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Discussion in 'Diver Hunters Forum' started by Ilovehunting, Jan 10, 2017.

  1. Ilovehunting

    Ilovehunting New Member

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    I have several boxes of Remington Nitro Steel 3.5" 1500 BB and wanted to know I can use these on my first sea duck hunt rather than purchasing others?
     
  2. Native NV Ducker

    Native NV Ducker Mod-Duck Hunters Forum, Classifieds, and 2 others Moderator Flyway Manager

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    Yes. Go pattern them, so you know what they are doing at different ranges.
     
  3. Ilovehunting

    Ilovehunting New Member

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    Hardcore Waterfowler Refuge Member

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    I second that motion!!
     
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  5. Mr_Mallard

    Mr_Mallard Senior Refuge Member

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    As long it patterns well they are perfect i always use bb or 2s when im after divers or seaducks
     
  6. Billy Bob

    Billy Bob Elite Refuge Member

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    ^^^^
    This

    BB's will work for sea ducks if you use a tight choke to keep the pattern dense but you'd be better off with #2's or #3's because of more pellets in the pattern. No matter what size of shot you use adjust your lead to shoot for the front half of the bird to increase chances of a head/neck hit, best way to stop divers and sea ducks.
     
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  7. chad

    chad Elite Refuge Member

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    Please don't tell the guy to use a tight choke with steel.
     
  8. Billy Bob

    Billy Bob Elite Refuge Member

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    Why? Something like an extended range patternmaster or terror and be a great choice when hunting sea ducks.
     
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    Fish Duck Senior Refuge Member

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    A tight choke with steel makes an open pattern with holes in it. An open choke patterns more like a full choke with steel, but you should always pattern on paper with different chokes and shells you are using.
     
  10. Billy Bob

    Billy Bob Elite Refuge Member

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    A long range pattern master or terror does that? :scratch That is news to me.
     

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