What shot do you use?

Discussion in 'Shooting - Reloading Forum' started by olepal, Feb 6, 2018.

What do you normally shoot for ducks?

  1. Steel

    82.8%
  2. Heavy Steel

    1.7%
  3. Bismuth

    4.3%
  4. Tungsten

    6.0%
  5. Other (name it)

    5.2%
  1. Fsbirdhouse

    Fsbirdhouse Senior Refuge Member

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    Although I shoot a Beretta A400, I haven't shot anything but steel 'off the shelf' loads for years, and never anything bigger than three inch loads. #2-#3.
    #2s for the big Honkers, and #3s for all ducks.
    Often have the Honkers so close I don't even blink an eye at spraying them with #3 shot at 15-25 yards. 40 yards in a pinch.
    If the Honkers are showing they are to be the hunt on any given day, the big ducks make do with #2 shot. I've yet to hear one of the little Blighters complain.
     
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  2. aecrowell

    aecrowell Refuge Member

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    Federal and Winchester 3" Steel #1. I have found this is the best all round load for killing both ducks and geese out to 50 yards. Rogers Sporting Goods $90.00 case delivered.
     
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  3. JohnCharlieNoak

    JohnCharlieNoak New Member

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    I have rolled my own Bismuth for twenty plus years. It shoots close to the lead shot that I started out with. I never thought about the cost. It helps being a good shot. It only took 50,000 practice shells to become a natural shot. Practice at a sporting clays multi shot station, and have the trap operator send out clay pigeons at random. You get good real fast.
     

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