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#5929816 - 09/15/15 01:32 PM what load do you prefer?
StephensCnty308 Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 07/27/15
Posts: 242
Loc: Stephens county
What load do you normally shoot with?

Besides when shooting geese how often do you find yourself grabbing for a 3 1/2 load?

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#5929845 - 09/15/15 01:53 PM Re: what load do you prefer? [Re: StephensCnty308]
Maxus Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 01/05/11
Posts: 88
Loc: Wise County
I normally shoot 3 1/2" #2-4 for duck and geese. Sometimes I throw in some BB's if I'm feeling froggy.

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#5929850 - 09/15/15 01:55 PM Re: what load do you prefer? [Re: StephensCnty308]
woodduckhunter Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 04/25/11
Posts: 238
2-3/4" 1-1/4 oz of #4 or #6 bismuth/hevi shot shooting around 1300 fps through a full choke

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#5929853 - 09/15/15 01:57 PM Re: what load do you prefer? [Re: StephensCnty308]
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Natty Love

Registered: 09/22/11
Posts: 27093
Loc: Normangee/Navasota TX
whatever is cheapest on the shelf from 6-3 shot 2 3/4 or 3inch.. no matter
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#5929856 - 09/15/15 01:58 PM Re: what load do you prefer? [Re: StephensCnty308]
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Natty Love

Registered: 09/22/11
Posts: 27093
Loc: Normangee/Navasota TX
if I was to pick one that i could find every time is the cheaper Winchester in 3inch 3s 4s fine also
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#5929866 - 09/15/15 02:05 PM Re: what load do you prefer? [Re: StephensCnty308]
TTUhunter4 Offline
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Registered: 07/03/10
Posts: 689
Loc: Texas
3" #3 or #4. I have shot Kent Fasteel for the last several years. Gonna give Hevi-metal a shot this year. I never shoot 3.5" shells at ducks.
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#5929942 - 09/15/15 02:58 PM Re: what load do you prefer? [Re: StephensCnty308]
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Registered: 08/26/05
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3 inch #4 for ducks
3.5 inch #2 for decoying geese
3.5 inch BB for non decoying geese
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#5929955 - 09/15/15 03:08 PM Re: what load do you prefer? [Re: StephensCnty308]
Dfwguy Online   content
Bird Dog

Registered: 09/22/10
Posts: 487
Loc: TX
2 3/4" #7.5 for dove
3" #6 for teal
3" #3 for ducks
3.5" BB for geese

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#5930028 - 09/15/15 03:49 PM Re: what load do you prefer? [Re: StephensCnty308]
StephensCnty308 Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 07/27/15
Posts: 242
Loc: Stephens county
Had a conversation with a fellow work partner who Always loves to use 3.5
I figured besides geese/turkey why go with a 3.5

Just curious what everyone normally used.

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#5930094 - 09/15/15 04:35 PM Re: what load do you prefer? [Re: StephensCnty308]
NTX RAIDER Online   content
Bird Dog

Registered: 09/06/08
Posts: 287
Loc: Frisco, TX
I typically use 3" #2s for ducks. I prefer 1 1/4oz of shot over the 1 1/8 fast movers.

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#5930111 - 09/15/15 04:41 PM Re: what load do you prefer? [Re: StephensCnty308]
BradyBuck Online   content
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 10/18/07
Posts: 5376
Loc: Abilene, TX
Only time I've ever used 3.5 inch shells was for cranes and probably didn't need them then.


Edited by BradyBuck (09/15/15 04:41 PM)

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#5930131 - 09/15/15 04:57 PM Re: what load do you prefer? [Re: StephensCnty308]
MS1454 Offline
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Registered: 01/27/08
Posts: 2885
Loc: Houston/Sealy
2.75 #4s for Teal
3in #2s for Ducks and close Geese
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#5930141 - 09/15/15 05:04 PM Re: what load do you prefer? [Re: StephensCnty308]
68A Offline
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Registered: 09/29/12
Posts: 2458
Loc: North Texas
3" #3 or #4 for ducks out of a imp or LM choke. Never understood the need for 3.5" for ducks. Not much of a goose hunter but I would foresee no issue using 3" for them as well.

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#5930258 - 09/15/15 06:12 PM Re: what load do you prefer? [Re: StephensCnty308]
JEmberson Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 08/02/15
Posts: 471
2.75" #6 1 1/8 for duck. Killed 150-200 a year with them pass shooting mainly.
3" #4 1 1/4oz for those windier days
3" #2 1 3/4 for geese occasionally a hot 3.5" home load too

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#5930278 - 09/15/15 06:27 PM Re: what load do you prefer? [Re: StephensCnty308]
mohunter Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 08/05/10
Posts: 1520
Loc: Duck Hole, Tx
3 inch highspeed loads (1550-1560fps) for me, usually 1 1/8 ounce, have not shot 3 1/2's for ducks in 10 years.
With steel, speed kills.

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