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UPEgger
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Re: 11s

Postby UPEgger » Wed May 30, 2018 10:47 am

There are enough dove that shooting past 30yds is not necessary. Most shots are around 15 to 20 yards. Plus I am my own retriever so shooting them close works better for me. (code for 81yrs old). Have not found any pellets in the breasts, which is all we save.

I don't do pictures.

Carl L.



Jraducks
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Re: 11s

Postby Jraducks » Wed May 30, 2018 11:37 pm

Thanks for replying back! I am thinking of trying 11s in my mossberg 500 410 for Eurasian collared doves. I used lead 7.5s 11/16 ounce. My first attempt on hunting with it. I only harvested 6 but I had a blast all the same.



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Re: 11s

Postby hawglips » Wed May 29, 2019 9:20 am

Jraducks wrote:Thanks for replying back! I am thinking of trying 11s in my mossberg 500 410 for Eurasian collared doves. I used lead 7.5s 11/16 ounce. My first attempt on hunting with it. I only harvested 6 but I had a blast all the same.


It's amazing how those doves have spread around and established themselves. Where are you hunting them?



UPEgger
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Re: 11s

Postby UPEgger » Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:22 pm

Been offline for awhile, medical, traveling..... back in the U.P. now. We(normally two of us, and sometimes three) are hunting Eurasians in the Imperial Valley, in southeast CA. Our highest count, for three of us shooting, has been 228 in one afternoon. Shooting time was just a bit over two hours. This is strictly pass shooting. We like days with high winds.... 25mph or more, for best results. The EUs fly very low when the winds are howling. Don't know why, just happy that they do. We have been using 3/4oz #7 lead at 1200fps in our 28s. Smaller than #7 size shot has not worked well for us. Those EUs are tough birds!!!.

As of 1 July ALL of CA will be no-tox. Would love to use all TSS but I would have to go on "food stamps". Still trying to work out an affordable solution.

Carl L.



Jraducks
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Re: 11s

Postby Jraducks » Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:11 pm

That sounds like a great time Carl. My friend had ties with a dairy in northern Utah where we could pass shoot pigeons and ECD's, it was a blast. One of the last times I was able to go we got into the low 200s between 7 of us. Other days we would go and it was like a ghost town but all good things too must come to an end. Now I try and shoot a few on the in-laws land in southern Idaho. It's always good to get out.



Dave in AZ
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Re: 11s

Postby Dave in AZ » Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:10 pm

Jraducks wrote:Carl,
Was your choice of limitation of 30yds on the load based on pattern density or something else? Do you have any pictures of your patterns? Did you recover any shot in the meat? Thanks,
Jake

I'm interested in any more info too, thx Carl



UPEgger
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Re: 11s

Postby UPEgger » Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:09 pm

I did not pattern the 3/4oz #7Lead and I am not picture literate. Chokes were Sk and I.C. Since my return to the U.P. my two buds have had two shoots. The 1st one was #7 lead and the last one either #6 or #7 steel(Notox in ALL of CA after 1 July). The #7 lead shoot totaled 172 EUs. Just received an email(yesterday) telling me they had a steel shoot and wound up with 121 EUs. They are using 12ga BPI load of 13/16oz steel @ 1475fps, Rio hulls. As they have loaded up both #6 and #7 steel I do not know which size was used on this last shoot(waiting on their reply).

My #7 lead load is 28ga WWHS hulls, CB wads, Win 209 primer and Longshot powder. Straight off the Hodgdon site.

Carl L.
White Pine, MI.



Dave in AZ
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Re: 11s

Postby Dave in AZ » Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:37 pm

Thx Carl... I think both of us were actually interested in you post earlier in the thread about using TSS though ;)
UPEgger wrote:I have been using the 3/8oz #11 load in my .410 for dove this year. Adequate out to around 30yds on mourning dove. Very loud though. Also very visible. I now believe that even if I miss them I w\ill set them on fire....lol.

Carl L.
Winter Quarters



UPEgger
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Re: 11s

Postby UPEgger » Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:10 pm

Dave; Ahhhhhh.... Those I did pattern. 3/8oz #11 in a Cheddite 2.5" hull. Results; 10" circle: 144 hits (47%), 10-20" circle: 136 hits(45%), 20-30" circle: 39hits. I had a total of 316hits(100%) in the 30" circle. All patterns were at 30yds. With a Browning Full choke. Shotgun was a Browning Medallion BPS. With the Improved Cyl. choke I had 86%(259hits) in the 20" circle and 92% with the Full choke. The choke did not seem to change the patterns much. These were done in Sept, 2017. I was still using the 10/20/30" circle method.

Carl L.



Dave in AZ
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Re: 11s

Postby Dave in AZ » Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:46 am

Thx. Good info




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