9.19.2022 | By Remington Contributor
You got up early, froze your you-know-what off, and beat what feels like half the duck hunters in your state to that coveted spot on opening day. When the skies fill up and the ducks finally drop in, your shells better be up to the task.
Choosing waterfowl hunting ammo comes down to your hunting situation. Waterfowlers have been required to use non-lead shot since the late 80’s, meaning steel shot has ruled the roost since at least 1991. These days, tungsten, bismuth, zinc and steel alloys and blends give duck hunters more options than ever.
General rule of thumb, for bigger birds choose larger gauges, shot sizes and payloads. For further shot opportunities, use pick duck shells with faster velocities and higher density shot like Bismuth or Tungsten.
Selecting a gauge is step one.