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3" for goose hunting

Postby ksduckkiller » Fri Dec 29, 2006 1:48 pm

what size shot would you use for a 3 " shell #2 ,BB ,BBB ?
and how much shot would you shoot 1 1/8 , 1 1/4 , 1 3/8 ?
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Postby Boomn4x4 » Fri Dec 29, 2006 1:52 pm

All depends really....

For early season I use #2 Kents at 1625 fps, later in the season I switch down to BB since late season geese are more difficult to decoy and my shots will likely be further away.

I'm a believer that shot velocity is more important that weight, so that dosen't matter so much for me.
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Postby DUKHTR » Fri Dec 29, 2006 2:22 pm

just use 2 3/4" 2's ! :smile:
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Postby harvey1b » Fri Dec 29, 2006 3:50 pm

3" BB's or 1's
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Postby bgoldhunter » Fri Dec 29, 2006 4:25 pm

I usually shoot BB or BBB for geese. When hunting both ducks and geese I have no problems dropping them with 1550fps #2s, but like a bit more insurance if hunting geese only.
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Postby mike. » Fri Dec 29, 2006 5:12 pm

i use bbb 2 3/4 inch shells
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Postby thaner » Fri Dec 29, 2006 7:11 pm

Right now I am using some Kent fast steel in 3" 1560 1 1/8 oz BB or 1425 1 1/4 oz BB depending on how it patterns in the gun. I have two main guns I use and each likes a different load.
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Postby plainsman » Fri Dec 29, 2006 7:56 pm

Depends on your average shot distance. The closer they are .....the smaller shot you need. #4 will hammer them hard out to 35yd ..HEAD/NECK SHOTS...beyond that, I use #2 and BB
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Postby Cupped-n-Committed » Sat Dec 30, 2006 5:40 am

It depends. More shot is always better but then it means less powder. You can use Faststeel 1 1/8 oz and full choke to get them a little farther out. But over decoys I would go with #1 and a heavy shot weight and a Mod choke
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Postby joepa » Sat Dec 30, 2006 10:21 pm

just get heavy shot. It's cheaper in the long run because you dont have to chase cripples. I killed birds at 40 yds with a 20 gauge, #2 Heavy.
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Postby fzr600r » Mon Jan 01, 2007 6:11 pm

t shot
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Postby donell67 » Mon Jan 01, 2007 7:46 pm

bb 1 1/4
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Postby hdgfootball72 » Tue Jan 02, 2007 5:29 pm

I always use 3 inch BBs for shooting geese in the field. But i use 2s for ducks on the river.
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Postby REM1100 » Tue Jan 02, 2007 6:08 pm

I needed a denser pattern and a high vel with some killing power up to 45 yds that both my rem pump and auto liked...sometimes the action is fast and full of variety..you might get ducks in early then cranes then snows lessor and big canadas..there may be no time to empty and exhange shells...so I choose Kent 1560 #1s which are hard to get I have gone thru my BBs last season..they performed ok but the ducks and snows were big bleeders and broken up says my pluckers.. also the triple I got with the 1's were stitched pretty good almost the same per bird..they fit well with my way of swing blot thru slap shooting
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