What size shot...

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What size shot...

Postby NuffDaddy » Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:59 am

...do you use for small birds like dove and ****.
I use 6 or 7 1\2.


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Re: What size shot...

Postby Bootlipkiller » Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:58 am

71/2 for dove.
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Re: What size shot...

Postby rebelp74 » Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:56 pm

6 or 7.5 for me.
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Re: What size shot...

Postby assateague » Fri Mar 01, 2013 5:35 pm

7 1/2
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Re: What size shot...

Postby jehler » Fri Mar 01, 2013 5:46 pm

8's
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Re: What size shot...

Postby The Duck Hammer » Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:59 pm

7 1/2
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Re: What size shot...

Postby jarbo03 » Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:04 pm

7.5

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Re: What size shot...

Postby 3legged_lab » Sat Mar 02, 2013 1:41 pm

#13 @ 2137fps. Love that high pellet count.
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Re: What size shot...

Postby NuffDaddy » Sat Mar 02, 2013 2:28 pm

3legged_lab wrote:#13 @ 2137fps. Love that high pellet count.

how many of those loads you get out before you need a new gun?


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Re: What size shot...

Postby 3legged_lab » Sat Mar 02, 2013 2:45 pm

Doesn't matter, only shoot em through a borrowed gun.
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Re: What size shot...

Postby 3legged_lab » Sat Mar 02, 2013 2:46 pm

Clean pass through on an elk at 90 yards.
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Re: What size shot...

Postby NuffDaddy » Sat Mar 02, 2013 3:22 pm

3legged_lab wrote:Doesn't matter, only shoot em through a borrowed gun.

good thinkin. :thumbsup:


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Re: What size shot...

Postby Eric Haynes » Sat Mar 02, 2013 3:35 pm

Would be funny whacking a grouse at 10 yards with a #12 tss load.

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Re: What size shot...

Postby NuffDaddy » Sat Mar 02, 2013 4:07 pm

Eric Haynes wrote:Would be funny whacking a grouse at 10 yards with a #12 tss load.

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and waste all that good meat?


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Re: What size shot...

Postby Eric Haynes » Sat Mar 02, 2013 4:30 pm

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Eric Haynes wrote:Would be funny whacking a grouse at 10 yards with a #12 tss load.

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and waste all that good meat?


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Re: What size shot...

Postby 3legged_lab » Sat Mar 02, 2013 6:25 pm

#12? A guy could probably kill a moose with that.
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Re: What size shot...

Postby Eric Haynes » Sat Mar 02, 2013 6:45 pm

3legged_lab wrote:#12? A guy could probably kill a moose with that.

#12 tss...i bet you I could

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Re: What size shot...

Postby GadwallGetter530 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:03 am

71/2 and 8's for Dove and quail
5's and 6's for pheasant
4's or 5's for turkeys
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Re: What size shot...

Postby aunt betty » Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:37 am

Whatever my buddy is using.
OP brand shells always work the best.
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Re: What size shot...

Postby Tomkat » Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:43 pm

4 Heavy Shot


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Re: What size shot...

Postby jehler » Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:45 pm

Tomkat wrote:4 Heavy Shot


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Re: What size shot...

Postby NuffDaddy » Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:48 pm

Tomkat wrote:4 Heavy Shot


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That will knock a poor dove on its ass.


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Re: What size shot...

Postby aunt betty » Mon May 27, 2013 7:27 pm

Cant use 6's for doves here unless it's also pheasant season. The gw will ticket you for using 6's and say you're hunting pheasants out of season. It's strange but that's the way it is.
I use "hot-load" reloads with 7.5's and blast the **** out of the doves.
Try it...
Using them trap n skeet loads is weak.
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Re: What size shot...

Postby obxbufflehead » Mon May 27, 2013 9:24 pm

7.5 steel for doves when at my go to spot. 7 or 8 lead anywhere else for doves. Have been known to shoot them with 3 hevi-shot while duck hunting.
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Re: What size shot...

Postby aunt betty » Wed Aug 07, 2013 7:18 am

Is this a trick question?
If I am not hunting pheasants I use 7.5's.
The law here...
If I am caught dove hunting in non-pheasant season with 6's the gw will be really nice and ler ME pick what violation I get ticketed for.
I can choose to be ticketed for hunting pheasants out of season or for using wrong size shot on doves.
What would you do?
I use 7.5's when not hunting pheasants or rabbits.
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Re: What size shot...

Postby Eric Haynes » Wed Aug 07, 2013 7:20 am

aunt betty wrote:Is this a trick question?
If I am not hunting pheasants I use 7.5's.
The law here...
If I am caught dove hunting with 6's the gw will be really nice and ler ME pick what violation I get ticketed for.
I can choose to be ticketed for hunting pheasants out of season or for using wrong size shot on doves.
What would you do?


Follow your sttates law? That's what most people do anyways.

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Re: What size shot...

Postby hudson » Wed Aug 07, 2013 11:02 pm

7 1/2s for doves and **** and 8s
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Re: What size shot...

Postby Rick » Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:00 am

I might buy 8s for snipe or rail but prefer 7 1/2s for everything else up to and including early season pheasants.
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Re: What size shot...

Postby assateague » Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:13 am

Rick, what's the best way to quickly differentiate between snipe and rail when flushed. Snipe are in season during early goose, but rail are not, is why I ask. I've not pulled the trigger many times, simply because I couldn't tell quickly.
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Re: What size shot...

Postby Eric Haynes » Thu Aug 08, 2013 12:03 pm

assateague wrote:Rick, what's the best way to quickly differentiate between snipe and rail when flushed. Snipe are in season during early goose, but rail are not, is why I ask. I've not pulled the trigger many times, simply because I couldn't tell quickly.


Snipe are noisy as hell here...and tiny. I only shoot them if it gets slow.

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