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steel shot size on a small pond
Apr 29th, 2018 at 5:13pm
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whats everyone use  thanks Wink
  
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Reply #1 - Apr 29th, 2018 at 5:45pm
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I've used anything from 7s to 2s..my preference s prob 4s 8n a small 32gram load if it's close then no need the extra range .. etc
  
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4 shot Wink
  
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Reply #3 - Apr 30th, 2018 at 9:16am
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Reply #4 - Apr 30th, 2018 at 11:44am
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4 shot 2 3/4 inch
  
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Reply #5 - Apr 30th, 2018 at 1:44pm
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4 Shot with 1/4 choke.
  
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Re: steel shot size on a small pond
Reply #6 - Apr 30th, 2018 at 3:47pm
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We use #5 shot,and # 4,falcon and duck load,we shoot ducks from 15meters out to 35meters, Wink Wink,We have got a hold of a couple of box’s of steel #7s,doin 1375 per second,have patterned it at 20meters MAX distance pattern good will let you know how it kills, Smiley,Here is some helpful hint pattern patteren patteren and know your distance’s,hope this helps,
  
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Reply #7 - May 1st, 2018 at 12:17pm
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being a small pond assuming less than 30m shots - steel shot 3-5's open choke
  

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Reply #8 - May 7th, 2018 at 8:03pm
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Well happy with the 7 1/2 steel shot,the ducks that were shot close up at 15-20m stone cold dead,even a swan about 15 meters flight cancelled,ideal no major damage to birds,will express not more than 20meters,wouldn’t use them on big pond or lake or river shooting, Wink Smiley
  
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Reply #9 - May 7th, 2018 at 9:12pm
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cheers guys big help Wink Wink Wink
  
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Reply #10 - May 8th, 2018 at 4:30am
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35g, 2 3/4 #4 for everything! Big ponds , small ponds , lakes rivers the lot. Just get your birds in close and kill em clean
  

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Reply #11 - May 8th, 2018 at 7:21am
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Very true Boomstick, and I use a modified cylinder as well. Wink
  
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Re: steel shot size on a small pond
Reply #12 - May 8th, 2018 at 7:38am
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A mate of mine uses 0 shot and missed lots of decoying birds and couldnt understand why i told him he should be using 3 or 4 shot but i dont think hes convinced you just cant make everyone see sence in what you tell them.Fish and game and sports stores brain washed alot of hunters when steel was first brought in to use 2 shot .Young hunters go for the biggest of everything when buying ammo 3 inch 0/00/bb/2 shot /1500 plus fps. Cheesy Cheesy
  
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Reply #13 - May 8th, 2018 at 9:09am
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This year I'm using Remington Nitro Steel 3 inch in #3 shot. Was some of the cheapest ammo here at Shooters World. Hands down I reckon its the best hitting ammo I have used personally. Absolutely stops ducks in their tracks. Great confidence booster.
  
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Re: steel shot size on a small pond
Reply #14 - May 8th, 2018 at 11:47am
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3" 4's , 32 gm high velocity load and ¼ lead choke which throws a ½ choke steel  pattern . for geese and long shots I use a light mod choke (6/16)  shooting 3" 36 gm 1475fps tungsten iron 2's .
Note: sizes are USA not NZ/ English
  

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