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Mixed shot

Postby Coot83 » Sun Nov 01, 2015 6:41 pm

Can anyone give me a specific reason for mixing shot?? Like hevi metal etc. Does??
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Re: Mixed shot

Postby Rick » Sun Nov 01, 2015 7:06 pm

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Re: Mixed shot

Postby Coot83 » Sun Nov 01, 2015 7:54 pm

I agree Rick, but I've seen reloading fanatics do it as well. Is there any difference in performance?
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Re: Mixed shot

Postby Rick » Mon Nov 02, 2015 5:34 am

Honestly didn't know anyone was still loading "duplex" shells. Thought it was a fad that came and went. I gather folks thought they were getting the advantages of both shot sizes, but they were also getting the disadvantages of both.

Best bird shots I know have shells they've come to favor, but they're going to kill with whatever you toss them, because they put it on the right end of the bird.
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Re: Mixed shot

Postby Coot83 » Mon Nov 02, 2015 9:41 am

Rick wrote:Honestly didn't know anyone was still loading "duplex" shells. Thought it was a fad that came and went. I gather folks thought they were getting the advantages of both shot sizes, but they were also getting the disadvantages of both.

Best bird shots I know have shells they've come to favor, but they're going to kill with whatever you toss them, because they put it on the right end of the bird.

That's right. Our local wal mart has the Remington hevi shot (which have to be old) for 17 dollars a box (3" 7.5 shot)
Thinking of trying them.
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Re: Mixed shot

Postby Olly » Mon Nov 02, 2015 4:23 pm

I've heard of people mixing #2 and #4. I've often wondered why they weren't sold that way.
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Re: Mixed shot

Postby DeadEye_Dan » Mon Nov 02, 2015 5:22 pm

Rick wrote:Honestly didn't know anyone was still loading "duplex" shells. Thought it was a fad that came and went. I gather folks thought they were getting the advantages of both shot sizes, but they were also getting the disadvantages of both.

Best bird shots I know have shells they've come to favor, but they're going to kill with whatever you toss them, because they put it on the right end of the bird.


This x 1,000.


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Re: Mixed shot

Postby Coot83 » Mon Nov 02, 2015 6:13 pm

I LOVE shooting pigeons..some are banded also
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Re: Mixed shot

Postby Rick » Mon Nov 02, 2015 6:41 pm

Coot83 wrote:..some are banded also


Quit shooting my damn homers.
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Re: Mixed shot

Postby Coot83 » Mon Nov 02, 2015 7:20 pm

Rick wrote:
Coot83 wrote:..some are banded also


Quit shooting my damn homers.

Rick, sorry buddy..but there's a few that won't be coming..
I killed one a few years back that was double banded green and blue..the blue had a number on it and not knowing any better I called. He ask me where my location was and if the bird was in good health..I replied he was until he came out of the barn..I got cussed for a few min..said he was racing this prize winning pigeon from LA to new York. He was a expensive bird..but somehow tasted the same in the Bell pepper w cream cheese wrapped in bacon.
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Re: Mixed shot

Postby Rick » Tue Nov 03, 2015 5:13 am

I've had racers tell me that they didn't want birds that had "crashed" with mine back. "Keep it, kill it, whatever suits you."

Mine get a lot of free flight time until the hawks migrate in and get thick, but I doubt many have been shot. Believe my oldest Chesapeake, aka: the coyote, is responsible for the greatest mortality other than my shooting them for training purposes or popping heads for dinner. He's caught dozens loafing on the lawn that didn't flush quick or high enough, and some get center punched when snagged.
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Re: Mixed shot

Postby 3200 Man » Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:27 pm

Most barn pigeons are not homers but a year of hunting
them I'll get 20 or so with bands
Considering I harvest close to
3000 a year that's not many !
I do call them in and most racers
are thankful !


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Re: Mixed shot

Postby aunt betty » Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:43 am

How much steel shot with how much lead? A sprinkling of #2 steel mixed with #4 lead to fill in the gaps sounds pretty good.
Gotta have enough to where that magnet in green jeans' pocket will stick. 8-)
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