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    What is the best ammo and choke combination for duck/goose?
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    jtaylorc
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    PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:13 PM    Post subject: What is the best ammo and choke combination for duck/goose? Reply with quote

    I have heard a few good reviews on the heavy metal choke and the winchester blindside chokes. Winchester chokes and ammo are cheaper which is a plus.
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    PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:52 PM    Post subject: Re: What is the best ammo and choke combination for duck/goo Reply with quote

    jtaylorc wrote:
    I have heard a few good reviews on the heavy metal choke and the winchester blindside chokes. Winchester chokes and ammo are cheaper which is a plus.



    Your question is, what is the best ammo and choke?

    Hevi-Shot is the best non-toxic ammo at the moment.

    I use CYl in my right barrel and IC in my left, when using Hevi-Shot.
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    PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:58 PM    Post subject: Reply with quote

    IC and the cheapest xpert you can find
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    PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:05 PM    Post subject: Reply with quote

    If its been said once, its been said a million times....

    If you are shooting birds over the decoys backpedaling, you can use the cheapest steel shot in the world. A dead bird, is a dead bird, no matter the shape of the shot or the precious metal that it is made of.
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    PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:10 PM    Post subject: Reply with quote

    You guys are losing your touch! So I will be the first to give jtaylorc the warm CO waterfowl welcome FU FU FU FU FU
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    PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:16 PM    Post subject: Reply with quote

    The cheapest box of shells u can find and whatever choke rusts in my barrel cheers
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    PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:21 PM    Post subject: Reply with quote

    Skeet choke and 2 3/4 #2 for geese, #4 for ducks
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    PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 1:48 AM    Post subject: Reply with quote

    Full steel choke and T shot for geese. Same choke and BB for ducks. rotfl
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    PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 2:11 AM    Post subject: Reply with quote

    Ajax5240 wrote:
    If its been said once, its been said a million times....

    If you are shooting birds over the decoys backpedaling, you can use the cheapest steel shot in the world. A dead bird, is a dead bird, no matter the shape of the shot or the precious metal that it is made of.
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    PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 4:02 AM    Post subject: Re: What is the best ammo and choke combination for duck/goo Reply with quote

    jtaylorc wrote:
    What is the best ammo and choke combination for duck/goose?


    lead 4's are super versatile !! drink

    welcome aboard! FU
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    PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 5:02 AM    Post subject: Re: What is the best ammo and choke combination for duck/goo Reply with quote

    DDarnall wrote:


    lead 4's are super versatile !! drink


    Full choke and a slug really knock the snot out of em too sniper
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    PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 4:35 PM    Post subject: Reply with quote

    You kinda opened yourself up for these answers. However on a serious note it is a combination of factors that go into it not just the choke and shot shell. Sit down and figure out a few things. Do you mainly pass shoot or decoy birds? What is my gun capable of? Do I want to change any of these things?

    Biggest thing you will hear is you need to be comfortable and proficient with your gun. Chances are you wont take a 800 yard shot with a rifle unless you have practiced that shot and feel comfortable with it. Shot gunning is a little different in you are not dealing with extreme ranges and tend to take more long range shots. However they are no different. I have seen geese get folded up at 80 yards. Was that luck, maybe but I believe it has more to do with knowing what the gun and ammo are capable of. I have also seen geese taken with a .410 and #6 steel and also with a 10 gauge with "T". Now was one better than the other? Nope the geese took dirt naps bottom line. Get out and shoot your gun on paper at different ranges to see what your loads and chokes do at different ranges. That will really help you pick out your combination.

    Second thing is your hunting style and area. Are you pass shooting at a Barr Lake blind or at a honey hole decoying birds? Chances are if you are constantly taking 50+ yard shots you need to have a Mod/Full choke and proficient to be consistent taking birds. You will also spend a lot of money becoming proficient at those ranges. Best advice find a new hunting area. Once you move inside that range things tend to be a bit easier.

    Lastly find the combination you are comfortable with and stick with it. Personally the group of guys I hunt with we shoot #2's out of a variety of chokes for ducks, geese, cranes, crows, pigeons, Eurasian doves, coyotes and whatever else my come by that is legal at the time. As far as brand, well I really don't care so long as I stick in the same feet per second. That is the combo I use for my 12 and 20 gauge.

    Hope this helps a little.
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    PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 4:47 PM    Post subject: Reply with quote

    IC and the cheapest xpert you can find.
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    PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 6:53 PM    Post subject: Reply with quote

    The question was, what is the best ammo....not the cheapest, or did I read this wrong?
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    PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 6:55 PM    Post subject: Reply with quote

    Best ammo is what works well for you.
    I shoot Winchester Expert or Kent. Cheap and I kill birds with it.
    Son shoots Black Cloud, twice the price but he kills birds.
    Neither of will shoot Hypersonic, that chit kicks like a mule!
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