Waterfowl Ammunition The Top 10!!
Waterfowl come in all shapes and sizes so getting the right shot to hunt them with is of vital importance.
- Small ducks – Teal
- Medium ducks – Gadwalls, Wood Ducks, Wigeon’s & Scaup
- Large ducks – Mallards, Canvasbacks, Small Sea Ducks, Small Geese “Cacklers and Ross Geese
- Large Canada geese and large Sea Ducks – Eiders & Scoters
- Each one will take a specific shot shell.
They come in a wide range of prices some are:
- $13.00 for 25 rounds
- $23.00 for 25 rounds
- $26.00 for 25 rounds
- $25.00 for 10 rounds
These prices will vary depending on your location this is just a general cost.
A little history on the changes that have been made through the years.
Lead shot has been banned since the early 1960’s. It was determined that lead shot was the major cause of lead poisoning in waterfowl. So in the U.S. , Canada , UK and many other western European countries, all shot shell must be made of non-toxic materials.
Unlike most firearms that are grouped by calibers, shotguns are categorized by gauges. The gauge of the shotgun dictates the gauge of the ammunition it fires. The main difference is that a caliber is a dimension while gauge represents weight.
The most popular shotgun gauges are 12, 16, 20, 28 and .410.
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