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Location: Alabama
Joined: 08/25/2003
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Yeah I've learned the "Finish It" lesson the hard way #4 shot tends to knocke the birds out of the air but not outright kill because of extended range shots. My hunting experience so far has been limited to jump shooting on the rivers near my house. I haven't had the chance to hunt over decoys. Well it always seems that we knock birds down and then the blind get caught in a tree so we have to get unstuck to move then the ducks have dove under before we can get to them. So the last one I shot until it dropped its head and spread its wings.

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Location: Idaho
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Quacks are tough creatures. Well, I'm almost out of season, and ammo. Friday the season ends. I'm trying to get out a bit each day before it's over.

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Location: Alabama
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Our season runs out January 29th. I've been out of ammo and restocked already. I'm just torn between deer and ducks. Since I started back to work and college after the holidays. I only have Tues morinings, all day Sat, and Sun afternoons to hunt. I've totaled up three wood duck drakes and that weird duck-type thing so far this season, but no buck(except a button head I thought was a meat doe). So it looks like mostly deer woods 'til next year. Maybe I can squeeze a water trip in before the end.

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Location: Utah
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Concerning the magnetic fiber optic sight, moving it towards the center or rear of the shotgun's barrel will raise your pattern's point of impact.

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Location: Idaho
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makes sense, yeah.

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Just my .02 cents - But for upland birds and waterfowl you really benefit very very little (if any) from sights like that. Those are best suited for Turkey or Deer.

You typically point a shotgun, not aim it, for birds.

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Location: Pennsylvania
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I only use one in the front, like a regular bead.