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#6913159 - 10/08/17 04:13 PM What is your favorite waterfowl shell
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Light Foot

Registered: 10/08/17
Posts: 42
what shells do you prefer to use while waterfowl hunting
I love the Hevishot Duck and Hevimetal shells

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#6913190 - 10/08/17 04:59 PM Re: What is your favorite waterfowl shell [Re: uplandhunter]
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Registered: 09/29/12
Posts: 2607
Loc: North Texas
Whatever patterns best in the shotgun I'm shooting that day. Which happens to be Kent silver steel # 3, in the two that I shoot most frequently.

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#6913223 - 10/08/17 05:41 PM Re: What is your favorite waterfowl shell [Re: uplandhunter]
bull279 Offline
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Registered: 09/08/15
Posts: 722
Loc: Central Texas
Remington Hypersonics work good in my shotgun also had good luck with Estate cartridges. Nut that is just my gun. Results may differ.
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#6913245 - 10/08/17 06:12 PM Re: What is your favorite waterfowl shell [Re: uplandhunter]
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Registered: 09/26/06
Posts: 628
Loc: McKinney, TX
I prefer 1.25oz of nickel plated buffered lead 5s at 1300fps.

However, since that's illegal i shoot the backlog of Remington hevishot shells I have stockpiled, or the Remington HD shells I have stockpiled, or my hw-13 hand loads. I still have a few boxes of the original hevisteel too.
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#6913246 - 10/08/17 06:16 PM Re: What is your favorite waterfowl shell [Re: uplandhunter]
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Loc: Belton Tx
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#6913292 - 10/08/17 06:50 PM Re: What is your favorite waterfowl shell [Re: uplandhunter]
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Remington 2 3/4 or 3 inch #4, 5 or 6
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#6913323 - 10/08/17 07:15 PM Re: What is your favorite waterfowl shell [Re: uplandhunter]
BDB Offline
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Registered: 01/30/14
Posts: 639
Loc: Mesquite
3" Kents and Heavy metal. #3 or 4

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#6913372 - 10/08/17 07:47 PM Re: What is your favorite waterfowl shell [Re: uplandhunter]
Charlie817 Offline
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Registered: 08/09/13
Posts: 214
Loc: NorthTarrant County
3" Kent or Drylock 4's or 2's.

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#6913420 - 10/08/17 08:22 PM Re: What is your favorite waterfowl shell [Re: uplandhunter]
chilled shot Offline
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Registered: 06/17/10
Posts: 543
Loc: here and there
Yep, 3" 3s for regular season in drylock or kent have worked well for me

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#6913495 - 10/08/17 09:21 PM Re: What is your favorite waterfowl shell [Re: uplandhunter]
woodduckhunter Offline
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Registered: 04/25/11
Posts: 283
of course there will be the "in the decoys it doesn't matter people" but handloaded 2-3/4" 1-1/4 oz bismuth around 1330-50fps in #2s and #5s depending on the kind of duck/goose hunt. sometimes tungsten in the 2s, but normally bismuth to keep the cost down a little. that load is just like shooting lead. makes zero physical sense to shoot steel, downrange velocity isn't there, ft/lbs of knockdown isn't even close in any shot size especially at any distance past 35 yds.

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#6913525 - 10/08/17 09:40 PM Re: What is your favorite waterfowl shell [Re: uplandhunter]
shea.mcphail Offline
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Registered: 11/27/14
Posts: 280
Loc: Mesquite/Canton
This thread has made me wish I knew anything about making handloads.

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#6913592 - 10/08/17 10:41 PM Re: What is your favorite waterfowl shell [Re: uplandhunter]
woodduckhunter Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 04/25/11
Posts: 283
it's not nearly as complicated as some people try to make it. you save some vs buying tungsten, bismuth, h13, etc but the main factor for me is readily having a load that I like that shoots well. save quite a bit when loading 28ga

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#6913621 - 10/08/17 11:37 PM Re: What is your favorite waterfowl shell [Re: uplandhunter]
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Registered: 03/03/16
Posts: 89
Loc: Jersey Village
Usually whatever I find on sale since I shoot 3.5". Last year is was Remington Nitro Steel #2, year before that it was Fiocchi #2.

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#6913768 - 10/09/17 07:37 AM Re: What is your favorite waterfowl shell [Re: uplandhunter]
texasdude28 Offline
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Registered: 06/12/11
Posts: 2849
Loc: Clairette
My gun likes the Federal duck loads in either 2 or 3 shot. It does not like Remington loads at all.

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#6913843 - 10/09/17 08:45 AM Re: What is your favorite waterfowl shell [Re: uplandhunter]
nacgoat08 Offline
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Registered: 03/10/11
Posts: 473
Loc: Miserableplex, Texas
Federal 3" #3's
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