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Maximum Range for geese

Postby Boomn4x4 » Tue Dec 19, 2006 2:55 pm

What's your maximum range for geese shooting. I won't even try outside of 50 yards, but I've heard of people saying that 65-70 are manageable shots
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Postby duckbuddy » Tue Dec 19, 2006 6:28 pm

i say it depends on ur load, okay if i was rich i would probably buy winchester xtended and shoot them bad boys at 55-60 yrds, but since im not, i dont go pass 30 yrds even with hevi-steel.



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Postby gone winchester » Tue Dec 19, 2006 6:57 pm

no more than 45 yds I would say depending on what load your using
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Postby thaner » Tue Dec 19, 2006 9:12 pm

I try to keep them inside 40 so when I am wrong and it's 45 or 50 I can still kill them. I know I shot a couple pushing 50 this year. With the correct shot size and a proven gun and choke that will pattern good at the distance I think you can push 60, but I think that's 10 ga. range unless your shooting hevi or something like it.
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Postby commited » Tue Dec 19, 2006 9:23 pm

shot a goose well over 75 yards....wit some kent 3inch bbb...lol im will amit luck (proly) but hell it was the coolest most surpising thing i ever seen hunting......pulled the triger once, (dad yelled at me for even trying) bird never enven flinched...then about 5 seconds lator, he falls deader then a squirel hit by a 16 weeler....only pelet i could find was one right under his eye......just a lil storie about last week :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :laughing: .
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Postby gone winchester » Tue Dec 19, 2006 9:28 pm

WOW...thats cool but skybusting aint
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Postby jjohnson_714 » Tue Dec 19, 2006 10:13 pm

we shoot everything really close. probably 30 yards max, but even at that close we have had them take a few shots and keep on going :pissed:
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Postby Ross R » Wed Dec 20, 2006 12:20 am

nothing outside of 25 yards this year, but i have dropped them dead as a stone out to 35 yards. but we decoy them close and we shoot them in the LIPS baby!
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Postby Boomn4x4 » Wed Dec 20, 2006 6:43 am

phewww... thanks guys. For a min I though I was letting too many birds pass. Ideally I like 20-30 yard shots, but I'll take 'em out to 40, maybe if its a slow day 50.
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Postby gone winchester » Wed Dec 20, 2006 8:47 am

Just dont be skybusting at them :hammering:
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Postby forthshot » Wed Dec 20, 2006 1:29 pm

i have a paternmaster extended choke tube and shoot wingmaster hd and can consistently kill at 55-60 no problem.
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Postby sdgr8wthnter » Fri Dec 22, 2006 10:24 am

Shot a goose this year at 90yrds. A little back story. The goose came in with 3 others. Dropped the first 2 and the one that I dropped at 90 had a broken wing and was still flying. Didn't feel like chasing it down 1/2 mile away. So I pulled the trigger and dropped it. I think it helped that it was young of the year and it was almost all pin feathers. But usually don't take shots like that. Max is usually 50yrds if its honkers. If its snow geese I would say 60yrds. I perfer to take shots in the 5 to 10yrd range.
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Postby bgoldhunter » Fri Dec 22, 2006 5:26 pm

I try to take 'em within 15 yards, that's the thrill for me...getting 'em in close. I could and have taken them much further (finishing off wounded birds), but prefer my max range to be less than 40 yards.
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Postby Hopmeister » Fri Dec 22, 2006 9:12 pm

We have a Gentleman(Herb) that comes out to hunt :toofunny: with us and this is what he has to say about long shots that we kill.. If they fell they weren't too high!,,,
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Postby honker_88 » Mon Dec 25, 2006 10:08 pm

I've killed geese at 50-60 yards before. I'm not a big fan of sky bustin but I'll take what I can on certain days!
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Postby cam » Sat Dec 30, 2006 4:53 pm

110 yards no 4 buck. just dont shoot the window out of you truck if its parked to close :toofunny:
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Postby watchman34 » Tue Jan 02, 2007 7:50 pm

killed a goose @ 75 yard with heavyweight.(its what i use to get downed birds to stop swimming away)I hunt on rivers and when we dont get a quick kill its a pain in the butt to go chase them down.It all depends on the situation at hand.
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