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waterfowl shots

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by zamboxl, Nov 4, 2011.

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  1. zamboxl

    zamboxl Member

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    Hey guys what size shots do you use for waterfowl? 12 gauge
     
  2. rcmodel

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    Are we talking about Teal or Canada geese?

    One weighs 12 ounces and the other weighs 12 pounds.

    rc
     
  3. jmr40

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    Around here the main waterfowl are wood duck, mallards and canada geese.
    I use #4 steel if I know it will be woodies, BB if I know I'm shooting geese, but since I'm likely to see any I usually split the difference and load #2 steel in the magazne. Not the best choice for any, but will work for any.
     
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    #2 steel works for me on all ducks
     
  5. zamboxl

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    Mainly for ducks, like mallards, wood ducks, it's going to be out in the everglades never seen many geese out there.
     
  6. 303tom

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    For all ducks I use 3in. magnum #6 Hevi-Shot.

    For geese I use 3in. magnum Copper Plated BB`s.
     
  7. zamboxl

    zamboxl Member

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    would number 4 be to much, it seems that's all i can find around here.
     
  8. jmr40

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    If no geese then #4 steel would probably do just fine. You might have to pass on some longer shots where #2's might be a bit better. Split the difference if you can find #3's.
     
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    I use #3 steel for duck. If Bisimuth is available try that... although it is expensive
     
  10. WayBeau

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    #3 or 4 will be fine for ducks.
     
  11. BrokenSailor

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    Magnum 3.5 inch BB or BBB steel from Kent for Canadian Geese. I love the Kent loads. Reasonable and work well.
     
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    Don't get sucked into the 3 1/2 inch shell thing if you are only doing ducks. Use what you can find, and pass on the far shots. Get them over decoys if you can.
     
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    2 or 3 steel, Winchester hispeed, 2 3/4". That's what I use. Does a fine job, reaches out there as far as 3", and is affordable at walmart. :D I find 4 steel a bit light for big ducks at longer ranges.
     
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