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what size steel shot for snipe #2823568 12/09/11 06:22 PM
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Hey guys, i did some scouting for ducks yesterday and saw a ton of snipe. What size steel shot would you use for snipe? I read 7 but have not found any as of yet. I found 6 steel though. I was wanting to pick up a box to take with me when i duck hunt that way if im not doing well with ducks or limit out then i can switch over and shoot some snipe.

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Re: what size steel shot for snipe [Re: Spacemonkey] #2823582 12/09/11 06:28 PM
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I got 6 in my bag for those days, will even shot dove with it too.....



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Re: what size steel shot for snipe [Re: bhunter] #2823589 12/09/11 06:33 PM
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nice, thats what i was thinking. im going to go pick up a box. Thanks


Re: what size steel shot for snipe [Re: Spacemonkey] #2823760 12/09/11 07:37 PM
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I shoot 7s. Cabela's has had them for $7.99 a box.



Re: what size steel shot for snipe [Re: bhunter] #2823762 12/09/11 07:38 PM
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Originally Posted By: bhunter
I got 6 in my bag for those days, will even shot dove with it too.....




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If I am not waterfowling I use dove loads. You can get winchester 2 3/4 steel 6 and 7 shor for under 6 bucks to take when duck hunting though.


Re: what size steel shot for snipe [Re: kdub] #2824268 12/09/11 11:27 PM
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thanks guys. go figure when i went to get them i could only find the 7s...so i bought the winchester 2 3/4 #7's which i think will work great. Yeah kdub, i wanted the steel just so i could carry them while im waterfowling. Plus, even when im not waterfowling i dont want to be using lead shot around the lakes.


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When targeting them alone I use dove loads. If the needs are for steel I usually use 7s (1st choice) or 6s.

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Re: what size steel shot for snipe [Re: Fooshman] #2824618 12/10/11 02:28 AM
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My argument would be "GW do you see any decoys? I'm not wearing camo, and I have a pillow and a stick" They can't prosecute you for using lead for snipe hunting if you are not hunting waterfowl. Lead kills.


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I shoot 7s. Cabela's has had them for $7.99 a box.


Found these exact shells tonight at wally world for 5 bucks. Oh well.



Re: what size steel shot for snipe [Re: RebelRouser] #2825091 12/10/11 08:57 AM
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Re: what size steel shot for snipe [Re: kdub] #2825925 12/10/11 08:31 PM
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yeah, its a personal choice...i dont use lead around water. Steel only even if lead is legal. Ill only use lead for field and forest hunting.


Re: what size steel shot for snipe [Re: Spacemonkey] #2826519 12/11/11 02:19 AM
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I've shot many snipe in fields. grin



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yeah, i would use lead for that.


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