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What is your favorite waterfowl shell #6913159
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what shells do you prefer to use while waterfowl hunting
I love the Hevishot Duck and Hevimetal shells

Re: What is your favorite waterfowl shell [Re: uplandhunter] #6913190
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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.

Re: What is your favorite waterfowl shell [Re: uplandhunter] #6913223
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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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Re: What is your favorite waterfowl shell [Re: uplandhunter] #6913245
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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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Re: What is your favorite waterfowl shell [Re: uplandhunter] #6913246
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Re: What is your favorite waterfowl shell [Re: uplandhunter] #6913292
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Remington 2 3/4 or 3 inch #4, 5 or 6


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Re: What is your favorite waterfowl shell [Re: uplandhunter] #6913323
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3" Kents and Heavy metal. #3 or 4

Re: What is your favorite waterfowl shell [Re: uplandhunter] #6913372
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3" Kent or Drylock 4's or 2's.

Re: What is your favorite waterfowl shell [Re: uplandhunter] #6913420
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Yep, 3" 3s for regular season in drylock or kent have worked well for me

Re: What is your favorite waterfowl shell [Re: uplandhunter] #6913495
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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.

Re: What is your favorite waterfowl shell [Re: uplandhunter] #6913525
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This thread has made me wish I knew anything about making handloads.

Re: What is your favorite waterfowl shell [Re: uplandhunter] #6913592
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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

Re: What is your favorite waterfowl shell [Re: uplandhunter] #6913621
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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.

Re: What is your favorite waterfowl shell [Re: uplandhunter] #6913768
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My gun likes the Federal duck loads in either 2 or 3 shot. It does not like Remington loads at all.

Re: What is your favorite waterfowl shell [Re: uplandhunter] #6913843
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Re: What is your favorite waterfowl shell [Re: uplandhunter] #6914449
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Hevi-Shot, 3", #3

Re: What is your favorite waterfowl shell [Re: uplandhunter] #6914654
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Shells and chokes are over rated. Practice practice practice that's what makes you a better wingshooter. I shoot year round I also duck and goose hunt all over the country your kill ratio will go way up if practice all that being said the cheap shells will kill just as good as the expensive shells


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Originally Posted By: TexasDuckMan
Hevi-Shot, 3", #3


You are shooting the best there is.....try the Hevishot Duck

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Originally Posted By: bentman
Shells and chokes are over rated. Practice practice practice that's what makes you a better wingshooter. I shoot year round I also duck and goose hunt all over the country your kill ratio will go way up if practice all that being said the cheap shells will kill just as good as the expensive shells


100% agree

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I prefer to shoot HS 2's and 4's shot size wise

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I shoot whatever 2 3/4" number 3's and 4's I can find cheapest. Never had a problem killing birds with cheap shells and I never noticed much difference when I did buy expensive ones.

Re: What is your favorite waterfowl shell [Re: uplandhunter] #6915055
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Re: What is your favorite waterfowl shell [Re: kman2017] #6915157
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Originally Posted By: kman2017
Originally Posted By: bentman
Shells and chokes are over rated. Practice practice practice that's what makes you a better wingshooter. I shoot year round I also duck and goose hunt all over the country your kill ratio will go way up if practice all that being said the cheap shells will kill just as good as the expensive shells


100% agree


Go spend some time at a patterning board. It'll change your mind, especially when you realize the center of your pattern isn't where you are aiming, or at 40 yds you have gaps so big in your pattern that could cause misses and/or cripples. No doubt practice at anything will make your success rate much higher but, I can assure you that all chokes and shells are not created equal. It will vary from shotgun to shotgun, but that definitely doesn't mean you have to use an aftermarket choke with $25/box shells. On the contrary, when I pattern mine, I intentionally pick 4 or 5 shells that aren't going to run $200/case. But I do appreciate cleaner burning powders and pellet uniformity.

Re: What is your favorite waterfowl shell [Re: uplandhunter] #6915525
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Black Cloud 3" #4's

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Any #4 in in 3inch shell I can get cheap.

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