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Shot Size and Type for Divers

Discussion in 'Diver Hunters Forum' started by DirtyMerg, Jun 13, 2019.

  1. Rubberhead

    Rubberhead Elite Refuge Member

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    I'm a broken record on this but I use high speed steel #2 for everything from teal to tundra swans...usually a 1 1/8 ounce in a 3" shell...
     
  2. Juan De

    Juan De Senior Refuge Member

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    I had never used Heavy Shot # 4 in 3inch until I went to hunt the harlequin with Capt Dave. I was glad I used them it worked well on the diving ducks.
     
  3. 1550FPS

    1550FPS Senior Refuge Member

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    3" #3 shot for everything, even geese. Learn to shoot birds and anything will kill em!

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  4. Steelshot Scott

    Steelshot Scott Senior Refuge Member

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    In the early season I use 3 inch #2's in my Auto 5, modified choke. Late season divers, I switch to 3.5 inch #2's in my Browning Gold Hunter, modified choke.
     
  5. D.Geiman

    D.Geiman New Member

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    I shoot 3" #2 out a of Beretta with a Carlsons super steel LR choke. Its shoots a tight pattern with both hunting and target loads. You have got to lead on the divers they are fast. I have found practice at the skeet range has really helped me.
     
  6. JRS

    JRS Elite Refuge Member

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  7. D.Geiman

    D.Geiman New Member

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  8. Billy Bob

    Billy Bob Elite Refuge Member

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