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#5759549 - 05/25/15 09:37 PM Shooting dove while duck hunting
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I'm curious how many people bring out some smaller steel shot when they're duck hunting and drop of few doves at the same time. Sounds like a solid idea. I find a lot of doves buzzing by me at some of my duck spots.

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#5759553 - 05/25/15 09:41 PM Re: Shooting dove while duck hunting [Re: TexaShot0341]
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#6 or 7.5 steel kills 'em dead..
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#5759563 - 05/25/15 09:46 PM Re: Shooting dove while duck hunting [Re: TexaShot0341]
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I have killed them while Teal hunting with #6s

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#5759606 - 05/25/15 10:22 PM Re: Shooting dove while duck hunting [Re: TexaShot0341]
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Kill them with #4s. It isnt that big of a deal.
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#5759607 - 05/25/15 10:22 PM Re: Shooting dove while duck hunting [Re: STEW]
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After open weekend I normally lose interest in dove and just get all wrapped up in killing duck. I don't think I have shot one dove on my duck lease, but seen plenty fly over while duck hunting. I should shoot more dove while duck hunting, normally got #4 so I little big for dove. I guess I don't want to waste a 3 inch shell on a dove either.

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#5759832 - 05/26/15 08:29 AM Re: Shooting dove while duck hunting [Re: TexaShot0341]
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Take two guns with you. I do it all the time. Having a backup also is never a bad idea.

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#5760081 - 05/26/15 11:27 AM Re: Shooting dove while duck hunting [Re: TexaShot0341]
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I don't know about hauling an extra boomstick with me. I like to pack out pretty light. But bringing an extra half a box of #6 is something I should probably start doing.

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#5760134 - 05/26/15 12:04 PM Re: Shooting dove while duck hunting [Re: TexaShot0341]
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I've been using steel 6s for early teal the last 3-4 years. 6s will really do a number on dove a ways out there. Nice puff on impact.
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#5760673 - 05/26/15 05:50 PM Re: Shooting dove while duck hunting [Re: TexaShot0341]
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So what shells are everyone buying for steel #6s? I've only every tried the Winchester Super X #6 Steel and I wasn't really impressed.

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#5760936 - 05/26/15 08:05 PM Re: Shooting dove while duck hunting [Re: TexaShot0341]
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Rios for me

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#5761001 - 05/26/15 08:29 PM Re: Shooting dove while duck hunting [Re: TexaShot0341]
Windrider Offline
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2 3/4 federal blue box. 1 1/8oz sixes.

I've been pretty impressed. It's about like shooting 1oz of lead 7.5s in performance.
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#5761519 - 05/27/15 08:38 AM Re: Shooting dove while duck hunting [Re: wal1809]
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Originally Posted By: wal1809
Kill them with #4s. It isnt that big of a deal.

^^^ This

You will end up with a bigger hole in the breast than you're used to seeing, but it all grills up the same.
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#5761523 - 05/27/15 08:39 AM Re: Shooting dove while duck hunting [Re: LarryCopper]
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Originally Posted By: LarryCopper
Originally Posted By: wal1809
Kill them with #4s. It isnt that big of a deal.

^^^ This

You will end up with a bigger hole in the breast than you're used to seeing, but it all grills up the same.


It doesn't remove any meat, it just puts a hole in it. I don't really care if it has a hole in it or not.

So far as wasting a shell, I don't see it that way and I am super cheap. If you were to ask me to trade a box of $7 Remington steel shot shells for a limit of doves, I would take that trade right now.


Edited by wal1809 (05/27/15 08:41 AM)
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#5761527 - 05/27/15 08:42 AM Re: Shooting dove while duck hunting [Re: wal1809]
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Originally Posted By: wal1809
Kill them with #4s. It isnt that big of a deal.


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#5762776 - 05/27/15 09:32 PM Re: Shooting dove while duck hunting [Re: TexaShot0341]
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I just use a green laser to blind them, then I just stick my hat out and they fly right into it. Easy as pie.
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