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Re: Good shell for swans

Postby Jim Atlas » Sat Sep 14, 2013 10:09 pm

hawglips wrote:Wooly, where'd you get 13g/cc Hevi?

Bucks Run :lol3:
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Re: Good shell for swans

Postby woollybugger » Sat Sep 14, 2013 10:51 pm

Wooly, where'd you get 13g/cc Hevi?


Its older stuff I aquired from my dad. It came from ballistic products when hevi first became available.

I got the recipe from this forum through a PM. I think the recipe originates from some guys developing the load at a duck club in Nevada.
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Re: Good shell for swans

Postby Quack Wacker NC » Sat Sep 14, 2013 11:04 pm

I've shot numerous swans here in nc my go to load is 3" hevi goose in B shot size
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Re: Good shell for swans

Postby Shurshot » Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:00 am

Jim Atlas wrote:
hawglips wrote:Wooly, where'd you get 13g/cc Hevi?

Bucks Run :lol3:


Good one Jim! :lol3: :lol3:
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Re: Good shell for swans

Postby Duplex lover » Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:57 pm

Here the thing.
If your early in the season you may to run t to Trumpeter swan which you can shoot. You can shoot them as well as the tundra swan, BUT the tundra is WAY smaller. We've taken both. The first pic is a tundra, wing spred about 64 "
The next is a trumpeter the wing spred was 84".
The "head" is the size of a mallard .
So don't under estimate how hard they are to bring down, They can set there wings after there shoot and glide for a mile.
Plus you get only one tag in a year. If you can afford some hevi shot shells in "B" or "BB" that what I'd do. We reload our own ALL the swan we have shot where shot with "Duplex" #1X BBB steel 1 1/2 oz. ,1350 fps.
PS we have NEVER had them come in to decoys, Pass shooting is the only way we have ever had any luck, JUST SAYING.




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Re: Good shell for swans

Postby MNkid7 » Sat Oct 12, 2013 9:15 pm

Just wanted to say thanks for all the info you guys gave me! Here's my first swan that I shot at about 35 yards with hevi shot B.
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Re: Good shell for swans

Postby Elvis Kiwi » Sat Oct 12, 2013 11:52 pm

good on you :thumbsup:
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Re: Good shell for swans

Postby hamernhonkers » Sun Oct 13, 2013 2:00 pm

Fine looking bird. Congrats man :thumbsup:
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Re: Good shell for swans

Postby Quack Wacker NC » Sun Oct 13, 2013 9:10 pm

MNkid7 wrote:Just wanted to say thanks for all the info you guys gave me! Here's my first swan that I shot at about 35 yards with hevi shot B.


That's the best load going for swans killed many with them!
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Re: Good shell for swans

Postby rainingmallards » Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:18 am

WOW what a swan. The Hevishot did a number on that big bird
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Re: Good shell for swans

Postby SPatrick » Tue Oct 15, 2013 12:31 pm

Nice bird man!!! I was gonna suggest hevi shot goose #2 but looks like the deed is done. :thumbsup:
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Re: Good shell for swans

Postby sdduckman » Mon Oct 21, 2013 5:34 pm

Dead coyote will reach out smack em if you have to pass shoot them.
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