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Hunting with lead

Postby quailhunter123 » Mon Dec 02, 2013 6:16 pm

I you were to hunt ducks in a place such as mexico where lead shot is legal what size shell and shot would you use?
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Re: Hunting with lead

Postby ctdeathfrombelow » Mon Dec 02, 2013 6:28 pm

2 3/4 #4 or #6
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Re: Hunting with lead

Postby OGblackcloud » Mon Dec 02, 2013 6:37 pm

X2. The old Federal High Power if I could find them.
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Re: Hunting with lead

Postby beretta24 » Mon Dec 02, 2013 6:46 pm

Used all 2 3/4 5s and 6s in Argentina. Did some hunting with 7s too. No issues but we weren't taking long shots.
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Re: Hunting with lead

Postby jaysweet3 » Mon Dec 02, 2013 6:46 pm

3" 6
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Re: Hunting with lead

Postby TexasPuddleJumper » Mon Dec 02, 2013 7:02 pm

2 3/4" 1.25 oz #6. w/remington sp12 wads
probably use cci 209M primers
3.75 dram eq. of blue dot as the powder.
spent winchester and federal hulls are the best to load into
I'm not saying that it shouldn't be done, I'm just saying it is ill advised...
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Re: Hunting with lead

Postby wetgoldenretriever » Mon Dec 02, 2013 8:14 pm

You guys don't hunt with lead?


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Re: Hunting with lead

Postby Indaswamp » Mon Dec 02, 2013 8:27 pm

OGblackcloud wrote:X2. The old Federal High Power if I could find them.

the old high brass 2 3/4" #6's....you old timers know the high brass I'm talkin about. they packed a punch!
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Re: Hunting with lead

Postby 2500hdon37s » Mon Dec 02, 2013 8:28 pm

should be plenty of pheasant loads that would do just fine.
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Re: Hunting with lead

Postby Indaswamp » Mon Dec 02, 2013 8:35 pm

2500hdon37s wrote:should be plenty of pheasant loads that would do just fine.

this'll work....
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but get 'em in 3" if you can find them...
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Re: Hunting with lead

Postby Jake88 » Mon Dec 02, 2013 8:39 pm

Indaswamp wrote:
2500hdon37s wrote:should be plenty of pheasant loads that would do just fine.

this'll work....
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but get 'em in 3" if you can find them...


I've been using these for squirrels, when they're in the top of the big white oaks. Man I'd love to duck hunt with these shells!!
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Re: Hunting with lead

Postby Indaswamp » Mon Dec 02, 2013 8:42 pm

Jake88 wrote:
Indaswamp wrote:
2500hdon37s wrote:should be plenty of pheasant loads that would do just fine.

this'll work....
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but get 'em in 3" if you can find them...


I've been using these for squirrels, when they're in the top of the big white oaks. Man I'd love to duck hunt with these shells!!

try those with a turkey choke for squirrels at the top of white oaks.... :yes: :yes:
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Re: Hunting with lead

Postby :-) » Mon Dec 02, 2013 8:50 pm

The good ole days of lead...2 3/4" high brass #6's have killed A LOT of ducks.
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Re: Hunting with lead

Postby jcz » Mon Dec 02, 2013 8:51 pm

Jake88 wrote:Man I'd love to duck hunt with these shells!!


Go ahead. I ain't illegal til ya get caught. :biggrin:
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Re: Hunting with lead

Postby :-) » Mon Dec 02, 2013 8:54 pm

jcz wrote:
Jake88 wrote:Man I'd love to duck hunt with these shells!!


Go ahead. I ain't illegal til ya get caught. :biggrin:


And if you do get caught it's only $50.00 per round...just don't carry more than a box, and you'll be fine.
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Re: Hunting with lead

Postby D Comeaux » Mon Dec 02, 2013 9:02 pm

Memories.

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Re: Hunting with lead

Postby Indaswamp » Mon Dec 02, 2013 9:04 pm

D Comeaux wrote:Memories.

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Dat's dem Comeaux....
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Re: Hunting with lead

Postby jaysweet3 » Mon Dec 02, 2013 9:16 pm

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I found these on turkey day while raiding my dads gun cabinet. Used them on pheasants on Friday and Saturday.
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Re: Hunting with lead

Postby OGblackcloud » Mon Dec 02, 2013 9:19 pm

D Comeaux wrote:Memories.

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Never did care for that type of Winchester shell. The smooth hulled Super X :thumbsup:
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Re: Hunting with lead

Postby T Man » Mon Dec 02, 2013 9:39 pm

Nitro Pheasants #5. My go to when pheasant hunting and absolutely devastating down range.

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Re: Hunting with lead

Postby Anoldhuntersc » Mon Dec 02, 2013 9:56 pm

In there day were devastating! What I would shoot if I could. Look at powder 4 1/2 #4 nickel shot.
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Re: Hunting with lead

Postby ctdeathfrombelow » Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:08 am

:-) wrote:
jcz wrote:
Jake88 wrote:Man I'd love to duck hunt with these shells!!


Go ahead. I ain't illegal til ya get caught. :biggrin:


And if you do get caught it's only $50.00 per round...just don't carry more than a box, and you'll be fine.

So you're saying its cheaper than heavy shot?
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Re: Hunting with lead

Postby quailhunter123 » Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:24 am

:-) wrote:
jcz wrote:
Jake88 wrote:Man I'd love to duck hunt with these shells!!


Go ahead. I ain't illegal til ya get caught. :biggrin:


And if you do get caught it's only $50.00 per round...just don't carry more than a box, and you'll be fine.


What would happen if you reloaded shells that hulls "fast steel" with leads, would they cut the open to check?
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Re: Hunting with lead

Postby :-) » Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:36 am

So you're saying its cheaper than heavy shot?[/quote]

Pretty much.

What would happen if you reloaded shells that hulls "fast steel" with leads, would they cut the open to check?[/quote]

They test your ammo with magnets...just make sure you don't hand them the good stuff.
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Re: Hunting with lead

Postby Rick Hall » Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:48 am

In the lead days, I shot 2 3/4" 5s, but the lead shot size of choice for ducks here in Cajun country seemed to have been 7 1/2s.
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