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    20ga side by side

    camo vest

    5 gallon bucket turned upside down

    I follow the KISS principle with dove.
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    use improved cylinder choke in the shotgun (if you have that option)..since its the later part of the season the birds will generally be vary wary and will flare at the least little movement and probably fly just a touch higher...if its a morning hunt...look for the feed..if its an afternoon hunt look for the water or the roost
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    6 shot steel is fine. You guys have to remember this is steal shot so this is at best comparable to a 7 1/2 shot load maybe even 8's

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    I think I'd rather shoot myself rather than use steel on doves. Next it will be steel on cranes and turkeys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by M&K's Retrievers View Post
    I think I'd rather shoot myself rather than use steel on doves. Next it will be steel on cranes and turkeys.
    I've seen steel turkey loads

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    if the enviros and anti gunners get their way, we will be using steel/non tox for shooting skeet/trap/sporting...
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    Quote Originally Posted by M&K's Retrievers View Post

    I get enough humiliation with a 12ga.
    The problem with larger guages when the shooting is hot and heavy is the flinching.

    Back when the group I hunted with were very young men including myself, we didn't pay any attention to limits. We all shot 410's and 20's and often walked out of the field with 60 -120 birds each.

    It all came to an end in the mid-70's when Federal and State agents encircled our field and busted the group. The landowner had nearly 150 birds piled in front of him, cold beer in hand, shooting with one arm and his field hand retrieving birds. I was lucky as I'd put 15 birds in a brown paper grocery bag and hide in the hedgerow. When they approached me, I had no booze and I was carrying under my limit.

    Anyway, we all liked shooting light guages as it was best when doing a lot of shooting.

    I shot two cases, 1,000 rounds of 20ga one day in Argentina. I can't shoot that much anymore. Taking my 20 guage in the morning for teal. I shot in a pistol match last weekend with my P22 Walther. I just like light guns for animals and targets yet I tote a .357 mag in my tuck just in case I need to shoot a human intruder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Franco View Post
    I tote a .357 mag in my tuck just in case I need to shoot a human intruder.
    .44 mag for me. A buddy of mine asked me if I didn't like to chase cripples.
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    Quote Originally Posted by M&K's Retrievers View Post

    .44 mag for me. A buddy of mine asked me if I didn't like to chase cripples.
    Good advice! Dead criminals can't sue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Franco View Post
    Biggest problem I see with most dove shooters is that they are over-gunned. Down here we can only shoot 15 with Eurasian doves as bonus birds. Other problem I see down here is folks bring a dog in 90 degree plus heat. Pesonally, I rather be shooting dove than constantly hydrating my dog.

    Do what works for you but my preference;

    410ga #9 shot in a 2.5 inch load, 26 inch barrel
    camo umbrella with stand
    iced water in cooler
    energy bars
    Temp here tomorrow is supposed to top out at 55.

    Very nice.

    Got the bucket.
    Sammiches.
    Found some #7-1/2 steel loads.
    Couple of Rocky Patels.

    I think we are good to go!!



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