About bismuth...........

Discussion in 'Shooting - Reloading Forum' started by Matt Barnard, Jan 31, 2018.

  1. Vahunter

    Vahunter Senior Refuge Member

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    I have had similar experiences. Out of curiosity, what do you think of good quality steel 3s? Not the guy who posts sometimes, but the actual shot.:l
     
  2. Ravenanme

    Ravenanme Elite Refuge Member

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    RSI 65 with 3's is a killer and if you're a speed demon The Lightning Steel manual could be for you !
     
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  3. California Flyway

    California Flyway Elite Refuge Member

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    If I only shot ducks steel 3's would be a very good choice through my Beretta modified.
    With the limit of Specks out here at 10 per day #2's are fine performing, one size fits all.
    If it was only ducks, 3's are the very best, pure duck load in my opinion.
     
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  4. 10GAGENUT

    10GAGENUT Elite Refuge Member Sponsor Flyway Manager

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    Thing about steel 3's is most guns will pattern them well, I've shot them in 10, 12 and 16 gauge, have had very good results on ducks with them. 2's can get iffy sometimes as some guns will pattern them well and some won't, for smaller shot sizes I've found steel 1's or B's to be most effective on geese even at the 45 yard mark.
     
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  5. Billy Bob

    Billy Bob Elite Refuge Member

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    This should give you an idea of the range I shoot my birds and why I can make small shot work. They try to land in the decoys on the right side of the pic. First shot is 20 yards or less and 3 feet off the water. Any questions?
     
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    Winchester 1897 Elite Refuge Member

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    Just lucky or a better shot I guess. I refuse to shoot any shot side smaller than a 2 at geese. I prefer 1s or bigger myself.
     
  7. Matt Barnard

    Matt Barnard Elite Refuge Member

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    Not trying to be crabby, but I never did get an answer. This wasn't a question about the lethality of #3 or #4 steel shot. I am quite confident in my shooting ability to kill anything I shoot at out to 40 yards. I am still wondering if I can get Bismuth shot in anything bigger than #4. I would like to be able to get some #2 shot if it is available. Thank you.
     
  8. 10GAGENUT

    10GAGENUT Elite Refuge Member Sponsor Flyway Manager

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    If you want loaded ammo Kents making Bismuth shells in sizes up to BB. if you just want the shot Rotometals has every size you need
    https://www.rotometals.com/lead-shot-buck-shot/bismuth-shot/
     
  9. Matt Barnard

    Matt Barnard Elite Refuge Member

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    Thank you! Kents it is!
     
  10. Dave in AZ

    Dave in AZ Senior Refuge Member

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    I answered you on the 4th post in thread. I assumed since you said bismuth, and not bismuth shells, you wanted loose shot, this being the reloading forum.
     

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