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WOODIE13 07-31-2012 11:38 PM

Who carries a few swatter rounds?
 
Not lead, but small steel #6 or #7 rounds for cripples? I have found they are cheap and worth the effort, but some will say shoot whatever you have in the gun and not worth the hassle, 8 shots later, they tell me to get em with mine.

turky93 08-01-2012 05:05 AM

As long as I'm just hunting with steel, all my rounds are the same.
When I'm using my $25 per box heavier than lead shells, I always tote some extra steel with me in the event of a cripple.

webfootwidowmaker 08-01-2012 08:31 AM

Get a dog, saves all that hassle

turky93 08-01-2012 04:17 PM

I consider reaching into my bag, grabbing and chambering a steel round, and shooting a swimmer with that round to be a whole lot less hassle than keeping up with a dog.

Larry Young Jr 08-01-2012 04:40 PM

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Originally Posted by webfootwidowmaker (Post 7085153)
Get a dog, saves all that hassle

X2 :banana::banana::banana:

Huntndemgaducks 08-01-2012 05:08 PM

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Originally Posted by turky93 (Post 7086333)
I consider reaching into my bag, grabbing and chambering a steel round, and shooting a swimmer with that round to be a whole lot less hassle than keeping up with a dog.

Must not be hunting with my dog:D

emusmacker 08-01-2012 05:16 PM

I shoot a Kicks High Flyer and don't many cripples. When I do, it certainly don't take me 8 shots.

ThunderRoad 08-01-2012 05:27 PM

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Originally Posted by turky93 (Post 7086333)
I consider reaching into my bag, grabbing and chambering a steel round, and shooting a swimmer with that round to be a whole lot less hassle than keeping up with a dog.

You're forgetting the whole "retrieve" part...killing the bird is only the beginning.

wray912 08-01-2012 06:09 PM

I just shoot the cheap one to start with no sense in spending 25 a box when you can do it for 12 a box

webfootwidowmaker 08-01-2012 07:07 PM

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Originally Posted by turky93 (Post 7086333)
I consider reaching into my bag, grabbing and chambering a steel round, and shooting a swimmer with that round to be a whole lot less hassle than keeping up with a dog.

Keeping up with a dog is nothing compared to when you can watch all your time and money swimming out to do what y'all have been working on all summer. It's half the hunt.

turky93 08-01-2012 07:43 PM

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Originally Posted by webfootwidowmaker (Post 7086809)
Keeping up with a dog is nothing compared to when you can watch all your time and money swimming out to do what y'all have been working on all summer. It's half the hunt.

I'm not down playing the fun of hunting with a good dog, as I
have had the enjoyment of doing it a few times.
Just saying that personally the time and money that needs to be spent on a duck dog isn't there for me, so I'll keep water swatting at retrieving my own birds.

CootCartel 08-01-2012 09:30 PM

I just let my buddies water swat cripples...:rofl:

12mcrebel 08-01-2012 09:32 PM

the most carnage i had on a hunt last year was with "swatter" rounds. had sixes left over from teal and they worked extremely well on wood ducks

Vmarsh 08-01-2012 09:36 PM

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Originally Posted by turky93 (Post 7086921)
so I'll keep water swatting at retrieving my own birds.

zara spook and a zebco 33?

Dustin Pate 08-01-2012 09:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Vmarsh (Post 7087336)
zara spook and a zebco 33?

Works quite well!

Gaducker 08-01-2012 10:01 PM

I just shoot turkey loads...................

emusmacker 08-01-2012 10:11 PM

Or just use your buddys dog.

Potlicker60 08-01-2012 10:32 PM

I just keep dumping the Hevi shot at them. You can't take it with you.

Vmarsh 08-01-2012 10:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Dustin Pate (Post 7087406)
Works quite well!

my first few trips out i brought one.

:D

WOODIE13 08-02-2012 01:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Vmarsh (Post 7087336)
zara spook and a zebco 33?

Until you hook into a big can that is belly up and that gamkasu trebble sinks in, makes for an interesting fight when you have large ice flows on the Potomac;)

As far as shooting a lot to finish one, guess none has taken a buffle head on the water, that low profile makes them harder to hit than most.:shoot:

turky93 08-02-2012 04:05 PM

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Originally Posted by WOODIE13 (Post 7088932)
Until you hook into a big can that is belly up and that gamkasu trebble sinks in, makes for an interesting fight when you have large ice flows on the Potomac;)

As far as shooting a lot to finish one, guess none has taken a buffle head on the water, that low profile makes them harder to hit than most.:shoot:

The trick is to aim under the duck, that way more of your pattern skips up into it rather than passing by overhead.
I've learned that through lots of cussing and bewilderment of bullet proof swimmers :bounce:

WOODIE13 08-02-2012 04:10 PM

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Originally Posted by turky93 (Post 7089328)
The trick is to aim under the duck, that way more of your pattern skips up into it rather than passing by overhead.
I've learned that through lots of cussing and bewilderment of bullet proof swimmers :bounce:

I was taught that by and old crust WF hunter, even leaned down lower to get more ricochet pellets into the ducks, but does not always work on smaller/hardier ones, buffies, bills, scoters. Still like a denser pattern to get one in the old head with the smaller shot.

WOODIE13 08-02-2012 04:15 PM

Then you get the ones that do the snake, with just a little bit of their head above the water, got to get above them, stand up in the boat and shoot down on them.

emusmacker 08-02-2012 09:47 PM

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Yep them buffies are hard to bring down.

THE RETURN 08-02-2012 11:16 PM

well i shoot hevi-metals & blind-side.good shells sell them-selves .true a good choke pays for itself to. so, i say don't be a cheap "O" ..!!! Buy the best shot-guns, shoot really good shells&blow great calls.... And enjoy yourself ....:yeah:


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