That's what I have been shooting found I have more success with #5 2/34 than anything. Lots of people use 2-4's, but I have been finding that I am better off letting them get CLOSER
maybe 15-20 yards and those #5's drop them quick. Also I carry cheap #7's for clean up if its needed. I have way better chance of hitting their little heads bobbing in the water and its cheap. Just to be clear if you are trying to take longer shots do not use the number 5's maybe go to 3's.
My 20 year old Mossberg 500 kills ducks just as good as my new Stoeger 3500, but the Stoeger is just awesome for the money I paid.
Gheenoe's make great duck boats for two shooters and you can get them cheap. Unlike mine
Those guys at the boat ramp at 3 am drinking beer either can't read or didn't understand the first 45 pages of the firearms manual about drinking and guns. It is people like this that make those first 45 pages, DON'T BE ONE OF THEM.
If your new, use commonsense if you see someone flashing a light at you, you are to close.
Be patient, we were all new to this sport at one time and I am glad that I ran into people that understood my mistakes and made me want to be the same way. Instead of yelling at someone and being crude just let them know how they might want to change what they did, via you were to close to me.
Please for the love of God use commonsense, I was at the boat dock on the Monroe side the day the two men drowned in Lake Jessup last year. I decided against going out after an hour drive to the lake because the lake was so rough. Small boats and rough water do not mix and if your gut is saying not to go, trust that instinct. After that day, I wear my life vest going to and from my spots and I am grateful I decide to go home.