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    The clam plate with a 6" swede bore works great when I am fishing St Clair or Simcoe for perch. If I am after walleye on the Thames River or Quinte I use my gas powered 8"
    All depends on the fish you are after IMO but if you are on a budget go with the 6" hand auger
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    Always used an 8 since i was little, but just got my new 6 pistol bit yesterday. If that works well the 8 gasser is going up for sale.

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    From what I have read the pistol looks like a winner, lets know how it works sherlock
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    I have a 10" propane auger and I love it. Hand auger I always used an 8"

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    Quote Originally Posted by huntnmachine View Post
    From what I have read the pistol looks like a winner, lets know how it works sherlock
    Got out yesterday and drilled around 30 holes. Mine is the gen 1 wo the centrepoint. Worked great. Good length so you are not hunched over like a hand auger conversion. With the drill attached (no battery), still lighter than my old 8" hand auger.

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    Good to hear
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    Quote Originally Posted by 73hunter View Post
    I lucked out and grabbed a 6” Finn-bore off Kijiji for 40 bucks, blades look quite new

    Sometimes Kijiji is great...other times not so much
    I hope everything works out great for you but I would be not likely to buy a used auger unless I could actually see it work.
    Just someone tapping it on the ice to clear off slush can totally wreck a auger and it's hard to see.
    Once the blade attachment points have been bent out of the proper angle the auger is scrap.




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    OP, you can always buy replacement blades if they dull.

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    I say it depends on how thick the ice usually gets where your fishing. In north bay I find an 8in is nice because once the ice gets over 30in it's easier to guide the fish up the hole with a bit larger diameter .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brien View Post
    I say it depends on how thick the ice usually gets where your fishing. In north bay I find an 8in is nice because once the ice gets over 30in it's easier to guide the fish up the hole with a bit larger diameter .

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    That's very true

    I use a 6 inch but mainly after whitefish and perch. The whitefish cannot swim backwards so once it's in the hole with thicker ice it will stay there all day if you let it. . Once you get the head in the hole it will come up and just bob around in the hole .
    So if you dont rush the whittie when there like 14 inch of ice you should always be able to land it. Rush it from excitment it still can slip back down from the momentum if the hook pops.

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