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Re: Federal Premium Hi-Bird #6

Postby blue04 » Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:36 pm

orhunter wrote:I think shot size may be more important than speed. Lightly hit Phez with 6 shot will run after landing. Hit ‘em with 5’s or larger and they don’t go anywhere. They’re always right where they landed. Still alive but not active.


Indeed. And it matters even more with steel shot. This may sound like overkill, but I've gone to BB size steel for all ducks and BBB or T size steel shot when we're specifically targeting geese. I have far fewer cripples and fly-away birds with these larger shot sizes.
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