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#5475562 - 12/14/14 09:13 AM Favorite shell for you 20 Gauge duck hunters.
Arbor Guy Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 09/14/14
Posts: 137
What load do you guys like to use for ducks when you break out the 20?

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#5475592 - 12/14/14 09:27 AM Re: Favorite shell for you 20 Gauge duck hunters. [Re: Arbor Guy]
Pittstate Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 09/01/09
Posts: 5178
Loc: NE/CO/KS/MO/OK
With a few less pellets to bring down the birds, this is when I actually do spend more money on shells. We have been using Heavy Metals with pretty good results (use the Carlson Heavy Metal Choke tube as well). You can get away with less expensive shells for sure. If I weren't hunting with my daughter, I would be using the cheapest I could find.

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#5476033 - 12/14/14 02:26 PM Re: Favorite shell for you 20 Gauge duck hunters. [Re: Arbor Guy]
duckiller Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 04/24/07
Posts: 1217
I have been shooting heavy metal #4s

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#5476058 - 12/14/14 02:41 PM Re: Favorite shell for you 20 Gauge duck hunters. [Re: Arbor Guy]
pervis Offline
Tracker

Registered: 09/26/14
Posts: 712
Winchester makes those blind side shells. They range from 2 shot to 5 shot. They are 24 a box though. Found some regular winchester 4 shot I think at Wal mart for around 13$ a box 3 inch shells for both the blind side and the high velocity

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#5476207 - 12/14/14 03:41 PM Re: Favorite shell for you 20 Gauge duck hunters. [Re: Arbor Guy]
Ben Lilly Offline
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Registered: 11/25/12
Posts: 2918
Loc: here and there
Ive been having good luck with SuperX 2 3/4" #6

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#5477347 - 12/14/14 09:45 PM Re: Favorite shell for you 20 Gauge duck hunters. [Re: Ben Lilly]
coachmas Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 09/15/04
Posts: 435
Loc: East Texas
Originally Posted By: Ben Lilly
Ive been having good luck with SuperX 2 3/4" #6


Son has been shooting the same along with some supremes in #3's. Coach

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#5477399 - 12/14/14 09:53 PM Re: Favorite shell for you 20 Gauge duck hunters. [Re: Arbor Guy]
Going Green Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 08/20/13
Posts: 391
Loc: Howe, TX
Kent 3" #4's. Patterns well out of my 870, and the Fiancé's SX3. Even at 7/8oz, it's 1550fps.
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#5478916 - 12/15/14 02:12 PM Re: Favorite shell for you 20 Gauge duck hunters. [Re: Arbor Guy]
TurkeyHunter Online   content
THF Celebrity

Registered: 04/04/05
Posts: 12353
Loc: Bedford, TX
My daughter shoot the 3" remington hypersonics in number 3 to 4.
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#5479406 - 12/15/14 05:51 PM Re: Favorite shell for you 20 Gauge duck hunters. [Re: Arbor Guy]
Windrider Offline
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Registered: 09/26/06
Posts: 630
Loc: McKinney, TX
One ounce of tungsten 6s for ducks and one ounce of 4s for geese.

Now, if it's a kid who doesn't shoot very well... One ounce of steel 4s for ducks.
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Thought for the day: Ducks were almost hunted to extinction long before camo was invented.

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