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What shell?
« on: November 01, 2009, 08:07:29 AM »
What shell are you guys shooting for ducks these days?

I've been shooting kent fasteel 3'' 1 1/8 oz. 4's. they seem to do the job.
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Re: What shell?
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2009, 09:39:52 AM »
2's or 3's.

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Re: What shell?
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2009, 09:45:46 AM »
i shoot 3" or 3 1/2" kent fast steel in 2 3 4 for ducks and bb and bbb for geese works fine i like the tungsten stuff but way to spendy have shot some of it liked the results but i think for ducks i will stick to fast steel :twocents:
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Re: What shell?
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2009, 11:11:38 AM »
I like to shoot 3", #2 or BB's for ducks.  I have been shooting some #4 Blackcloud that has performed very well.
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Re: What shell?
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2009, 12:30:50 PM »
2 3/4" 1 oz of hevi-shot 7 1/2's for over decoys and 2 3/4 1 oz of hevi-shot 4's for geese and jump shooting
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Re: What shell?
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2009, 07:49:06 AM »
Winchester X-pert  2 ¾” #4 and #2 for ducks.  Cheap and they pack a punch, 1550fps. 

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Re: What shell?
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2009, 08:05:27 AM »
Kent fasteel 3" 4's and 2's.

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Re: What shell?
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2009, 07:38:47 AM »
3in  Black Clound #2's. 1 1/4 going 1500 fps. Tried it for the first time this year and dont plan on stopping.

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Re: What shell?
« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2009, 09:16:52 AM »
switched to black cloud last year and either I just shot great last year or it knocks them down better but I am stickin with it

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Re: What shell?
« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2009, 09:21:42 AM »
#2s for ducks and double b's for geese

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Re: What shell?
« Reply #10 on: November 03, 2009, 09:29:11 AM »
I got a box of 3" winchester X-pert in 2s and have not had a problem yet and they are cheap only 10 bucks a box at wal-mart.  I might go back and buy some more

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Re: What shell?
« Reply #11 on: November 03, 2009, 07:07:22 PM »
The last few days I have been shooting the Blackcloud, 3", #4's.  It has been performing very well.  Every bird has been stone dead.  I think my gun is liking the load.
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Re: What shell?
« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2009, 04:33:46 AM »
Kent Fasteel for me, 3in #1, #2. I used to shoot 3.5inch, found that all I was doing was killing my shoulder and paying too much money. 3inch #1's killed the snows and ducks just as dead as the 3.5inch shells, but without all the pain.

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Re: What shell?
« Reply #13 on: November 05, 2009, 07:19:18 AM »
I just buy the cheapest and throw the shells at the ducks since I can't hit chit with the shotgun!
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Re: What shell?
« Reply #14 on: November 16, 2009, 10:33:41 AM »
kent fasteel 3" 1 1/8 oz 2's and 3's
or in the winchester x-pert high velocity   both are awesome! the thing about them is they are 1550 fps rather than an 1 1/4 oz load which is normally 1440-1460 fps...
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Re: What shell?
« Reply #15 on: November 16, 2009, 10:43:44 AM »
winchester xpert high velocity for me too, they are cheap and get the job done pretty good
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Re: What shell?
« Reply #16 on: November 16, 2009, 10:47:51 AM »
winchester xpert high velocity for me too, they are cheap and get the job done pretty good

exactly! they are about $2-$3 less than the kents! and they are the exact same! both are awesome! its always nice to save some money when you get 10+ boxes a year
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Re: What shell?
« Reply #17 on: November 16, 2009, 10:49:29 AM »
between this year and last i havent shot 4 boxes.... looks like i need to go hunting more!
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Re: What shell?
« Reply #18 on: November 16, 2009, 10:51:19 AM »
between this year and last i havent shot 4 boxes.... looks like i need to go hunting more!

o wow!! ya last year i got about 50 ducks and 5 geese... I went almost every weekend lol and went about 7 times over christmas break
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Re: What shell?
« Reply #19 on: October 20, 2010, 07:58:40 AM »
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The last few days I have been shooting the Blackcloud, 3", #4's.  It has been performing very well.  Every bird has been stone dead.  I think my gun is liking the load.

H20 - I've been curious to try the 4's but i do A LOT of pass shooting. I imagine you're wrecking on committed ducks. Are you using the same load this year? Would you still use 4's on 30-40 yd pass shots? Thanks

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Re: What shell?
« Reply #20 on: October 20, 2010, 08:58:50 AM »
I just picked up a box of 3 1/2" hevi-metal #3 I believe, and some hevi-shot 3" 2 shot. or something. I'm trying a  few new things. I REALLY want to see what these hevi shots do to a bird. i'm going to pull them out in 2 weeks when I go snow goosin.

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Re: What shell?
« Reply #21 on: October 20, 2010, 10:34:03 AM »
black cloud 3" #3 or remington hypersonic steel #4 1700 fps :IBCOOL:

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Re: What shell?
« Reply #22 on: October 20, 2010, 11:15:38 AM »
I’ve been using low velocity (1300fps) Winchester #4s, 3” 1 1/4oz – for both release site pheasants and ducks so far this year and they have been working great.  In fact they were ripping the pheasants up so much I had to go to a more open choke.  I’m shooting them out of a skeet over IC for pheasants and an IC for ducks.  Great patterns and so far zero cripples. 

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Re: What shell?
« Reply #23 on: October 21, 2010, 11:01:27 AM »
kent fasteel 3" 1 1/8 oz 2's and 3's
or in the winchester x-pert high velocity   both are awesome! the thing about them is they are 1550 fps rather than an 1 1/4 oz load which is normally 1440-1460 fps...
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I noticed a big difference in shells 1500+ fps. With the exception of the new remy shells. A buddy of mine picked up a box of the remington 3" 2 1700 fps shells, tried them on the opener. had to shoot 3 times to kill a wood duck. :dunno:
Put my kent 3" 2's back in and shot 3 mallards, a teal, and a second woody in single shots, no cripples.  :IBCOOL:

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Re: What shell?
« Reply #24 on: October 21, 2010, 11:41:22 AM »
I usually get what ever is cheap for ducks. If I mean business, I buy 1 3/8 oz 3'' or 3 1/2'' loads. I like 1's or bb's. That way I am coverd for ducks or geese. I am a Federal ammo guy, they have been my favorite steel load for a long time. If no Federal's, I look for Remington.
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