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Postby h2ofwlr » Sun Jun 08, 2008 7:00 pm

Do that and it would add cost to already skyrocketing prices of shells.

Plus the CO's would then be able to determine exactlywho shot what. Ooops you ended up shooting 7 and your buddy 5, so you are 1 over. So a bad ides IMO.

I like the guy on left shoots left side and guy on right shoots to the right. Keeping it simple comes to mind.
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Postby sly1uc » Mon Aug 04, 2008 12:39 am

Keeping it simple is great but everyone knows ducks dont always fly straight. If your the guy that doesnt mind giving birds away then I guess you dont like jewelry to much. I like the idea. It would help keep us honest. :thumbsup:
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Postby The Cat Island Drake » Tue Aug 05, 2008 3:12 pm

That would be cool. I have a few clamors that I bring now and then.
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Postby Heronk » Wed Aug 06, 2008 7:27 am

Just extra expense for nothing.

I once shot a banded mallard which my brother in law promptly claimed. Since the bird flew between us, we agreed to clean it and see which side it had been shot from to settle the matter. You guessed it......hit entirely from my side....and he still whined that he killed it! :huh:
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Postby goldeneye god » Wed Dec 17, 2008 1:20 am

i would hate spending the time looking for the pellets in the duck, and if they went right through, back to the same old thing.
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Postby Dylandawg » Wed Dec 17, 2008 10:54 am

We solved that problem years ago. Only two gunners up at a time. Left gunner shoot at the left birds, right shoots the right birds. Single bird you flip for it.

Just to watch birds drop out of the sky with 5 or 6 guns going off is no fun. You want to know you hit your bird/birds and nobody helped you drop it.

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Postby Madwall88 » Mon Feb 02, 2009 5:55 pm

One of my old hunting buddies claimed just about every bird he shot at. It didn't matter if the bird fell dead right after me :mad: or someone else clearly shot it. :mad:---I was able to prove him wrong several times on film though,very satisfying! :thumbsup: If this idea actually works I would like to hear about it to prevent him from claiming birds that he obviously didn't shoot!
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Postby duckcommanderfinstr » Sat Feb 07, 2009 9:21 am

Sounds like a neat idea for those who like braggin rights.
I just don't care either way who shoots what.We all claim we shot all the birds! Unless a warden asks, of course.
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Re: Colored Shotgun Pellets/Shot

Postby AWOTIS » Thu Jun 25, 2009 2:14 am

here in ca tracer rounds are not legal to hunt with. not sure about other states. may need to look into this more..
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Re: Colored Shotgun Pellets/Shot

Postby hopkins11 » Thu Jun 25, 2009 5:32 am

I always share the bounty. If I shoot more than a partner, then I'll offer him half the birds regardless. If he doesn't want them - then I've got more for the table. If he does, then less to clean. Either way, its a good problem to have!
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Re: Colored Shotgun Pellets/Shot

Postby Beretta_Is_Betta » Mon Jun 29, 2009 11:30 pm

I had a few buddies who like to claim every bird... its not really a big deal to me but i know when i shoot a bird so what i did was went along like never and a few times i would say take em and not pull the trigger hahahahah... what do u know... no birds fell not saying thats the case everytime but i proved a point and it was free!!!!!!!!
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Re: Colored Shotgun Pellets/Shot

Postby andrew_kirby » Thu Jul 09, 2009 8:09 pm

i like that idea but can you imagine with how much there already charging for shells theyd mark it up 150 percent at the rate there going....
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