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fourtimes4
PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:08 pm  Reply with quote



Joined: 28 Sep 2014
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Location: Kingsland, Texas

Going duck hunting in southern Louisiana for the first time. I would like to use one of my 16's but is there suitable ammo for this type of hunt. I know there is a non-tox requirement. I have 2 that are steel rated (1) Citori superlight (2) the new Sweet Sixteen and a model 11 Rem not steel rated.
I can just use the 12 ga. shotguns they provide, but I like using my 16's when I can to educated hunters there is a fifth choice out there.
Any preferred hand loads?
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skeettx
PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:13 pm  Reply with quote
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https://www.ableammo.com/catalog/federal-speed-shok-steel-shotshells-wf1684-gauge-275-1516-1350-fps-waterfowl-shot-250-rdcase-p-122700.html

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Ohio Wirehair
PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:44 pm  Reply with quote



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Location: Ohio

Remington hull, Sp16 wad 18 grns of Universal and 1 oz of #4 Bismuth will make you feel like your shooting lead. There are other loads out there but this one will fit the bill. Forgot to mention either Win. or Remington primer is fine.
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fourtimes4
PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:26 am  Reply with quote



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Thanks guys. Bismuth rated as lead as far as chokes go? Speaking of that would like Improved be the chock to use?
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Ohio Wirehair
PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:24 am  Reply with quote



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Yep as lead.
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John Singer
PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:23 am  Reply with quote



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Location: Sebewaing, MI

I do most of my duck hunting with 16 gauge using handloaded steel.

My preferred load for ducks is 7/8 oz of #3 steel at a published velocity of 1550 fps.

The recipe is available here: https://www.ballisticproducts.com/VP80%20data.pdf

See load #50204.

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WyoChukar
PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:50 pm  Reply with quote



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I have been using one of the 7/8 oz. loads with Longshot from that chart. Beware. I started out 1 grain below the specified powder charge and occasionally pierced a primer and fired hull came out pretty stiff. I backed down another 1/2 grain. The loads kill ducks all day long.

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