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Do I need to bring my Rifle? #6030572 11/15/15 05:46 PM
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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 .



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Re: Do I need to bring my Rifle? [Re: farmall1246] #6030584 11/15/15 05:52 PM
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Smaller pellets make better swat loads. I keep a few #6's in reach for that reason.

Re: Do I need to bring my Rifle? [Re: farmall1246] #6030600 11/15/15 06:08 PM
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It's crazy how much damage a duck can take and still survive.

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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!

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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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Is it legal to finish a duck off with a rifle? Just curious.


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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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Originally Posted By: TurkeyHunter
Is it legal to finish a duck off with a rifle? Just curious.


It is if you don't get caught

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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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