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StudioDison
01-22-2009, 10:39 PM
When shooting game birds. How much shot do you spit out while eating them?

5150Marcelo
01-22-2009, 10:42 PM
When shooting game birds. How much shot do you spit out while eating them?

Well, becuase Condors are so big and tasty, I really dont notice too many.:o

sorensen440
01-22-2009, 10:45 PM
I have never had any shot in mine

Blue
01-22-2009, 10:49 PM
LOL did you just watch back to the future and watch them eat some rabbit?

popndrop
01-22-2009, 11:16 PM
I do find them on occasion - but I usually do a pretty good job of getting them out before I cook them - Look for blood trails in the meat, and feel around with either a knife or fork or even a toothpick anywhere you think there might be a pellet. It's much better to find them that way, than with your teeth.

Gunaria
01-22-2009, 11:51 PM
Maybe one pellet from time to time but I usually try to get them all out before I cook it.

Sky_DiveR
01-23-2009, 12:59 AM
Maybe one pellet from time to time but I usually try to get them all out before I cook it.

+1 on that. Steel shot plays h*** on your teeth. Easier to find before you cook. Keeps the dentist in business tho.

StudioDison
01-23-2009, 1:01 AM
thanx for the inputs

randy
01-23-2009, 3:32 AM
If you are finding alot of shot in your bird get a more open choke or cut the string from their leg and let them run before you shoot them.

cal3gunner
01-23-2009, 8:17 AM
I've never gotten any in my mouth, but its pretty easy to get it all out before i cook the quail.

What kind of birds are you hunting, or what are you wanting to hunt?

professionalcoyotehunter
01-23-2009, 8:26 AM
Not much bird shot in my birds. On occasion when I let some kid clean my birds I might find one they forgot to take out.

CSACANNONEER
01-23-2009, 9:01 AM
The real question is who spits and who swallows? Get your mind out of the gutter! I'm talking about shot.

skateboarder74
01-23-2009, 9:43 AM
I would say one shoot for every 10 birds

sargenv
01-23-2009, 9:56 AM
In most cases I'm using a big enough pellet and they tend to either wind up in the guts or they pass completely through the bird. Occasionally I'll find one or two while cutting things up.

Splinter
01-23-2009, 11:16 AM
So far only 2 left in out of over 100 pheasant.

xxdabroxx
01-23-2009, 12:30 PM
i mainly hunt dove, but very seldom get any shot. Lead is soft enough to not hurt your teeth to bad.

:1eye: don't swallow.

fusionstar
01-23-2009, 7:22 PM
My buddy didn't tell me he had a full choke on his bottom barrel O/U. I shot a pheasant at 30 feet and everyone in the hunt party just laughed. So many feathers came off and every inch of it was hit. Cleaned it and tossed it away, around 20-30 pellets were in him with additional shots going through him where there were less meat.

ElToro
01-24-2009, 9:59 AM
head shots man !

serioulsy dove, its easy to get all the lead out fo teh breast meat

pheasant, use less choke.

or use a .22 and be a real good shot.

RobG
01-25-2009, 11:24 AM
Well, because Condors are so big and tasty, I really dont notice too many.:o

That and the lead is so soft it isn't very noticeable. Actually most of the lead is in the gut from eating all those dead, lead filled squirrels the evil killers leave about:43:;)

I have never bit down on steel from ducks/geese and only occasionally from doves. Matter of fact, I just finished enjoying some fresh mallard and pintail breasts that were steel-free! Mmmmmmm good!

bronco1500
01-25-2009, 12:52 PM
duck or goose with steel shot = no shot in birds. It goes right through.
pheasant or turkey = 0-5 pellets per bird if I dont do anything. If I pay attention and track the wound chanel then none at all. Much higher possiblility with upland game birds because you are using smaller pellets and usualy lead.

Toolfreak66
01-25-2009, 1:01 PM
I rarely get any pellets in them while eating them. Just clean them really good and pay attention.

Gunaria
01-25-2009, 10:34 PM
My buddy didn't tell me he had a full choke on his bottom barrel O/U. I shot a pheasant at 30 feet and everyone in the hunt party just laughed. So many feathers came off and every inch of it was hit. Cleaned it and tossed it away, around 20-30 pellets were in him with additional shots going through him where there were less meat.

I call this hamburgered.

StudioDison
01-26-2009, 8:33 PM
Thanx again everyone. Here is a change of topic. I am looking to buy a turkey/duck/quail/phesant/ skeet gun
Semi auto
Under $600
What's a good one?
Also, I'm an artist so I may want to do a custom paint job with the airbrush or pinstripe it rockabilly. So wood/plastic isn't an issue. As far as the furnature is concerned.
Thanx again

fusionstar
01-27-2009, 12:26 PM
hmm 600 bucks semi-auto

Remgington
Franchi
Mossberg

Maybe several others that are at or under 600 dollars. These are the only 3 that came into mind.

randy
01-28-2009, 2:14 AM
Save your money awhile longer.




Thanx again everyone. Here is a change of topic. I am looking to buy a turkey/duck/quail/phesant/ skeet gun
Semi auto
Under $600
What's a good one?
Also, I'm an artist so I may want to do a custom paint job with the airbrush or pinstripe it rockabilly. So wood/plastic isn't an issue. As far as the furnature is concerned.
Thanx again

bowfin
02-07-2009, 11:34 PM
When shooting game birds. How much shot do you spit out while eating them?

All of it.:D

Richy
02-08-2009, 12:19 AM
remmy and franc are goodins