POLL: How do you feel about "floating" a 4th shell?

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How do you feel about hunters floating a 4th shell?

I have no problem with it.
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I think it's wrong.
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POLL: How do you feel about "floating" a 4th shell?

Postby GomerPyle » Thu Oct 03, 2013 3:15 pm

someone mentioned it in a recent thread so let's take a simple poll...
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Re: POLL: How do you feel about "floating" a 4th shell?

Postby i_willie12 » Thu Oct 03, 2013 3:16 pm

i dont even know how to do it.....
If you cant hit em in 3 prob cant in 4!
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Re: POLL: How do you feel about "floating" a 4th shell?

Postby SpinnerMan » Thu Oct 03, 2013 3:19 pm

i_willie12 wrote:i dont even know how to do it.....

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Could someone please explain how you float a 4th shell?

How else can I let you know how feel about it? :wink:
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Re: POLL: How do you feel about "floating" a 4th shell?

Postby MarkM » Thu Oct 03, 2013 3:19 pm

My gun holds 5 shells....
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Re: POLL: How do you feel about "floating" a 4th shell?

Postby aunt betty » Thu Oct 03, 2013 3:21 pm

It's worse than a speeder but not as bad as a murderer yet is still a criminal act.
I'm no angel but would prefer to not hunt with guys who'll float a shell.

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Re: POLL: How do you feel about "floating" a 4th shell?

Postby GomerPyle » Thu Oct 03, 2013 3:22 pm

i_willie12 wrote:i dont even know how to do it.....
If you cant hit em in 3 prob cant in 4!


there are TONS of youtube videos showing how to do it in lots of different shotguns...you know, if you were inclined to do such
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Re: POLL: How do you feel about "floating" a 4th shell?

Postby Rat Creek » Thu Oct 03, 2013 3:24 pm

Choose to follow the law or not. The purpose of a plug is to limit the number of shots a hunter can take to three. Floating a shell is little different than modifying a plug to allow three in the tube.

I see this in same light as shooting before or after legal time, shooting over the limit or out of season. No one is going to die, and you will probably get away with it, but getting away with it does not make it okay. If you are being ethical, you do not do it.
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Re: POLL: How do you feel about "floating" a 4th shell?

Postby bullfries » Thu Oct 03, 2013 4:00 pm

I was dove hunting earlier this year and had my stoeger with me, got checked by the game warden, and he showed me how to float the fourth in my gun. Then he said hey don't do that we will take your gun if you get caught... I had no idea it was possible until he did it.
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Re: POLL: How do you feel about

Postby aunt betty » Thu Oct 03, 2013 4:05 pm

bullfries wrote:I was dove hunting earlier this year and had my stoeger with me, got checked by the game warden, and he showed me how to float the fourth in my gun. Then he said hey don't do that we will take your gun if you get caught... I had no idea it was possible until he did it.

Too bad you didn't video him doing it.
Pretty sure he was in violation when he did that.
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Re: POLL: How do you feel about "floating" a 4th shell?

Postby txhunter90 » Thu Oct 03, 2013 4:21 pm

They are usually gone by the 3rd shot anyways. First I have seen of floating a shell

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Re: POLL: How do you feel about "floating" a 4th shell?

Postby slowshooter » Thu Oct 03, 2013 4:32 pm

My plug only allow 2 shells in the gun. Shot like that all last season. Worked fine.
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Re: POLL: How do you feel about "floating" a 4th shell?

Postby aunt betty » Thu Oct 03, 2013 4:43 pm

How does this "floating shell" work? I just dont get it. :sarcmark:
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Postby txhunter90 » Thu Oct 03, 2013 5:23 pm

Your getting it lol

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Re: POLL: How do you feel about "floating" a 4th shell?

Postby t_baker » Thu Oct 03, 2013 5:57 pm

aunt betty wrote:How does this "floating shell" work? I just dont get it. :sarcmark:



Hope thats a drylok
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Re: POLL: How do you feel about "floating" a 4th shell?

Postby boney fingers » Thu Oct 03, 2013 6:04 pm

The question is, is it legal to hunt with a gun that is capable of floating a forth (not all can). If my gun is capable of holding five shots and I only load three, I am in violation so if my gun is capable of holding 4 and I only load 3, am I not in violation?
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Re: POLL: How do you feel about "floating" a 4th shell?

Postby Trent_Rivers » Thu Oct 03, 2013 6:26 pm

YouTube Ghost load (insert gun name here) kinda cool but not very practical because you don't hardly have time for 4 shots.


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Re: POLL: How do you feel about "floating" a 4th shell?

Postby Rat Creek » Thu Oct 03, 2013 6:29 pm

boney fingers wrote:The question is, is it legal to hunt with a gun that is capable of floating a forth (not all can). If my gun is capable of holding five shots and I only load three, I am in violation so if my gun is capable of holding 4 and I only load 3, am I not in violation?


You can hunt with a gun capable of floating a shell because the gun was not intended to be loaded that way. Most have no idea how to do it and it is kind of a pain in the backside when you are trying to get that extra shell loaded anyway. Well, that and it is unethical and illegal.
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Re: POLL: How do you feel about

Postby GomerPyle » Thu Oct 03, 2013 6:37 pm

Trent_Rivers wrote:not very practical because you don't hardly have time for 4 shots.


That's what I've found. even though I could I don't even use the 3rd shot that often.
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Re: POLL: How do you feel about "floating" a 4th shell?

Postby Trent_Rivers » Thu Oct 03, 2013 7:19 pm

Yeah Gomer Pyle.
1st shot is usually easy. Second shot I am hopefully acquiring a new target and shooting and the third shot is always questionable. Sometimes if I miss on the first two Ill fire the last shot out of frustration :hammer:
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Re: POLL: How do you feel about "floating" a 4th shell?

Postby GomerPyle » Thu Oct 03, 2013 7:52 pm

Trent_Rivers wrote:Yeah Gomer Pyle.
1st shot is usually easy. Second shot I am hopefully acquiring a new target and shooting and the third shot is always questionable. Sometimes if I miss on the first two Ill fire the last shot out of frustration :hammer:


Yep...often that 3rd shot is just a Hail Mary
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Re: POLL: How do you feel about "floating" a 4th shell?

Postby rank duck » Thu Oct 03, 2013 7:53 pm

cheater's gonna cheat.
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Re: POLL: How do you feel about "floating" a 4th shell?

Postby Underradar » Thu Oct 03, 2013 8:04 pm

Works best when your plug is out. Float the 6th.
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Re: POLL: How do you feel about "floating" a 4th shell?

Postby La. Hunter » Thu Oct 03, 2013 8:07 pm

GomerPyle wrote:
Trent_Rivers wrote:Yeah Gomer Pyle.
1st shot is usually easy. Second shot I am hopefully acquiring a new target and shooting and the third shot is always questionable. Sometimes if I miss on the first two Ill fire the last shot out of frustration :hammer:


Yep...often that 3rd shot is just a Hail Mary


And that's how they get wounded and become cripples! If you can't hit them up close, chances are you're not going to hit them further away. If people would spend the time at the range that they spend trying to cheat the system, they'd probably only need the 3rd shot to complete a triple.
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Re: POLL: How do you feel about "floating" a 4th shell?

Postby Underradar » Thu Oct 03, 2013 8:17 pm

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Re: POLL: How do you feel about "floating" a 4th shell?

Postby Trent_Rivers » Thu Oct 03, 2013 8:27 pm

You have never taken a shot at the edge of your range? and or have you never wounded a bird? No reason to be like that about it brother just sharing a little comradery and some truthfulness.
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