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i have been using that new winchester supreme fast steel in size 2 and bb
i was wondering if the hevi shot was worth the price to change and if so, what size i heard a guy at a recent show saying he can kill geese out to 50 yards with 6 shot in the hevi shot. can this be true?
 
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I was Goose hunting last year with a group of guys over water. A single came down way out in the lake, and swam toward the decoys, but hung up about 50-60 yards out. My brother had 10g 2 shot Hevishot. He shot at it just to "scare it up". It rolled over. :shock:

As for the rest of the trip, every bird he hit just crumpled, while the rest of us wounded a few and had to have the dogs chase them. I became a hevishot fan then. :p
 

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I have yet to try the stuff. But I am hearing rave reviews from the people I know that have tried it.
 

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I think it depends on the type of hunting your doing. If you are pass shooting or standing on a firing line at the local refuge you will need the extra reach. However, if your decoying birds in and shots remain within 30 yards, there is no reason why steel #2 or BB won't bring down the largest giant Canada.
 

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Hevi Shot is worth it for geese. I use it and it works like a charm. For ducks I dont bother due to the cost, but for geese it is worth every penny.

I also use it for Turkeys with great results. I bagged 4 turkeys last year with Hevi-Shot (for the game wardens reading this, I hunted in two different states, I know the limit in CA is 3!)
 
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Yes, My Dad was hunting big ducks yesterday... And a shovler landed a good 65 yards away. He was using a 12g hievishot size 2 and hit the duck... Then jumped up and got up about 7 feet then droped dead... he also downd a teal this year about 60 yards aaway and the shot went clean through it... Can't wait to see what it dose on geese this year.....
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:D :D I love hevi shot. What I have done is load Kent Fast steel 3 inch in two. than a hevi shot for the birds pulling away. Typiclly when the birds are decoyed its the end of the road once they are in the 30 yard range. CAUTION IF YOU ALLOW THE BIRDS TO COME IN TO CLOSE THAN YOUR PATTERN IS TO TIGHT AND EASIER TO FIND A HOLE. DO NOT PLAME THE SHELL PICK YOUR BIRDS AT THE 30 YARD MARK AND FILL THE BAG.

HEVI SHOT WILL TAKE THEM DOWN WHEN YOU WANT TO REACH OUT AND TOUCH SOMEONE.

WITH THE BIG CANADAS AND NORTHERN MALLARDS WE ARE SEEING HERE IN ALBERTA KNOW THEY ARE MUCH FATTER AND I HAVE SWUNG TO HEVI SHOT FOR TWO SHELLS AND THE THIRD IS FAST STEEL

TRY THE NEW CAMO HEVI SHOT. LESS TIME DURING A FIELD SHOOT TO PICK UP THE BRASS DO THAT LATER.
 

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man hevi shot is the bomb. every goose iv hit is dead when it hits the ground. just a shame its so damn expensive lol
 

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I've been reloading Hevi Shot now for 2 1/2 years. I've had three cripples in 2 years of shooting the stuff. I have started shooting a lot more 2 3/4 loads for both Ducks and Geese just to tame the recoil a little and to lessen the price. But there is not a better load on the market period. On my 3inch loads I was messing around at the range and patterning. I set up one of my full body snow goose decoys up against my 3/4inch plywood backstop. I shot at it at 70 yards with my 3" 1 3/8 ounce loads of number 3 shot. 13 pellets in the decoy and the pellets blew thru the plywood like it wasn't even there. I don't shoot at birds that far but you can see the mortality of the load at any range closer.
 

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Heavy shot sounds great, but I wonder how many people out there will take risky shots that they shouldn't. No doubt that they kill birds at the outside of the range, but I would rather send my dog on a 30 yd retrieve than drown her on 100 yd retrieves. I also wonder if those that are shooting stuff at 60-70 yds with shot carrying even further, are the only ones hunting on the body of water. Please watch to see if my dog, son, and I might be on the other end of that slough. I'd rather not find out what the "outside range" of a superior load might be. Let's be careful out there!
 

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I'll just call them in close and shoot them with my $.35/shot steel being a poor college student.
 

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Good calling nulifies the use for hevi-shot....practice your calling and save your money :lol:
 

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noodlebender said:
i heard a guy at a recent show saying he can kill geese out to 50 yards with 6 shot in the hevi shot. can this be true?
I was shooting #6s with my 20 gauge today because I was missing a lot more using the #2s and #4s. :roll: I shot one goose today at 25 yards and it was stone dead. I know that 25 yards is a lot closer, but I still think they can do it at 50 yards.
 

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I've used heavy shot before and was quite dissapointed in its performance unlike other reviews. I prefer Federal's Tungsten loads. I've dropped geese from distances of 90 yards. Nothing like it. 2's and BB's seem to work the best.
 

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for me that crap is not worth it. i used up a box of the 3 1/2 #2 shot and it did no better than the steel shot. infact i dropped 2 birds that day with the heavy shot and both of them were about 30 or 35 yards out and both of them i had to chase around the decoys and when i caught them i had to ring there necks. def not worth the money. i shoot kent faststeel BBB and kill all the geese i need to in a day. but for $2+ a shot......... NO WAY! people say that they kil geese at such a far distance with it but, why are they even shoting at them at that type of distance? ever here of SKYBUSTIN? its not cool! i take my birds at no farther than 35 yards. and i am knocking them dead as dead with my cheap cheap steel shot. save your money to buy more decoys and better calls so you can bring them into a closer, more reasonable range so that you can shoot more birds for a cheaper ammount per shot. the stuff is just talked up so much because people think that if it is so expensive than it is sooo much better for killing geese... but its no better......
 
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