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Newby waterfowl hunter

Postby Cdnfowl » Fri May 17, 2013 9:48 pm

Hey allll,
I'm a newby to duck hunting and wanted to give it a shot. I'm reading my brains out on here, and got a few questions. But first ill give you a background of where I'll be hunting and such. I live up in northern canada and will be hunting mostly fields but also have the chance to hunt some lakes. Now for the questions lol.
- I have a Benelli super Vinci 12 gauge. Is this a good waterfowl gun?
- what size shells are a good recommendation ?

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Re: Newby waterfowl hunter

Postby tornadochaser » Sat May 18, 2013 8:46 am

A Vinci and 3" 3's or 2's for ducks will work just fine.

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Re: Newby waterfowl hunter

Postby goosehunter64 » Sun May 19, 2013 10:17 am

Will work just fine for all waterfowl. Which Province are you from?
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Re: Newby waterfowl hunter

Postby mayhem96 » Fri May 24, 2013 1:39 pm

Don't tear up your shoulder with 3 1/2" loads. I shoot 3" 2's, 3's, or 4's for ducks and BB's for geese. Sometimes I shoot 2's but it just depends. I'm not one to take long shots, do I pass up a lot of shots...yes! But, I like them in tight...
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Re: Newby waterfowl hunter

Postby goosehunter64 » Mon May 27, 2013 9:20 am

mayhem96 wrote:Don't tear up your shoulder with 3 1/2" loads. I shoot 3" 2's, 3's, or 4's for ducks and BB's for geese. Sometimes I shoot 2's but it just depends. I'm not one to take long shots, do I pass up a lot of shots...yes! But, I like them in tight...

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Re: Newby waterfowl hunter

Postby berganser » Sat Jun 01, 2013 7:15 pm

I shoot 12ga. 3 1/2" 2's for Ducks and BBB's ( 12ga. or 10ga. ) for Geese.
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Re: Newby waterfowl hunter

Postby Gunnysway » Fri Jun 07, 2013 7:37 am

You'll be fine with what you have, and the advice by the fellows here.

Good luck with your rookie season, and ask questions. The search function is a great way to get answers as well.


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Re: Newby waterfowl hunter

Postby Omaha Clucker » Fri Jun 07, 2013 1:44 pm

i basically just lurk and read too, but :welcome:

your gun will work great, all the suggestions on loads will work too. Just pattern several brands and sizes to see what works best out of your gun. I'd suggest not dumping any money into aftermarket chokes either until you've tried your factory Modified and IC chokes. My factory Mod in my SBE patterned better than 2 different aftermarket chokes I tried. Don't worry, you'll have plenty of other stuff to spend that money on!
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