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Postby bushwacking » Sun Nov 28, 2004 11:32 am

i have never shot a goose before would a 20 gauge with a 3 inch do the trick
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Postby ken h » Sun Nov 28, 2004 5:22 pm

My son has killed one with a 20 using 2's. But again they were over decoys at 15 yards. Make sure you know the range and are confident in taking a high quality shot. No reason why a 20 will not kill a goose at the right range.
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Postby Drew Willemsen » Sun Nov 28, 2004 7:11 pm

I have shot many geese with my 20 ga, just don't sky bust too much and it'll do the trick... :salude:
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Postby Browningshooter » Tue Dec 28, 2004 10:36 pm

:withstupid: I shot a 20 ga. for 2 years at geese and shot plenty :thumbsup: at ranges up to 45 yards although I wouldn't shoot any farther. (be prepared to shoot crips if you jump a pond dam) Then I bought my 12ga. because the 20 was getting a lot of use year round. But if you aim on hunting other birds like pheasant, quail, ect. go with the 20 for sure 12 is to much power on those birds.

P.S. If you dont have a bunch of money to spend but still want a good 20 ga. go with the Browning BPS :salude:
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Postby ks_waterfowler » Tue Dec 28, 2004 10:45 pm

First goose my little brother ever shot was with a 20 gauge using 6s. Of course they were only 10 yards high. Like any other gun know your limitations. I just bought an 870 Express Magnum 20 gauge to kill ducks, geese, and turkeys with. 12 gauge is way too easy for me.
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Postby dukhnter7 » Wed Dec 29, 2004 3:17 am

I hunt with a guy that will pull out his .410 if they are decoying right. He usually gets his limit.
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Postby Woodywoodduck » Wed Dec 29, 2004 7:13 am

dukhnter7 wrote:I hunt with a guy that will pull out his .410 if they are decoying right. He usually gets his limit.

Were does he buy his Non-Toxic Shot or does he reload?

A few years back, Wild Fowl had an article about a guy in Canada that shot Ducks and Geese with a .410!

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Postby duckbuster » Wed Dec 29, 2004 12:24 pm

my firts year i hunted ducks and geese with a 12ga.... i have heard many people shooting geese with 20ga, but in my opinion if ur gonna shoot a 20ga with 3 inch shells, then just get a cheap 12ga and shoot 2 3/4 shells. The benelli nova is a great lightweight gun that will take abuse and is really cheap, me my self it is my 3rd year of waterfowl hunting and i am shooting a 10ga browning bps. i absolutely love it. i shoot BBB for geese and i shoot 3 shot for ducks.
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Postby Carolina_Commander » Wed Dec 29, 2004 1:43 pm

a 20 wth 3in shells will do the trick but i find tha a 10ga 3 1/2in does quiet nicely with a full choke :yes:
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Postby dukhnter7 » Thu Dec 30, 2004 3:21 am

Woody - they sell heavy shot and i think bismuth in .410. Expensive, but he doesn't waste too many shots.
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Postby waterfowler » Fri Dec 31, 2004 6:15 pm

My daughter used 20 ga. using 3" hevi-shot #4's and knocked em' dead :thumbsup: That hevi-shot is wicked loads on geese :salude:

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Postby AlaskaRedneK » Thu Jan 06, 2005 7:45 pm

Hey waterfowler, a daughter that goose hunts! How old is she :laughing: Just kidding. I think it is great thay you have a daughter that will go hunting w/ you!
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