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What's everyone using for their duck guns then? 

 

Are many using side by sides? I have an old spanish master SxS with 1/2 and FULL chokes which I believe I can use with non- HP steel no issue as per the BASC guidance.

 

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Put what you want through it for ducks Lloyd. Gambore supersteel 32g are a top duck cartridge.  Don't worry about a HP steel.

Lots use a semi auto, some still use a sxs.

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3 minutes ago, figgy said:

Put what you want through it for ducks Lloyd. Gambore supersteel 32g are a top duck cartridge.  Don't worry about a HP steel.

Lots use a semi auto, some still use a sxs.

I've got a semi auto Remington 11-87 that'll take 3" carts and HP steel I believe but I do like shooting the old rough and ready side by side :) 

 

PS what do you use? 32g 5's ? 

Just read this off the web re gamebore super steel

Gamebore 12-bore Super Steel is a high-velocity steel load that is available in boxes of 25. These 32g loads are a 2¾in cartridge that come in shot sizes 5, 4 and 3. The 4s and 5s are suitable for use in standard 2¾in chambered guns; however, the size 3 shot should only be used in high-performance steel shot-proofed guns, with barrels and chokes designed for steel loads.

 


Read more at https://www.shootinguk.co.uk/uncategorized/duck-cartridges-80838#YKhJl3fdz7xpZzao.99

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i used to have an old BSA sxs 30" barrells full and full.........bought it for £50 quid.....the blueing on the barrels was the best i had ever seen .....just used 2 3/4" cartridges in it if i remember correctly they were Gallyons Hi-shot #5.....

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aya yeoman sbs bored improved and improved...eley no5 steel..find it a great combination for teal and wigeon over small and medium sized flashes have a couple of heavier fiocchi no 3 should any geese present themselves...not bothered about the long range stuff as my eyes have deteriorated and I cant see them anyway...😄😄...atb...misser

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Lloyd the 32g 4 are great for ducks. If I'm going to use shot size 3 I go to a 3" cart for more shot.

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I don't think there is any one gun that would be suitable for all types of wildfowl shooting , If Lloyd is only going to do inland wildfowling then his side x side is more than good enough with like figgy said , 32 gms steel , if he was going to have a bash at coastal I would go for a three inch so you can put something a bit heavier in the spout when you get a chance at the geese , everyone will have favourite gun and cartridge combination , so find what suit you and then stick with it ,  

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My preferred gun for ducks would have multi chokes and proofed for steel with all chokes. light to swing and light in recoil, SA then

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I use a Benelli Nova most of the time, although have been known to use a 20 o/u on ducks. Although both are going up for sale to be replaced with a semi or o/u 12

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I am using a Lincoln o/u , with eley bismuth no 4 on the shore for ducks and no 3 alphamax bismuth in wet flushes fields for geese. 

I have an old Aya yeoman sbs which I used to use but I think swopping between o/u and sbs wasn't helping so tend to use o/u for everything now. 

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I have shot ducks with all my guns, except the .410s. My most used are my Xtrema s/a and my Bettinsoli o/u these days. I used to kill a lot with my Beretta Silver pigeon IV.  I have shot a few ducks with all three of my 10s.

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For my ducks shooting which is all inshore.  I use my old sxs which is 3/4 and full choked and use gamebore32g 4 bismuth . Have wondered about using standard steel through it but wasn't sure ? Otherwise where I need a bit more I use a hatsen escort s/a with eley VIP steel 3inch 36g 3 or for closer stuff eley VIP steel 32g 5s and have also used 32g 3s 

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I use a extrema tend to use rio steel fours found they suit me and the gun I like Remington steel cartridge's but can not get them anywhere the rio fours are good for geese and duck at the right range so just use those but each have their own choice go with what works for you best .

 

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New Browning A5 and my favourite aya no3 magnum I don’t think in my opinion there’s as much gun snobbery compared to some of the pheasant shoots I’ve been beating on Think Fowler’s are happy for there gun to do the job out on the marsh or foreshore 

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Yes figgy too much gun snobbery at certain field sports I agree if the gun fits and goes bang then it does the job 👍👍👍

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I like shooting duck with all 25 of my 12 bores and also with my 19 ten bores but occasionally i take out one of my three   8 bores.Once in a blue moon one of my 4 bores comes out.I of course transport them in one of my 4x4 cars but  often find that my new model range rover suits my needs best .If there is a lot of snow  i find my snow mobile is useful across the fields and one of my ten bores is easily carried on my back .i have on one occasion decided to leave the snow mobile on the field as a sudden thaw meant the snow melted.I did not bother retrieving it as i found it easier to buy another one.

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