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Old 09-20-2012, 03:57 AM   #21
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federally regulated, migratory waterfowl, REQUIRE steel shot ONLY.........regardless of what sort of "range" you are huntin.


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I have a single shot Rossi 20 gauge and I was wondering if I could shoot slugs or buckshot without harming the barrel. Someone told me it ruins the barrel but I want to know what you guys think.
Who ever told you that, is pulling your leg. It`s not going to hurt a damn thing....................


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federally regulated, migratory waterfowl, REQUIRE steel shot ONLY.........regardless of what sort of "range" you are huntin.
Its a federal thing? That I did not know. Maybe some states just don't put it in their statutes because its a federal law.
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Its a federal thing? That I did not know. Maybe some states just don't put it in their statutes because its a federal law.
Yes, Federal. Lead shot was (allegedly) found to be causing lead poisoning of ducks/geese. Non-toxic shot was required back in the 80's. Steel was the first. Other alternatives came along including Bismuth and Tungston.

Getting caught waterfowl hunting with lead shot will bring a hefty fine and the forfeiture of your gun.
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Ok. I always thought it was a federal thing for hunting over water because it was poisioning fish and birds that ate there. But thought it was up to the state if waterfowl could be hunted from fields with it. That was where my confusion came from.

Ive used tungsten but not bismuth.
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I was grouse hunting with my cousin who had a Westernfield 12ga pump with a dial-a -choke on the muzzle.

He had a slug on his pocket and decided to rack it and shoot at a old standing log. He missed. He then noticed his dial-a-choke left the muzzle with the slug! We spent over an hour looking for it without luck.
I recall he had it dialed in at full choke.
Since seeing this happen I've used a modified choke as the tightest when I've used slugs. Prob over cautious but seeing how upset he was over losing that part of his shotgun kind of stuck with me.

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Ok. I always thought it was a federal thing for hunting over water because it was poisioning fish and birds that ate there. But thought it was up to the state if waterfowl could be hunted from fields with it. That was where my confusion came from.

Ive used tungsten but not bismuth.
It has to do with migratory birds. Because the birds nest in the north and winter in the south, the Feds claim jurisdiction over them.

Just like hunting dove. 3 shot max in the gun. Quail are non migratory and you can carry as many rounds in the gun (to miss as much as you please), at least in Texas you can.
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I suppose thats why you can have extended tubes when hunting pheasant.


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