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My waterfowl amigos. I almost exclusively use Black Cloud no.2s for waterfowl hunting, except for early teal no4s, we have the opportunity to shoot everything from teal to giant canadas in the same day. The no.2s have suited me well on all these. Ont

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  • My waterfowl amigos. I almost exclusively use Black Cloud no.2s for waterfowl hunting, except for early teal no4s, we have the opportunity to shoot everything from teal to giant canadas in the same day. The no.2s have suited me well on all these. Ont

    My waterfowl amigos. I almost exclusively use Black Cloud no.2s for waterfowl hunting, except for early teal no4s, we have the opportunity to shoot everything from teal to giant canadas in the same day. The no.2s have suited me well on all these. Ontario and anyone else what is your opinion. I'm not likely to change because I'm hard headed and ornery, lol, but would value differing opinions. I will say the 2s will bust up a teal if it's to close. On the other hand the 2s do a great job on the geese. Also I just don't feel like with having a bunch of different size shot to keep straight. Too much thinking with that. Anyway in my long-windedness, what's y'alls opinion?

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    I'm not a duck hunter but I simplified things for small game. I use #4 lead for squirrels and turkeys. And that's it. I know it's overkill for squirrels but I can knockem down a long ways off with my set up. I agree with keeping things simple. That's why I have only used one weight rifle bullet per rifle for years. Simple seems to be more enjoyable. I hunt I want to enjoy it not worry myself to death with details.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Milldawg View Post
      I'm not a duck hunter but I simplified things for small game. I use #4 lead for squirrels and turkeys. And that's it. I know it's overkill for squirrels but I can knockem down a long ways off with my set up. I agree with keeping things simple. That's why I have only used one weight rifle bullet per rifle for years. Simple seems to be more enjoyable. I hunt I want to enjoy it not worry myself to death with details.
      Pattern density kills, not shot size.

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      • #4
        Hey amigo!
        I dropped out of the waterfowling world when lead was outlawed...ergo, I don't hunt them!
        I'm not hardheaded or ornery! I have OFS! "Old Fart Syndrome"!
        "Been doin' it that way for 40 year! Don't see no sense in changin' now!"

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        • #5
          Originally posted by FirstBubba View Post
          Hey amigo!
          I dropped out of the waterfowling world when lead was outlawed...ergo, I don't hunt them!
          I'm not hardheaded or ornery! I have OFS! "Old Fart Syndrome"!
          "Been doin' it that way for 40 year! Don't see no sense in changin' now!"
          I'm STILL not convinced the lead ban wasn't "contrived" by anti- hunters/gunners!

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          • #6
            I have a buddy that took simplification to the max and he shoot 2-3/4'' Blindside #3 exclusively. from rabbit to geese that is all I have seen him use for 3 years now.

            I think as long as the shot shell choice is legal, ethical and the hunter is confident in it, it does not really matter on the actual numbers.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Milldawg View Post
              I'm not a duck hunter but I simplified things for small game. I use #4 lead for squirrels and turkeys. And that's it. I know it's overkill for squirrels but I can knockem down a long ways off with my set up. I agree with keeping things simple. That's why I have only used one weight rifle bullet per rifle for years. Simple seems to be more enjoyable. I hunt I want to enjoy it not worry myself to death with details.
              Well to some degree you are right but a heavier projectile does carry more energy hence more penetration. And another factor was my wife's uncle who used to hunt with all the time was giving me shotgun shells and all he loaded was #4 so free shells and what ever I shoot at always seems to fall so why switch. If it ain't broke don't fix it.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Milldawg View Post
                I'm not a duck hunter but I simplified things for small game. I use #4 lead for squirrels and turkeys. And that's it. I know it's overkill for squirrels but I can knockem down a long ways off with my set up. I agree with keeping things simple. That's why I have only used one weight rifle bullet per rifle for years. Simple seems to be more enjoyable. I hunt I want to enjoy it not worry myself to death with details.
                Milldawg: save your breath he does not understand physics

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                • #9
                  GERG: Sounds like you and amigos have mastered the art of taking good shots and being confident in your abilities. Don't change a thing

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by FirstBubba View Post
                    Hey amigo!
                    I dropped out of the waterfowling world when lead was outlawed...ergo, I don't hunt them!
                    I'm not hardheaded or ornery! I have OFS! "Old Fart Syndrome"!
                    "Been doin' it that way for 40 year! Don't see no sense in changin' now!"
                    This from the guy that still hunted with lead for a year after the ban, we are extremely impressed .... NOT

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Milldawg View Post
                      I'm not a duck hunter but I simplified things for small game. I use #4 lead for squirrels and turkeys. And that's it. I know it's overkill for squirrels but I can knockem down a long ways off with my set up. I agree with keeping things simple. That's why I have only used one weight rifle bullet per rifle for years. Simple seems to be more enjoyable. I hunt I want to enjoy it not worry myself to death with details.
                      Well the answer I think is two fold. Without a good pattern energy is worthless. But all the pattern in the world ain't worth much if you can't get to vital organs.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by FirstBubba View Post
                        Hey amigo!
                        I dropped out of the waterfowling world when lead was outlawed...ergo, I don't hunt them!
                        I'm not hardheaded or ornery! I have OFS! "Old Fart Syndrome"!
                        "Been doin' it that way for 40 year! Don't see no sense in changin' now!"
                        This, from a man, nay bOY, who is totally convinced that Climate Change can be caused by man!
                        Impressed?
                        Only in your own mind!
                        I ask but one question:
                        How does increased carbon dioxide cause the temperature to rise?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Milldawg View Post
                          I'm not a duck hunter but I simplified things for small game. I use #4 lead for squirrels and turkeys. And that's it. I know it's overkill for squirrels but I can knockem down a long ways off with my set up. I agree with keeping things simple. That's why I have only used one weight rifle bullet per rifle for years. Simple seems to be more enjoyable. I hunt I want to enjoy it not worry myself to death with details.
                          ROTFLMAO!
                          If it ain't Perfeser Springerman!
                          Still teaching them that fisiks clashes?
                          Bet your really learnin' them kids reel gud!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by FirstBubba View Post
                            Hey amigo!
                            I dropped out of the waterfowling world when lead was outlawed...ergo, I don't hunt them!
                            I'm not hardheaded or ornery! I have OFS! "Old Fart Syndrome"!
                            "Been doin' it that way for 40 year! Don't see no sense in changin' now!"
                            I as well suffer from OFS and CRS, cant remember s*&t. lol

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by springerman3 View Post
                              GERG: Sounds like you and amigos have mastered the art of taking good shots and being confident in your abilities. Don't change a thing
                              Thanks springerman3, I tend to find something that works and stick to it.

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