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Offline Fungunnin

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How do you carry extra shells?
« on: December 10, 2016, 07:29:34 AM »
How do you guys carry extra shells for quick reloads? I've been using a clip on chest rig but I think all that brass facing up is causing birds to flair..... thoughts?


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Re: How do you carry extra shells?
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2016, 09:15:49 AM »
build a better blind??
I don't think that brass sticking out of your waders is causing them to flair... I would look elsewhere.

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Re: How do you carry extra shells?
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2016, 09:28:12 AM »
I use the Columbia waterfowl jacket. It holds 14 shells which is perfect for the units with 15 shell limits.


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Re: How do you carry extra shells?
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2016, 10:50:08 AM »
If a shell belt is flaring birds your hide is not good.  I just keep shells in my pocket or set the box in front of you.  If you need to shoot that many shell that fast you will have a short hunt.
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Re: How do you carry extra shells?
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2016, 02:38:11 PM »
I keep 2 in the shotgun and two in my pocket.  the rest in my blind bag or in a neo shell holder along side to replenish from.
After the first shot the rest are just noise.

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Re: How do you carry extra shells?
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2016, 02:40:05 PM »
One of the dumbest questions I have ever heard!! You should probably stick with Facebook!! Not to be rude but really???

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Re: How do you carry extra shells?
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2016, 04:13:56 PM »
One of the dumbest questions I have ever heard!! You should probably stick with Facebook!! Not to be rude but really???


Dude...... eat a Snickers.   No need to get your panties in a wad just because someone asks a question.
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Re: How do you carry extra shells?
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2016, 06:26:54 PM »
I agree perfectly good question. I used the 25 round belt straps and hook it in front of me on the blind. Got sick of boxes getting wet and falling apart.

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Re: How do you carry extra shells?
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2016, 07:54:54 PM »
One of the dumbest questions I have ever heard!! You should probably stick with Facebook!! Not to be rude but really???
Eat a bag or dicks ... I'm sorry I missed the memo declaring you gods gift to hunting.

To everyone else ...  thanks for the input. I'll probably just keep doing what I'm doing and hide a little better. Where I hunt there aren't any established blinds and not a ton of cover, so I'm pretty exposed. It is public land and I've pulled 5 limits in 5 trips so it's not like I'm completely failing.  Just new to waterfowling and looking to learn more.

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Re: How do you carry extra shells?
« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2016, 09:03:32 PM »
I would be more concerned with hands and face over shells. I've been able to low stalk ducks and gees in open fields with good cammo.  :twocents:
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Re: How do you carry extra shells?
« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2016, 09:08:55 PM »
I would be more concerned with hands and face over shells. I've been able to low stalk ducks and gees in open fields with good cammo.  :twocents:
I'm wearing gloves a camo baseball style hat and a mesh face mask.

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Re: How do you carry extra shells?
« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2016, 09:24:54 PM »
One of the dumbest questions I have ever heard!! You should probably stick with Facebook!! Not to be rude but really???
Eat a bag or dicks ... I'm sorry I missed the memo declaring you gods gift to hunting.

To everyone else ...  thanks for the input. I'll probably just keep doing what I'm doing and hide a little better. Where I hunt there aren't any established blinds and not a ton of cover, so I'm pretty exposed. It is public land and I've pulled 5 limits in 5 trips so it's not like I'm completely failing.  Just new to waterfowling and looking to learn more.

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I've hunted a lot of places like you described, and I can tell you shell storage can be a problem esp. if you're hunkering in the brush or standing in water. A bag is not very convenient to carry esp. if you need to stay a little bit mobile. Shell holders in a good coat or vest work. Pocket in waders works. I resorted to a belt and wear it high so it doesn't get wet when I'm standing in water. :twocents:
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Re: How do you carry extra shells?
« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2016, 06:36:55 AM »
I also wear a shell belt. I put my ammo in brass down, not to hide the shine, rather to firmly secure them. Also have a five shot holder on the buttstock for goose loads.

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Re: How do you carry extra shells?
« Reply #13 on: December 11, 2016, 11:19:05 AM »
In my pocket.  I have found that sticking individual shells in a sleeve or bandolier slows me down. 

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Re: How do you carry extra shells?
« Reply #14 on: December 11, 2016, 04:45:39 PM »
Shell belts are the sh!t, if the ducks are flaring off the brass on your belt they better be dying
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Re: How do you carry extra shells?
« Reply #15 on: December 11, 2016, 06:32:52 PM »
I use a shell belt also hunker down keep ur face down and hands out of sight I would think movement is what is causing your problem


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Re: How do you carry extra shells?
« Reply #16 on: December 11, 2016, 07:13:28 PM »
5 limits in 5 trips.

I would say your problem is that you don't have a problem!

Keep up the great work!
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Re: How do you carry extra shells?
« Reply #17 on: December 11, 2016, 07:19:39 PM »
5 limits in 5 trips.

I would say your problem is that you don't have a problem!

Keep up the great work!
There doesn't have to be a problem to need more gear! Not all the limits have been pretty either. Some days I've had to move around a bunch and jump shoot to finish it off.

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Re: How do you carry extra shells?
« Reply #18 on: December 11, 2016, 07:55:04 PM »
5 limits in 5 trips.

I would say your problem is that you don't have a problem!

Keep up the great work!
There doesn't have to be a problem to need more gear! Not all the limits have been pretty either. Some days I've had to move around a bunch and jump shoot to finish it off.

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I totally agree..... I've got a ton of useless gear.

But scratching out consistent limits is pretty darn good (at least by my standards).   I'd hate to see you get good at this.     :chuckle:
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Re: How do you carry extra shells?
« Reply #19 on: December 11, 2016, 08:24:13 PM »
Eat a bag of Dicks :chuckle:  That's hilarious!
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