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#5949826 - 09/27/15 10:21 PM What shot/ chokes to shoot at Sandhills cranes in your face?
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Decoying birds- assume same as big duck? #2-#4 mod in case they don't work spred?
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#5949983 - 09/28/15 06:05 AM Re: What shot/ chokes to shoot at Sandhills cranes in your face? [Re: Greekangler]
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It all depends on the term in your face
If you are by yourself or with another guy hiding in a ditch, you can use 4,5,6 lead easy for 20-30 yard shots.

I use bb since we hunt them with 8 guys out of a blind with a huge flap that has to come down
By the time the flaps comes down and you have identified your bird, the in your face becomes quickly a 40-50 yard shot.


Yes, 2, 4, 5,6 if you shoot them in the head

bb if you shoot them in their body

Im not that precise, so i use heavymetal bb

Mod is good


Edited by beaversnipe (09/28/15 06:11 AM)
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#5951115 - 09/28/15 05:17 PM Re: What shot/ chokes to shoot at Sandhills cranes in your face? [Re: beaversnipe]
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Originally Posted By: beaversnipe


It all depends on the term in your face
If you are by yourself or with another guy hiding in a ditch, you can use 4,5,6 lead easy for 20-30 yard shots.

I use bb since we hunt them with 8 guys out of a blind with a huge flap that has to come down
By the time the flaps comes down and you have identified your bird, the in your face becomes quickly a 40-50 yard shot.

Yes, 2, 4, 5,6 if you shoot them in the head

bb if you shoot them in their body

Im not that precise, so i use heavymetal bb

Mod is good


Will be group 6-8 - 3 will shoot per pass on smaller groups. Was thinking BB heavy shot or heavy metal. Thx basically shoot what I do at geese


Edited by Greekangler (09/28/15 05:19 PM)
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#5951283 - 09/28/15 06:35 PM Re: What shot/ chokes to shoot at Sandhills cranes in your face? [Re: Greekangler]
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Used 12 ga steel 3" or 3.5" in the past but if I was going striclty after crane(no geese) I would look at these bad boys!

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/889726/...-shot-box-of-25
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#5951301 - 09/28/15 06:41 PM Re: What shot/ chokes to shoot at Sandhills cranes in your face? [Re: TTUGrad08]
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Originally Posted By: TTUGrad08
Used 12 ga steel 3" or 3.5" in the past but if I was going striclty after crane(no geese) I would look at these bad boys!

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/889726/...-shot-box-of-25



I agree, with big groups i would shoot that load all day
Thats some good ammo right there

If u cant kill em with that load, u might as well pick up para olympic bowling with inflatable gutters


Edited by beaversnipe (09/28/15 07:00 PM)
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#5951330 - 09/28/15 06:51 PM Re: What shot/ chokes to shoot at Sandhills cranes in your face? [Re: Greekangler]
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I knocked a couple down last year with 3.5 BB's Hevi-shot. They are tough suckers just bought me a full extended choke for high passing shots.
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#5951341 - 09/28/15 06:55 PM Re: What shot/ chokes to shoot at Sandhills cranes in your face? [Re: TTUGrad08]
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Originally Posted By: TTUGrad08
Used 12 ga steel 3" or 3.5" in the past but if I was going striclty after crane(no geese) I would look at these bad boys!

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/889726/...-shot-box-of-25


Never shoot traditional steel on anything. Like them bruisers
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#5951355 - 09/28/15 07:02 PM Re: What shot/ chokes to shoot at Sandhills cranes in your face? [Re: 4Weight]
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I knocked a couple down last year with 3.5 BB's Hevi-shot. They are tough suckers just bought me a full extended choke for high passing shots.


3 1/2 inch dead coyote heavy shot with patternmaster long goose choke will do the trick at 60 plus passing shots...oh my
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#5951517 - 09/28/15 08:29 PM Re: What shot/ chokes to shoot at Sandhills cranes in your face? [Re: Greekangler]
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Never heard of dead yote shot wth is that?
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#5951932 - 09/29/15 07:15 AM Re: What shot/ chokes to shoot at Sandhills cranes in your face? [Re: 4Weight]
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I shot 3" #1's through a modified choke all last season and had good luck on decoying birds and pass shooting. Fiocchi's.
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#5952101 - 09/29/15 08:44 AM Re: What shot/ chokes to shoot at Sandhills cranes in your face? [Re: 4Weight]
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Originally Posted By: 4Weight
Never heard of dead yote shot wth is that?

3 and 3.5in hevi-shot in T for calling coyotes

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#5952701 - 09/29/15 01:32 PM Re: What shot/ chokes to shoot at Sandhills cranes in your face? [Re: Greekangler]
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If they are decoying, we shot #6 shot out of our 410s. If they are close, it's much like turkeys- shoot for the head/neck.

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#5952966 - 09/29/15 03:50 PM Re: What shot/ chokes to shoot at Sandhills cranes in your face? [Re: brazosboyt]
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If they are decoying, we shot #6 shot out of our 410s. If they are close, it's much like turkeys- shoot for the head/neck.

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#5953148 - 09/29/15 05:48 PM Re: What shot/ chokes to shoot at Sandhills cranes in your face? [Re: beaversnipe]
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Originally Posted By: beaversnipe
Originally Posted By: 4Weight
I knocked a couple down last year with 3.5 BB's Hevi-shot. They are tough suckers just bought me a full extended choke for high passing shots.


3 1/2 inch dead coyote heavy shot with patternmaster long goose choke will do the trick at 60 plus passing shots...oh my



Article about those in waterfowl few years ago. Actually pretty hard to find at times. Take a box of BBs and #3 3.5 inch. Hammered several greaters last year stone dead crossing shots. Just gotta get them in the head outside of 35+
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#5953150 - 09/29/15 05:50 PM Re: What shot/ chokes to shoot at Sandhills cranes in your face? [Re: brazosboyt]
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Originally Posted By: brazosboyt
If they are decoying, we shot #6 shot out of our 410s. If they are close, it's much like turkeys- shoot for the head/neck.


Yea taking 20ga w heavyshot 6"s as well
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