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    Quote Originally Posted by 300CALMAN View Post
    I can loan you some decoys if you want. Hopefully I will also be shooting a small pond so only need half of what I have.

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    right well jaffaland is a bit far away from south canterbury but if you down this way.....
    right you lot....one of you up that way MUST be able to find a bit of time /gear to get this fella started....
    give him sone different shotties to swing and see what works etc etc etc. one more duckaholic is one less on the anti side of the fence.
    Im hooked for life on shooting ducks and can still picture that first female parrie dropping like a lead balloon when hit with .410 some 35ish years ago like it was yesterday....can also remember my sons first solo ducks and a couple of other young fellas first aswell.....
    good on ya 300calman thats a good start.....but a man can never have too many decoys ,even if we do leave half in the shed,same goes for calls,dogs,guns,camo nets,gumboots,jackets,boats........
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    Falcon from farmlands no4 34 gram for close and falcon no3 34 gram for last shot. How long is the barrel on Toby's shottie? Go for quality over quantity for decoys( @Dundee will tell you a trick on riging them ). For a duck call get duck commander ole raspy for $40 and practise all you need is three quacks ( you can play round with ole raspy and get quite a good parrie call with it.
    For feed you can just pick up or rake acorns pretty into a bag. Im a crazy young fulla and pick them up and put them in the freezer and bring them out at the end of the season when there's not as much feed around.
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    Take a mate and a Bacon and egg pie (with peas of course .
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    this spot for rent

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    great advice till you put peas in the B+E pie. Fail lol
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    3 quacks.........to same speed as 3 blind mice tune
    single quack is sheilah saying gidday
    no quacks better than wrong quacks...
    a shaker is better than a badly blown caller.

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    Practice in a park (calling not shooting them) while feeding ducks take a loaf of bread.
    You can then listen to what there calls are and imitate them
    It's all fun and games till Darthvader comes along

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    Check how the Baikals choked it might be to tight for steel
    Just re read your fist post and I'm assum8ng now it's a mobile choked semi...

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    I use bakail u/o as it came from factory....tight and half......what we do is use loads of less than 32grms and keep to smaller than size #3 shot to prevent bridging in chokes.... 30 grm loads are awesome if you can find them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Micky Duck View Post
    I use bakail u/o as it came from factory....tight and half......what we do is use loads of less than 32grms and keep to smaller than size #3 shot to prevent bridging in chokes.... 30 grm loads are awesome if you can find them.
    damn micky id say your lucky those baikals are built out of recycled tank bodies.
    ie your gamer than me

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    ive got a baikal o/u from a mate of GSPFs and myself .he had chokes opened up for steel by gunsmith IIRC round$80.00 per barrel.my standard load (steel)is 2 3/4"32gm no3&4.
    for geese I switch to the escort semi 3"no3 on a IC choke
    .Baikal does the job well on geese too more than one fat albert feral met my dentures from being late getting airborne after snoozing in the sun!
    AS mooted ideally ask round see if you can locate someone who'd be kind enough to take you out a few times and show you the ropes .I did this wheNi started gooseshooting -hooked myself up to GSPFand its still bloody great fun even a decade later.
    nowt wrong with second hand kit either .be aware though ,the tendency develops to get a little more gear every season.I could fill a shed with mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FatLabrador View Post
    Falcon from farmlands no4 34 gram for close and falcon no3 34 gram for last shot. How long is the barrel on Toby's shottie? Go for quality over quantity for decoys( @Dundee will tell you a trick on riging them ). For a duck call get duck commander ole raspy for $40 and practise all you need is three quacks ( you can play round with ole raspy and get quite a good parrie call with it.
    For feed you can just pick up or rake acorns pretty into a bag. Im a crazy young fulla and pick them up and put them in the freezer and bring them out at the end of the season when there's not as much feed around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gsp follower View Post
    Check how the Baikals choked it might be to tight for steel
    Just re read your fist post and I'm assuming now it's a mobile choked semi...
    It's a pump action.

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    @Russian 22. have you checked it's interchoke?

    It looks like it will take Remington 870 chokes. If so this would be ok as it gives you the key and a 1/4 choke.

    https://www.trademe.co.nz/sports/hun...1570677103.htm

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    @Russian 22. check out the thread game bird diary for all on here.The little ponds that are shallow are mainly night feed ponds only need a couple of decoys bigger ponds you will need a few more.Some good advice on here already ducks always land into the wind. Bigger ponds have eels like @FatLabrador hinted for me to comment.A small line and a big hook under the decoys will keep the decoys moving with a bit of bait of course and this way thee eels get off after having a chew and swimming your decoys naturaly...beats paying for motorized decoys unless your rich.I could send you a caller but if you don't know how to call I may as well send my didgeridoo. Best of luck listen to the birds prior to the season and try to imitate there calls.
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    How you doing @Dundee gearing up for the opening morning how many sleeps is it
    It's all fun and games till Darthvader comes along

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sideshow View Post
    How you doing @Dundee gearing up for the opening morning how many sleeps is it
    I will be milking this opening weekend

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    "Thats not a knife, this is a knife"
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