early steel shot

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by OWF13, Nov 16, 2015.

  1. OWF13

    OWF13 Member

    I was thinking back when I first started waterfowl hunting. Having never done it before, I was blessed (spoiled/ruined for life) with the opportunity to cut my teeth at one of, if not the, best places to hunt ducks in Ohio. The place i hunted used steel shot a year or two before it was mandated. We watched a study re: the effectiveness of steel shot. This "film" may or may not be the one I saw way back when, but shows some interesting data.
    The hunters were expert shooters. Shot sizes used were BB, 2, 4, 6. Speed was approx. 1330fps. Payloads were 1 1/8. The one guide (shot 500 ducks/geese) remarked less crippling...yes, less.
    Remember, these were early steel shot loads....things have improved since then!
    If you have the time...about 30 minutes, take a look!
    Field Testing Steel Shot (1980) on you tube.