[quote="Garage"]I use it all of the time for pass shots at geese. The best pattern I have found is 1 1/8 oz shot, 48 grains Alliant Steel, Precision Reloading 3" Orange Wads, 1 felt 1/8" Card under the shot, precision reloading buffer, Cheddite 3 1/2" Hulls, and a ballistic products cardboard overshot card.
The key is the precision reloading buffer and their orange wads. use plenty of buffer.
You can also use the Precision 3 1/2" Green wads, 35 Grains
Alliant Steel, and 1 1/2" oz shot; all else the same. But the patterns are not quite as good in my guns. Still, it's a much better payload. The velocity is not nearly as good, of course. You might need to use Roll Crimps for that one.....not much room for regular crimps.
Some of us, myself included, have to shoot on the "firing line" which means high shots. As long as the geese are in reasonable range, an "F" sized pellet usually passes all the way through the goose, and it will fly a little ways, and then it often falls stone dead.....like what happens when you shoot a deer with a muzzleloader, sometimes.
For shots over decoys, or closer passing shots, you don't want F shot! You will miss too many of them from the thin patterns. It's just so darn big, the patterns are going to be thin and you are going to miss a lot.
I have tried the Sam 1 wads, and some guys really like them, and I have tried the Ballistic products MM Wads, and also the LBC wads....but, at least from tests in my guns, none of them pattern as well. The Sam 1 wads and the MM Wads blow the seal when I try them, but for other people I am sure they work fine. The LBC wads I cannot get to throw a decent pattern...........but I am sure others have had better luck.
I dunno, just my 2 cents........i'm no expert.[/quote]
You must be shooting with a 835 or 935 Mossy to be blowing those wad skirts?