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View Poll Results: what shell to use for ducks
super x no.2 2/34" 1 8.33%
super x no.2 3" 1 8.33%
double x magnum no.2 2/34" 1 8.33%
double x magnum no.2 3" 2 16.67%
super x no.4 2/34" 8 66.67%
super x no.4 3" 4 33.33%
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Old 09-24-2008, 08:47 PM
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Default im thinking of going rabbit hunting whats the best brand of shell and what shot size



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i would like to know what the best shell for a rabbit in a 12gauge beretta with a 28" barrel???
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22 LR , less meat destroyed . OR a 410 .

Now for the 12 , I would use low brass 6 shot , Do not be to worried about what brand .
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Low brass 6 or 7 1/2.
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does any 1 know a good waterfowl load???? what about turkey load r they any good
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The super x number 2 shot 3' shells would be great for turkey.

Waterfowl...I can't stand the taste of, so I don't hunt them. Good luck.
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for rabbit...use a 410.
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The thread is about rabbit hunting and the poll is about ducks, WTF? I need more coffee.
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#2 on a rabbit, even #4? Good luck with that. I'll stick with something that destroys less meat if it actually hits it. Personally I like .22lr, and if you have to use a shotgun, and one other than 410, go with #6 or #7 1/2 shot.
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I once bit down on piece of rabbit in a stew and got a piece of 7 1/2 lead stuck between my teeth (molars) I have never used anything but #4 since for little critters.
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dad uses #4
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i use #4 or #5 high brass but i hunt in thick bush
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But I always shoot for the head it doesnt waste any meat. Makes it messy of your the type that holds onto the ears for cleaning. Also if its just cottontails a real easy way to gut is to hold by the head and shake em some then colapse the cheast and then fallow it down the cheast like a tube of toothpast. 8 out of 10 times it just pops out then you finish it off.
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30-06 will take em out!
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I like a shotgun for "wascally wabbits" when being pushed by beagles and/or basset hounds but if hunting alone or with my daughters then a rimfire to the head...

I happen to like #5 shot for ruffled grouse, ducks over decoys and rabbits but I'll shoot them occasionally with #2 shot that I use for geese over decoys...

I'd go with less but heavier pellets so #4 shot would probably be ideal for waterfowl flaring/pass shooting...For turkey I'd use #BB with a Super tight choke and #2 with a full choke...

Upland birds & rabbits I prefer regular loads, ducks a magnum load for pass shooting and a light magnum for over decoys, geese and turkey super magnum loads unless the geese are flaring real close then I'll go to the same loading but in a 2" shell...
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Low brass 6 or 7 1/2.
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