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There are a lot of non-toxic alternatives to steel shot out there. You all know what they are. I just saw a new one called "NICE

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  • There are a lot of non-toxic alternatives to steel shot out there. You all know what they are. I just saw a new one called "NICE

    There are a lot of non-toxic alternatives to steel shot out there. You all know what they are. I just saw a new one called "NICE SHOT". Precision Reloading has it on the back page of their catalog. Shot sizes are available from 7.5 up to BB. The asking price is $59.99 for 2.2 pounds. By my math (a subject I'm not famous for) that works out to $1.70 or so for a 1 1/4 ounce load just for shot! I shoot Kent Fast Steel at ducks and geese with great success for much less. How much is too much for a non-toxic shot shell load?

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    It depends, If it is my own little duck hole I can visit anytime during the season steel is just fine, I can wait for a close shot at my local ducks and if i don't get them today I go back tomorrow. If I am spending hundreds or thousands of dollars on a guided trip to another part of the country (or Canada or Mexico), or trying to get my first pintail or black duck, I would defiantly spend the extra money to get premium shot. I have shot plenty of steel and hevi-shot and I have seen a difference. Is that difference worth it on my local ducks? No. But in a special circumstance I wouldn't skimp on my shot.

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      I said I was sorry beekeeper

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        Beekeeper, although I will treat myself to a box of Kent Matrix once in awhile my standord load is a 3in 1 1/8 ounce of steel #2s Win Expert and yes that is to much considering you get 250 round out of a 25# bag of lead shot.

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          I don't bother reloading the high dollar shot. My pref is for Kent fasteel for ducks. I don't need lots of ammo for turkey and geese so a trip to Cabela's for some high-density ammo is in order.

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          • #6
            Agreed with Del in KS and + 1 for you sir!!!

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