I've read plenty of posts 'bout shooting big Canada geese with everything from, mostly #2's to BB's and some BBB's. And I've read about payloads of 7/8's oz to 1-1/4, in 3", 12ga shells.
I've pretty much settled in on #1's for the first two shots, pass shooting ~ 40-50yds and under, with a third shot of BB's for the going away shot. (We also have many Cacklers here, but whatever will bring down a big goose, will take out a Cackler)
Some are advocating small payloads of faster and heavier pellets, I'm guessing for body shots. Some are advocating denser patterns of smaller pellets, for head/neck/front of goose hits. Some say that more pellets are better than a couple hundred fps.
So, I've taken this all in and settled on the #1 steel, but would like to get some recommendations on payload and reasoning.
Thanks All!.... Ken