luie b wrote:I don't know if it was the tool or the fool for me, but Friday we called in a small flock to about 40 yards and I was prepared for them with a modified choke and Winchester Faststeel 3" BB and bang, bang, bang, hit a goose and kept trying to pump shells in him but he acted hit but never went down, not even on the far side of the field. I think after duck season I'm maybe gonna start using some heavier hitting loads because I know I won't be shooting as much.
BBK wrote:What loads do you guys use for geese? and what type (and size) of geese do you normally shoot?
We shoot giants here, usually around 12-13lbs, but got a couple over 14 this year.
I started out the year shooting 3.5" 1 3/8 #BB at 1550 and did pretty good on the stupid early geese. Then as the shots got longer, I switched to 3" 1 3/8 #BBB at 1250, and 3" 1 1/4 #2 hevi-shot, and started wounding and gut shooting birds... after 4 lost geese (sailed into the neighbors pond) I switched to 3.5" 1 9/16 #1 at 1475.. man what a change! Now that I have almost 200 pellets vs 74 with #BBB I have started getting more head/neck shots and it absolutely crumbles geese out to about 50 yards. I shot all of it out of a factory mod choke.
What have you guys found to be an ideal load for your situation?
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