I get the best results useing Winchester or RC sporting clays shells in 32 gram 71/2 shot.
Next time I'm in a gunshop I think I'll get some in 8 after seeing how many here use that size shot.
I have shot doves with shot size 9 when I'm blasting sparrows at the chook sheds and a dove makes a fatal mistake and flys in , 9s a bit light for general use tho.
I prefer the high velocty target loads like Win AA light handicap 1oz or Rem. STS nitro 1oz sporting loads in 7 1/2 or 8 shot. but I usually use my 1oz or 7/8oz reloads of hard #7 1/2 or 8's @ 1345 - 1450 fps. When it get close to duck season I start shooting 1 1/8 oz of the same shot sizes loaded with Longshot powder to 1470 - 1575 fps to get me ready for the high velocty waterfowl loads I'll be shooting at ducks and geese. I have been know to shoot doves with my 7/8 oz of #5 and #4 steel shot reloads for teal when the seasons are in at the same time and the doves start coming to to pond to drink. :roll:
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