While teal are fast fliers, they aren't difficult to bring down. Thus, guns/loads for teal hunting should be selected for ease and quickness in swinging and pointing and also for good pattern density.
This is why a 20-gauge might be the ideal gun for bluewings, especially over small, confined waters. Twenty-gauge ammo is available in 2 ¾- and 3-inch loads of size 2 to 7 shot. Number 4 shot is a good all-around choice. The best choke selection for small potholes and ponds is improved cylinder or modified.
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