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#1 boots

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 10:14 pm

whats your choices of cartrigdes for pigeon

#2 Ratsmasher

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 06:45 am

it really depends on you mate I use 28g 6 shot for my decoying but others like 30-32g carts
atm im useing rc2s plastic wads and they work fine for me and are capable of killing cleanly out to 30-40 yards having said that the barrel was fixed on full choke at the time so had a considerably tighter pattern then normal

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#3 The Duncan

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Posted 07 August 2011 - 01:01 am

Personally my favourite cart for pigeon is 32g of 6 1/2 (Eleys) and I am very confident of clean kills with this load.
That said, my eldest son was using 29g of no6 which did the job just fine.

If you're looking for a cheap load, 28g of 7's do the job, but you have to be realistic on killing range - say 35yards max.

Doubtless someone will say 7 1/2's are fine out to 50 yards but that's obviously BS in my opinion.

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Posted 07 August 2011 - 09:35 pm

thanks very much will try and see

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 05:28 pm

32 of 6's every time for pigeons , or number 5 for crows

#6 ayrshiretaxidermy

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 05:59 pm

28g 7`s in Steel. They do the job out to 35/40 yards and beyond.

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 07:43 pm

I use a 32g no6 which works ok for me. This gives me good clean kills.

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 08:06 pm

28g 7.1/2 for pigeons and crows ....

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 11:42 am

hi mate, i personally only shoot with a 20bore semi-auto, so theres not a lot to choose from. For the last few seasons i have been using Eley CT28g size 6 shot for everything, and they seem to work fine, cheers HH

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 08:59 pm

cheers all i will give them a try

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Posted 11 August 2011 - 08:25 pm

I use 30g no6 for pigeons mate, they do the job very well

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Posted 11 August 2011 - 11:09 pm

32gm no 6 clear pigeon cartridges plas wad, had consistent clean kills with these in all my guns, very confident in them upto 45 yds.

I use these on pigeon,crows, rabbits,partridge,pheasants and squirrels.

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Posted 10 September 2011 - 09:45 pm

fiocchi pigeon 32, no 6 32gs are one of the best carts for pigeon in my opinion, i dont use anything else :good:

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 09:56 am

28gm 7 1/2 no problems over decoys. Be realistic and dont shoot at birds at silly range and you will be fine! Liam

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 12:15 pm

fiocchi pigeon 32, no 6 32gs are one of the best carts for pigeon in my opinion http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...


A1 to that , and although they are only 67mm , they also cycle perfectly in my Winchester SX3 3 - 5'' that usually prefers 70mm carts

John :yes:


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