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Question by cb bob. Uploaded on December 23, 2012
Why are posts not posted. Is it because this site sucks?
What I posted was...It all depends on the distances you will be shooting at. Non-toxic heavy shot is a big advantage over steel at some distance. I watch a lot of those cable tv. goose hunting outtings, and when I see the birds collapsing dead on impact, and some distance I know they are shooting heavy shot. But well decoyed geese? Steel is no problem. It is just often hard to determine the distances you will be shooting at before hand.
If you want to pay big bucks for non toxic you should go with that. Otherwise steel bbs.
Clinch, what if any is the difference needed in shot size if your going to go for a high dens. non-toxic? Being harder hitting than conventional steel can your step up a size? Or is it not that different?
I would go with steel BBs.
You can use smaller shot, and get many more shot in the pattern, and have the wt. of the bigger steel shot. I think heavy shot, Tungsten, is heavier than lead?? There is also, I do believe, less air resistance to the smaller, heavier shot. I can make a lot of innaccurate statements here, but also believe in the THUD, the blow of heavier shot as a big killer where steel penetrates like a jacketed bullet, and doesn't deliver the blow as well. Tungsten can deliver the pellets at normal fps speeds as apposed to the high velocity steel shells that produce a lot of recoil. And I don't know the shot size for geese when waterfowlers use heavy shot. I haven't hunted waterfowl much in the last few years, and have used steel only jump shooting ducks.
I use #2 Blackcloud and dust ducks and geese. Its my go shot size.
I tend to hunt waterfowl about 50 to 60 days a year and mainly hunt geese and i love HEVI-SHOT #2 but I also use Winchesters blind side on ducks and black cloud on ducks as well if you use HEVI-SHOT you wont be disappointed.
Thanks for your help, Guy's. I don't think the shots will be too long,(I wouldn't shoot past 40 yds.) so I will give the steel shot a try.
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