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    Favorite duck ammo

    Was mostly shooting Federal Speed-Shok last year. Had a box of Remington HyperSonics that seemed to just make a louder report. Both shot just fine. I think I'll pick up a box of Hevi-Shot for this year, just to try them out. Curious to hear opinions.

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    I've always shot whatever steel is on sale. Most of the other stuff is gimmicks or just way too expensive to be worth it for duck and goose hunting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slimer View Post
    I've always shot whatever steel is on sale. Most of the other stuff is gimmicks or just way too expensive to be worth it for duck and goose hunting.
    I have a tendency to agree with slimer. Although having said that, some of that expensive stuff does give you a bigger kick. But It's all in shot placement anyway, just shoot any shot good, and you'll have fun.

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    So.... I just looked up the Hevi-Shot Duck ammo to check prices. Yeah, I don't think I'll be bothering to try them this year (or maybe ever). 3" 12g are $40-$45 for a box of 10. Yikes.

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    Over $4 a pop. Heck with how I shoot, that would cost me a fortune.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slab View Post
    Over $4 a pop. Heck with how I shoot, that would cost me a fortune.
    Yeah, I can't really see using this for waterfowl. I did buy their turkey ammo and it patterned the best of the 5 different ones
    I tested. The Winchester supreme was a close second with my shotgun so there I'd be willing to splurge for the extra pellets on the target. I would have liked to try this waterfowl load if it were $1 a shell. Oh well.

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    Steel #2 kent of fiochie (sp?)

    www.crappiepredator.com

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    I am partial to either Winchester # 4 or federal blackcloud #3, both pattern well out of my 535 with a mod choke. As drake said as long as it patterns well your good to go. I tried some cheap Remington ammo, got it on sale for $10 at bps, was low brass 2 3/4 worst stuff I've ever put down my barrel.... Dirty load, patterned awful out of my 500

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    Black Cloud 3" #4 works best for me, but I also shoot Federal 2 3/4 inch #4 as well.

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    Since a few of you said you use black cloud, I grabbed a box of that and a box of blind side. Could not get myself to buy hevi-shot. Still cannot wrap my head around spending nearly 6x the cost of simple steel.
    Last edited by drake; 11-24-2013 at 07:44 PM.

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