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What is the best shotgun load for ducks?

What is the best shotgun load for ducks?

Here’s a list of 10 duck and goose loads that won’t fail you.

  1. HeviX. HeviShot HeviX.
  2. Black Cloud TSS. Federal Black Cloud TSS.
  3. Federal Speed Shok. Federal Speed Shok.
  4. Boss Bismuth. Boss Bismuth.
  5. Remington Wingmaster HD. Remington Wingmaster HD.
  6. Winchester DryLok. Winchester DryLok.
  7. Kent Tungsten-Matrix.
  8. Backridge ITX.

What is the best 12-gauge load for duck hunting?

FEDERAL SPEED-Shok This clean-burning ammo is great for semi-auto shotguns that tend to jam before the duck hunt is over. You will find the three-inch shell with a one and a quarter ounce load and number 2 shot is great for ducks close over decoys.

What is the best size shot for duck hunting?

#3’s and 4’s are the best shot sizes for ducks. They meet the minimum 3 foot-pounds of knockdown power, and the most pellets present within a 30” circle when reaching the distance of the target.

Is 3 shot good for ducks?

Choke and Load Recommendations Size 2 shot is a versatile load for situations in which you might encounter geese as well as ducks; otherwise 3 shot is a good all-purpose duck pellet. At ranges inside 40 yards, BB, 1, or 2 shot are good for geese; 2 or 3 shot works well on ducks.

Is 6 shot good for ducks?

6 shot in a 2¾-inch housing. Ballistics data indicated that at about 35 yards, this load loses effective killing power on ducks. At 30 yards, a No. 6 steel pellet sent downrange at 1,430 fps retains 692 fps of terminal velocity.

What choke should I use for duck hunting?

A modified choke tube (0.020”) is the best choke size for duck hunting. It allows for all-around performance for both decoying and passing shots. All types of shot and shot sizes can be put through a modified choke tube with no issues. Full chokes are specialized chokes for long distance shots only.

Is 2 or 3 shot better for ducks?

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