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Sandhill Ammo #8381119 09/10/21 06:25 PM
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What is the typical ammo size for Sandhill crane? I may be going hunting this season and wanted to start looking now.


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Most people recommend BB's or #2 if you are shooting steel. But you can even go to #3 or #4 depending on how close you can get them. With crane you can also shoot lead if you want. I went last year and killed them stone dead with 3 inch #2 steel.

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3” # 2 work just fine.

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#2’s are what I killed a few with last year and a tight choke, all folded. Have had good luck with BB loads in the past also. Shoot them in the HEAD.

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Thanks yall!


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Re: Sandhill Ammo [Re: Safety1st] #8388564 09/17/21 11:43 PM
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2.75” lead #5 pheasant loads choked full or improved modified. Thank me later.


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Same as most
3” # 2 steel.

You can use lead for crane only.
But you better not shoot a goose and have a lead round on you.
I shoot steel in case the chance of a goose or duck presents a shot, you can take them too.

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Originally Posted by Safety1st
What is the typical ammo size for Sandhill crane? I may be going hunting this season and wanted to start looking now.



Always used BB's and #2's.

And a little advice. Don't shoot for the body, they can take allot of lead, shoot for the wing. You can put a lot of pellets in the breast and they'll keep going but you bust that wing and they're coming down.


Yes! A Weatherby does kill them deader.
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Our season here is in Sept, before any waterfowl hunting is open. Win Super XX copper-plated lead 2's are deadly on Sandhills!!!!!

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We killed hundreds of them with 3" steel 2's.

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I shoot Steel BB's for SH's

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Tungsten, #2, 3 1/2" shells if your gun can handle them, full choke

BOOM!!!

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Originally Posted by Blank
Our season here is in Sept, before any waterfowl hunting is open. Win Super XX copper-plated lead 2's are deadly on Sandhills!!!!!


I second blank’s recommendation. That used to be the go to goose load as well.


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We generally shoot over decoys and I use Black Cloud #2-#3.



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BB's or #2's for me. Just depends on what I have.


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