Shells- Duck Loads

TAFKAP

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Looks like the ammo shortage has moved to the duck shells. Just checked Macks Prairie and basically every shell is out of stock. This will make for an interesting duck season if shells are not available but based on the past two years of hunting the case I have will last a few years due to no ducks.
I would imagine current production is moving towards steel load now. There was decent availability of dove loads in July/August. Pricing might suck, but they could be available soon
 

BlackEagle1

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It is not a matter of them being good enough, my gun just will to shoot a Winchester shell or the speedshoks, I went about 12 different brands of shells/shot combinations last year and these two are by far the least patterning shells for my gun. I just do not want to shoot a shell that I know performs poorly out of my gun and will not kill ducks cleanly.
In my experience on the patterning board…. you maybe the owner of a unicorn!! You could swap chokes and likely find a different combination.

Those HM have never patterned for me out of any combination. Noticed some strange clumping on the target while counting pellets. I finally cut some open and the shot looks like welding slag. I like the hevi steel tho. Been looking for some more 10ga, 1 3/4 oz #4 for a good while
 

mossyoakmantn

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all walmart had the last time I checked was steel shot. Try camping world in bowlingreen ky. I know the last time I was there they had probably 3 pallets of waterfowl shells. In fact that's all they had for quite a while.
 

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all walmart had the last time I checked was steel shot. Try camping world in bowlingreen ky. I know the last time I was there they had probably 3 pallets of waterfowl shells. In fact that's all they had for quite a while.
Curious how long ago that was mossyoakmantn? They didn’t have much in the way of any shells back before dove but heck that’s been almost 2 months since I was in there. I’m pretty well set for the year but some friends may need a couple boxes.
 

timberghost35

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Macks has shells, but they are keeping them in store. Same with final flight. Now you prolly could order some over the phone…

I went with boss ammo this year after shooting Migra last year. I think I have 2 boxes of Migra and and then 2 cases of Boss. Boss is well worth the extra money. American made and now middle man. They only sell to the consumer.

It is well worth it when shooting a 20g now like I do. I have went all in on the 20g from ducks, turkeys, and even killed 32 snow geese with it one morning by myself. All about the choke/gun/shell combination…
 

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