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#3325275 - 08/16/13 08:23 PM Re: Dove loads [Re: sfredneck23]
dmonty
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Thanks guys,I picked up some Remington shur shot heavy dove loads in 8's 1 1/8 oz hopefully this will do the trick.
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#3325337 - 08/16/13 09:15 PM Re: Dove loads [Re: dmonty]
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 Originally Posted By: dmonty
Thanks guys,I picked up some Remington shur shot heavy dove loads in 8's 1 1/8 oz hopefully this will do the trick.
Thats a fine load right there.

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#3325425 - 08/16/13 11:31 PM Re: Dove loads [Re: Wes Parrish]
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 Originally Posted By: Wes Parrish
 Originally Posted By: Chaneylake
. . . . i shoot the Win AA 1150-1200 fps skeet loads while dove hunting, the recoil is basically nil, with these light loads I can kill a dove at 50-60 yards, have been doing so for years

What size shot are u using?


7 1/2 when I can find them, sometimes shoot 8's early on, I just purchased 50 boxes AA 7 1/2 and 50 boxes federal 8's, I will shoot the 8's first and finish up later season with the 7 1/2

I hope that I run out and have to purchase more
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#3325428 - 08/16/13 11:34 PM Re: Dove loads [Re: Chaneylake]
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 Originally Posted By: Chaneylake
 Originally Posted By: Wes Parrish
 Originally Posted By: Chaneylake
. . . . i shoot the Win AA 1150-1200 fps skeet loads while dove hunting, the recoil is basically nil, with these light loads I can kill a dove at 50-60 yards, have been doing so for years

What size shot are u using?


7 1/2 when I can find them, sometimes shoot 8's early on, I just purchased 50 boxes AA 7 1/2 and 50 boxes federal 8's, I will shoot the 8's first and finish up later season with the 7 1/2

I hope that I run out and have to purchase more


please remember, my long range shooting is about 3 levels above the average shooter, this is why the 50+ yardage is possible
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#3325583 - 08/17/13 09:38 AM Re: Dove loads [Re: Chaneylake]
Wes Parrish
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 Originally Posted By: Chaneylake
7 1/2 when I can find them, sometimes shoot 8's early on, I just purchased 50 boxes AA 7 1/2 and 50 boxes federal 8's, I will shoot the 8's first and finish up later season with the 7 1/2

I hope that I run out and have to purchase more

Chaneylake, thanks for coming back and answering this. Makes logical sense. I'd always gone with #8's early, then switched to # 7 1/2 later (and/or for anticipation of longer shots). I've seen many birds killed over 50 yards with #8's, so apparently doves are just not as tough a bird as many other species. Late season quail hunting, #8's could be a handicap.

Early season dove, what are your thoughts on using #8 1/2 size shot for less experienced shooters who would be started out with an improved cylinder choke and encouraged not to take shots over about 40 yards?

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#3325629 - 08/17/13 11:10 AM Re: Dove loads [Re: pressfit]
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 Originally Posted By: pressfit
I have killed hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of doves with the cheapest 7/8 to 1 1/8 ounce shells walmart has... 6 to 8 size shot will work fine... it doesnt take a lot to bring down a dove..


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#3325679 - 08/17/13 12:25 PM Re: Dove loads [Re: Wes Parrish]
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 Originally Posted By: Wes Parrish
 Originally Posted By: Chaneylake
7 1/2 when I can find them, sometimes shoot 8's early on, I just purchased 50 boxes AA 7 1/2 and 50 boxes federal 8's, I will shoot the 8's first and finish up later season with the 7 1/2

I hope that I run out and have to purchase more

Chaneylake, thanks for coming back and answering this. Makes logical sense. I'd always gone with #8's early, then switched to # 7 1/2 later (and/or for anticipation of longer shots). I've seen many birds killed over 50 yards with #8's, so apparently doves are just not as tough a bird as many other species. Late season quail hunting, #8's could be a handicap.

Early season dove, what are your thoughts on using #8 1/2 size shot for less experienced shooters who would be started out with an improved cylinder choke and encouraged not to take shots over about 40 yards?



back in the late 60's and early 70's I shot #9's skeet load, I never had a problem with kills under 40 yards, they will even kill at 50 yards, more cripples that wing away though
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#3325696 - 08/17/13 12:41 PM Re: Dove loads [Re: Chaneylake]
Wes Parrish
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 Originally Posted By: Chaneylake
. . . . back in the late 60's and early 70's I shot #9's skeet load, I never had a problem with kills under 40 yards, they will even kill at 50 yards, more cripples that wing away though

I had a similar experiences, way back, too. I suspect the greater density of the #9's resulting in more likelihood of a pellet to the brain, but those dust-sized pellets just wouldn't so well beyond 35 to 40 yards. They are a heck of a load for English sparrow. \:D

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#3328213 - 08/19/13 04:53 PM Re: Dove loads [Re: Wes Parrish]
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 Originally Posted By: Wes Parrish
 Originally Posted By: Chaneylake
. . . . back in the late 60's and early 70's I shot #9's skeet load, I never had a problem with kills under 40 yards, they will even kill at 50 yards, more cripples that wing away though

I had a similar experiences, way back, too. I suspect the greater density of the #9's resulting in more likelihood of a pellet to the brain, but those dust-sized pellets just wouldn't so well beyond 35 to 40 yards. They are a heck of a load for English sparrow. \:D


when I was in high school in the 60's the football coach and I would shoot sparrows in the gym using 22's and rat shot, things sure have changed
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#3328248 - 08/19/13 05:17 PM Re: Dove loads [Re: Chaneylake]
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 Originally Posted By: Chaneylake
. . . . when I was in high school in the 60's the football coach and I would shoot sparrows in the gym using 22's and rat shot, things sure have changed

And changed for the worst with all this gun phobia that's been purposefully created by politicians, preying on the ignorance of people who've never been around guns in a positive way.

When I was in high school, I had two teachers that I would sometimes go bird (that means quail where I come from) hunting with after school. I'd simply bring my shotgun, shells & vest to school, and set it all in the corner of one of their offices (which were shared offices with other teachers). No one was concerned about it, nor did they need be.

In my junior year, in my English class, I even did a "research paper" on the merits of Remington vs. Browning shotguns, bringing both into class so everyone could compare the differences. I was a "Browning" man (maybe a Browning "boy" at the time), and so was my English teacher, Mr. Miller. Thought I did a good job on the project, and did get an "A+" on my research paper. \:\)

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