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Old 12-06-2017, 08:53 PM
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Going to Arkansas after Christmas. Will be shooting #2's. What shells would you recommend or to stay away from?
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Old 12-06-2017, 09:28 PM
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Go pattern a few or buy the cheapest shells you can get. Cupped in ducks won't know if it was a $.50 shell or $2...
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Old 12-06-2017, 09:31 PM
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I wish.My Shot Shell of choice.are Winchester Drylok Supreme HV 3 inch, 1 1/4 #2 @1450 fps.There the best I've found for any and all ducks a little pricey but that's my opinion. Its as deadly as lead #4 was back in the day.I shoot about a case and 1/2 a year and they hammer in my 870 with a improved cylinder choke.
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Ill shoot anything but my preference is a 11/4oz load of #2's at 1450 I mostly shoot challenger shells
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Old 12-06-2017, 10:22 PM
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B&P are about the cheapest, and they have hammered each duck I've shot this year, no miss fires. So in my opinion I'd say they're the best cheap shells. High dollar favorite is blindside. Least favorite is Kent because it ain't fun having gun powder hit you in the face and eyes, close second would be the cheap winchesters because of the pattern from my gun.
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I agree with the earlier post. Anything should be good for decoying birds. My preference is 3” 1 3/8 oz #2. I like the Kents and have tried some Rios too.
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Wait I have killed a ton of ducks with lead. Just not recently.
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I wish.My Shot Shell of choice.are Winchester Drylok Supreme HV 3 inch, 1 1/4 #2 @1450 fps.There the best I've found for any and all ducks a little pricey but that's my opinion. Its as deadly as lead #4 was back in the day.I shoot about a case and 1/2 a year and they hammer in my 870 with a improved cylinder choke.
The young ones just dont understand the birds you and I killed with lead #4
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I like Kent #3's myself. Plenty of killin' power and better spread than #2's. I only use #2's on divers.
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Funny, I went by cabelas before the first season, and all the #4 and #5 lead was sold out. There was shelves full of i guess there was a lot of pheasant around that week.
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Funny, I went by cabelas before the first season, and all the #4 and #5 lead was sold out. There was shelves full of i guess there was a lot of pheasant around that week.
there was a big pheasant shoot in Thompson/Dearing area on the 25th.
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get them close and I have found the ducks don't have a preference.
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The young ones just dont understand the birds you and I killed with lead #4
AMEN BROTHER.. AA hull,Blue dot powder,AA red wad and 11/2 Oz of lead #4 was a bad duck killer.I reloaded a many a shell back in the day Mec 600 Jr still have it put back in the old shop.40 yards was a DEAD DUCK.I miss the day we shot lead but Winchester Supremes are as close as I seen to them.
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AMEN BROTHER.. AA hull,Blue dot powder,AA red wad and 11/2 Oz of lead #4 was a bad duck killer.I reloaded a many a shell back in the day Mec 600 Jr still have it put back in the old shop.40 yards was a DEAD DUCK.I miss the day we shot lead but Winchester Supremes are as close as I seen to them.
I did exactly the same thing with 29 grains of Hercules Blue dot
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I like Kent #3's myself. Plenty of killin' power and better spread than #2's. I only use #2's on divers.
I shoot Kents to and like them. They do work good on divers.
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I did exactly the same thing with 29 grains of Hercules Blue dot
Exactly That my friend smacked big ducks...
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AMEN BROTHER.. AA hull,Blue dot powder,AA red wad and 11/2 Oz of lead #4 was a bad duck killer.I reloaded a many a shell back in the day Mec 600 Jr still have it put back in the old shop.40 yards was a DEAD DUCK.I miss the day we shot lead but Winchester Supremes are as close as I seen to them.
Same here, but I preferred #5 shot. Make a many of floating feather wads with these loads!
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Depends on how you're hunting. In the woods I shoot 2 3/4" 7's, in the fields I use 2 3/4" 4's and sometimes 3" 4's. Any cheap load is just as good as the best, dead is dead. Xperts will get the job done every time. Also, no steel load will EVER be as good as lead #4's.
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Old 12-08-2017, 05:41 PM
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I like them more dead $35,000 in hunting equipment why skimp on quality shotgun shells.
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Depends on how you're hunting. In the woods I shoot 2 3/4" 7's, in the fields I use 2 3/4" 4's and sometimes 3" 4's. Any cheap load is just as good as the best, dead is dead. Xperts will get the job done every time. Also, no steel load will EVER be as good as lead #4's.
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The better question is which choke do you use for which brand and shot size of shell? Most folks don't do it but, as mentioned by Long Cut above, take a couple of hours and pattern your gun with several chokes, several brands/shot sizes, as 30 yards and 40 yards.

Just because other's say they kill tons of ducks with such and such shell, load and shot size doesn't mean it will shoot well in your gun. In all of the posts so far, I noticed that only DrBugman85 mentioned which choke he was using.
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I’ll be shooting Remington Nitro Steel for the foreseeable future thanks to their Black Friday rebates.
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