#3 steel

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#3 steel

Postby plainsman » Mon Jun 27, 2022 7:49 pm

Anybody else using this as their main shot size?....I move up to 2's for late honkers, but almost exclusively 3's for duck.
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Re: #3 steel

Postby Duck Engr » Mon Jun 27, 2022 8:34 pm

Have shot 3s when I can find them but usually stick to 2s just because they’re more readily available. I’ll shoot 6s at early teal and 4s at wood ducks.
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Re: #3 steel

Postby plainsman » Mon Jun 27, 2022 8:47 pm

My cousin uses 4's alot, they seem to work for him
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Re: #3 steel

Postby Ducaholic » Tue Jun 28, 2022 6:46 am

For years that is all I have used for teal season, big duck, and an occasional goose.
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Re: #3 steel

Postby Rick » Tue Jun 28, 2022 7:49 am

3s were the ballistic big brains' recommendation when steel became the norm. Don't know if that's still the case or not, but I prefer smaller shot, particularly 5s, for all ducks. Perhaps because they still afford enough chances for me to win with the little 7/8oz 20ga loads that have also become my preference.
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Re: #3 steel

Postby Darren » Tue Jun 28, 2022 8:15 am

Wouldn't go out of my way to chase a goose with it, but seems to fit the needs of vast majority of duck situations. With a wide open choke it won't tear up an early season blue wing in close, and choked down a bit provides a fair punch to bigger birds later in season.
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Re: #3 steel

Postby PorkChop » Tue Jun 28, 2022 10:16 am

I love #3s! I also use them for pheasants. This way I don’t have to worry about if I cross onto a waterfowl production area. Seem to do the job great!
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Re: #3 steel

Postby don novicki » Wed Jun 29, 2022 2:01 am

That's all I use for ducks...................... :thumbsup:
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Re: #3 steel

Postby Ricky Spanish » Wed Jun 29, 2022 6:08 am

I kill em all with #2.
Settled for these when it was all they had.
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Re: #3 steel

Postby Josh carpenter » Fri Jul 15, 2022 8:40 pm

Early teal usually #4 s then #3 have plenty of bb for geese just in case :thumbsup:
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Re: #3 steel

Postby Ricky Spanish » Sat Jul 16, 2022 5:44 am

Josh carpenter wrote:Early teal usually #4 s then #3 have plenty of bb for geese just in case :thumbsup:
Was wondering if you'd show up.
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