The Good Ol Days...LEAD SHOT!!

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A thread from 2006 is resurrected. How does this actually happen?
If you start threads and ask questions eventually there's a guy that rubs in the fact that there are already 15 honeybee threads so you bump a 15 or 20 year old one.
Double-edged sword. Kills both ways.
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I need to figure out what to use some of these old shells on. The #4 and #5 still kill pheasants when I get to an area that has birds.
 

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If you start threads and ask questions eventually there's a guy that rubs in the fact that there are already 15 honeybee threads so you bump a 15 or 20 year old one.
Double-edged sword. Kills both ways.
;)
Great non response while putting info not pertinent to the topic and hand. But that is what you specialize in…
 

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3" lead 1 & 5/8 oz of 2 shot for geese
2.75" Peter's Blue magic, 1.5 oz of lead 5 shot hand load for ducks. I killed a lot of divers skirting the spread at 45 yds with those 5's

I wonder if Dave (wd26) will now visit this page :l
I know him, he's come a LONG ways as a hunter and as a man the last 16 yrs since he started this topic.
 
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In certain spots that were less then 25 yards for ducks
Low brass 2 3/4, 1 1/8 oz #6 IMC
Anywhere other then that 2 3/4
1 1/8oz #5 or #4's
It could also be 1 1/4oz of #4's, #2's low or high brass nickle or copper plated.
Didn't shoot at many geese and I never had a 3" gun until 86 and I don't think I had a shot at a goose until some time in the 90s.
I kept things simple and the birds close.
I could have taken longer shots but I like to work the birds close and wasn't very confident of a shot over 30-35 yards.
I'll be very honest...after we switched over to steel in 97
I had more cripples with lead and I still stand behind that.
When we switched to steel...I used high brass #3's and #4's in 1 1 1/8oz or 1 1/4oz in 2 3/4
I only then switched to all 3" because I was getting tired switching for the short loads to 3"
It really doesn't matter what you shoot at them....if you don't hit them well, you'll miss or crippl'em.....
If given the chance to shoot lead again...I wouldn't use it for many various reasons.
 

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