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#6849975 - 08/08/17 07:31 PM Ammo/Dove
StephensCnty308 Offline
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Registered: 07/27/15
Posts: 250
Loc: Stephens county
How many boxes of Ammo do you carry when you dove hunt?

I'm a whitetail/Duck/turkey hunter that is being invited on a business dove hunt!
Be a early practice for duck/Teal in my eyes.

Just curious how much ammo or number of boxes you carry with you to the field?

Thanks

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#6850002 - 08/08/17 07:54 PM Re: Ammo/Dove [Re: StephensCnty308]
colt45 Online   content
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 08/19/06
Posts: 7176
Loc: bastrop county
if you don't shoot very much, as many box's as you can up


Edited by colt45 (08/08/17 07:54 PM)
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#6850013 - 08/08/17 07:59 PM Re: Ammo/Dove [Re: colt45]
Guy Online   content
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If I go over a box for a limit I'm having a bad day. I pack 2 boxes a hunt, never go over that.

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#6850026 - 08/08/17 08:12 PM Re: Ammo/Dove [Re: StephensCnty308]
StephensCnty308 Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 07/27/15
Posts: 250
Loc: Stephens county
I currently purchased 2 however I was wondering if I needed more.

Thanks for the input

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#6850103 - 08/08/17 09:08 PM Re: Ammo/Dove [Re: StephensCnty308]
Dalroo Offline
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Registered: 08/03/16
Posts: 558
Loc: The Heart of Texas
2 with a case in the truck
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#6850141 - 08/08/17 09:42 PM Re: Ammo/Dove [Re: StephensCnty308]
Espy Offline
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Registered: 11/08/07
Posts: 2895
Loc: Eddy TX.
Lets see you have been invited on a business dove hunt and you dont normally hunt doves. 2 boxes should be good for most hunters but I always have extra. Buy a couple more boxes dont be that guy that runs out of shells and has to borrow some shells or has to quit hunting.

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#6850170 - 08/08/17 10:32 PM Re: Ammo/Dove [Re: Espy]
bobcat1 Offline
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Loc: Sanger, Texas
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#6850183 - 08/08/17 10:57 PM Re: Ammo/Dove [Re: StephensCnty308]
BDB Offline
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Registered: 01/30/14
Posts: 595
Loc: Mesquite
Originally Posted By: StephensCnty308
How many boxes of Ammo do you carry when you dove hunt?

I'm a whitetail/Duck/turkey hunter that is being invited on a business dove hunt!
Be a early practice for duck/Teal in my eyes.

Just curious how much ammo or number of boxes you carry with you to the field?

Thanks


I carry 1 box on me while hunting. I usually get a limit with 1 box the first couple weeks of season. Then it goes to 1.5 boxes for a limit. 2 boxes by mid Oct. But I always have more back in the truck, so I can loan some to guys that don't bring enough shells. I also now keep 3 boxes under my back seat as an emergency. I hunted one evening last year and was planning to go home after the hunt. My work schedule changed and I decided to stay and hunt the next morning. But I only had 1/2 a box of shells on me. Seymour Tx had no shells that late in the season and at that hour. I met a dude at the Seymour Sonic and he sold me 3 boxes of some old #9 shot. It salvaged the next mornings hunt.

The lesson is carry as few on you while in the field as you want...but always have plenty more back in the truck.

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#6850227 - 08/09/17 01:43 AM Re: Ammo/Dove [Re: StephensCnty308]
STEW Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 06/10/12
Posts: 138
Loc: Mansfield, TX
At least 4 boxes. Just go get one of the 100 round value pack from Walmart for $25 and you will be good. Get 7.5 size shot. 1 oz or 1 1/8 oz

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#6850228 - 08/09/17 02:00 AM Re: Ammo/Dove [Re: StephensCnty308]
BradyBuck Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 10/18/07
Posts: 5468
Loc: Abilene, TX
I'll have about 2 on me with more in the truck or mule. Some days I'll get by with just one box others it seems like I've got the donut choke in.

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#6850324 - 08/09/17 07:20 AM Re: Ammo/Dove [Re: StephensCnty308]
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Loc: Ovilla - TEXAS

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#6850452 - 08/09/17 09:15 AM Re: Ammo/Dove [Re: StephensCnty308]
beaversnipe Offline
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Registered: 01/17/10
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Loc: Uranus
Get 1 1/8 ounce
Them 1 ounce sometimes jam
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#6850474 - 08/09/17 09:28 AM Re: Ammo/Dove [Re: StephensCnty308]
Herbie Hancock Online   content
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Registered: 08/23/16
Posts: 1176
Loc: Cypress, Texas
Just get a case then you will always have them on hand so you won't have to run to the store. You never can have too many boxes of bird shot in the closet.

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#6850493 - 08/09/17 09:43 AM Re: Ammo/Dove [Re: StephensCnty308]
aggie-01 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 07/21/08
Posts: 87
Loc: Temple
I had the same thoughts as Herbie. You haven't said if this is a just a one day hunt or a weekend hunt? I would get a case of 7.5 Rio's from Academy. They wont go bad and you can use them for a lot things.
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#6850532 - 08/09/17 10:12 AM Re: Ammo/Dove [Re: beaversnipe]
kweber Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 09/03/15
Posts: 243
Originally Posted By: beaversnipe
Get 1 1/8 ounce
Them 1 ounce sometimes jam

about 20yrs ago I bought a nice old Belgian lt12 auto-5
friction rings set light and have never had a fail w/1oz loads...
maybe the inertia guns do, tho...
don't have any experience w/them but hunting pals have Benelli and Stoegers...
I think they use the cheap dove stuff..dont recall them fussing...
now I shoot a Remm1100 sporting 20...
usually shoot the cheap 7/8oz cheap stuff.. no probs.
I have never seen the need for 1/1/8 stuff for dove...
I am no expert dove shooter even after 50ys, but I,d almost feel cheated if I shot a 15 bird limit w/less than a box...
dove are fun cuz I get to shoot a lot...
besides shells are cheap entertainment...

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