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Old 10-05-2010, 07:52 AM
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Default No 3 Shot for late season ducks.

Used No 3 shot this teal season and worked great, thinking of using it for now one but just not sure about it in the late season. Anybody out there use it year round?
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Old 10-05-2010, 11:08 AM
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3 shot is good all season long
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Old 10-05-2010, 02:38 PM
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Use to use lead 5's and after tried steel 4's, which work ok for early season, but found steel 5's work very good for late season just excellently. Also 3's work great on decoying geese, providing you limit your shots to 30 yds or less..
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Old 10-05-2010, 02:48 PM
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Use to use lead 5's and after tried steel 4's, which work ok for early season, but found steel 5's work very good for late season just excellently. Also 3's work great on decoying geese, providing you limit your shots to 30 yds or less..

ya gotta tell me - who makes #5 steel shot?
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Old 10-05-2010, 04:22 PM
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Kent make 5's and 6's non toxic for upland game.
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Old 10-05-2010, 04:23 PM
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So does Bismuth.
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Old 10-05-2010, 05:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Teddee5 View Post
Use to use lead 5's and after tried steel 4's, which work ok for early season, but found steel 5's work very good for late season just excellently. Also 3's work great on decoying geese, providing you limit your shots to 30 yds or less..
I used to shoot lead 6's and 5's for ducks and lead 2's, 1's and BB's for geese. We have tried steel 4's for ducks and at best only crippled them. Tried all the chokes. No poop to scoot to knock a duck down over 20 yds. Would not even try them for swatter loads now. Steel 3's early first shot, 2's next, early season. Later season, 2's first, then BB's after that. All 3". Have been known to load a 3-1/2" BB for real late season for 3rd shot. We hunt alot of public areas. By the time the ducks and geese get to us they know the maker of dekes from a mile off and the call maker from a mile and a half!!! IMHO.

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Kent make 5's and 6's non toxic for upland game.
Thanks! I'll look for it.
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Old 10-05-2010, 07:53 PM
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All of these geese were taken with #3s yesterday. Ranges were anywhere from 20 to 50yds and some a little farther. That is the only size my buddies and I use. It works for us.


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Old 10-06-2010, 07:06 PM
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