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Going to Lemesa Tx on crane hunt which load works best? #8064614 11/25/20 10:52 PM
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Hey guys mid January I will be going out west to Lemesa on a Sandhill crane hunt.
This will be my first crane hunt!
I’m normally 100% strictly ducks however this year I’m going to try crane hunt.
My shotgun is a Beretta A4 xtreme plus I was curious which shot worked best for y’all?

I’m already figuring a 3.5 load

Any info I may need to know will be greatly appreciated.

Re: Going to Lemesa Tx on crane hunt which load works best? [Re: StephensCnty308] #8064688 11/25/20 11:35 PM
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We shoot 3 or 3.5 in BB.

Re: Going to Lemesa Tx on crane hunt which load works best? [Re: StephensCnty308] #8064722 11/25/20 11:54 PM
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No smaller than 2 shot if using steel, I’d recommend bb if your not a great shot.
If using lead because y’all aren’t shooting geese, then 4s.


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Re: Going to Lemesa Tx on crane hunt which load works best? [Re: rickym] #8064746 11/26/20 12:09 AM
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No smaller than 2 shot if using steel, I’d recommend bb if your not a great shot.
If using lead because y’all aren’t shooting geese, then 4s.

Re: Going to Lemesa Tx on crane hunt which load works best? [Re: StephensCnty308] #8064844 11/26/20 01:32 AM
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That would be Lamesa. Have fun

Re: Going to Lemesa Tx on crane hunt which load works best? [Re: StephensCnty308] #8064876 11/26/20 02:02 AM
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Re: Going to Lemesa Tx on crane hunt which load works best? [Re: StephensCnty308] #8065036 11/26/20 04:13 AM
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We use 3” #2 or BB in steel

Re: Going to Lemesa Tx on crane hunt which load works best? [Re: StephensCnty308] #8065062 11/26/20 04:52 AM
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Thank you each of you for the response!
I got a good idea what I will go with.

Re: Going to Lemesa Tx on crane hunt which load works best? [Re: StephensCnty308] #8065079 11/26/20 05:56 AM
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We sling BB's at Cranes, 3's or 3.5's, both work.

Re: Going to Lemesa Tx on crane hunt which load works best? [Re: StephensCnty308] #8065298 11/26/20 02:53 PM
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Boss 2.75" 4's or 3's
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Re: Going to Lemesa Tx on crane hunt which load works best? [Re: StephensCnty308] #8066070 11/27/20 02:48 AM
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3” #2 lead is strong.


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Don’t waste money on bismuth or anything fancy. Go buy a box of 2 3/4 #5 pheasant loads and choke them full.


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Re: Going to Lemesa Tx on crane hunt which load works best? [Re: StephensCnty308] #8069766 11/30/20 02:41 PM
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If you are not shooting geese, turkey loads are absolutely destruction on cranes.

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