What is the best shot for ducks?
|SPECIES||IDEAL RANGE||SHOT SIZE|
|Small Ducks||15-40 yds||4, 5, 6|
|Large Ducks||10-40 yds||BB,1, 2, 3|
|Geese||10-45 yds||T, BBB, BB|
Similarly, it is asked, what are the best shotgun shells for duck hunting?
View the slideshow to see our picks for the five shotgun shells worth shooting this duck season.
- 1) Kent Upland FastSteel. Kent makes a great waterfowl shell in their Upland FastSteel option.
- 2) Kent Tungsten-Matrix.
- 3) Federal Premium Black Cloud.
- 4) Winchester Blind Side.
- 5) Remington HyperSonic Steel.
Beside above, do you have to use steel shot for ducks? Steel Shot. In more and more areas, laws require waterfowl hunters to use steel shot rather than the traditional (and toxic) lead shot. But even if given the option, many hunters are confused by the distinction. But only lead shot contaminates the environment afterwards, if it fails to find its mark.
Hereof, is 6 shot good for ducks?
When shooting small ducks such as Teal, or other birds such as Snipe, a smaller shot size is going to be the best option. 6 shot shells will work well for any small duck.
Can you duck hunt with 2 3 4 shells?
However, if you're willing to spend the money, you can get heavier-than-lead shot for waterfowl hunting (Hevi Shot and a number of others). It's expensive, but it works well, retains velocity and energy much farther out than steel, and you can buy 1 1/4 oz. loads in 2 3/4" shells. No need for 3" shells.