LeakyW8ers wrote:It would be like sleeping with my best friends wife, it may feel good at the time, but is going to get awkward really quick.
Just walk right up and start shooting, sounds eerily remenescent of the bathing beach incident. Have fun E-Tard
Have Gun Will Travel wrote:Gotta agree with Seabee here. You can hit it with BBB all day long on the rear and not bring a goose down. Get what your wallet can afford and prcatice. It is all about shot placement.
Have Gun Will Travel wrote:I agree tripleb the larger shot will perform better for you on odd angles to the vitals. However I have been on top a steep bank with shooters below me and seen the shot rip out the backs of the geese and they keep going. If they are hit in the butt they arent coming down. I can see where if shot with larger shot if the bird is leaving how the larger shot can give you better penitration as you were saying. I shoot 3", #2 shot on them out to 45yds without complaint, and sometimes #4's if Im hunting smaller bodies of water. Its crazy to me how so many have this attitude that it takes a 3.5" to kill geese. To me a longer shot string doesnt mean more killing power/range at all, but to each his own.
tripleb wrote:We don't get so many opportunities that we can afford to pass on shots at less than ideal angles. BBB's break wings, legs, necks and skulls. Even if they aren't dead on the ground, usually they are so incapacitated that you don't have to engage in a foot race to recover them.
A-Bomb wrote: And if i do body shoot them the smaller shot penetrates deep, infact, it usually goes through to the other side of the bird and lies under the skin if it doesnt exit. And if i cant kill them with that, theyre too far out.
A-Bomb wrote:Yes i do, #2's have served me well.....Bottom line, use what works for you in your gun. And this works for me.
Just curious, have you tried that same test on geese?
WF1 wrote:There was an article written in a local newspaper talking about choke tubes, patterning, size of shot/shells, etc. After I read it was pretty eye opening.
Here is a quote from it:
"One thing we keep finding in our patterning is that three-inch shells pattern better than 3 1/2-inch shells in almost all cases," Carlson said. "It can be a real surprise to a lot of people who shoot the bigger shells. Things aren't doing what they think they are."
Read more: http://www.kansas.com/2010/12/26/164784 ... z1Y3MnhC3t
I can only shoot 3", but I went and patterned the choke tube I had with my gun, and the cheap Kent Faststeel patterns much better than the expensive hevi-shot. Finding the right combo for whatever gun you get is the biggest factor IMO.
I don't know where they got that from, my 535 with 3.5" is a big difference compared to a 3" chambered gun. I shot a ruddy duck around 30 yards with #2 shot last year and hit with it with so many pellets it surprised me big time. I patterned #2's and 4's thru a modified choke and had way more pellets on target(3" couldn't compare) then my old 3" gun could do with full choke at the equivalent range. Deffinently a better choice if you like to take those shots that would be at the extreme end of a 3" range."One thing we keep finding in our patterning is that three-inch shells pattern better than 3 1/2-inch shells in almost all cases," Carlson said. "It can be a real surprise to a lot of people who shoot the bigger shells. Things aren't doing what they think they are."
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