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Coyote Crusader
PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:17 pm  Reply with quote



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Location: Nacogdoches Texas

Dove season is almost apon us in Texas, this will be my first season with a 16 gauge. Just wanted to say Thanks to 16ga.com and the folks here. Because of y'all I'll be using my own reloads.

Happy hunting and God bless,

Preston

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Coyote Crusader
PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:26 pm  Reply with quote



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Coyote Crusader
PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:29 pm  Reply with quote



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:52 pm  Reply with quote
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skeettx
PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:57 pm  Reply with quote
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16s that I used dove hunting last year


Citori


Krieghoff Drilling


16 gauge 65mm GECO 30" barrels



16 gauge Belgium double trigger O/U made in 1945


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PIOBill
PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:50 pm  Reply with quote



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Location: Fort Worth, TX

I will use either the 870 or the Model 37 pump.

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wj jeffery 16
PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 2:11 pm  Reply with quote
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Location: Ballymoney Northern Ireland

No Dove season here but I love to see the Dove posts coming in as it's a sign our pheasant season is on the way and seeing these great posts gets me in the mood ,I have been feeding the birds in the back yard and get a few doves in I counted 11 the other morning so numbers are getting up maybe someday we can have a Dove season 😀. Ow 2 Pheasant in the yard this morning .All the best WJ.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:19 am  Reply with quote



Joined: 01 Oct 2007
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Location: minneapolis

I have shot them with my 16s, but likely will use smaller gauges this year, mostly 28 ga. I'll save the 16 for bigger stuff.
I'll be in Ks shooting doves Sept 1.
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S.davis
PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:19 pm  Reply with quote



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I shoot doves with a 20 ga. Costs too much to miss that much with 16 ga shells...
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Coyote Crusader
PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 1:47 pm  Reply with quote



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skeettx
PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 4:04 pm  Reply with quote
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FOR CC ABOVE



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Coyote Crusader
PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:22 pm  Reply with quote



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Thank you skeettx. I wrestle with technology. This was slowest opening day we've seen in years. No barrels were overheated and the dog got more naps than birds, but the dawn of a new season was enjoyed just the same.

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skeettx
PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:25 pm  Reply with quote
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Yes, been tough around here.
Very few mourning doves , mostly collards
Mike

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16gaDavis
PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:30 am  Reply with quote



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Location: canandaigua - western n.y. (formerly deerhunter)

lots of Doves here at he Newark club . Been on the DEC docket as a recommended game bird season for several yrs . Has not happened . Apparently the McCurdy donation or whatever from the past still outweighs game management here .

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16gaugeguy
PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:58 pm  Reply with quote
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I used to take doves w/ a 28 gauge O/U w/ 3/4 ounce loads of 7.5 or 8 shot. I'm betting some fast stepping 16 ga 3/4 ounce reloads will swat them nicely and at any range you can hit them.
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