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12 or 20 and what brand shells are you using this year? #7928897 08/09/20 03:08 PM
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Someone go ahead and answer this for me!


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Re: 12 or 20 and what brand shells are you using this year? [Re: KWood_TSU] #7929071 08/09/20 05:52 PM
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Originally Posted by KWood_TSU
Someone go ahead and answer this for me!

You shooting those expensive shells at dove too?


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Wingshooting is like sex for me - I love doing it but I'm just not that good at it.

Re: 12 or 20 and what brand shells are you using this year? [Re: Hopedale] #7929072 08/09/20 05:53 PM
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12 2-3/4, 7-1/2 Remington until I run out.


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Wingshooting is like sex for me - I love doing it but I'm just not that good at it.

Re: 12 or 20 and what brand shells are you using this year? [Re: rickym] #7929097 08/09/20 06:06 PM
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Originally Posted by rickym
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Someone go ahead and answer this for me!

You shooting those expensive shells at dove too?


Nah, not when you can use lead!..

I do shoot a 20 gauge typically though.

I think I'm going to take my dad's Smith and Wesson 1000 out this year for teal though and shoot some boss#7 if they have it. If not, I'll shoot #6.


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Re: 12 or 20 and what brand shells are you using this year? [Re: Hopedale] #7929246 08/09/20 08:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Windrider
16ga flehan

Boss came out with some 16 gauge. They said with those old guns with fixed full choke barrels are throwing absolutely cynical patterns at 40 and 50 yards.


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Re: 12 or 20 and what brand shells are you using this year? [Re: Hopedale] #7929356 08/09/20 10:21 PM
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20 ga is for kids.

Re: 12 or 20 and what brand shells are you using this year? [Re: Hopedale] #7929402 08/09/20 10:53 PM
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well i'm going 12 ga and got some RIO Texas Game Load to try.


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Originally Posted by Hopedale
well i'm going 12 ga and got some RIO Texas Game Load to try.


Dove season is for using up old shells. I am dumping all my partial boxes in a bucket, so it will be pot luck. Any brand, #6 to #9. They all kill.

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well i'm going 12 ga and got some RIO Texas Game Load to try.


Dove season is for using up old shells. I am dumping all my partial boxes in a bucket, so it will be pot luck. Any brand, #6 to #9. They all kill.



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Originally Posted by Sniper John
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well i'm going 12 ga and got some RIO Texas Game Load to try.


Dove season is for using up old shells. I am dumping all my partial boxes in a bucket, so it will be pot luck. Any brand, #6 to #9. They all kill.


True, but I'm bored and had enough of this dang heat. Just trying to spark conversation.

May have to bust out a debate on if BC is the best shell for duck hunting ever made next.


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Originally Posted by Guy
20 ga is for kids.

Or people who can shoot roflmao bolt


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I would be trying boss this year if academy sold them. Last year I switched to heavy metal. Before that it was the cheap Winchester shells. Depending on what shells are available when duck season comes around I hope to be shooting heavy metal.


As it is right now my academy has very little in shotgun shells. Even the high dollar black clouds, heavy shot are out of stock.


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Originally Posted by samsamthemex
I would be trying boss this year if academy sold them. Last year I switched to heavy metal. Before that it was the cheap Winchester shells. Depending on what shells are available when duck season comes around I hope to be shooting heavy metal.


As it is right now my academy has very little in shotgun shells. Even the high dollar black clouds, heavy shot are out of stock.


You buy direct from Boss, they did that to keep their costs down. You can also call their shop and you can order split cases, etc. Plus, when you buy a case, you get a money bag, and that's at least a $25 waxed canvas bag.


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I'm going to use all my 20 ga shells up first, but then I'm going to try the switch over to Boss. I want to support their imitative and leadership. If more non tox shot can help then I want to try. Gonna best more pricey for sure, but...oh well, like I heard one of their guys say on a podcast, "when has cheap (in anything I took it) ever been the best option?" Tough though, shell cost can sure add up. But then as they say across the board in the hunting world, shells are (usually/often) the least expensive part of what we do.


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I prefer Fiochi 12 ga 7.5 shot high brass... don't skimp on shells and miss or would birds that die in the distance....

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I like the 12 gauge brand, they work best.

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Whatever the cheapest 20ga 7 1/2 load is.

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I found Federal 1/18 oz shells for $19.56/100 at Walmart. Not at every Walmart. Another one had them for $21.78. No idea why.

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20. Rios. 8s.

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I'm going with my current hand load -

7/8 oz. no. 8s at 1300 fps in a Remington hull.
This is a 12 gauge load. I'll shoot anything from .410 up but I've got a new field gun I want to try.

shotshell calculator says $4.48 per box.


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