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Ed32 11-22-2012 07:51 AM

Duck/ goose shells
 
I was looking to get some input on what y'all use for ducks and also for geese. Any input on choke tubes would be appreciated also. Thanks

jdm4x43732 11-22-2012 08:08 AM

The answers are going to be 2 3/4" #6 all the way to 6" TTTTT.
Personally I shoot 3" or 3 1/2" #4s for ducks but always bring some BB or T shot for geese. Modified for ducks , extra full for geese.

Capt.B 11-22-2012 08:09 AM

We are using Heavy Metal 3" #4's for Ducks and Specks....Modified chokes.

simplepeddler 11-22-2012 09:16 AM

3 inch #4's for ducks
3 and 3 1/2 BB's geese

Ed32 11-22-2012 09:22 AM

Ok. What brands do y'all prefer. Is it worth spending the money on blindside or hevi metal?

Goooh 11-22-2012 09:27 AM

I stay full choke w/ 3" #2 for ducks and 3" T Shot for the special bellies. Just my preference, it's worked well for me for a long time.

Be careful if you use T shot, it's risky - you could quickly get blamed for single handedly destroying the refuge system, and will be known as a skybuster...:eek:

simplepeddler 11-22-2012 09:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ed32 (Post 520088)
Ok. What brands do y'all prefer. Is it worth spending the money on blindside or hevi metal?

No.......not for me.......

Goooh 11-22-2012 11:21 AM

Nothing wrong with the ol' Drylok

cmcnabb 11-22-2012 11:35 AM

For decoying ducks, 2 3/4 #6 will smoke them all day long. For decoying geese, 3 inch #3 or a 3 1/2. The 3 1/2 will give you a lot more shot giving you more wiggle room on missing. Never shot blind sides but I have shot black clouds before and was very impressed. I didn't believe they were any different until I shot one and it smoked birds. Do I think they are worth the extra money? Not really. I don't care for xperts. I'm a fan of federals even though they are a dirty shell. I also like Remington shells. G&H had some awesome deal on those rio shells and they are a great shell as we'll. My biggest thing when buying shells is the shot weight. For 2 3/4 I won't shoot anything less than 1 1/8 oz. for 3 inch I shoot 1 3/8 oz and 3 1/2 I shoot 1 1/2 oz

jdm4x43732 11-22-2012 02:40 PM

I thought I was shooting blanks when hunting with black cloud. Personally I wasn't impressed at all. Heard other guys say they love them though.

j.e.hagen 11-22-2012 04:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jdm4x43732 (Post 520207)
I thought I was shooting blanks when hunting with black cloud. Personally I wasn't impressed at all. Heard other guys say they love them though.

I've heard both good and bad I shoot the best deal I can find in 3 1/2 #2 for geese and 3" #4 or #6 if I can find them

Shawn Braquet 11-22-2012 07:20 PM

Kent fasteel 3" #2, just got into the whole goose thing and dont really know if I'll change to a 3 1/2 for them but if I did I think I would go for a BB-#2 depending on availability

youu_whoo_whoo 11-22-2012 10:46 PM

I shoot 3 inch number 4's. I shoot eather the kents, the cheap winchester experts or the remington sportsman steel. Im not gunna spend a bunch of money on shells when the cheaper ones make ducks sail out of the sky. The only higher end shell that i was impressed with was the heavy metal. That seems to reach out and hit them at much greater distances.

meaux fishing 11-22-2012 11:10 PM

Estate 3" 1.25 oz #3. I'll shoot BBs at geese sometimes but I've dropped em with a #3 sometimes too

Asterisk-Rich 11-23-2012 12:01 AM

Those blindsides are the real deal for geese

Ducktrickster 11-23-2012 08:53 AM

3 inch #3 rio wil roll em.

all star rod 11-23-2012 10:25 AM

3" 1-1/4" #5 Kent teal steel for ducks. If ducks, even mallards are over the deeks or coming in that is more than enough....

Geese 3" #2....


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