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Unread 02-11-2024, 04:53 AM   #1
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Been a long time since I had to dig a few boxes of those out of the cabinet.

Took the Swamp Angel along, she likes those big bullets.

Let's just say it was obvious I hadn't shot any flyers in quite awhile....

Stopped on the way home to pay my respects to Capt. Bogardus and left a token of admiration.
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Well done, Destry.
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Those are beautiful boxes, Destry. How about a picture of the Swamp Angel?
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Did you stop in at the Wild Hare Cafe? (If it’s still there?)
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Been a long time since I had to dig a few boxes of those out of the cabinet.

Took the Swamp Angel along, she likes those big bullets.

Let's just say it was obvious I hadn't shot any flyers in quite awhile....

Stopped on the way home to pay my respects to Capt. Bogardus and left a token of admiration.
I still have 3/4 of a case (that's 500 for your youngsters) of those Super Pigeon loads and 1/2 case of the Federal Pigeon loads. The Federals were always my favorite but the WW were right behind them.
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Those shells will leave a mark!
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Destry, where's the cemetery?
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The 3 1/4 DE are not that bad when shot in a 8+lb gun. The Federals were softer than the WW. You never notice it when that trap opens and the bird is making a hasty exit to the fence.
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The box style used 1977 to 81 --

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The 3 1/4 - 1 1/4 load is the Gold Standard, in my humble opinion.
I used to shoot box birds once a week, and did so for quite a few years. Estimated 40,000+ birds over my "career".
My go-to load was the Federal Flyer, or Gold Medal in the above settings, only with #8 shot.
Towards the end of my active pigeon days I switched to an 1 1/8th oz, and never saw any measurable difference.
Shot a 29 x 30 at Eversull's for the championship with that load. Calcutta Day, BTW.
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