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Steel Shot Suggestions?

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What are your suggestions on the best steel load out there for ducks? I've shot the standard Federal 3" mags in 2 shot for years but I've heard some folks like Kent or Black Cloud. What about the Hevishot's "Heavy Metal" (formerly Heavy Steel son of heavy shot)? If I were rich I'd be shooting some tungsten but I'm willing to pay a bit more if there is some better performing steel loads.

Any thoughts?

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All the steel loads out there kill ducks.

The best one is the one patterns well out of your gun.

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aftre last season and seeing how blackcloud performed that is all I am going to shoot this year. I will use #4's last year they were awsome and for geese I will use BB. Last year we knocked down 5 geese with #4 BC and I really wouldnt recomend doing it but thats what was in our guns at the time and IT totally folded them up so I was very impressed.

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