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Hi Guys.

I have been wondering, what is the best ammo for pigeons?

I've looked at 9.5mm steel balls but wasn't sure whether they would be okay?

All opinions welcome!

Cheers Luke
 

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9.5mm is what i hunt with when i do , some argue that lead is better , but i dont like it at all , it is heavier and delivers more mass , but whe use that when 9.5mm is also awesome ? it is easy t make yourself though (lead) but STEEL ! all the way for me
 

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Yea, steel is fine for pigeons until you shoot at a pigeon on a steel bridge beam and have that steel ball come back as fast as it went out. Lead stays put when hitting a hard surface. -- Tex
 

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I hadn't thought of that Tex-Shooter.. but I would be using it in the woods

AKLEIN i will have a look at the site!


Cheers Luke
 

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Bounces off trees just like any other hard surface. Wear safety glasses always. I have taken plenty of doves with 3/8 steel, just don't shoot further than you can reasonably hit with confidance. We all have fly aways now and then but that should be the exception. Good hunting.
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I hadn't thought of that Tex-Shooter.. but I would be using it in the woods

AKLEIN i will have a look at the site!


Cheers Luke
Careful, petrified forests are like steel...
 

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I wont be actually inside the woods, i'll be on flatland shooting into the open trees. But yes I will be carefull!


Cheers Luke
 
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