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Pass shooting snows-loads?

Discussion in 'Snow Goose Hunting Forum' started by Finlander, Dec 11, 2003.

  1. JEDJR

    JEDJR Elite Refuge Member

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    I use 10 Ga. BB, works well for me. But I do agree about the T & F shot, stay away from it!!
     
  2. Finlander

    Finlander Senior Refuge Member

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    Has anybody used these loads?
    Back in the good old lead days #4 lead buckshot is what we used and it dropped any bird hit with only one pellet!:eek:
     
  3. stuwest

    stuwest Elite Refuge Member

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    it's true that #4 buck was a good pass shooting load in the lead days.

    now think about this. HS is about 12% denser than even lead.

    So you can down size and use smaller pellets.

    Now, you don't get a better pellet count (that's a subject for another post entirely), but you do get better penetration as there is less diameter to insert.

    So, the bottom line is that you can useHS BB or (possibly) even B shot and get the same impact that you were getting with #4 buck.
     
  4. Ringbill

    Ringbill Elite Refuge Member Flyway Manager

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    I see that Remington 'supposedly' offers their factory HeviShot in
    "BB"---whether it actually is true BB size? For handloaders, I've found nothing available that's larger than B.
    Can Hevi shot be safely handloaded using Steel type shotcups?
    Has anybody used a patternmaster choketube with HeviShot and how has it patterned?

    Ringbill
     

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