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#6221891 - 03/13/16 10:42 AM Steel shot
Blue drake Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 01/08/12
Posts: 115
Loc: Hog eye duck hole
Let's discuss which steel shot we like and why. Shot blue steel this past season and wounded more birds than ever. Wanting to try something new

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#6221938 - 03/13/16 11:37 AM Re: Steel shot [Re: Blue drake]
jdk1985 Offline
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Registered: 08/15/11
Posts: 11701
Loc: Waco, TX
Try practicing more! aim

Just kidding. I prefer Kent Fast steel 3" 1 1/4oz #2, but I have not had problems with others.

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#6222119 - 03/13/16 03:26 PM Re: Steel shot [Re: Blue drake]
Windrider Offline
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Registered: 09/26/06
Posts: 597
Loc: McKinney, TX
I don't always shoot steel shot, but when I do it's 1.25oz #3s @ 1400+fps. Usually high end Winchester or Remingtons.

I'm hadloading 1 1/8oz. of HW13 #6. Have yet to need two shots for any duck hit inside 55 yards. Love it!
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#6222239 - 03/13/16 05:50 PM Re: Steel shot [Re: Blue drake]
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Registered: 04/15/09
Posts: 448
Loc: Keller, TX
I use Kent 3" 1 1/8 oz. loads as they are higher speed, 1560 FPS. Speed Kills!

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#6222838 - 03/14/16 09:02 AM Re: Steel shot [Re: Blue drake]
BDB Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 01/30/14
Posts: 326
I've got to try something else. I shot around 500 shells at dove Remington 2 3/4" #8 heavy dove load and my Bellini sb2 never jammed. I used 3" kents on ducks and it jammed at least every third shot. I cleaned it up after dove to get ready for ducks so maybe I screwed something up but it was pathetic to deal with all season. I'm going to go back to 2 3/4" duck loads though.

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#6223265 - 03/14/16 03:44 PM Re: Steel shot [Re: Blue drake]
kdub Offline
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Registered: 02/09/07
Posts: 7510
Loc: In the yak
Why?

Lead works fine.
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#6223339 - 03/14/16 04:37 PM Re: Steel shot [Re: Blue drake]
wal1809 Offline
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Registered: 08/26/05
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Loc: Texas
I have shot Remington sport 3 inch #4 pellet around 1400 to 1500 for a long time. My cousin owed me a 100 bucks and was at Able Ammo. I told him to get me the a flat of 3 inch #4 1450fps. We shall see how it goes.
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#6224042 - 03/15/16 09:09 AM Re: Steel shot [Re: Blue drake]
BDB Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 01/30/14
Posts: 326
So is anybody using that high end heavy shot or spectra shot? If so how's it working out? I think over decoys just about anything works good but there are times even over dekes a longer shot is needed. Pass shooting...a Tx tradition it seems....thats the focus here.

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#6224049 - 03/15/16 09:14 AM Re: Steel shot [Re: Blue drake]
jdk1985 Offline
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Registered: 08/15/11
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Loc: Waco, TX
I have had no problems with longer shots with my preferred load (see above) when I do my part.

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#6224154 - 03/15/16 10:43 AM Re: Steel shot [Re: Blue drake]
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Registered: 01/25/15
Posts: 330
Another vote for Kent fast steel. #1 on grease and #4 on duck

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#6224186 - 03/15/16 11:09 AM Re: Steel shot [Re: Blue drake]
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Registered: 05/11/09
Posts: 8954
Loc: McKinney
I've had great luck with the rio 3" 1 1/4 #4 or #5, really prefer the 5's
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#6224223 - 03/15/16 11:44 AM Re: Steel shot [Re: Blue drake]
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Registered: 11/06/07
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Loc: where the birds are
Hevi Steel #3. Rogers had them on sale a while back 149.99/flat free shipping. Doesn't get much better
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#6228748 - 03/18/16 07:40 PM Re: Steel shot [Re: Blue drake]
beaversnipe Offline
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Registered: 01/17/10
Posts: 14775
Loc: Terlingua,TX
Heavy metal 2 3/4 nr 4 on decoying ducks within 40 yards with Patternmaster duck choke

Heavy metal 3'' BB on pass shooting ducks/geese beyond 50 yards with patternmaster long goose choke.

Done!

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#6229657 - 03/19/16 07:44 PM Re: Steel shot [Re: Blue drake]
pervis Online   content
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Registered: 09/26/14
Posts: 556
Heavy metals 3 inch num 3 all the way. I'm a firm believer after this yr. Watch for rebates and price drops and free shipping.

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#6230865 - 03/20/16 11:07 PM Re: Steel shot [Re: Blue drake]
Duke4456 Offline
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Registered: 09/29/15
Posts: 141
Loc: Naples Tx
Winchester blindside 3" #2
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