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whats your favorite duck load

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3 inch hevi shot number 4's (6's in the timber) out of a SBE or Nova with a Kicks high flyer choke.

 

About $32-35 per 10 but worth every penny of it in my opinion.

 

If I am shooting "regular" steel shot it is Federal 3 inch number 1's out of the same choke. I got 2 cases of this for free so I'm not sure of the price per box. I shoot this at Divers and Geese or when I run out of Hevi Shot

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3" #4's on ducks

3" #2's on geese

 

All Lead :)....................

 

I cant believe nobody bit on the lead comment.

 

#2 Winchester Experts 12 ga in 3" - $8 box

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i like either remington or the federal speed shock in #2.

3.5's or 3in. either one is good depending on chokes...i use an extended long range full with the 3in. and a mod. with the 3.5's

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this season, I have been very impressed with the Wingmaster HD loads. 3" #6 in 20 gauge and it brought down canada and snow geese consistently.

 

WITH the Remington rebate, I will shot it every year...without the rebate, I'll head back to the ole reliable 12 gauge 3" #3 steel loads.

 

Cost on sale at Cabelas was $229 minus the $150 remington rebate = $80 (free shipping). Less tha $1 per shot which is where my pain level begins.

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im going hunting the first of feb, with a 20ga w/ ic chock, using Remington Express long range, #6 shot. ill post picks.it doesnt take 3"mags with #2 buck to bring down a 2 pound bird.:rolleyes:

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One of my all around duck favorites is 3" #3, ounce and 3/8. I found some nitro steel in this combo and was very pleased. Late season I switched to 3.5" #2, ounce and 9/16. This flat out rolled the ducks. With ice all around us I wanted to make sure my nine year old lab had fairly routine recoveries. I'm worried this was her last year. Her hips are either to the point where we do a replacement or I only take her on early season hunts.

 

For geese I really like the 3.5" Black Cloud in BB, ounce and 9/16. I'll also use my late season ducks loads as the first two loads with a Black Cloud for clean up or that last bird in a group.

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i love the kent faststeel 3" #2's, 1 1/8oz. for duck then step up a notch to 3 1/2" BB's for the big birds or for breaking in my new SBE II:D:D

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3" #4 or #6 Hevishot for Ducks -- last time I bought was about $18 for a pack of 10, though an IC choke.

 

3.5" BBB Federal Black Cloud for geese, $25 per box, also through an IC choke.

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I shoot 20 gauges exclusively and used this load in Rice from teal at 15 yards to Snows and Specs at 40... I'm confident in the load and choke combo in my M2. So that may have a lot to do with it.

 

Kent 3", 3's. $10.90 a box.

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