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Ammunition- What do you use?


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Poll: What kind of ammo do you use to hunt? (162 member(s) have cast votes)

What shape ammo do you use?

  1. Spherical (150 votes [87.72%])

    Percentage of vote: 87.72%

  2. Hexagonal (Hex nut) (17 votes [9.94%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.94%

  3. Conical (4 votes [2.34%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.34%

If you use Spherical or Conical, what material do you prefer to use when making/buying

  1. Stainless Steel (70 votes [37.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 37.43%

  2. Carbon Steel (35 votes [18.72%])

    Percentage of vote: 18.72%

  3. Lead (65 votes [34.76%])

    Percentage of vote: 34.76%

  4. Other (please specify) (17 votes [9.09%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.09%

If you use Spherical, what size do you use?

  1. 9.5mm or less (58 votes [35.80%])

    Percentage of vote: 35.80%

  2. 10mm (22 votes [13.58%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.58%

  3. 11mm (18 votes [11.11%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.11%

  4. 12mm (40 votes [24.69%])

    Percentage of vote: 24.69%

  5. 13mm (5 votes [3.09%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.09%

  6. 14mm (7 votes [4.32%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.32%

  7. 15mm (7 votes [4.32%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.32%

  8. 16mm or greater (5 votes [3.09%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.09%

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#61 SlingshotBill

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Posted 06 March 2016 - 09:44 AM

I'm surprised so many here use led. It is literally the reason my grandkids will likely never get to see a California condor. The stuff is terrible for the environment and indirectly kills apex predators which are critical to the health of the ecosystem. Something witch we, as hunters, (and living organisms) all greatly benefit from.

Yeah i agree i was shooting FMJs but they shoot a little off at 10 yards. ive taken shunks with 1/2 steel and jackrabbits with marbles my goal this year is a kit fox or coyote but my setup calls for 5/8 steel.

Edited by SlingshotBill, 06 March 2016 - 09:45 AM.


#62 Ibojoe

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Posted 13 March 2016 - 05:48 PM

I shoot marbles most of the time for practice. I like to find them at night with a flashlight. It's like a grown up Easter egg hunt!!!! Mostly 44cal. lead for hunting.

#63 Ibojoe

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Posted 21 March 2016 - 07:01 PM

I like shooting marbles around the yard. Go out at night and spot them with a flashlight!!! They light up like a reflector. Use. 12mil. Lead to hunt sguirles and snakes.

#64 MikmaqWarrior

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Posted 30 August 2016 - 06:13 PM

.177 BBs for target....1/4" steel for frogs....3/8" steel for Squirrel and Rabbits.

I just purchased some 1/2" steel and a 36cal & 50cal Lee mold for casting lead shot...but, haven't used them yet

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#65 Mahaney

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Posted 07 September 2016 - 06:14 PM

I'm surprised so many here use led. It is literally the reason my grandkids will likely never get to see a California condor. The stuff is terrible for the environment and indirectly kills apex predators which are critical to the health of the ecosystem. Something witch we, as hunters, (and living organisms) all greatly benefit from.

 

Actually, you might want to check that. The main issue isn't from lead, more from the irresponsible way that most natural resources are taken. Lead isn't so much the issue....it is the strip mining and irresponsible hunters that don't kill their prey that the condors are eating when they die, thereby ingesting the lead...

 

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Edited by Mahaney, 07 September 2016 - 06:16 PM.


#66 Greek sfedona

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Posted 25 September 2016 - 01:54 PM

I prefer for hunting 11mm lead balls but if I want speed 9mm lead its very good since the lead generates more energy.9mm steel is good just for target practice I dont know if I will use it for any animal coz steel tents to come back is dangerous if you miss and is you have a little more power the lead is best for penetration..just is my opinion.

#67 romanljc

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 04:53 AM

I think anything heaver then 9.5 steel works fine
9.5 I would stay clear of unless you or sure you can make a perfect shot every time or have a really fast setup

Edited by romanljc, 19 May 2017 - 04:54 AM.





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