Best load for jump shooting???

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Best load for jump shooting???

Postby benelliboomer » Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:46 am

What would be your ideal range for jump shooting? Figure you would be shooting the birds in the @ss while they flew away?
Geese?
Mallards?
woodies?
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Re: Best load for jump shooting???

Postby Locked&Loaded » Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:49 am

I jump shoot a stretch of river in the late season every year after everything else is frozen-up tight. Most all of these shots are close range (20-30 yards). I love 2 3/4in #4 for this application.
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Re: Best load for jump shooting???

Postby benelliboomer » Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:02 am

Locked&Loaded wrote:I jump shoot a stretch of river in the late season every year after everything else is frozen-up tight. Most all of these shots are close range (20-30 yards). I love 2 3/4in #4 for this application.

Man! I wanna hunt where you are! All the birds by me flush from 40-50 yards... :bow:
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Re: Best load for jump shooting???

Postby Locked&Loaded » Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:05 am

benelliboomer wrote:
Locked&Loaded wrote:I jump shoot a stretch of river in the late season every year after everything else is frozen-up tight. Most all of these shots are close range (20-30 yards). I love 2 3/4in #4 for this application.

Man! I wanna hunt where you are! All the birds by me flush from 40-50 yards... :bow:


The best part about this river is the bank is about 10 feet higher than the surface of the water, so when you poke your head over the edge and there are ducks, you are looking down on them. When they flush and you shoulder your gun, they are right at eye level. I almost feel bad shooting them this way because it's so easy. Notice i said ALMOST.
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Re: Best load for jump shooting???

Postby i_willie12 » Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:08 am

If im jump shooting its by chance.... And i use whatever i have on me or in the truck!
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Re: Best load for jump shooting???

Postby Locked&Loaded » Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:09 am

benelliboomer wrote:
Locked&Loaded wrote:I jump shoot a stretch of river in the late season every year after everything else is frozen-up tight. Most all of these shots are close range (20-30 yards). I love 2 3/4in #4 for this application.

Man! I wanna hunt where you are! All the birds by me flush from 40-50 yards... :bow:


Then for that I would be using 3in #2s.
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Re: Best load for jump shooting???

Postby possumfoot » Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:12 am

only thing i ever jump shoot are snowgeese..
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Re: Best load for jump shooting???

Postby benelliboomer » Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:31 am

Locked&Loaded wrote:
benelliboomer wrote:
Locked&Loaded wrote:I jump shoot a stretch of river in the late season every year after everything else is frozen-up tight. Most all of these shots are close range (20-30 yards). I love 2 3/4in #4 for this application.

Man! I wanna hunt where you are! All the birds by me flush from 40-50 yards... :bow:


Then for that I would be using 3in #2s.

Yeah, I will use those for woodies. I have been using 3.5" T shot for jumping canadas. I can roll one out to almost 70 yards... :biggrin:
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Re: Best load for jump shooting???

Postby t_baker » Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:49 am

#5 turkey loads.
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Re: Best load for jump shooting???

Postby BBK » Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:59 am

1 1/4 #2 steel or 1 3/8 #4 hevi-shot for mallards/woodies.

For geese, they are usually slower to get up.. can usually run towards them when they start to get agitated and get within 30-40 yards. Either the #4 hevi-shot or 1 1/4-1 3/8 #BB.

If you are jumping both without changing shells, then probably 1 1/4 #1 or even the #2's if you can get close enough to the geese.

If you are going to try and arkansas a goose at 70 yards then you need T's or hevi-shot B's.
Why do I shoot 3.5" for geese? Because they don't make a 4" yet!
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Re: Best load for jump shooting???

Postby aunt betty » Tue Oct 01, 2013 11:00 am

I used to waste a ton of thought trying to figure out what load...
Just put 3" #2's into the gun and start killing stuff.
Pattern your shotgun. Might help your confidence.

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Re: Best load for jump shooting???

Postby WoodyWhiffingMG » Tue Oct 01, 2013 11:18 am

t_baker wrote:#5 turkey loads.


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Re: Best load for jump shooting???

Postby WoodyWhiffingMG » Tue Oct 01, 2013 11:19 am

Locked&Loaded wrote:
benelliboomer wrote:
Locked&Loaded wrote:I jump shoot a stretch of river in the late season every year after everything else is frozen-up tight. Most all of these shots are close range (20-30 yards). I love 2 3/4in #4 for this application.

Man! I wanna hunt where you are! All the birds by me flush from 40-50 yards... :bow:


The best part about this river is the bank is about 10 feet higher than the surface of the water, so when you poke your head over the edge and there are ducks, you are looking down on them. When they flush and you shoulder your gun, they are right at eye level. I almost feel bad shooting them this way because it's so easy. Notice i said ALMOST.


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Re: Best load for jump shooting???

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Re: Best load for jump shooting???

Postby T Man » Tue Oct 01, 2013 12:02 pm

t_baker wrote:#5 turkey loads.


Use nitro turkeys..little extra velocity to let the birds know you mean business.
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Re: Best load for jump shooting???

Postby Bill Herian » Tue Oct 01, 2013 12:46 pm

Only 2 banded birds I've ever killed were jump shot.

Can't remember what kind of shells I was using though.
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Re: Best load for jump shooting???

Postby Riley » Tue Oct 01, 2013 1:01 pm

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Re: Best load for jump shooting???

Postby aunt betty » Tue Oct 01, 2013 1:07 pm

L&L. I can relate to your riverbank scenario. North of Rantoul, Illinois on the west side of I-57 is a borrow pit. Used to be called "Big Rock" because of the huge boulder they dug out of it. The rock was 12' tall easily. Someone finally bought that rock and hauled it away so we call it "No Rock" now.

The water level is a good 20 feet below the banks and they are steep. When the wind is howling out of the west...guess where I go look for birds? I can drive over the overpass, stop at the bridge, and scope the pond.

One day I hit gold...there were around 500 Canadians sheltering on the west side to get out of the wind.
So I walked way around and approached at a right angle. Got to bank, stood up, let the geese flap their wings once, and opened up...
After I got done shooting and started counting...uh oh.

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Re: Best load for jump shooting???

Postby t_baker » Tue Oct 01, 2013 2:38 pm

T Man wrote:
t_baker wrote:#5 turkey loads.


Use nitro turkeys..little extra velocity to let the birds know you mean business.


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Re: Best load for jump shooting???

Postby Jake88 » Tue Oct 01, 2013 2:51 pm

We jump shoot mallards on the way back to the house(downstream) when we don't have our limits. Always use 3.5" #2's. Just cause that's what we use for everything. They can't handle that up the arse out to about 45 yards
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