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what size shot to use?

Postby jrobeson » Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:30 pm

I need to know steel shot is rec. for geese. thanks.
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Re: what size shot to use?

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Re: what size shot to use?

Postby Jonny Boy » Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:21 pm

BB's for geese.
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Re: what size shot to use?

Postby duckkillerclyde » Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:42 pm

Jonny Boy wrote:BB's for geese.

only if you can't shoot. :lol3: :lol3:



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Re: what size shot to use?

Postby i_willie12 » Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:06 pm

Jonny Boy wrote:BB's for geese.


Yeah thats quit a load for snow geese!!! Normally 2's I tend to just use what ever i have left over from duck season or whatever is on sale at walmart at the end of season. Doesnt take much to bring them down!! :thumbsup:
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Re: what size shot to use?

Postby TomKat » Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:07 pm

Federal blue box BB kills them dead right there
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Re: what size shot to use?

Postby goodkarmarising » Thu Mar 31, 2011 2:14 pm

i_willie12 wrote:
Jonny Boy wrote:BB's for geese.


Yeah thats quit a load for snow geese!!! Normally 2's I tend to just use what ever i have left over from duck season or whatever is on sale at walmart at the end of season. Doesnt take much to bring them down!! :thumbsup:


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Re: what size shot to use?

Postby chickwithagun » Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:42 pm

I use Hevi-Metal #1's all the way up to BBs
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Re: what size shot to use?

Postby REM1100 » Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:57 pm

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Re: what size shot to use?

Postby anatidaephobic » Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:16 pm

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Re: what size shot to use?

Postby Jonny Boy » Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:21 pm

yep, i usually use bb's for canadas and snows. I do sometimes use 2's for snows though.
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Re: what size shot to use?

Postby 4drakes » Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:00 pm

BB,s for me in my SP-10
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Re: what size shot to use?

Postby dsapp » Fri Apr 08, 2011 2:17 pm

here in Delaware in the Atlantic Flyway we have "greater" snow geese... some of them are as big as a small canada.... we use steel BB's with success..... I tried #1 steel last year and it didn't work so well... they are hard to decoy and you end up pass shooting most of the time.
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Re: what size shot to use?

Postby rebelcj7 » Fri Dec 30, 2011 8:19 am

I'd highly suggest looking at Heavy Metal... Sure many will scoff and say it's too expensive for the amount of shooting. Those guys generally are the ones who jump shoot em from 70 yards away. I've hunted snows for years and while I do have the days where I've shot multiple boxes, on an average hunt I shoot upto a box. For the most part you are looking at longer then normal shots for ducks/honkers so step upto Heavy Metal and you will see a higher kill/shot ratio then with regular steel. Heavy Metal is a mix of premium steel AND hevi shot.. So when the wary snows hang up at 50 yards, kill em with Heavy Metal

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Re: what size shot to use?

Postby Limit Of Coots » Fri Dec 30, 2011 6:30 pm

rebelcj7 wrote:I'd highly suggest looking at Heavy Metal... Sure many will scoff and say it's too expensive for the amount of shooting. Those guys generally are the ones who jump shoot em from 70 yards away. I've hunted snows for years and while I do have the days where I've shot multiple boxes, on an average hunt I shoot upto a box. For the most part you are looking at longer then normal shots for ducks/honkers so step upto Heavy Metal and you will see a higher kill/shot ratio then with regular steel. Heavy Metal is a mix of premium steel AND hevi shot.. So when the wary snows hang up at 50 yards, kill em with Heavy Metal

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All the geese I have killed this season have been with Hevi-Metal #4's. The shots have been 40 yards or less, but the stuff hammers em good. I like em alot better than the case of Black Cloud Snow Goose #bb's I bought.
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Re: what size shot to use?

Postby njgoosekiller » Sat Dec 31, 2011 11:58 am

Kent 3" 1's. It puts the hammer on them :hammer:
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Re: what size shot to use?

Postby MossyMallard12 » Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:34 am

BB's or F's for Canada's :yes: 2's for Snow's
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Re: what size shot to use?

Postby learn2hide » Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:38 pm

#1 and #2 are great choices...faster the better as long as it patterns well out of your gun. I love the #1 Kent's and Federals in 1550 speed for ducks and geese...few cripples and a good all around load. When the Canada's show up I shoot them with the #1's as well. I have shot BB and BBB at snows before and ended up wounding a lot of birds, found later hundreds of yards away...just need more pellet count to dump in their tracks. GOOD LUCK! Shoot em in the Face and you can shoot #6's :lol3: :lol3: :lol3:
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Re: what size shot to use?

Postby Nick Roehl » Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:40 pm

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Re: what size shot to use?

Postby chris_k » Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:36 pm

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Re: what size shot to use?

Postby Tiburon5 » Fri Jan 13, 2012 7:21 pm

has any one tryed the black cloud snow goose?
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Re: what size shot to use?

Postby SQUAWKnemi » Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:21 pm

2 2's... backed up by my left over bb's from canada season... no point letting the ammo sit till next year when you dont need a plug in the conservation season!
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Re: what size shot to use?

Postby learn2hide » Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:38 am

Tiburon5 wrote:has any one tryed the black cloud snow goose?

Of the Black Cloud ammo I've shot, I've done well harvesting birds but I don't see a tremendous difference in those and what I can get for 15 dollars per box in 3 1/2...so I choose to save the money, if I was going to spend big money I'd get the Hevi Shot
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Re: what size shot to use?

Postby tornadochaser » Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:06 pm

rebelcj7 wrote:I'd highly suggest looking at Heavy Metal... Sure many will scoff and say it's too expensive for the amount of shooting. Those guys generally are the ones who jump shoot em from 70 yards away. I've hunted snows for years and while I do have the days where I've shot multiple boxes, on an average hunt I shoot upto a box. For the most part you are looking at longer then normal shots for ducks/honkers so step upto Heavy Metal and you will see a higher kill/shot ratio then with regular steel. Heavy Metal is a mix of premium steel AND hevi shot.. So when the wary snows hang up at 50 yards, kill em with Heavy Metal

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What does heavy metal do differently than regular steel shot?
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Re: what size shot to use?

Postby Tiburon5 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:12 pm

it is made from tungsten. it is hever and softer than steel. it is like shooting lead but it is nontoxic.
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