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Dove shells #6865436 08/22/17 11:17 PM
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Just for grins, what is your favorite gauge/shell MFG/load for dove hunting.
For me 20ga/RIO/7.5


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Re: Dove shells [Re: twinbubba] #6865452 08/22/17 11:33 PM
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Winchester AA Super Handicap 12 ga. 7.5 shot


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16 ga handload with 1 ounce reclaimed shot. So a mix of 7.5, 8 and 9.

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Fed 20ga 1oz #7.5

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Any heavy field load, 1250+ fps, 11/8oz 6's or 71/2. Neither me nor my gun is picky. I prefer 6's if I am down south slaying white wings.

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28ga 3/4oz AA #9's

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Originally Posted By: Creek Henry
Fed 20ga 1oz #7.5


Where are you getting those?? I am having a booger of a time finding those in 20g, 1oz without paying thru the nose....

Re: Dove shells [Re: hovercat] #6866236 08/23/17 05:19 PM
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Originally Posted By: hovercat
16 ga handload with 1 ounce reclaimed shot. So a mix of 7.5, 8 and 9.
Interesting concept....what ratio....how does the shot pattern? What choke?

Don't mean to highjack but have considered doing something similar in 3" 12 gage......


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No pattern, but does fine on clays and dove. Full choke Ithaca 37.I am just too broke to buy shells when I have 50 pounds of this shot I bought when it was cheap.
Edit reclaimed shot is what they vacuum off the skeet range occasionally. So the ratio is whatever. Cleaned, re graphite and bagged, it used to be quite inexpensive.

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Winchester Super X high brass 7.5


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My 12 likes AA Sporting Clays in 7.5 and my 20 likes Rio 6 or 7.5 high brass 1 oz loads. But if the birds are flying good, it really doesn't matter. The cheapest shells you can find will work.


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Remington shurshot heavy dove #6

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I like the Rio 7.5 with my 20. It usually does the trick.

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Interesting how nobody said 8s but when you go to Acadmy or Dicks 90 % of the dove loads for sale are 8s.

So hard to find 6s

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The cheapest 20ga. 71/2 loads I can find.

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About 5 years ago, I quit shooting #8s at dove and quail. All I use them for is sporting clay.


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Originally Posted By: Nitro27
Remington shurshot heavy dove #6


Me likem in #7.5.




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Remington XLR #7.5
It patterns noticeably better than the cheaper stuff in my shotgun.


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Originally Posted By: hovercat
No pattern, but does fine on clays and dove. Full choke Ithaca 37.I am just too broke to buy shells when I have 50 pounds of this shot I bought when it was cheap.
Edit reclaimed shot is what they vacuum off the skeet range occasionally. So the ratio is whatever. Cleaned, re graphite and bagged, it used to be quite inexpensive.
didn't know they did that


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1oz #7.5 in 20, 1 1/8 in 12

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whatever is cheapest. my o/u isn't picky.

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28ga 3/4oz of 7.5's, any brand will do.

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Usually Shur Shot Remingtons or Super X Winchester


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Originally Posted By: Wacm
Interesting how nobody said 8s but when you go to Acadmy or Dicks 90 % of the dove loads for sale are 8s.

So hard to find 6s



Until late sept and Oct #8 is all I want to shoot. Where I hunt the birds are close and plentiful. I got all my sons and buddies on 8's also. And all of them shooting Remington heavy dove loads.

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Estate 28 ga., 3/4 oz. 7.5's

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