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#6030572 - 11/15/15 11:46 AM Do I need to bring my Rifle?
farmall1246 Offline
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Registered: 12/18/13
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So we hunted this weekend at the cost and we hit two birds flying .when they fell in the water they were still alive. I took another shot to finish them off. But them little shits were still swimming . I shot again and the same thing . After that we just started to cover each other on the birds . But I was shocked watching the blast pattern go right at them . So the shell I use are number 3 with number 2 shot black clouds . Maybe some can shed some light on this for me.

And I know there is some one will ask why to nock them out cold . This year we had deep water .




Edited by farmall1246 (11/15/15 12:59 PM)

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#6030584 - 11/15/15 11:52 AM Re: Do I need to bring my Rifle? [Re: farmall1246]
Erichugh22 Offline
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Registered: 09/14/10
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Smaller pellets make better swat loads. I keep a few #6's in reach for that reason.

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#6030600 - 11/15/15 12:08 PM Re: Do I need to bring my Rifle? [Re: farmall1246]
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It's crazy how much damage a duck can take and still survive.
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#6030606 - 11/15/15 12:13 PM Re: Do I need to bring my Rifle? [Re: farmall1246]
stxhunter Offline
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Registered: 03/04/08
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Loc: Fort Worth
I had the same thing happen on me this past week with a mallard. One shot to bring him down, thought he was out for the count. Started flapping around on the water so I shot twice more with him being right in the center of my pattern. As I got closer he swam off so fast I couldn't get to him which really aggravated me! That dude MUST have been wearing a kevlar vest!!

I'm using #4, but I'll try some #6 for my swat loads!


Edited by stxhunter (11/15/15 12:14 PM)
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#6030735 - 11/15/15 01:58 PM Re: Do I need to bring my Rifle? [Re: farmall1246]
pervis Offline
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Registered: 09/26/14
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I shoot hevi metals 3inch #3 usually dead knock outs each time. I did wound one this past week. I'm very impressed by the hevi metals loads

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#6030750 - 11/15/15 02:04 PM Re: Do I need to bring my Rifle? [Re: farmall1246]
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Is it legal to finish a duck off with a rifle? Just curious.
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#6030763 - 11/15/15 02:10 PM Re: Do I need to bring my Rifle? [Re: TurkeyHunter]
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Originally Posted By: TurkeyHunter
Is it legal to finish a duck off with a rifle? Just curious.


No.
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#6030971 - 11/15/15 04:38 PM Re: Do I need to bring my Rifle? [Re: TurkeyHunter]
Erichugh22 Offline
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Originally Posted By: TurkeyHunter
Is it legal to finish a duck off with a rifle? Just curious.


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#6031188 - 11/15/15 06:43 PM Re: Do I need to bring my Rifle? [Re: farmall1246]
Creek2Creek Offline
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Registered: 11/09/15
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150 birds killed this year. Not one shot at a cripple. Hevi Metal 3" #4.... Those numbers are for the group.

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