I have a couple of questions about the use of steel shot. I have not hunted ducks in a long time. Back when lead was still used. I took my son out and he hit a malard dead on and it flew away like nothing happened. I chalked it up to using a 20 guage. It was only around twenty yards out. I missed a couple a little later with my 12 guage that were within twenty yards. I am a prety good shot so I was a little supprised. This weekend a friend went with us to catch a couple of fish and shoot some ducks if they were around. He used a 10 guage and did not get a clean kill the first shot and had to shoot the duck again to kill it. We never did find the other one that was wonded. Talking to other people they have had the same luck with still shot. Is this normal? Maybe now I understand why people are shooting 3 1/2 inch shells. The season is over fo me this year but next year I would like to be ready. Any help would be great thanks.