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Black Powder Shotgun

Postby VARINA » Fri Oct 28, 2005 11:51 am

Have any of you ever waterfowl hunted with a black powder shotgun?

A couple years ago, I goose hunted with a guy who used one.


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Postby diver-hunter » Fri Oct 28, 2005 12:06 pm

if the ducks are flyin real good this year, i think me and my buddy might give her a whirl :laughing:
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Postby VARINA » Fri Oct 28, 2005 1:06 pm

D-H,
I goose hunted with the mayor of North Myrtle Beach,SC one weekend. He dropped geese at 80 plus yards everytime. :eek: :eek: Everytime he pulled the trigger, the geese would fold- up like a wet wash rag, dead as a door knob before they hit the ground.

I am thinking about getting one. :thumbsup:
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Postby cut_un » Fri Oct 28, 2005 3:36 pm

Go ahead , make the plunge, if it works out I'll follow your lead :thumbsup: Been thinking about getting one for my spring turkey hunting ...Kill two birds with one stone :salude:
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Postby flint4045 » Fri Oct 28, 2005 4:54 pm

I shoot a lot of black powder. Most of my hunting with a black powder shot gun is with a flintlock 20 ga single barrel. For ducks I hunt over beaver ponds behind my house. Most shot are 25yards or less. My max distance with the gun is 30 yards. I shoot 1oz of #6 shot with 70grains of 2f powder does very well. I seldom have a cripple with the gun. Its real fun when I shoot my one load and have more birds coming in while I am trying to stuff more shot down the barrel. Its a blast and can be done. just pattern your gun work up a load and know its limits.
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Postby cut_un » Fri Oct 28, 2005 7:21 pm

:thumbsup: Sounds like it would be fun Flint :salude:
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Postby flint4045 » Fri Oct 28, 2005 9:25 pm

Its alot of fun. It's just not for the type of person that has to kill a limit every time out. I mostly shoot rifles but 2 or 3 times a year I take the smoothbore down back to blast a duck or 2.
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Postby VARINA » Mon Oct 31, 2005 8:33 am

Guys, here's something I had in mind:

http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templ ... sults1.jsp


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Postby flint4045 » Mon Oct 31, 2005 11:10 am

Looks good I would get the 10ga. If you are going to shoot steel you can use modern shot cups to protect the barrels. I would load powder,
overpowder,wad, shotcup,shot then overpowder card. Iuse bismuth out of mine with no shot cup. The bigger bore blackpowder shot guns shoot large shoot alot better than smaller bores.
Just my 2cents others milage may vary. :thumbsup:
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