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Old July 12, 2011, 05:05 PM   #26
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Woah, thank you very much!
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Old July 13, 2011, 05:43 AM   #27
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I shoot 3" 1.25 oz #3 steel out of an IC or modified choke for about all of my duck hunting. I prefer a 1400 fps or faster load. That load has worked well on everything from little bluewings to big scoters. Steel pellets MUST be pushed faster to have anything approaching the killing power of lead. Keep your shots under 40 -45 yards, and you shouldnt have any problems.
If you dont mind dropping the coin Hevishot kills much better than steel especially on larger birds. I shoot #4 Hevi out of a modified choke for geese. It hammers them.
For practice, if you can get to a sporting clays range, concentrate on high crossers and incoming birds. That is mostly what you'll see duck hunting. Dont worry about shooting the same load that you hunt with for practice. Most ranges dont allow any shot larger than 7.5 and the difference in lead is insignificant.

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Old July 13, 2011, 04:04 PM   #28
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Is hevishot steel?
The reason why I asked originally is because I'd like to give Winchester's "Blindside" a go this season and it only comes in 2 and BB. And I'd like to see if it is alright to use 2 shot instead of 4.
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Old July 13, 2011, 04:33 PM   #29
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Is hevishot steel?
HEVI-Shot is 54% denser than steel and 10% denser than lead. Consequently, it's a non-toxic load that delivers much more energy on target than steel (or lead). And, it costs much more, too.
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Old July 13, 2011, 05:49 PM   #30
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Beware of gimmics in waterfowl loads. It seems its something new and improved every year mostly, designed to seperate you from as much of your hard earned money as possible. I used to shoot nothing but WW Drylocs, then Kent Faststeel, I couldnt find either so I bought the $9.99 Experts at Wally World. It kills them just as dead, for half the price of the premium steel loads.


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Old July 13, 2011, 07:44 PM   #31
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Will modified be fine?
A modified or less is a good choice using steel or bb loads.
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Old July 13, 2011, 08:04 PM   #32
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Oh, is it worth the extra cash?

I'm a little weary of buyin the new shells. (Remington hypersonic, and winchester's Blindside) but I kinda wanna see how they do. Cause I've shot only Remington's sportsman hispeed Steel in the blind so far.
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Old July 13, 2011, 08:47 PM   #33
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I have always used no. 3 or no. 4 for ducks with good success.
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