Waterfowl Hunting Receive the benefit of experienced duck and goose hunters in this waterfowl forum.

If you shoot Hevi Metal

Old 09-16-2014, 12:50 PM
  #1  
Spike
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 4
Default If you shoot Hevi Metal

Or any other hevi products.. what are your goto shells?

I stick to Hevi Metal 3" BB's for everything from puddle ducks, to honkers, to snows. For me, it's just easier to stick with one load and not have to switch around for various hunts.

What do you use?
rebel2 is offline  
Old 09-16-2014, 08:16 PM
  #2  
Spike
 
dubob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Hooper, UT
Posts: 14
Default Hevi-shot

When Hevi-Shot first hit the market, I gave it a try on geese. Based on the articles I read I started with 2 3/4 inch shells loaded with #4 Hevi-Shot. I never saw a need to go with longer shells or bigger shot. My longest shot to date with that original load selection was a snow goose flying left to right about 15 yards off the deck. The first shot at that bird killed it clean and it never moved after hitting the ground. Another shooter in our group couldn't believe the distance and paced it off at 82 paces. The best day I had was in Canada pass shooting Canada geese along a fence line. No birds were under 50 yards. I took my 7 geese with eight shots; one bird was wing tipped and needed a second shot to end its glide to parts unknown.

I shoot Skeet & Sporting once or twice a week during the off season which helps a lot with distance and lead judgment.

Unfortunately, the cost of these shells has climbed to almost $4 each. When my current stash runs out, I may have to consider switching over to Hevi-Metal which are about half that price.
dubob is offline  
Old 11-02-2014, 03:32 PM
  #3  
Nontypical Buck
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 1,834
Default

I shoot Hevi-Metal 3" in both 12ga and 20ga with 2's. I back it up with BB's in Hevi-Metal as well. I normally shoot Hevi-Shot as the 3rd shot as back up only. If I am working with clients on geese, I will shoot Hevi-Shot 3" 4's for finishing off cripples before the dog gets there. Late season honkers get Hevi-Metal 3-1/2" B's.
SecondChance is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.