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Shot shells--What's the difference?

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Hi guys and gals,

I am looking to move to non toxic shot for all species I hunt. I've heard a lot of different and conflicting information about steel, tungsten, etc. when compaired to lead. I was wondering if there were any articles or charts that compair all the different types of shot as far as weight, killing power, speed, tightness of group, etc. I'm thinking if I switched to whatever is closest to lead I won't notice much of a difference.

As always, your opinions are valued as well.

Thanks,

BGB

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They have charts on some of the boxes in the stores. Assuming you currently shoot lead for Pheasant, I shoot 12 gauge 4 shot 1.25 oz lead, or 12 gauge 2 shot steel. Hope that helps.

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if you plan on switching to non-toxic other than steel, you'll need some bottomless pockets.

I agree with rwwong. I try to shoot #4 lead and #2 steel. I prefer to stick with the hi-speed steel rounds (1500FPS).

Also keep in mind that if you choose to shoot steel, a modified choke for lead is a full choke for steel.

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That's what I have, #2 steel. It's some of my duck loads. I have an old Mossberg full choke 12 gauge so I'll just wait til the bird gets out there a ways!

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