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I usually dont do that. Just a personal thing for me but im not crazy about shooting large Honkers with duck size steel. When on a combo type hunt i will bring a few larger pellet or hevi-shot loads for big geese. Have to change shells but nothing is perfect.
Now trying to make a choice and answer the question,
When i was in Canada a few years ago had pretty good luck shooting steel BB at big ducks and White Fronts while field hunting. This will be my choice since i have slowed down over the years and dont shoot at Teal !
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That was my recipe for years, No. 2 as all around load. Since there were fewer geese this year stopping at least, I went back to 4 and was amazed at the fewer cripples on ducks, more dead before they hit the water and etc. But then, there are 100 more pellets in a typical 1 1/4, 4 load compared to a 2. They must have invented the term "do the math" on this one.
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If it's light geese over decoys #1 will work great on both geese and ducks. If it's the Greaters we usually get here to decoy close there really is no good combo size. I shoot #2 for duck and BB for the big Canada's. IMO #4 is only good for smaller ducks.
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