Your fav. 3 1/2 Load For Geese

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Your fav. 3 1/2 Load For Geese

Postby VTduckman » Sun Jun 11, 2006 1:15 pm

Well, i know Goose season is a ways away, but not to far. So lets hear it, your fav. duck and goose load-


Duck- 3 1/2 inch #4 Nitro-Steel

Goose- 3 1/2 inch BB Nitro-Steel
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Canada's-Alot
2 Mallards
2 Blacks
15 Green Wing
5 Wood Ducks
1 Can.
1 Pintail
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Postby NV Guide » Sun Jun 11, 2006 2:28 pm

Duck---28ga 23/4 #71/2 hevi shot :thumbsup:


Goose--- 28ga 23/4 #5 hevi shot :thumbsup:


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Postby Swamp Puppy » Sun Jun 11, 2006 3:06 pm

3" Federal Tungsten/Iron BB...whap..dead.
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Postby pennsyltucky » Sun Jun 11, 2006 3:35 pm

10ga 1550fps 1 1/2oz of 2's for these early geese
B's or BBB's for late season depending on distance.

10ga 1700fps 1 1/4oz of 4's for the ducks
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Postby VTduckman » Sun Jun 11, 2006 4:06 pm

10ga 1700fps 1 1/4oz of 4's for the ducks
wow, that has to hurt (ducks and shoulder)
Season Totals-
Canada's-Alot
2 Mallards
2 Blacks
15 Green Wing
5 Wood Ducks
1 Can.
1 Pintail
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Postby jjohnson_714 » Sun Jun 11, 2006 6:24 pm

im happy with kent 3 1/2, 1 3/8 #2 for everything :thumbsup:
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Postby ISHOOTDIVERS » Sun Jun 11, 2006 7:15 pm

Ducks get doses of Kent 3" 2's at 1550 from the layout, everything else is 3 1/2 2's
Geese get Kent 3 1/2 BBB going at lest 1550 out of the extra full :getdown:
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Postby casey_714 » Sun Jun 11, 2006 9:35 pm

Same as Justin.. except I'd still use the expensive stuff if I had the money.
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Postby pennsyltucky » Mon Jun 12, 2006 6:47 am

VTduckman wrote:
10ga 1700fps 1 1/4oz of 4's for the ducks
wow, that has to hurt (ducks and shoulder)


u would be surprised. its not as bad as the 1 1/2 oz loads. its not much worse than a 2 3/4 high brass out of my o/u 12 ga. it seems like the light loads in the 10ga are out the barrel before the gun has a chance to kick. this thing is 11 lbs, so it takes quite a paylload to get er to jump :cool:


but it does hurt on the other end i bet....... :salude:
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Postby goosecaller » Mon Jun 12, 2006 8:27 am

Ducks - 2 3/4 Kent #2
Geese - 2 3/4 Kent BB's
call 'em in and kill 'em all
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Postby Jim Broadbridge » Mon Jun 12, 2006 10:08 am

Ducks-- 3" 1 1/8 oz. #3 Kent steel @ 1550 fps.
Geese--3 1/2" 1 3/8 oz.#2 Kent steel @ 1550 fps.

I also like the Remington Sportsman Hi-speed steel in #4 for ducks over dekes.
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Postby 98ramtough » Mon Jun 12, 2006 11:40 am

Man some of you guys shoot cannons!

Kent/Estate 3" 2s,3s,4s, and 6s for ducks.

Kent/Estate 3" 2s and BBs for geese.


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Postby Swamp Puppy » Mon Jun 12, 2006 6:44 pm

VTduckman wrote:
10ga 1700fps 1 1/4oz of 4's for the ducks
wow, that has to hurt (ducks and shoulder)


guns that weigh in excess of 20 pounds really don't kick all that bad.... :hammering: :laughing:
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Postby EnglishGun » Wed Jun 14, 2006 2:58 am

Over here in the UK I use Remmington Sportsman Hi speed 3.5" BB for geese and 2's for duck but that said 2's our also good for our smaller geese close up.
I also use our 3" Express hevi shot 36g 3's (US #4) for geese and 32g 4's (US #5) for duck when pushing the range out a little. :thumbsup:
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Postby easternshorehunter » Sat Jun 17, 2006 6:04 pm

i use 3.5" winchester supreme BBB or 3" supreme #2...they both kill geese dead at the distances we shoot. personally, last year only 2 or 3 geese that I shot werent dead when they hit the ground or water (out of 25+ geese)
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Postby Citori12 » Sat Jun 24, 2006 11:05 am

1 5/8oz BB or #1's at 1400fps!!!! 10ga
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Postby ohsobad_hunter » Fri Jul 07, 2006 12:29 pm

NV Guide wrote:Duck---28ga 23/4 #71/2 hevi shot :thumbsup:


Goose--- 28ga 23/4 #5 hevi shot :thumbsup:


:yes:


WOW.. decoy em close buddy!! lol Do you get a lot of cripples?


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Postby pennsyltucky » Fri Jul 07, 2006 1:33 pm

what would make u think he gets cripples? he has more killin power in that little load of hevi shot than u do in ur load of steel. regardless of the bore size it is spit out of. 200 or so of those little stingin #7 1/2's really puts the brakes on em.

i have used a 410 with hevi for some ducks, and thats probably what my wife will use this year.
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Postby Citori12 » Fri Jul 07, 2006 2:29 pm

I have used 20ga lead 4's for geese so it is not far fetched to shoot them with small gauges and hevi. Keep this in mind. The idea of hunting geese is to decoy em close. Not to barrage them at 100 yards. If I am shooting my 10ga its because I have other folks flaking them with 3 1/2" 12ga fodder as these folks have quite assured me that thier 3 1/2" 12ga guns will outshoot my 10....well so they say. I have had boys litterly shoot 90 yards across a public field at geese decoying to my spread only to watch me dump them at the edge of my decoys with the 10. If there were more considerate hunters in my area I would be using a 20ga myself for geese!!!! :thumbsup: :laughing:
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Postby NV Guide » Fri Jul 07, 2006 6:19 pm

Thanks for the support guys.

ohso, we do decoy them close. But, the only thing that limits our distance is the smaller number of pellets not the energy. Once our patterns get too thin then we are at our personal max range even though the pellet may have sufficient energy to be lethal for many more yards.
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Postby Dep666 » Fri Jul 07, 2006 6:43 pm

3 1/2 inch Baby! duces for ducks and Tommy T's for the geese in late season. I use bb for the early season geese.....just remember there is no such thing as "Too Dead"................Later boys
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Postby Citori12 » Fri Jul 07, 2006 7:52 pm

Again, its not the size of the shell its what you can do with what you got...Oh that is what she said!!!! :getdown: Its all personal preference. When birds are working good and slob hunters are not a problem. I can do quite well with a 2 3/4" or 3" 12ga. The 3" capacity is for those 1 1/8oz speed demon handloads. A 1 1/8oz load in the hands of someone that can place a good pattern on a bird consistantly will kill his birds cleanly even with steel. As far as extended range shooting. Nothing patterns well beyond 50 yards, you need pattern and energy to make a good waterfowl load. Though T steel is a good heavy pellet it does not perform well in my 12ga guns and is a terrible patterner at better velocities. So I always choose #1 pellet and will take geese cleanly to 50 yards. But is devestating on geese inside 40.
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Postby ohsobad_hunter » Fri Jul 07, 2006 10:37 pm

NV Guide wrote:Thanks for the support guys.

ohso, we do decoy them close. But, the only thing that limits our distance is the smaller number of pellets not the energy. Once our patterns get too thin then we are at our personal max range even though the pellet may have sufficient energy to be lethal for many more yards.


LOL...I feel like an idiot. I just now noticed that you were shooting hevi shot. Sorry for not reading all of it, I just seen the 28 ga. part and thought it was a little light for shooting steel. Sorry for the misunderstanding. Yeah, I have heard of folks shooting ducks with 410's with steel, but then again, they could of also killed them with a tennis racket :hammering: :laughing:
Citori, I hate sky blasters too, man. Nothing gets me pissed off more than a sky blaster. The whole fun in waterfowl hunting is getting them close and seeing them work the dekes. AMEN!! :thumbsup:
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