Re: Dove decoy and ammo
A dove takes very little to bring down. If you are missing, it isn't the shells, the cheapest shells will bring down a dove if you hit it. You would be better off shooting some sporting clays prior to the season than worrying about what shells to use. Your post tells what the problem is, if you are cutting tails you are not in front of the bird when you pull the trigger it is not the ammo, it is you. You are probable stopping the gun when you pull the trigger. Butt, body beak, bang!
When you are up to your butt in alligators, it is hard to remember your intent was to drain the swamp. Stay focused!