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:) Today was my first good duck hunt of the season. It hasn't been too hot here, and this is not great duck hunting country anyway. But what there is, is good as few folks bother with water fowl. This morning my golden retrievers and I headed out to the local marsh and lake to see what was flying. My old boy only hunted a bit as we slipped along the lake to jump some duck. I killed one teal, and he was more than content to let his pal do the retrieving.
Later, I moved down into the marshes, the old male,at 14 and a half years of age, was content to sit and watch us wad the water and reeds to a suitable spot. My little female thought every jump in the water was wonderful. I had her on a leash the last few yards as I expected ducks on some small pot holes. When we peaked over the brush, we were not disappointed. Mallards jumped everywhere. I knocked down a drake with the BPS 10 ga. and WW # 1's. Peach made a fine retrieve. We dropped down in the brush, as ducks were flying everywhere... ;D Soon a mallard hen was incoming, another shot from the 10 dropped her cold. Peach retrieved. Next a small bunch of teal came in from behind. I picked one out, and fired, just then another crossed his pals path and two green wings came down in the marsh. Peach found them in short order.
Finally, another green wing came in low and a blast from the 10 brought it down. We had our limit of 6 in maybe an hour and a half. Hope to get somemore shooting before freezeup.... :D This 10 bore is a great duck killer..... :eek:
 

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That sounds awesome and congrats on the good day. I have to wait a few weeks before I get to blow the cobwebs out of my
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They are definately unbelievable guns.
 

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;) Specklebelly, what are some of your favorite loads for the 10??? I was shooting WW 1's because the guy I bought the gun from gave them to me. He also gave me some BB's Rem. I believe they are 1 3/4 oz loads. I bought some new WW steel BB and 2's I believe, they were faster but with 1 3/8's oz of shot I think. What are your favorites for duck and then for canadians. We don't get many other geese though here..... :D
 

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;) Specklebelly, what are some of your favorite loads for the 10??? I was shooting WW 1's because the guy I bought the gun from gave them to me. He also gave me some BB's Rem. I believe they are 1 3/4 oz loads. I bought some new WW steel BB and 2's I believe, they were faster but with 1 3/8's oz of shot I think. What are your favorites for duck and then for canadians. We don't get many other geese though here..... :D
I use Drylok BB's for geese and Remington 2's for ducks. Typcially the 1 3/4 oz. I know the velocity is lower but I am a bigger fan of throwing more metal than throwing it faster.

I have always had success with these loads.
 

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My favorite load for the 10 gauge is 1.75oz BB. (for geese.) I agree with Specklebelly, I like to have a nice charge of shot in the air. 150 fps one way or the other is not going to make much difference to the goose when you hit it at sportsmanlike ranges.
 
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