I am hunting mainly in rice fields so there may be some long range shooting....ive seen the duck commander videos and they are killing ducks way high...does anyone know what they use or one similar TIA
I hunt rice fields and timber in Clarendon, Ar right outside of Stuttgart. In the fields I use an extended range patternmaster (full or x-full equivalent) since over the past few years the ducks seem to fly higher and higher. I also like it because I can throw in a couple of 3 1/2" and reach out to the geese.
In the timber I use the factory Beretta modified since 99% of my shots are eye level birds just a few yards away.
ok thats mainly what ill hunt is the rice fields and flooded timber....and yea im going to use 3 1/2" for both ducks and geese...just want to be able and reach out and touch them...ive got a 1187 magnum so the extended range is better than the long range?
According to PM website, the difference in Extended and Long Range, is that the Extended Range has a longer port extension to "maximize" the shot of 3 1/2" shells. I don't know how much truth that holds, but it has not let me down, aside from missing a few mid/close range shots due to extremely tight pattern and occasional subpar shooting!
You have to be a really good shot to shoot birds a long way away with a full or x full choke. If you really want to shoot birds from 40 years, you need better amnunition. Buy some heavy shot or at least heavy metal.
The most versatile "tight" choke for waterfowl hunting is probably improved modified.